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IHS Chemical Competitive Cost and Margin Analytics

Competitive Cost and Margin Analytics (CCMA) provide detailed country level economics for the world’s major chemicals. This data is based on an analysis of the cost structure of each individual production unit around the globe and spans a 10 year timeframe, 5 year history and 5 year forecast.

With this information clients can examine how variation in capacity, feedstocks and process technologies are impacting plant economics at the country level to:

  • Analyze across value chains
  • Identify lowest-cost regions, countries and plants
  • Gain insight into which technologies and feedstocks are advantaged
  • See how planned capacity additions will change relative economics
  • Understand the feedstock cost advantage from integrated producers
  • Explore how economics shift under different future price scenarios

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 Competitive Cost and Margin Analytics 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 profitability data provided in the service answer critically important questions, including:

  • How do regional pricing forecasts affect expected margin trends for a deeper insight into regional and global profitability?
  • How do these dynamics create opportunities and threats that need to be monitored in a global supply dashboard to maximize profitability in a competitive market?
  • How do changes in the market dynamics impact cost structures and your position in the market?
  • How can alternate price forecast scenarios affect process technology competitiveness regionally and globally?

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 and product experts.


CCMA Product Webcast

CCMA Capabilities

The global feedstock slate has become more diverse due to the emergence of regionally-based, cost-advantaged energy feedstocks. See how the CCMA can be used with a product demonstration given by Ed Glatzer, Managing Director of IHS Markit.


Who uses the service?How?
Strategic planning managersTo gain accurate and independent data to assess competing production costs
New business development managersTo identify new business opportunities
Global project managersTo use production cost data for selecting project sites
R&D and process engineersTo benchmark plant operating cost parameters against those of competing plants

This 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 of data aggregated on a local and global level.
  • Determine which plants, countries and regions provide the lowest production costs for your chemical of interest now and in the foreseeable future.
  • Understand competitiveness along full value chains with real-world integration advantage data through linked models.
  • Competitive Cost and Margin Analytics are purchased separately and include information on current operating units, expected units, and processes covered.

Products Covered: We currently have 33 product models available.

Available NowComing Soon
  • Acetic Acid
  • Acrylic Acid
  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Butadiene
  • Butanediol
  • Chlor-Alkali
  • Cumene
  • Dimethyl Ether
  • Ethylene
  • Ethylene Dichloride
  • Ethylene Oxide
  • Ethylene Oxide, High-Purity
  • Methanol
  • Methyl Methacrylate
  • Mixed Xylenes
  • Monoethylene Glycol
  • Paraxylene
  • PET
  • Phenol
  • Polybutadiene Rubber
  • Polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE)
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • Propylene
  • Propylene Oxide
  • Soda Ash
  • Styrene
  • Terephthalic Acid
  • Styrene-Butadiene Rubber
  • Toluene
  • Vinyl Acetate Monomer
  • Vinyl Chloride Monomer
  • Polystyrene
  • Expandable Polystyrene
  • Acrylonitrile
  • HMDA
  • Caprolactam
  • Adipic Acid
  • Nylon 6 & Nylon 6,6
  • Polycarbonate
For products of interest not listed above, please contact us for custom requests.

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