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To learn more about the solutions and services we offer, and our unrivalled coverage of inter-connected chemicals and energy commodity markets around the world – visit here.
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How do I find out what my subscription gives me access to?
If you are a new customer of ICIS, your commodities and subscription benefits are listed in your ‘Get up and running’ email, which will have been sent to you from email@example.com.
Or if you are an existing customer and you have renewed your subscription, you will see your commodities and subscription benefits included in your renewal email.
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How does ICIS gather information?
ICIS price quotations are based on information gathered from a wide cross-section of the market, comprising consumers, producers, traders and distributors. To find out more about how ICIS gathers information, click here.
How often is price data updated?
ICIS pricing reports are published throughout the week with the vast majority published on Friday. Some are published on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and a select few are published daily. ICIS pricing reports are generally written on the day of publication.
When will the contract price settle?
The date the contract price will settle is not something we can guarantee as this is market dependent.
We can advise an estimate when we expect the contract prices to settle based on trends and the time of the month that it settled previously.
Europe Aromatics and Olefins: First of the month
Europe Polymers and Solvents: Third week of the month
A great way to keep up to date with contract prices is to set up price alerts to ensure that you do not miss when the contract price settles. Advice on setting up price alerts can be found here.
Why is a product or price no longer available?
The key drivers for changes such as price quote additions, amendments or product retirements are market conditions and customer feedback.
For further details please refer to section 6. ‘Changes to the Product; Discontinuation’ from our terms and conditions
What is a Non-Market Adjustment?
Non-market price adjustments (NMA) are necessary on the rare occasions when after careful consideration it is determined that the level of a price assessment is deemed to have become unrealistic. Before any decision is taken to adjust a price level, a broad spectrum of market participants is polled for their views on both the necessity and potential impact of any planned change and its timing.
Once it is clear an adjustment is required, ICIS posts a notice telling subscribers it intends to make the change, and asks for any feedback over a two week period. After two weeks, and if it is decided to proceed, a second notice is posted informing subscribers that the adjustment will be made two weeks later. All price adjustments take place with a minimum four weeks public notice to subscribers.
Once the adjustment has taken place it is prominently mentioned in the price report it applies to. ICIS also adds a note to the online Price History to explain the apparent step-change in prices. It is important to note that price change deltas remain unaffected by any adjustment and the price trend remains accurate.
How can I use ICIS data?
For details refer to section 8. ‘Use of the Products’ from our terms and conditions.
Where can I find the ICIS Confidentiality Policy?
ICIS has a Confidentiality Policy which requires us to keep our sources confidential. We are not able to provide the names of parties to any particular deal
As referenced in our policy whether through published content or in discussion with market participants, ICIS reporters must not disclose their sources unless there is prior agreement with the source concerned.
For details refer to section 16. ICIS Terms and Conditions Global terms and conditions.
Where can I find the schedule for my price assessments?
To view the schedule, hover over the question mark icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen, then select Publishing Schedule to view.
How do I check the criteria ICIS applies to its price assessments for a given commodity?
Within each Commodity Page there is a link located above the ‘Commodity Overview’ – as highlighted within the image below. Click the link and you can view / check the relevant criteria.
Alternatively, you can visit our compliance site for the full suite of methodology documents which are searchable by commodity here.
LNG Edge methodology is available here.
Where can I see the ICIS methodology consultations?
View the next ICIS methodology consultations here.
How do I become an ICIS editorial contact and why should I think about it?
ICIS relies on market contacts to obtain complete and accurate information about the commodity markets it covers. Sources that provide relevant and accurate market data are central to a robust and reliable price discovery process.
ICIS editors work hard to verify information about market conditions. The larger the number of sources we have, the more accurate our reports are. Please see the ICIS Data Standards Policy for more information.
If you would like to have your view of market conditions reflected by our editors, please use the email contact details in the report to get in touch with us.
What exchange rates does ICIS use?
ICIS uses exchange rates from different providers.
For currency conversions of chemical prices the XE.com exchange rates are used.
For conversions of forward-looking price assessments related to energy commodities such as gas, LNG, coal and power, the future exchange rates are used as provided by Bloomberg.
How do I change the currency, units or frequency?
Click on the cog icon in the top right-hand corner of the Price History window.
Change the currency, unit, date range and frequency as needed.
Once you’ve chosen the data you need to click ‘Update’.
How do I download the data into Excel or CSV?
Click the download icon in the top right-hand corner of the Price History, Price Forecast or Forward Curve window. Select ‘Excel’ or ‘CSV’ from the drop-down options.
How many workspaces can I add?
You can create 14 workspaces in addition to the home tab maximum of 15 workspaces. You can add up to 11 windows in each workspace.