The global chemical industry is based on feedstocks that are derived from crude oil, natural gas, fats and natural oils amongst others. These are converted into a multitude of different products that are central to modern life as we know it.

International trade of chemicals is dynamic and complex. Do you know the risks involved and what to look out for now and in the future to ensure your business evolves with the market?

Argus provides in-depth data and analysis on the global chemical markets. We help you to mitigate risk by truly understanding the market, from the wellhead to end product.

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Petrochemicals Argus Media


The global methanol industry has performed well in recent years, which has sparked interest in expanding capacity. We cover all aspects of the changing global markets.

Petrochemicals Argus Media

Olefins and polymers

Strong demand for olefins and their key derivatives continues, with growth led by the global polymers industry.

Petrochemicals Argus Media

C5 and hydrocarbon resins

The C5 and hydrocarbon resins industry has experienced a fundamental shift, going from acute shortages to a glut of products. We cover all aspects of the changing global markets.

Petrochemicals Argus Media


The global aromatics slate is diverse, ranging from benzene and styrene to toluene and xylenes. We cover all aspects of the changing global markets.

Petrochemicals Argus Media

Fuels and octane

Increased gasoline consumption is driving growth in the MTBE and ETBE industry, and renewable fuels are providing competition for adding octane. We cover all aspects of the changing global markets.

Petrochemicals Argus Media

Inorganic chemicals

Chlor-alkali products are essential to everyday life, from large industrial buyers down to the individual consumer. We cover all aspects of the changing global markets.



We provide impartial, expert market commentary and robust analytics on specialist markets for glycerine, fatty alcohols, fatty acids and pine chemicals.

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The journey from base chemicals to end-use polyurethanes involves multiple steps and chemical products. Find out more

Argus petrochemical solutions

Weekly/bi-weekly reports

Argus’ weekly and bi-weekly reports provide contract and spot benchmarks, global industry news, and analysis of key economic drivers in each major region. Detailed commentary on industry activity, including feedstock trends, is supported by insightful graphics.

Argus’ weekly/bi-weekly reports

Monthly outlooks

Argus’ monthly outlooks give you a 24-month rolling price forecast and forward-looking analysis of global supply and demand, trade flows, and inventory levels for each chemicals and polymer derivative. Regional analyses and price data support discussion of major trends throughout the forecast period, including arbitrage opportunities and global trade.

Argus’ monthly outlooks

Analytics/annual reports

Argus’ annual reports, part of the wider Argus Analytics service, put you firmly in control of your chemicals information flow.

The service provides comprehensive historical and forecast data, together with a detailed annual analysis and in-depth commentary on the global markets behind the numbers. It includes a 10-year forecast and five-year history for product capacities, trade, and supply-demand balances, as well as regular access to expert analysis and capacity updates.

Argus’ analytics/annual reports

Frequently downloaded methodologies

  • ARGUS Benzene and Derivatives

  • ARGUS Toluene, Xylenes and Isomers/PET

  • Browse all Argus methodologies

See a listing of our chemicals market services

We are dedicated to covering chemicals markets around the world, and our services will help you find the prices and news you need to track the industry. We have publications and services for all types of chemicals, and we can put these products into context within the larger energy landscape owing to our extensive knowledge of related markets. We invite you to explore our offerings and see which ones may best fit your business.
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We deliver pricing information to clients in the way they want to use it. Learn more about our Argus Direct, Argus Metals, Argus Spot Ticker and Argus Analytics platforms and other delivery methods that integrate seamlessly with clients’ systems and processes, making data instantly accessible and useful.
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