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Going Long on Coal Front-Year/Year+2 Spread Tends to Pay Off

Going Long on Coal Front-Year/Year+2 Spread Tends to Pay Off

Over the course of six out of the past eight years – including all of the past five – the Rotterdam coal front year has gained more (or lost less) than the year+2 contract.

In this infographic, ICIS market reporter, William Peck, shows movements in the spreads between the two contracts over this period, and looks ahead to determine whether the pattern will repeat this year.

DOWNLOAD NOW: Global Outlook for Plastics (2015-2030)

DOWNLOAD NOW: Global Outlook for Plastics (2015-2030)

As China’s outlook darkens, the competitive landscape is fast evolving for global plastics. Industry players must review their strategy and seek new sources of growth.

  • Which commodities offer the biggest growth potential?
  • How long will current global conditions of low costs and high volatility last?
  • What factors are driving new assets in polymers? Where will these be located?

This outlook piece will answer these questions and more, offering insights into market developments and the global outlook for 2015.

Energy markets in flux – Infographic

Energy markets in flux – Infographic

Get a retrospective outlook for key energy markets including Oil; Carbon, Coal, and Power.

Top 100 Chemical Companies - Regional Leaders 2014

Top 100 Chemical Companies - Regional Leaders 2014

The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies list provides you with a further dissection and analysis of the Top 100 Chemical Companies. 

 It includes the Top 10 chemical companies in each region with detailed analysis and comprehensive commentary. This feature is published annually in ICIS Chemical Business.

ICIS Power Index (IPI)

ICIS Power Index (IPI)

The ICIS Power Index (IPI) gives homes and businesses an insight into price trends on the UK wholesale electricity market.

The IPI is published daily by ICIS, an independent authority on UK electricity market pricing, and is available at no charge.

New EPTR: Market developments and key trends for Europe’s power sector

New EPTR: Market developments and key trends for Europe’s power sector

The European Power Trading Report (EPTR) covers quarterly updates on key market insights for 14 different European countries.

Gain access to the widest range of established markets, but also developing European Power markets ,such as Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

The Market Stability Reserve (MSR) – A White Paper for an optimised approach

The Market Stability Reserve (MSR) – A White Paper for an optimised approach

In this white paper we put forward our proposal for an optimised MSR that would enables the EU ETS to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effective and economically efficient manner.

We believe our proposed approach is able to handle a broad array of emission regimes (including high emissions scenarios) whilst preserving the integrity of the EU ETS carbon price signal.

New whitepaper discussing developments and opportunities in China’s growing LNG market

New whitepaper discussing developments and opportunities in China’s growing LNG market

The Chinese government has been offering firm support to aid the development of the LNG sector, bringing about an increase in investment opportunities throughout the country.

Download this free whitepaper to gain a better understanding of China’s LNG supply and demand, import capacity and construction of new terminals.  

US fertilizer outlook remains positive despite weakening demand: Mosaic

US Fertilizer Outlook

Mosaic’s long-term outlook for the fertilizer industry remains positive, despite declining fundamentals for crop nutrients, CEO James Prokopanko said.

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies

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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. 

Chemicals

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Chemical resources; including:

Energy

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Energy resources; including:

Fertilizers

Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Fertilizer resources; including:

 

Featured Content

LNG Edge: Q3 2018 Trade Flow Report

LNG Edge: Q3 2018 Trade Flow Report

Strong demand during the third quarter of 2018 from the key import region of east Asia gave a bullish sentiment to spot prices, which saw little of the traditional “shoulder months” dip.

The latest LNG Edge: Q3 2018 Trade Flow Report by LNG analyst, Alex Froley, shows how strong East Asia demand boosts Q3 prices. Download the report now.

The Battle for Britain: BBL vs Interconnector

The Battle for Britain: BBL vs Interconnector

British natural gas imports from mainland Europe in Q1 2018 surged after cold weather – culminating in the “Beast from the East” – sent prices sky high. Two key pipelines are fighting for shipper’s business in Q1 2019.

This infographic by ICIS senior markets reporter Thomas Rodgers highlights the differences between the BBL and the Interconnector and shows what capacity has been sold and what is available.

ICIS top 100 chemical companies 2018

ICIS top 100 chemical companies 2018

ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to announce that it has published its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies, a global listing of producers ranked by 2017 sales.

What's New from ICIS

ICIS Insight: What is driving uncertainty in Mexico’s power market?

ICIS Insight: What is driving uncertainty in Mexico’s power market?

Despite encouraging developments through 2018, Mexico’s wholesale electricity market is struggling to fully launch, and the start of a new presidential term in December will introduce additional uncertainty that has some market participants questioning what direction the incipient market will take.

Insight: Isocyanate Supply Concerns Begin to Ease Following Tight 2017

Insight: Isocyanate Supply Concerns Begin to Ease Following Tight 2017

In the US toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and polymeric methyl di-p phenylene isocyanate (PMDI) markets, buyers are starting to see some hope as 2018 wraps up with some price relief.

Monomeric MDI (MMDI) supply on the other hand remains tight, resulting in a widening price spread between PMDI and MMDI.

Download this insight piece by industry expert Zachary Moore, which takes a deeper look into these ongoing developments.

Winter Outlook: The LNG Market and European Security of Supply

Planned electricity interconnector projects in the Nordic region

With the European gas industry preparing to enter the winter heating season, this insight by LNG market analyst, Alex Froley, investigates:

  • How the global LNG market can contribute to security of supply during times of peak demand
  • The prospects of LNG being available if required
  • The possible cost of procuring cargoes

ICIS Insight: The Super Dollar challenges US PVC exports

ICIS Insight: The Super Dollar challenges US PVC exports

US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers have battled through hurricanes, hard freezes and tariff threats. Now the strong dollar is making US export material more expensive in the most promising offshore markets.

ICIS examines the issues and alternatives facing US exports as US interest rates rise and the dollar flexes its muscle.

Download the focus story by industry expert Bill Bowen to learn more about the impact of the Super Dollar on the PVC market.

Global PE Capacities

Global PE Capacities

New PE capacities coming on stream globally- and particularly in North America - are having an impact on sentiment and pricing in some areas. The trade spat between China and the US is expected to affect trade flows globally with the impact on global supply and demand balances far reaching.

European Propylene capacities

European Propylene capacities

Expectations of a structural tightening in European propylene supply on the back of lightening feedslates and robust demand for derivatives have been realized in 2018 and supply is expected to remain on a tight leash for the remainder of the year.

European Oxo-alcohols capacities

European Oxo-alcohols capacities

Oxo-alcohols have experienced heavy maintenance in Europe in 2018, along with import and export data during the works schedule. The outages for the three largest European producers are all large five-yearly maintenance works.

2-EH has been more supported than NBA and IBA through the year. With some hurdles still to jump, will NBA and 2EH pull in different directions in the months ahead?

European Ethylene capacities

European Ethylene capacities

Planned and unplanned production issues served to offset the underlying structural length in European ethylene supply in 2018. More export opportunities are expected to arise, alongside a heavy shutdown slate in 2019 which should help to stave off any significant negative impacts.

European Caustic Soda capacities

European Caustic Soda capacities

As we approach the anniversary of the 2017 phasing-out deadline for the last mercury cell caustic soda and chlorine plants, a review of the market shows the ways in which the chemical industry has adjusted to the change through higher utilization of existing capacity within Europe.

BD Butadiene supply constraints

BD EPCA

A tight supply and demand balance has kept the European butadiene (BD) market firm in 2018 and this trend looks set to continue into 2019. This infographic highlights the key production issues that have constrained supply and the impacts these limitations have had on pricing and trade flows throughout 2018 so far.

Impending arrival of new monoethylene glycol capacity

ICIS infographic examining the upcoming arrival of new capacity in the US

With the impending arrival of new monoethylene glycol (#MEG) capacity, there is a risk of oversupply from 2020 and beyond.

Download this ICIS infographic examining the upcoming arrival of new capacity in the US, Middle East and Malaysia and the likely impact on global trade flows in the next few years.

Polyolefins market under pressure.

Polyolefins market under pressure

Growth in polyolefins markets has been slower than expected this year, following a strong 2017. PP markets are lacklustre, reflecting poor economic demand in parts of Europe, while PE markets are facing a potential increase in US imports. Download this market insight to find out more about the future strategic choices in the industry.

ICIS Insight: Metering Standards Create Confusion on Mexico’s Wholesale Electricity Market

ICIS Insight: Metering Standards Create Confusion on Mexico’s Wholesale Electricity Market

Mexico has made strides in liberalizing its wholesale electricity market, but delayed metering standards may be hampering the market.

Energy regulator CRE is working on issuing new regulations for metering, with the goal to improve its energy infrastructure, specifically through improvements for real-time communication among market participants and market operator CENACE.

Get the details about this story by downloading the insight piece here.

ICIS special issue: Chemical Profile and Value Chain special issue

ICIS special issue: Chemical Profile and Value Chain special issue

We are happy to share the Chemical Profile and Value Chain special issue, a comprehensive directory of all chemical profiles and value chains published in our ICB magazine from June 2017 through August 2018.

This special issue provides snapshots of the main commodity chemicals covered by ICIS on a regional basis, as well as the value chain that takes a broader look at related products for commodity chemicals.

Download the special issue to learn more about the different chemical profiles and the impact they have on financial markets.

Insight: Ireland's new integrated single electricity market

Insight: Ireland's new integrated single electricity market

In 2017, ICIS published a market insight on the upcoming new Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM) to explain the full redesign of the all-island Irish power market.

ICIS deputy news editor, Christopher Somers provides an update and sheds light on the launch of I-SEM and explains how it will allow trading over an increased number of delivery periods, including a balancing market, day-ahead and forward markets.

Evolving global TiO2 landscape

Evolving global TiO2 landscape

The global titanium dioxide (TiO2) market has faced a lot of restructuring challenges over the past few years and it is braced for further changes such as a shift in global price sentiment, changes in seller configuration and in ownership of certain assets.

European Nylon 6,6 Tightness Could Outlast 2018 and Beyond

European Nylon 6,6 Tightness Could Outlast 2018 and Beyond

Persistent unplanned outages continue to plague the nylon 6,6 market which has seen virgin nylon 6,6 prices surge by around 18% since January 2018.

Download a timeline of supply disruptions for nylon and a market insight detailing the concerns that supply tightness could last until 2022.

Germany's coal phase-out: scenario analysis for the German power price to 2030

Germany's coal phase-out: scenario analysis for the German power price to 2030

Earlier this year, a German coal commission was formed by the government and tasked to put forward a timeline for exiting coal generation.

This ICIS analysis provides insight into the working principles of the commission and evaluates four coal phase-out scenarios with regards to their impact on capacity development and German power prices up to 2030.

Brent oil vs TTF gas prices – a tale of two volatilities

Brent oil vs TTF gas prices – a tale of two volatilities

Price volatility is a good indicator of market dynamics for any investor willing to take exposure in energy commodities, especially as prices are characterised by unpredictable shocks and fast-changing drivers.

In this market insight, ICIS takes a look at Brent oil and TTF gas prices to understand what their changes reflect and why they seem to be tracking different patterns.

The Automation Generation: How Automated Trade is Changing Europe's Energy Markets

The Automation Generation: How Automated Trade is Changing Europe's Energy Markets

Automated trading is booming on the European intra-day power markets and is about to take off on the intra-day gas markets. Power and gas companies are looking into more automated trade of long-term products too.

Will automation take over energy trade? This insight looks into reasons and ways to automate power and gas trade, the share of automated trade, its regulatory framework and future trends.

Italy targets gas exports as reverse capacity comes online

Italy targets gas exports as reverse capacity comes online

The Alpine reverse flow project will create 40mcm/day of gas export capacity from Italy, a market that has traditionally been an importer only.

In this infographic, taken from the Gas In Focus report, ICIS explains the significance of this project for the European market in both short and long-term. Download a free copy now and also get access to a video featuring Gas In Focus Editor Katya Zapletnyuk, Deputy Editor Emma Slawinski and Senior Market Reporter, Alice Casagni.

US Chemical exports to take bigger hit in 2nd round of tariffs

US Chemical exports to take bigger hit in 2nd round of tariffs

The US-China trade war is heating up with the 2nd round of tariffs and US exports for high volume commodity chemicals stand to get hit much harder.

The US-China Trade War Insight analyses the impact on both the US and China within the context of total production and total exports.

ICIS Special Publication -Chemical Distributor – Time to reflect on transport

CIS Special Publication -Chemical Distributor – Time to reflect on transport

The third quarter 2018 edition of Chemical Distributor, produced by ICIS for NACD, features a number of articles on trucking, transportation and 3PL selection, as well as process safety and site security. Plus industry news, comment and opinion.

ICIS Special Publication: APIC 2018 – Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

ICIS Special Publication: APIC 2018 – Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

Editors from ICIS and The Chemical Daily of Japan take an in-depth look at Asian petrochemicals in this special publication produced jointly for the annual APIC meeting, being held this year in Kuala Lumpur. Read about market trends, new projects and investments, trade and environmental issues, and M&A activity.

ICIS Market Outlook Seminar, 4 October, 1pm-5pm, New York

ICIS Market Outlook Seminar, 4 October, 1pm-5pm, New York

Addressing unprecedented volatility in petrochemicals

ICIS is pleased to offer a free seminar covering the most important factors affecting the global petrochemicals markets.

In Harvey’s Wake

In Harvey’s Wake

Hurricane Harvey was the first hurricane that had a truly global impact, resulting in a cascade of chemical shutdowns that disrupted supply chains both in the US and around the world.

On the one-year anniversary of Harvey, ICIS explores the effects of the storm and why future storms to hit the Gulf Coast will disrupt not just petrochemical markets in the US but throughout the world.

Will Mexico see massive supply potential?

Will Mexico see massive supply potential?

The burgeoning Permian Basin in west Texas holds massive supply potential for the Mexican domestic market and LNG exports, but the race to develop takeaway capacity toward the demand markets remains ongoing.

Until then, major gas consumers in Mexico and in south Texas may be facing volatile pricing risk between the Waha hub and the Gulf Coast.

Turkey currency volatility

Turkey currency volatility

ICIS editor Jonathan Lopez, reports on how the energy and petrochemicals sectors in Turkey have been touched by a crisis as the currency entered a downward spiral as the US and Turkey initiated a trade war, with both countries imposing punitive tariffs on each other.

Fertilizer Insight: Nutrien bounces back in Q2

Fertilizer Insight: Nutrien bounces back in Q2

After releasing lackluster Q1 results, global agribusiness giant Nutrien has lifted investors’ spirits with a strong second-quarter showing.

However, it’s not all good news for Nutrien, as a new round of job cuts underline the tough choisces ahead, following the “merger of equals” that created the company.

In this Insight article, ICIS explores the difficult genesis of the world’s biggest crop nutrient provider, and analyses its turbulent, first six months.

Insight: Oil price driving Middle Eastern reform

Insight: Oil price driving Middle Eastern reform

The volatility in oil pricing has been felt all over the world, but nowhere more so than in the Middle East. With the US’ rising primacy as an oil power weakening OPEC’s position as the swing producer of the global crude markets and Middle Eastern governments forced to dip into cash reserves to offset the hole in balance sheets, the bumpy road of the last four years has provided the momentum to enact long-anticipated reforms.

Find out more in this market insight by Tom Brown, Deputy News Editor, ICIS.

Olefins Tradeflow

Olefins Tradeflow

Supply and demand are one of the key determinants of prices. Surplus is good news for manufacturers, who will expect more price competitiveness and strategies can be put in place to manage a tight market.

Download this free infographic of olefins trade flow for a quick look into the import-export volume trends and outlook over 3 years and the key importing and exporting regions.

ICIS Infographic: US methyl methacrylate (MMA) on the rise

ICIS Infographic: US methyl methacrylate (MMA) on the ride

US methyl methacrylate (MMA) contract prices for material delivered by truck and rail are at all-time highs after rising in June, which marked the 11th increase in the past 12 months.

In this latest infographic, ICIS takes a look at US MMA plant capacities as well as price trends for MMA from August 2017-June 2018.

Aromatics Global Trade Flows

Aromatics Global Trade Flows

Supply and demand are one of the key determinants of prices. Surplus is good news for manufacturers, who will expect more price competitiveness and strategies can be put in place to manage a tight market.

Download this free infographic of aromatics trade flow for a quick look into the import-export volume trends and outlook over 3 years and the key importing and exporting regions.

European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

European Power Summer Outlook Snapshot 2018

Wholesale electricity prices are set to remain on the high side in most European markets this summer, but the risk of price spikes will be mitigated in several countries by better hydropower stocks compared to the previous year.

This Power Summer Outlook Snapshot provides a brief overview of the drivers likely to influence power prices this summer, and an idea of what to expect in the coming months.

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European Gas Hub Report Summary Q2 2018

European natural gas liquidity higher than Q2 2017, across all major markets.

The July 2018 issue of the European Gas Hub Report gives you an update on the European landscape, with in-depth coverage of prices, liquidity data, trade volumes and developments across 22 gas hubs.

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report

Global LNG imports increased by 7% year-on-year in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, with continued strong growth in demand from China. China saw a 40% year-on-year increase in its Q2 imports, slowing a little from the annual growth rate seen over the winter, but still providing a major boost to the global consumption.

Download the LNG Edge: Q2 2018 Trade Flow Report now.

European mid-year outlook for the petrochemical market

European mid-year outlook for the petrochemical market

After a turbulent start to 2018, petrochemical players are questioning what the second half of the year will bring. Download the mid-year outlook now to find out more »

Trends in renewable energy support: is the Spanish case a forerunner for the rest of the EU?

Trends in renewable energy support: is the Spanish case a forerunner for the rest of the EU?

On 12th July 2018 our power and carbon experts, Matthew Jones and Anise Ganbold, presented a live webinar shedding light on the future direction of Spanish energy policy to 2030, putting developments into the wider context of the soon to be agreed EU clean energy package.

Download the webinar recording and slides to find out about European renewable targets for 2020 and 2030, the evolving support mechanisms for renewables, the outlook for subsidy-free solar and wind and the debate over coal and nuclear phase-out.

ICIS Webinar: Global MMA Outlook in an Uncertain Market

ICIS Webinar: Global MMA Outlook in an Uncertain Market

The global methyl methacrylate (MMA) market supply and demand balance has started to shift, after two years of tightness and historically high prices. Katherine Sale, Senior Editor at ICIS, will be hosting this live webinar to examine the expectations for the rest of the year.

Infographic: Australia’s sulphate of potash revolution

Infographic: Australia’s sulphate of potash revolution

In the barren depths of Western Australia’s outback, rival developers are racing to be firs to produce and market sulphate of potash fertilizer drawn from the region’s dry, brine-rich lakebeds.

This infographic explores the competing companies’ claims, transport links, offtake agreements, and logical challenges.

Find out more about Australia’s sulphate potash revolution by downloading the latest ICIS fertilizer infographic.

Infographic: ICIS Ammonia world cup 2018

Infographic: ICIS Ammonia world cup 2018

There is competition between the world’s leading exporting countries in the seaborne ammonia industry.

This infographic highlights which countries top the continental tables for January – May 2018 exports.

Download the latest fertilizer infographic to discover which countries top the continental tables as well as which country is the global champion by

Infographic: Implications of Ontario’s exit on WCI

Infographic: Implications of Ontario’s exit on WCI

Ontario Premier-Designate Doug Ford took the first steps to pull the Canadian province from the program on 15 June.

Download this infographic to learn more about the near- and long-term implications on the Western Climate Initiative.

Players bullish on US gas into Mexico despite uncertainty

Players bullish on US gas into Mexico despite uncertainty

Despite the uncertainty generated by delayed natural gas projects and polls consistently favouring Mexico’s left-leaning presidential candidate, participants in Mexico’s midstream sectors remain bullish on the future of US natural gas flows to Mexico.

Find out the latest on Mexico’s major natural gas contract developments and what midstream market participants are thinking about the potential impact of the 2018 elections.

ICIS Infographic: US melamine trade flow map 2016 and 2017

ICIS Infographic: US melamine trade flow map 2016 and 2017

US melamine exports fell by 40% in 2017 from the previous year, with key destinations like the United Kingdom, Canada, Romania and the Netherlands bearing the brunt of the drop in volume.

Cornerstone Chemical – the lone US melamine producer – was believed to be building inventories ahead of a plant turnaround in 2018.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map, to find out:

  • Where melamine was imported and exported
  • How much melamine was imported and exported in 2016 and 2017

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Asian LNG companies look to NBP, TTF for price reference

Global LNG market supply has been tighter than expected, primarily due to high demand from Asia, as well as strong US deliveries to markets closer to the Americas.

ICIS deputy editor of LNG Europe, Alex Thackrah, discusses why Asian companies are looking to the Dutch TTF and the UK’s NBP for cargoes with flexible destinations.

Base oils and biodiesel markets - regulation and duty shake-ups

Base oils and biodiesel markets - regulation and duty shake-ups

European base oil and biodiesel players are faced with changes in specification and the removal of anti dumping-duties (ADDs) respectively which could stir up the future of the markets.

This market insight by Vicky Ellis and Samantha Wright discusses how players are taking steps to adapt to these changes, with ICIS analysis of what this means for both industries going forward.

Energy Demand by Temperature in France and the UK

Energy Demand by Temperature in France and the UK

ICIS analysis found that power and natural gas demand and prices are at their lowest when temperatures reach 17°C in the UK and France. Heating demand is also at its lowest on these days.

This infographic by ICIS market reporter, William Peck, reveals which temperatures have the lowest energy demand in the two countries, and the effect this has on pricing.

US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear deal adds more pressure to oil prices

US withdrawal from Iran Nuclear deal adds more pressure to oil prices

The withdrawal of the US from the Iranian #NuclearDeal will result in #sanctions that could disrupt fertilizer and petrochemical exports from Iran.

Download the market insight by Al Greenwood to find out more

Market Insight: US methanol boom in the billion-dollar plant phase

Market Insight: US methanol boom in the billion-dollar plant phase

The boom in US methanol plants that began seven years ago has reached a new peak - the most expensive, billion-dollar phase.

While the early phase of the boom brought units on stream, it's the pending startup of a new methanol plant in Texas, which is expected to cost $2bn that has everyone talking.

Download the latest market Insight by ICIS senior editor Lane Kelley to learn more about the rising cost of new methanol capacity in the US.

ICIS Webinar: How Ontario’s election can shape the future of WCI

ICIS Webinar: How Ontario’s election can shape the future of WCI

ICIS analysts Dan McGraw and Judith Schroeter and market expert Nicolas Girod will discuss:

  • How the Ontario election could impact the near- and long-term fundamental balance
  • Potential changes market participants could make to future procurement strategies based on the results
  • Why the election results could have long-term implications on the market

Market Insight: US MMA prices at all-time highs on tight supply, strong demand

Market Insight: US MMA prices at all-time highs on tight supply, strong demand

US methyl methacrylate (MMA) prices are at all-time highs, having risen in nine of the past 10 months in a supply-driven market.

Download the latest market insight by ICIS markets editor Adam Yanelli to find out more about the latest developments in the US MMA market.

ICIS Fertilizers Webinar: What happened and what to expect

ICIS Fertilizers Webinar: What happened and what to expect

The International fertilizer market has become increasingly difficult to predict, particularly over these past few months, owing to severe weather conditions, political unrest and the so-called trade war between China and the US.

In this pre-recorded webinar, the ICIS fertilizers team examines the current state of the market and how the latest developments are impacting key fertilizer markets.

Market Insight: US melamine peak demand confronted by tight supply

Market Insight: US melamine peak demand confronted by tight supply

Peak US melamine demand is coming at a time when global supply is still tight. As a result, US imports have dropped since the beginning of 2017, as have US exports. There are still questions that linger, such as: 

  • What have US melamine prices done so far in 2018?

  • What does the US melamine trade flow look like?

Find out the answers to these questions and more by downloading the latest Insight piece by ICIS senior editor David Love. 

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene trade flow map 2016 and 2017

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene trade flow map 2016 and 2017

US acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) imports from northeast Asia increased in 2017. This is unlike the previous year, where import prices were lower than domestic prices.

We can also see this trend in the US, where exports to many locations were higher in 2017 versus 2016, including the top two destinations, Mexico and Canada.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow map, to find out:

  • Where ABS was imported and exported
  • How much ABS was imported and exported in 2016 and 2017

High PP prices and the effect of future investment for Europe

High PP prices and the effect of future investment for Europe

Polypropylene (PP) prices have been subject to high volatility in the early months of the year, especially due to the high swings in crude oil quotations.

ICIS consultants detail what future investment in new #propylene and PP capacity within Europe indicates for imports of European processors.

Chlor-alkali production in the post mercury world

Chlor-alkali production in the post mercury world

Producing caustic soda and chlorine using mercury cells was declared outside BAT in 2013, with the legal deadline for the phasing out of capacity in Europe set for December 2017.

ICIS editor Chris Barker displays the capacity expansions in and around Europe from 2018 onwards. Will this be enough to replace the capacity that has already closed?

Planned electricity interconnector projects in the Nordic region

Planned electricity interconnector projects in the Nordic region

The Nordic countries have initiated a number of electricity interconnector projects, with many to be commissioned in the next four years. The new links will increase opportunities for cross-border trade between Scandinavia, the northwest European markets and the UK.

Our new infographic by ICIS deputy news editor, Chris Somers, presents all of the upcoming Nordic interconnector projects, their capacities and commissioning dates.

Insight: Pine chemicals industry concerned over hydrocarbon resin market share

Insight: Pine chemicals industry concerned over hydrocarbon resin market share

China’s move to a net importer and the loss of market share to hydrocarbon are just a few of the latest developments in the global pine chemical markets.

Download the latest Insight piece by senior editor manager Leela Landress Perez to find out more about the pine chemicals market and how you may be affected.

Bringing transparency to Mexico’s power market: Summarizing the results from the first year of ICIS power price surveys

Bringing transparency to Mexico’s power market: Summarizing the results from the first year of ICIS power price surveys

In this bilingual webinar, ICIS Mexico energy experts James Fowler and Claudia Espinosa review:

  • The results of the first year of ICIS power price surveys
  • How responses evolved with changing market circumstances
  • The mid-term auction results and 2017 potencia balancing market

Increase in volume of traded natural gas across European hubs boots liquidity

Increase in volume of traded natural gas across European hubs boots liquidity

The volume of natural gas traded during the first quarter of 2018 increased in the major European markets compared with the same period a year before, with a rise in curve activity boosting liquidity.

The April 2018 issue of the European Gas Hub Report gives you an update on the European landscape, with in-depth coverage of prices, liquidity data, trade volumes and developments across 22 gas hubs. Download the summary.

New Polyethylene (PE) Capacities to have Widespread Impact

New Polyethylene (PE) Capacities to have Widespread Impact

As new PE capacities come on stream globally, the impact on the global supply & demand balances will be far reaching.

Download the infographic by Linda Naylor & Katherine Sale to see how this will impact the tariffs on the US material to China.

Global Fertilizer Trade Flow Map 2018

Global Fertilizer Trade Flow Map 2018

ICIS is excited to announce the launch and production of the 2018 Global Fertilizer Trade Flow Map in partnership with the International Fertilizer Association (IFA).

The map provides a geographical picture of the trade flows of fertilizer products between the major producing and importing countries in the world, as well as production and consumption data.

The 2018 Fertilizer Trade Flow Map provides:

  • The world's major producing countries of fertilizers and raw materials
  • The main fertilizer consuming countries
  • Trends in prices for ammonia, diammonium phosphate (DAP), muriate of potash (MOP), urea, sulphur, sulphuric acid and natural gas

ICIS Top 100 chemical companies 2017

ICIS Top 100 chemical companies 2017

ICIS is pleased to present the top 100 chemical companies of 2017. Based on 2016 sales, the list highlights the largest and most influential companies on earth.

ICIS at NPE 2018

ICIS at NPE 2018

ICIS will be exhibiting at NPE 2018, 7-11 May, in Orlando Florida.

Stop by booth #S16037 to discover how we can help you navigate through the continued changes in the plastics markets.

  • Collect your free copy of our newly published trade flow maps
  • Discover our new analytics solutions
  • Find out more about our worldwide consulting services
  • And so much more