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Global Plastics and Polymers

IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers (formerly CMAI Global Plastics & Polymers Market Advisory Service) provides a comprehensive view of world markets for six major thermoplastic resins (PE, PP, PS, EPS, PVC and PET) and their relationships with upstream and downstream sectors.

From start to finish each month, IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers delivers our subscribers a wealth of data on six major thermoplastic resins in North America, Western Europe and Asia. In the first week, you receive spot and contract prices, quarterly price forecasts and extensive commentary on key market analytics covering the entire supply chain. Around the third week of each month, the client receives a supplement containing data and intelligence on economics, quarterly supply and demand balances and trade. At the month’s end, clients receive that month’s ending price index for the major covered products.

Subscribers may choose to enhance this service with an add-on monthly update covering the European downstream plastics supply chain. Let our practice save you time and resources by collecting and translating the data into valuable insights and forecasting advice.

Products covered:
  • Polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • EPS (Expandable Polystyrene)
  • PET (PET Bottle Resin)


  • Emailed first week of month
  • Historical and near-term quarterly price forecasts
  • Spot and contract price indices
  • Margins and profitability
  • Trade and operational issues
  • Process economics
  • Near-term supply and demand conditions for resin and end-use markets
  • Forecasted shifts in polymer and end-use product inventory
  • Analysis of events affecting future markets
Statistics Supplement
  • Emailed near mid-month
  • In-depth analysis of economic concerns and operational issues
  • Easy-to-read tables containing:
  • Trade data
  • Supply and demand
  • Operating rates
  • Price Page
  • Emailed month's end
  • Ending price index that month for products covered in North America, Western Europe and Asia/Pacific
The IHS Chemical Economy & Energy Overview Report
  • The IHS Chemical Economy & Energy Overview Report (formerly CMAI Ecomomy & Energy Overview Report):
    • Emailed at months's endc
    • Monthly global economic updates
    • Quarterly regional economic updates
  • Access to IHS Chemical consultants who will provide consulting, explanation and basic support in order to understand the analysis
  • A user name and password for unlimited downloads
  • Unlimited access to our proprietary price and production economics database:
    • Monthly price forecast and cash margin data updated weekly
    • Historical data archives
  • Data from our extensive database upon request
  • Subscribers to IHS Chemical Global Plastics & Polymers Market Advisory Service may also subscribe to:
  • Clients of IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics & Polymers may subscribe, for an additional fee, with the IHS Chemical Europe Plastics & Polymers Supplement (formerly CMAI Global Plastics & Polymers—European Update):
  • Mid-month "add on" report covering PE, PP, PS, EPS, PVC & PET with a focus on European market activity
  • Timely European content for those who need the most relevant information for the downstream plastics supply chain

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