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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

Purchase reports individually or buy a full CEH subscription, which includes access to:

  • IHS Chemical CEH website (updated monthly)
  • IHS Chemical experts
  • IHS Chemical Manual of Current Indicators (MCI)

Subscribe today to:

  • Save company time and resources with single-source access to unrivaled data
  • Find market-by-market analysis of key demand drivers
  • Base decisions on accurate, independent chemical economics forecasting
  • Understand competitive environment and key players
  • Generate customer leads and find suppliers
  • IHS Chemical experts (subscription members only)

Chemical Economics Handbook (CEH) brochure

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
  • Access to IHS Chemical experts for explanation and support to understand the analysis 
  • Access to the regular releases supplemental datasets: IHS Chemical Manual of Current Indicators (MCI) (formerly SRI Consulting Manual of Current Indicators)
Who uses the service?How?
Strategic planning managersTo identify trends and driving forces influencing chemical markets
Business or market analystsTo procure accurate and independent information on global chemical markets
Global supply chain management, distribution and trading companiesTo gain actionable insight and information on world chemical trade
Product or business managersTo identify new business opportunities
Investment bankers and investment companiesTo obtain accurate, impartial information on the world’s chemical markets and understand market concentration/key players
Marketing, sales and purchasing professionalsTo find potential customers or suppliers

The Chemical Economics Handbook enables you to:

  • Save company time and resources by obtaining information from a single source that is unrivaled in its coverage, comprehensiveness and quality of data
  • Rest assured that you are relying upon independent, unbiased analyses
  • Find market-by-market analysis of forces influencing current and future product demand
  • Access extensive databases and personal contacts within the global chemical industry
  • Purchase an annual subscription to the entire collection or buy single reports by chemical/product group
  • Use our inquiry service (for full subscriptions only) to find answers quickly to specific immediate questions
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IHS is permitted by SRI International to continue use of the SRI Consulting name and trademarks on relevant historical reports published prior to April 1, 2012.

Publication Schedule

Clients can view abstracts, tables of contents and prices for individual reports by viewing the listing of CEH reports currently available. To view the listing of recently issued reports, see Latest Updates under Chemical News. To view the listing of reports soon to be updated, download the Publication Schedule.

Ordering Info
  • Full Subscription Information
    • To order a full subscription to the Chemical Economics Handbook, please contact us.
  • Single Report Sales
    • Purchase individual copies of reports directly online by viewing the available reports above and clicking on your chemical or product family of interest
    • Please contact us for information on making the report available globally

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