Frequently Asked Questions

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.

A series of specific and general price indexes, evaluated by Intratec consultant's as fundamental for the construction of chemical plants, are combined to reasonably reflect their relative importance. In other words, the weighting of such values provides a historical comparison of generic chemical plants capital costs.

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.

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.

If you need plant cost indexes and/or location factors for another country, 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.