Frequently Asked Questions

Specialty Price Trends

Our Specialty Price Trends is an online database of price trend estimates, covering specialties, including historical series dating back to 2007 across the main world regions. Prices variations are presented in a user-friendly chart, which allows comparison of trends. Subscribers also have an online tool for estimating current specialties prices, using past prices known.

All specialties covered are grouped according to the respective industry sector. When subscribing, you can choose the coverage(s) of your interest, each one targeting a specific industry sector.

Finally, you may check the price trends series available for each commodity in our brochure .

The Specialty Price Estimator is an online tool through which current specialty prices can be easily calculated, using past prices. By just entering a past price of a specialty, the date and the region where this price was observed, the user can get an estimate of the price of the specialty in another date

Please note that the Specialty Price Estimator is available only to subscribers of the 'Pro' and 'Business' plans.

Kindly note that anyone interested in our Specialty Price Trends has access to a variety of free samples. We provide above a full sample – the Propionic Acid Trend Chart – where you can check all price trend data available for this specialty and try all our database features. In addition, we offer 3-years historical series as extended samples of our price trend data for every specialty in our database (you must register to check these extended samples.)

That being the case, we do not offer free trial subscription plans; we believe that those who are interested in Specialty Price Trends are able to decide whether to subscribe by checking the available free samples.

The specialty price trends presented are refreshed on a monthly basis, as new information is obtained. However, it is important to highlight that the frequency with 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 our Specialty Price Trends.

Our Specialty Price Trends covers 153 specialties, grouped according to the respective industry sector. When subscribing, you can choose the coverage(s) of your interest, each one targeting a specific industry sector.

However, kindly note that we offer no subscriptions for accessing a specific specialty or specialties from our database; you must choose among the available subscription plans and coverages.