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Chemical Economics Handbook® (CEH)

Keep pace with the global chemical industry and its competitive markets.

In publication for over 60 years, Chemical Economics Handbooks (CEH) provide five-year outlooks and extensive market data on 300+ industrial chemicals. Find timely, accurate and verified supply, demand, process, price and trade data for individual chemicals or chemical groups, including:

  • Petrochemical feedstocks
  • Organic intermediates
  • Plastics
  • Resins
  • Surface coatings
  • Elastomers
  • Fibers
  • Agricultural and inorganic commodities

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Available Reports

A-to-Z Reports

A

Acetaldehyde
Acetic Acid
Acetic Anhydride
Acetone
Acetonitrile
Acetylene
Acrylamide
Acrylic Acid and Esters
Acrylic and Modacrylic Fibers
Acrylic Resins and Plastics
Acrylic Surface Coatings
Acrylonitrile
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Resins
Activated Carbon
Adipic Acid
Air Separation Gases
Alkyd/Polyester Surface Coatings
Alkyl Acetates
Alkylamines (C1-C6)
Alkylbenzenes, Linear and Branched
Aluminum Chemicals
Amino Acids
Amino Resins
Ammonia
Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Phosphates
Ammonium Sulfate
Aniline
Animal Feeds: Non-protein Nitrogen (NPN) Supplements
Animal Feeds: Phosphate Supplements
Aromatic Ketone Polymers

B

Benzene
Benzoic Acid
Benzyl Chloride
Biodegradable Polymers
Biodiesel
Bisphenol A
Boron Minerals and Chemicals
Bromine
Butadiene
Butanes
Butanediol, 1-4
Butyl Elastomers
Butylenes

C

C2 Chlorinated Solvents
Calcium Carbide
Calcium Carbonate, Fine-Ground and Precipitated
Calcium Chloride
Caprolactam
Carbon Black
Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Fibers
Cellulose Acetate and Triacetate Fibers
Cellulose Acetate Flake
Cellulose Ethers
Chelating Agents
Chlorinated Methanes
Chlorinated Polyethylene Resins and Elastomers
Chlorine/Sodium Hydroxide (Chlor-Alkali)
Chlorobenzenes
Chromium Compounds, Inorganic
Citric Acid
Controlled- and Slow-Release Fertilizers
Cresols, Xylenols and Cresylic Acid
Crude Petroleum and Petroleum Products
Cumene
Cyclohexane
Cyclohexanol and Cyclohexanone
Cyclopentadiene/Dicyclopentadiene

D

Detergent Alcohols
Diisocyanates and Polyisocyanates
Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) and Terephthalic Acid (TPA)
Dimethylformamide (DMF)
Dyes

E

Elastomers Overview
Epichlorohydrin
Epoxy Resins
Epoxy Surface Coatings
Ethane
Ethanol
Ethanolamines
Ethyl Ether
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene
Ethylene Dichloride
Ethylene Glycols
Ethylene Oxide
Ethyleneamines
Ethylene-Propylene Elastomers
Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Resins
Explosives and Blasting Agents

F

Fats and Oils Industry Overview
Ferric Chloride
Fibers Overview
Fibers, Specialty Organic
Fluorocarbons
Fluoroelastomers
Fluoropolymers
Fluorspar and Inorganic Fluorine Compounds
Formaldehyde
Formic Acid
Fumaric Acid
Furfural
Furfuryl Alcohol and Furan Resins

G

Gasoline Octane Improvers/Oxygenates
Glycerin
Glycol Ethers

H

Helium
Hexamethylenediamine/Adiponitrile
Hydrochloric Acid
Hydrocolloids
Hydrogen
Hydrogen Cyanide
Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydroquinone
Hypochlorite Bleaches

I

Isophthalic Acid
Isoprene
Isopropanolamines
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)

L

Lactic Acid, Its Salts and Esters
Lignosulfonates
Lime/Limestone
Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonic Acid (LABSA)/Linear Alkylate (LAS)
Linear Alpha-Olefins
Liquid Crystal Polymers
Lithium, Lithium Minerals and Lithium Chemicals
M

Magnesium Oxide and Other Magnesium Chemicals
Maleic Anhydride
Malic Acid, DL
Manual of Current Indicators
Melamine
Methanol
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) and Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol (MIBC)
Methyl Methacrylate
Monochloroacetic Acid
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

N

Naphthalene
Natural Fatty Acids
Natural Gas
Natural Gas Liquids
Neopentyl/Polyhydric Alcohols
Nitric Acid
Nitrile Elastomers
Nitrobenzene
Nitrogen Solutions
Nonene (Propylene Trimer) and Tetramer
Nonwoven Fabrics
Nylon Fibers
Nylon Resins

O

Olefinic Thermoplastic Elastomers

Organometallics
Oxo Chemicals

P

Paint and Coatings Industry Overview
Paraffins (C9-C17), Normal
PET Polymer
Petrochemical Industry Overview
Petroleum Liquid Feedstocks - Naphtha and Gas Oil
Phenol
Phenolic Resins
Phosgene
Phosphate Rock
Phosphates, Industrial
Phosphoric Acid, Wet-Process
Phosphorus and Phosphorus Chemicals
Phthalic Anhydride
Pigments, Inorganic Color
Pigments, Organic Color
Plasticizer Alcohols (C4-C13)
Plasticizers
Plastics Recycling
Polyacetal Resins
Polyalkylene Glycols
Polyamide Elastomers
Polyamide Resins (Nonnylon types)
Polybutadiene Elastomers
Polycarbonate Resins
Polychloroprene Elastomer
Polyester Fibers
Polyester Film
Polyester Polyols
Polyester Resins, Unsaturated
Polyether Polyols for Urethanes
Polyethylene Resins, Low-Density (LDPE)
Polyethylene Resins, Linear Low-Density (LLDPE)
Polyethylene Resins, High-Density (HDPE)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Solid-State Resins
Polyimides and Imide Polymers
Polyisoprene Elastomers
Polyolefin Fibers
Polyphenylene Sulfide Resins
Polypropylene Resins
Polystyrene
Polysulfide Elastomers
Polytetramethylene Ether Glycol (PTMEG)
Polyurethane Elastomers
Polyurethane Foams
Polyvinyl Acetate
Polyvinyl Alcohols
Polyvinyl Butyral
Polyvinyl Chloride Resins
Potash
Potassium Chemicals, Inorganic
Propane
Propionic Acid
Propylene
Propylene Glycols
Propylene Oxide
Pyridines

R

Rare Earth Minerals and Products
Resorcinol
Rubber, Natural

S

Silicates and Silicas
Silicones
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Carbonate
Sodium Chlorate
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Cyanide
Sodium Sulfate
Sorbitol
Styrene
Styrene-Acrylonitrile (SAN) Resins
Styrene-Butadiene Elastomers (SBR)
Styrene-Butadiene Latexes
Styrenic Block Copolymers
Styrenic Copolymers
Sulfone Polymers
Sulfur
Sulfur Chemicals, Miscellaneous
Sulfuric Acid
Superabsorbent Polymers (SAPs)
Superphosphates
Surfactants, Household Detergents & Their Raw Materials
Sweeteners, High-Intensity

T

Tartaric Acid
Tetrahydrofuran
Thermoplastic Copolyester Elastomers
Thermoplastic Polyester Engineering Resins
Titanium Dioxide
Toluene

U

Urea
Urethane Surface Coatings

V

Vinyl Acetate
Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
Vinyl Surface Coatings

W

Water-Soluble Polymers, Synthetic
Waxes

X

Xylenes

Z

Zeolites
Zinc Chemicals, Inorganic

Overview & Benefits

Market & Business Research

Chemical professionals look to the Chemical Economics Handbook to stay informed about the chemical industry and its manifold relationships with the larger international marketplace. Our consultants conduct global studies, ensuring the information is timely, accurate and objective via verification with independent sources and industry review. Clients will find five-year outlooks and extensive market data on over 300 industrial chemicals, including:

  • Petrochemical feedstocks
  • Organic intermediates
  • Plastics
  • Resins
  • Surface coatings
  • Elastomers
  • Fibers
  • Agricultural and inorganic commodities
  • Industrial gases

Concepts covered:

  • Summary: global supply/demand for individual chemicals or groups of chemicals, future growth with five-year projections and historical data
  • Demand: analysis and forecasts, including market size, end-use applications, consumption trends and competing materials
  • Supply: producers, plant locations, capacities, capacity utilization, production volumes
  • Process: commercial manufacturing processes involved and basic chemistry used
  • Prices: histories, unit sale volumes and factors affecting prices
  • Trade: import/export data, including countries of origin and destination and shipment values

While reports may be purchased individually, full subscriptions to CEH include:

  • Access to the IHS Chemical CEH website (formerly SRI Consulting CEH website)--updated monthly, searchable and simultaneously accessible by all subscribed users
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The Chemical Economics Handbook enables you to:

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