Cost Curve Service
The IHS Chemical Cost Curve Service provides detailed production coverage data for the world’s major chemicals, based on an analysis of the cost structure of each individual production unit around the globe.
Understanding the structure of chemical production costs requires detailed and complex calculations and an in-depth base load of knowledge and insight. The IHS Chemical Cost Curve Service applies our deep understanding of the chemical industry and extensive databases to examine relative production costs in the major producing regions—down to the plant level—over an extended period of time. Supply curves and data provided in the service answer critically important questions, including:
- Where do plants, regions and countries fall on the cost curve for producing a specific chemical?
- What are the factors and the relative impact on production costs, such as plant size, operating rates, technology, feedstock costs, fixed costs and more?
- Why are certain types of plants more cost-competitive than others?
- For highly traded products, what are delivered cash costs to major consuming regions? How does the cost position of local production compare with imports from various producing regions?
- Where are future plants likely to be located? Where will rationalization occur?
- Clients will receive detailed, data-substantiated reports that answer these questions for their specific chemical of interest, along with critical market commentary by IHS Chemical consultants.
Who uses the service? How?
Strategic planning managers
To gain accurate and independent data to assess competing production costs
New business development managers
To identify new business opportunities
Global project managers
To use production cost data for selecting project sites
R&D and process engineers
To benchmark plant operating cost parameters against those of competing plants
The IHS Chemical Cost Curve Service enables you to:
- Save company time and resources by obtaining information from a single source that is unrivaled in coverage, comprehensiveness and quality of data
- Rest assured that you are relying upon independent, unbiased analyses
- Determine which plants, countries and regions provide the lowest production costs for your chemical of interest now and in the foreseeable future
- Coverage is available for ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene and chlorine, with expansion to include methanol and ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol in 2013