ICIS enhances its Asia MTBE coverage with daily spot prices for the region

ICIS is an established authority on Asian methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), with a network of local experts providing unrivalled coverage of the region. By converting its current weekly pricing information into daily reports, ICIS has further enhanced its extensive price reporting to support market participants in contract negotiations.  

Asia accounts for the majority of global MTBE demand and it continues to grow at a rapid rate. That said, uncertainty and volatility makes real-time price alerts increasingly essential for buyers, traders and sellers. For that reason, ICIS has enhanced its coverage to provide a more accurate and timely reference for industry players.

Trixie Yap, author of the Asia MTBE report, says: ‘In Asia’s lucrative but highly volatile MTBE markets, daily price assessments have become crucial indicators going into 2015. Understanding real-time prices and drivers impacting the market will enable players to keep up with this fast-paced industry.’

The newly enhanced report now enables you to stay ahead of the market and gain first-mover advantage when settling your contracts as it provides the following:

  • Daily and weekly spot prices for FOB Singapore, CFR Singapore and CFR China – new
  • Deeper insights into China – domestic spot prices and gasoline inventories
  • Expert commentary and data on plant turnaround schedules, supply/demand, and pricing and trading updates for downstream and upstream markets including crude and gasoline
  • Price alerts available on ICIS Dashboard

About ICIS

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in HoustonWashingtonNew YorkLondon, Montpellier,Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, MilanMumbaiSingaporeGuangzhouBeijingShanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. ICIS is a division of Reed Business Information, part of Reed Elsevier Plc.


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Key pricing intelligence for Asian MTBE

ICIS enhances its coverage of Asian MTBE to provide daily price reports alongside its weekly assessments and expert market commentary. Subscribers to the report can:

  • Accurately benchmark MTBE prices: Map changes in MTBE prices on the ICIS dashboard, to identify price trends and inform contract negotiations
  • Gain leverage in negotiations: Supported by price alerts from a trusted independent source of market intelligence
  • Understand factors driving prices: Overcome uncertainty and know where the market is heading with local insights into price drivers and market developments

Free Download: Asian MTBE market outlook

 2014 saw rapid developments in Asian MTBE markets, creating an uncertain outlook for 2015 amidst volatility and oversupply. Download this free market outlook for a review of the previous year and a better understanding of where the market is headed in the near-term.