The Argus Butadiene Outlook service gives you a comprehensive global view of the industry, including regional dynamics and feedstock insights, in a single report. 

We provide a 24-month rolling price forecast and forward-looking analysis of global butadiene supply and demand, trade flows and market dynamics. Plus, an annual 5-year price forecast. 

 A PowerPoint PDF report is delivered to your inbox each month and you can download the Excel data file through the Argus Direct platform. 

Key features


24-month rolling price forecast

Data for butadiene can be downloaded via the Argus Direct platform.


5-year price forecast

Published annually.


Energy assumptions, feedstocks and production economics

Updates on turnaround schedules, supply disruptions and capacity additions.


What’s changed summary

Highlighting major developments affecting price forecast updates versus prior month.


Regional commentaries

Including trade flows and import/export data, freight and supply chain insights.


Key market sensitivities

Review of the bull/bear risks that could affect price forecasts.


Access to specialists

Speak to the experts behind Argus’ forecast services.

Customers that benefit

  • Producers and consumers of benzene 

    Use our data and market analysis for an independent view on supply, demand and market dynamics for commercial discussions, supply and operations planning and short-term commercial tactics. 


  • Distributors and traders 

    Use our global price data and regional market analysis to review arbitrage and trade opportunities, and to support price negotiations. 
  • Banks and investors

Rely our price data to model listed companies producing, or with major spend on, butadiene and derivatives. Reference our global market analysis and news to keep abreast of the latest market dynamics.