Frequently Asked Questions

Indexes & Pricing Data

Petrochemicals Prices

Kindly note that anyone interested in Petrochemicals Prices has access to a variety of free samples. For every chemical in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Petrochemicals Prices are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The chemical pricing data presented is refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates Petrochemicals Prices.

Subscribers access petrochemicals pricing data through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

The petrochemicals pricing data with which Intratec provides its customers is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or through statistical surveys conducted by those countries/organizations.

Yes, price forecasts are available, but only for specific chemicals, in specific countries. On the page of each chemical pricing data, in the respective chart description, it is informed whether or not price forecasts are presented for that chemical.

The forecast prices presented are based on estimates made by Intratec. Such estimates are derived from correlations with forecasts for (i) prices of main raw materials employed in the production of the chemical; (ii) main products manufactured from the chemical; and/or (iii) official industry/economic indexes.

Plastics & Polymers Prices

Kindly note that anyone interested in Plastics & Polymers Prices has access to a variety of free samples. For every chemical in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Plastics & Polymers Prices are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The pricing data presented is refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates Plastics & Polymers Prices.

Subscribers access prices for plastics and polymers through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

The pricing data with which Intratec provides its customers is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or through statistical surveys conducted by those countries/organizations.

Inorganic Chemicals Prices

Kindly note that anyone interested in Inorganic Chemicals Prices has access to a variety of free samples. For every chemical in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Inorganic Chemicals Prices are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The chemical pricing data presented is refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates Inorganic Chemicals Prices.

Subscribers access pricing data through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

The inorganic chemicals pricing data with which Intratec provides its customers is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or through statistical surveys conducted by those countries/organizations.

Fertilizers & Food Prices

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Fertilizers & Food Prices has access to a variety of free samples. For every chemical in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Fertilizers & Food Prices are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The fertilizers and food sector prices presented are refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates chemicals pricing data.

Subscribers access pricing data through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

The pricing data with which Intratec provides its customers is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or through statistical surveys conducted by those countries/organizations.

Metals & Mining Prices

Kindly note that anyone interested in Metals & Mining Prices has access to a variety of free samples. For every chemical in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Metals & Mining Prices are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The prices presented for the metals and mining sector are refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates Metals & Mining Prices.

Subscribers access pricing data through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

The pricing data with which Intratec provides its customers is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or through statistical surveys conducted by those countries/organizations.

Oil, Gas & Derivatives Prices

Kindly note that anyone interested in Oil, Gas & Derivatives Prices has access to a variety of free samples. For every chemical in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Oil, Gas & Derivatives Prices are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The pricing data presented is refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates Oil, Gas & Derivatives Prices.

Subscribers access pricing data through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

The prices for oil, gas and derivatives with which Intratec provides its customers is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or through statistical surveys conducted by those countries/organizations.

Utilities Cost Data

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Utilities Cost Data has access to a variety of free samples. For every utility in our database, we offer a 18-month historical series as an example of our cost and pricing data.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Utilities Cost Data are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The price and cost data presented for utilities is refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates utilities cost data.

Subscribers access utilities pricing and cost data through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

If you cannot find the cost data of your interest in our store (at www.intratec.us/indexes-and-pricing-data/utilities-cost-data-store), whether it is cost data related to other utility or data related to a specific country not covered, you may submit the request form available at www.intratec.us/services/chemical-industry-data. In this case, our experts may work to provide exactly the data you need. They will provide you with a quotation for this the data you need in no more than 2 business days. Of course, since this would be a customized data set, not available in our online database, the quotation for providing the data you need shall be higher than our regular subscription fees.

The cost figures presented in the charts represent estimates of the operating costs of systems employed for generating the respective utility. Such costs vary according to the utility (Chilled Water, Cooling Water, Demineralized Water, Process Water, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Coal, Compressed Air, Electricity, Natural Gas, Steam).

On the other hand, utilities price figures presented in the charts consist of estimates for the values paid by an industrial customer for utilities supplied by off-site facilities.

Plant Construction Cost Indexes

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Plant Construction Cost Indexes has access to a variety of free samples. For every index and location factor in our database, we offer a 24-month historical series as an example.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Plant Construction Cost Indexes are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

Plant cost indexes are based on prices trends of fundamental components of a chemical plant construction such as labor, material, energy and inflation, from several countries.

Intratec's methodology for calculating Plant Construction Cost Indexes involves combining a series of specific and general price indexes, evaluated by Intratec consultant's as fundamental for the construction of chemical plants, to reasonably reflect their relative importance.

Intratec Location Factors are calculated based on high volumes of local data of different locations, relating to productivity, labor costs, steel and energy prices, equipment import needs, freight, taxes and duties on imported and domestic materials and regional business environment, among others.

If you need plant cost indexes and/or location factors for other countries, not covered in our database, you may submit the request form available at www.intratec.us/services/chemical-industry-data. In this case, our experts may work to provide exactly the data you need. They will provide you with a quotation for this the data you need in no more than 2 business days. Of course, since this would be a customized data set, not available in our online database, the quotation for providing the data you need shall be higher than our regular subscription fees.

The plant cost indexes and location factors are refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates indexes and location factors.

Subscribers access plant cost indexes and location factors through online charts, accessible in the User Area, at Intratec website. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Finally, please note that Intratec does not send reports about the data presented.

Commodity Price Indexes

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Industry Price Indexes has access to a variety of free samples. For every index in our database, we offer a 24-month historical series as an example.

We do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Industry Price Indexes are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

Intratec's Industry Price Indexes enable adjust commodities prices of several Industries sectors from one time period to another, in several world regions.

To update the price of a commodity from Period A to Period B, in a given region, you just have to multiply period A's commodity price by the ratio of period B's index over period A's index in that region, as expressed in the equation below:

Commodity Price at B = Commodity Price at A * (Commodity Index at B) / (Commodity Index at A).

Yes! Intratec offers online, multifunctional databases of commodities prices in several countries, including historical series and forecasts

Prices are presented in a user-friendly graphing tool, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of prices series over user-defined time periods; comparison of product movements across countries; customization of price currencies and units; download of prices as Excel files to be used offline.

Intratec's price databases are available in subscriptions , starting at 249 per year.

All indexes presented are refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency which specific regional data is actually updated depends on how often official sources from countries from those regions report that data.

In this context, by the end of each month ― typically in the second or third week ― the Intratec team updates Industry Price Indexes.

Each index is a transaction volume-weighted average of major commodities prices over time, related to the respective sector (plastics, rubbers, inorganic chemicals, fertilizers and petrochemicals). For instance, a Petrochemical Price Index presented for a given region is calculated from prices of major petrochemicals in countries belonging to that region.

The price data used by Intratec for calculating the indexes, in turn, is from Intratec's online, multifunctional databases, which are also available in subscriptions .

General Questions

The number of users (logins) allowed is according to the subscription plan of the subscriber. Subscribers of Standard and Pro plans have only one login to access the data. Subscribers of Business plans can have up to three users (logins) to access the data.

It is worth to highlight that only corporate emails, from the same company and with the same domain, can be used for logins in Business subscriptions. Free emails (domains such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc) cannot be used for logins under a Business subscription.

If you cannot find the data of your interest in none of Intratec databases, you may submit this request form . In this case, our experts may work to provide exactly the data you need. They will provide you with a quotation for this the data you need in no more than 2 business days. Of course, since this is a customized data analysis, not available in our regular database, this quotation shall be higher than our regular subscription fees.

Our customers are entitled to cancel subscription plans at any time. Once you cancel your subscription, you will continue to have access to your subscription plan data until the end of your current billing period.

To cancel a subscription, you should follow the steps below:

  • Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
  • Once logged on, you must click on "Go to User Area" (top-menu)
  • In the User Area, hover the mouse over “Account” (top-menu) and click on "Subscriptions"
  • Then, you should see a list of all of your subscriptions on our website - just click on the cancel link of the plan you are willing to cancel.

The Intratec team will proceess your cancellation within 2 business days. Upon cancellation, an email will be sent confirming that the recurring billing is interrupted.

Please note that refunds related to Intratec Indexes & Pricing Data subscriptions are not provided.

Technical Support is a feature of our Business Plan. Only Subscribers of the Business Plan are allowed to clear technical questions with our support team. The terms of this technical support for our Indexes & Pricing Data Subscriptions can be found below:

  • Responses provided exclusively via Email
  • Responses provided by Intratec support team in 3 business days
  • Available while the subscription is active
  • Support limited to 2 man-hours from Intratec Experts (equivalent to 3 specific questions about the data) per Quarter

Payments for all subscriptions can be made with credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB and American Express). Please note that credit cards from outside USA must be enabled for international transactions (in US dollars).

Payments for Pro and Business plans may be made via PayPal.

Finally, only payments for Business Plans can be made via purchase order or wire transfer for an additional fee of USD 199, to cover specific requirements, since any offline sale requires additional time/resources from our sales team.

Payments for all subscription plans are made on an annual basis.

Kindly note that refunds related to chemicals pricing data subscriptions are not provided.

Typically, our Indexes & Pricing Data cover data since the year 2007 to present. However the Plant Construction Index covers data since the year 2000 to present.

 

Yes! You can easily upgrade your current plan by following the steps below:

  1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
  2. Once logged on, you must click on "Your Account" (top-menu)
  3. Click on the button "Subscriptions"
  4. Locate your current plan and click on "Upgrade"

When you upgrade your plan (to 'Pro' or 'Business'), you will pay the difference between the subscription fee of the new plan and the prorated amount you have already paid for the remaining time in your current billing cycle.

Upon payment confirmation, you will have access to the features of your new plan. Your access will last for the full duration of your new subscription term.

Example: You have subscribed for a plan that costs USD 250 per year. Then after 6 months you decide to upgrade to a new plan that costs USD 500 per year. You will pay USD 500 minus USD 125, which is the prorated amount you have already paid for the 6 remaining months in your current plan. So you should pay only USD 375 for your upgrade, and you will have access to your new plan for another full year.

Please keep in mind that anyone interested in Indexes & Pricing Data can already check plenty of free samples, our 'Free' Plans include a 12-month Historical data series, and that forecast data will be presented in the same format (online chart at the chemical/utility page).

So, such free samples should be enough for supporting a decision of whether or not to subscribe.

For Subscribers

You can easily access the data you subscribed for in Intratec’s User Area, by following the steps below:

  1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
  2. Once logged on, you must click on "Go to User Area" (top-menu)
  3. In the User Area, on the menu option “Your Products”, click on the data you want to access.
  4. Then, in the next page, you should select the chemical/utility/index of your interest, using the dropdown menu right below page title.

If you are a subscriber of a "Business" plan, you can easily download the data you subscribed for in Intratec’s User Area, by following the steps below:

  1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
  2. Once logged on, you must click on "Go to User Area" (top-menu)
  3. In the User Area, on the menu option “Your Products”, click on the database you want to access.
  4. Then, in the next page, select the chemical/utility/index of your interest, using the 1st dropdown menu right below page title, and select the option "Data Table", using the 2nd dropdown menu.
  5. A Data Table will show up - you can download the data by clicking on the buttons right below the table.

You can select specific time spans, using the buttons below the chart.  If you are a subscriber of a ‘Pro’ or ‘Business’ plan, you can also change currency, units and time intervals using the chart customization buttons right below the chart.

If you are a subscriber of a ‘Pro’ or ‘Business’ plan, you can change currency, units and time intervals using the customization box right below the chart of your interest, in the User Area.

As a subscriber to one of our Business Plans you are entitled to add accounts to your subscription with no additional costs. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure that all the users you want to add to your subscription already have an account at our website, if not they must create one, for free, at www.intratec.us/register.
  2. Send an email (using the email address registered at our website) to our support team informing us the email addresses of the accounts that you want to add to your subscription. We kindly ask you to use the following subject "Business Plan - Request to Add Accounts to My Subscription"
  3. Our support team will process your request in no more than 3 business days. Once your request is processed, our team will send you an email confirming that the accounts now have access to your subscription while it is active.
 

Our customers are entitled to cancel subscription plans at any time, whenever they want. To cancel a subscription, you should follow the steps below:

  1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
  2. Once logged on, click on "Go to User Area" (top-menu)
  3. In the User Area, hover the mouse over “Account” (top-menu) and click on "Subscriptions".
  4. Then, you should see a list of all of your subscriptions on our website - just click on the cancel link of the plan you are willing to cancel.

Intratec team proceeds with the cancellation within 2 business days. Upon cancellation, an email will be sent confirming that the recurring billing is interrupted. Please note that refunds related to Intratec Indexes & Pricing Data subscriptions are NOT provided.

The sharing of data from Intratec databases is according to the respective subscription plan of the subscriber, as follows:

The subscriber of a 'Standard' Plan is allowed to share it exclusively with co-workers from the same institution or corporation, who also work at the same country.

The subscriber of a 'Pro' Plan is allowed to share the data with co-workers from the same institution or corporation, worldwide.

Finally, the subscriber of a 'Business' Plan can share the data with up to five third parties, provided that such sharing complies with all the conditions presented at Data Sharing Terms

Please note that price forecasts presented in Intratec’s Chemical Pricing Data are meant to reflect what Intratec considers the most probable scenario for the upcoming nine months, as of the date such forecasts are updated. Put another way, the forecasts presented resulted from specific, ’frozen’ market conditions at the moment they were calculated. In this context, as the market parameters used for calculating the forecasts can change significantly in short periods of time, the forecasts are also updated on a monthly basis.

As previously mentioned, the data presented in our Indexes & Pricing Databases is primarily drawn from public sources, and is checked across several sources to verify and ensure integrity. Occasionally a specific public source stops reporting part of the data collected, or inconsistencies in the data are identified, in such a way that Intratec team deems appropriate to discontinue a specific pricing data series.

Please rest assured that, whenever this happens, Intratec team makes every effort to compensate users for such discontinuation, by adding either new pricing data series related to different regions or pricing data of more commodity chemicals.