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Chemical Prices: ICIS Chemical Business

A guide to finding prices for common chemicals

ICIS Chemical Business

ICIS Chemical Business provides a news round-up of key events, the latest price movements and supply/demand trends, details of new projects, review of new plants and shutdowns, two chemical profiles and a longer term market outlook.The individual Chemical Profiles published weekly provide recent production and demand information for a particular product, including a price history. Profiles for about 50 chemicals are updated every 1-2 years and cover American, European, or Asian markets.


Print issues of ICIS Chemical Business (2006-2016) are available at the Dewey Library (see the ICIS Barton record). 

Recent electronic issues are available via ABI/Inform:

  • Limit to publication “ICIS Chemical Business” and search for “key indicators” in article title
  • Limit to publication “ICIS Chemical Business Americas” under “Markets: Data Bank.”


ICIS Chemical Business’ predecessors include:

Chemical Market Reporter (1996 - 2006)

Prices for dozens of chemicals were published in every weekly issue. For a sample list of the chemical prices formerly covered by CMR, visit

  • Electronic holdings of CMR via EBSCO's Business Source Complete
    • Includes the “Chemical Prices” page from Chemical Market Reporter for many issues between 1996-2003

Chemical Marketing Reporter (1972 - 1996)

Oil, Paint and Drug Reporter (1962 – 1971)

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