Frequently Asked Questions

Process Plant Cost Indexes

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Process Plant Cost 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 Process Plant Cost Indexes are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

Intratec Process Plant Cost Indexes (IC Indexes) are based on prices trends of fundamental components of an industrial plant construction such as labor, material, energy and inflation, from several countries.

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

If you need plant cost indexes 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 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 plant cost indexes.

Subscribers access plant cost indexes through online charts and tables, 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.