This monthly market service provides comprehensive price coverage and key insights into the global wax market, through a combination of domestic price assessments and extensive fundamentals analysis. It is the only true global wax report published by a price reporting agency, embedding regional markets into a global context for its readers.

Key features



Market and price analysis, including overviews of the month’s market activities around the world


Price assessments

Independent price assessments for paraffin wax, liquid and slab wax and feedstock slack wax


Global view

Key markets in Asia, Europe and the Americas are covered in this service


Import and export information

Import and export data for different wax grades, including candles, vegetable and paraffin waxes, as well as other country-by-country trade flow data.


Complete market coverage

Comprehensive understanding of the market with insights into crude oil, feedstock, and base oil market developments


Maintenance and shutdown data

Global Group I base oil and wax refinery maintenance and shutdown information published monthly, providing guidance for present and future supply availability., providing guidance for present and future supply availability.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Global Waxes service is an indispensable resource for marketers and consumers of petroleum, natural and synthetic waxes. Below are examples of how some clients use this service:
  • Traders

    Traders use wax valuations to identify potential arbitrage opportunities to improve profitability. A historical database allows detailed analysis of seasonality and geographical pricing behaviour.

  • Producers

    Producers use Argus’ assessments to determine the most profitable markets. Our detailed information on specific market supply and demand balances and imports help identify regional pricing trends.
  • Wax and industrial manufacturers

    Wax and industrial manufacturers rely on our fundamentals analysis and statistical data to understand market trends and plan for their business cycles.