The Argus Olefins Margins service gives you a comprehensive view of both ethylene and propylene margins in the US, Western Europe, the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia.

It includes regional insights, commentary and a downloadable 3-month forecast and 24-months of historical data, on a rolling monthly basis.

A PowerPoint PDF report is delivered to your inbox each month and the accompanying Excel data file can be downloaded via the Argus Direct platform.

Key features


Global service

Global coverage and analysis in a single, concise and integrated service.


3-month forecast and 24-month history

Regional olefins costs and margins for the US, Western Europe, the Middle East, Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia.


Regional benchmarking

Key factors driving cost competitiveness for steam crackers and PDH units in each region.


Detailed cost models

Cash costs and margins underpinned by detailed assumptions for fixed and variable costs including utilities based on Argus assessments.


Feedstock benchmarking

Relative attractiveness of each feedstock for flexible crackers.


Integrated service

Insight into upstream and downstream markets and implications for global trade flows of feedstocks and derivatives.


Access to specialists

Speak to the experts behind Argus’ forecast services.

Customers that benefit

  • LPG/NGL producers and marketers

    Use our analysis to better anticipate implied volumes and have a view of opportunities in the quarter ahead.


  • Refinery operators

    Use our price data to understand cash and margin behaviour for the ethylene market as well as co-product implications.


  • Producers of olefins and olefin derivatives

    Leverage our models to benchmark against generic cracker margins, assess changes in feedstock markets and gain perspective on global positions.


  • Buyers of ethylene, propylene and derivatives

    Look at producers’ costs and insight into changes over time.
  • Traders and distributors

    Use our regional market, capacity analysis and trade forecasts to review commercial opportunities and diversify their options.


  • Fast moving consumer goods companies

    Wanting to de-risk their business with a better grasp of upcoming market and regulatory trends.


  • Banks and investors

    Use our data to evaluate companies producing, or with major spend on, olefins or olefin feedstocks. Use our global market analysis and news to keep abreast of the latest market dynamics.