ICIS at the 9th Annual GPCA Forum

‘War of words’ over trade

...of start-up finance last year. OBOR creates the potential for China to lead a new free trade area including countries in Asia, Middle East, Africa and potentially... Thu, 23 Mar 2017

AFPM: Trump policies to shift petrochemical dynamics

...being built almost exclusively for export. Major destinations for export include Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, as well as Europe,... Thu, 23 Mar 2017

Price and market trends: Europe methanol hits eight-year high

...outages. “After all those months of optimising towards the East, most Middle East [methanol shipping] to Asia rather than Europe, you see the effect... Thu, 09 Mar 2017

US spot methanol falls for first time in 2017

...tight on strained production in key regions, including the Caribbean, Middle East and South America. US demand has also been unseasonably strong, as mild... Fri, 10 Mar 2017

Asia naphtha crack spread tumbles to 10-week low

...Corp Ltd (BPCL) has sold a 55,000 tonnes naphtha cargo for early-March loading from Kochi at a premium at the low $10s/tonne to spot Middle East FOB quotes.... Wed, 08 Mar 2017

Meet ICIS during GPCA Annual Forum 2014 in Dubai

23-25 November, Booth 39-40
Johara Ballroom, Madinat Jumeirah

24 November, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Sunset Garden, Jumeirah Beach Hotel

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Featured news articles published by ICIS


GPCA Directory - Connecting the Gulf

GPCA Directory - Connecting the Gulf

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is proud to bring you the seventh edition of its Gulf Petrochemicals directory, entitled "GPCA - Connecting the Gulf 2014-2015".



  Meet the team attending GPCA Annual Forum 2014

Kieran Cosgrove

Senior Consultant
ICIS Consulting

Michael Perkins

Vice President, EMEA
ICIS Consulting

Muhamad Fadhil

Middle East Chief Correspondent
ICIS Editorial

Soo Hwee Peh

Managing Editor - Asia
ICIS Editorial

Chow Bee Lin

Head of Asia Markets
ICIS Editorial

Tahir Ikram

News Editor - Asia
ICIS Editorial

Nurluqman Suratman

News Reporter
ICIS Editorial

Peter Fitzmaurice

ICIS Product Management

Jeremy Weil

Product Director
ICIS Product Management

Jeannie Tan

Product Management Executive
ICIS Product Management

Richard Haddrell

Head of Sales
ICIS Sales

Dan Barnard

Vice President
ICIS Sales

Seet Tiong Boon

Key Account Manager
ICIS Sales

Frederic Blanc

Key Account Manager
ICIS Sales

Allison Farone

Global Vice President
ICIS Sales


Free Market Intelligence

GPCA Gulf Plastics Special Publication

GPCA Gulf Plastics Special Publication

The GPCA PlastiCon event for the plastics conversion community is being held in Dubai. Download the full publication to find out more.

Middle East and South Asia Polymers

Middle East and South Asia Polymers

Tahir Ikram interviews Muhamad Fadhil on Middle East and South Asia polymers and the outlook for the market.



ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies


The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies 2015 listing highlights the top players in the global chemical industry.

Most chemical companies found it difficult to generate top line and profit growth in 2015 following a strong performance in 2014. 

Market Outlook: Time to look forward, not back

Market Outlook: Time to look forward, not back

As 2017 unfolds, widespread unease about the state of Europe’s chemical industry suggests we should have acted differently earlier in the decade.

Asian top 10 chemical companies overcome challening year

Asian top 10 chemical companies overcome challening year

Asian chemical companies managed to hold their positions in the ICIS global top 10, with a few exceptions, despite facing a difficult year.



The monthly ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX)



Published at the beginning of each month, the Global IPEX provides a capacity-weighted measure of the average change in petrochemical prices over time. 

Regional data downloads are available for Asia, Europe and US.

Three Iran companies make top 10 listing debut

Three Iran companies make top 10 listing debut

Saudi Arabia's SABIC continues to be by far the largest chemical player in the Middle East and Africa region, with sales nearly five times that of nearest challenger, South Africa's Sasol.

Global Olefins Trade Flows (2013 and 2014)

Global Olefins Trade Flows (2013 and 2014)

View this free infographic now to view the olefins trade flows between regions for 2013 and 2014. 

All data used were taken from the ICIS Supply and Demand database. The 2013 olefins trade flows between regions show historical data, whilst 2014 is a forecast.