ICIS Global Automotive Report



ICIS has launched a Global Automotive report covering the major automotive chemicals markets, auto-industry and macroeconomic trends.

This must-have monthly report provides a global and regional summary, detailed macroeconomics, information on the ICIS Basket of Petrochemicals (IBAPs) globally and within each region which are updated in every issue.

The report also includes monthly price tables and market summaries of the major petrochemicals used in the automotive industry, all written and compiled by over 30 of our expert editors.

Key highlights from the free sample report include:

  • ICIS analyses Volkswagen emissions scandal impact
  • Global IBAP reaches record low
  • Macroeconomic conditions deteriorate
  • Europe and US auto sales robust
  • Green shoots remain

The March Automotive Report is now available. Key headlines from this issue include:

  • End of ‘SuperCycle’ means auto makers can’t rely on China
  • Global auto petchem raw material costs at record low IBAP shows
  • Uncertainty continues and regional divisions intensify
  • Global outlook for March confused 
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The Latest Automotive News:

High gloss in automotive interiors

Source: Company press release, 12 Oct 2017 , 12 Oct 2017 , BASF, website: http://www.basf.com/ BASF has now succeeded in developing a speciality... Thu, 12 Oct 2017

Asia PBR may extend falls near term on falling BD cost, weak NR

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s polybutadiene rubber (PBR) spot prices may fall further in the near term due to lower cost of feedstock butadiene (BD) and... Thu, 19 Oct 2017

US economic growth split between modest, moderate in hurricanes' aftermath - Fed

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Despite the effects of recent hurricanes, US economic activity increased between September and early October, with growth split... Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Toray to open automotive centre in Germany

LONDON (ICIS)--Toray plans to open an "Automotive Center Europe" near Munich, Germany, in August 2018, the Japan-based producer of performance... Tue, 17 Oct 2017

India SBR prices may fall lower in Nov as tyre makers retreat on weak NR price

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) prices may fall further in November because of the prevailing weak natural rubber (NR) price... Tue, 17 Oct 2017
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Whitepaper - Automotive 2020 EU car emissions

The 'death of diesel' has once again come into the spotlight and new EU emissions testing regimes make it an unlikely route to achieving 2020/2021 CO2 targets. In this white paper ICIS discusses how and why this will lead to a significant increase in European plastics demand.

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Webinar: Recent trends in automotive petrochemical raw materials

In this webinar, Mark Victory, Senior Editor, Manager, ICIS, covers:

  • Recent and future trends in automotive petrochemical raw materials
  • ICIS Basket of Automotive Petrochemicals; its construction, uses and importance, along with recent trends in the basket
  • The difficulties in pricing petrochemical raw material costs for automotives from upstream and feedstock costs
  • Forecasts for supply and demand changes to 2020 and what that will mean for the market,
  • Future trends for the automotive industry itself
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Global Automotive Chemical Outlook 2016

In this whitepaper, we take a look at the major trends expected in 2016 from today’s vantage point for regional petrochemicals macroeconomics, analysing trends in crude oil, gasoline and the PP, isocyanates and PVC markets.

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Whitepaper: The VW Emissions Scandal

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has the potential to reshape the global petrochemical industry in dramatic and far-reaching ways.

ICIS analyses the potential long term threats and opportunities and assesses the size of the impact.

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