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About Subscriptions (General)

No. However, please keep in mind that anyone interested in Intratec online databases has access to a variety of free samples:

  • We provide a full sample for each database, where you can check all data available for a given commodity (e.g. oil) and try all the database features
  • 3-years historical series are available as extended samples of our data for every item in our databases (you must register to check these extended samples.)

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"
  • You should see a list of all of your subscriptions on our website - just click on the cancel link of the plan you are wanting to cancel.

Once you cancel your subscription, you will continue to have access to your subscription plan data until the end of your current billing period. Upon cancellation, an email will be sent confirming that the recurring billing is interrupted.

Please note that refunds are not provided in this case. For more information, see Intratec Refund Policy

The subscriber may, in the course of its business, create content based on Intratec data for internal use only according to "Use & Sharing" statements set out in Intratec Terms & Conditions.

The subscriber of a 'Standard' Plan or a 'Pro' Plan is not allowed to share Intratec data - such subscriptions are for individual use only. The subscriber of 'Business' Plan shall have a limited right in the ordinary course of its business to share Intratec data with coworkers, on a confidential basis, as set out in Intratec Terms & Conditions.

If you need to share Intratec data with third parties, you can get a Business Subscription with a custom license to share our data. Contact us for more information on this topic.

No. Please note that it costs a lot of money to produce high quality data and, differently from goods in general, data cannot be returned. Unfortunately, some people make a career out of taking advantage of information provided, only to clog up expensive customer service channels to cancel and refund their subscription price. We are not interested in working those kinds of people. We are interested in working with serious professionals who know the value of high quality information.

So in light of the above, we reserve the right to protect ourselves from people acting in bad faith and do not offer refunds. For more information, please see Intratec's Refund Policy.

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

If you cannot find the data of your interest in any of the Intratec databases, you may submit this request form . Our experts will provide you with a quotation for 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 databases, the cost will be higher than our regular subscription fees.

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 noting that only corporate emails, from the same company and with the same domain, can be used for logins in Business subscriptions; free email accounts (domains such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) cannot be used

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 databases cover data since the year 2007 to present. However the Process Plant Cost Index and the Process Plant Location Factors cover 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 our databases and tools can already check plenty of free samples - 36-months historical data series for any product covered in the database. The forecast data will be presented in the same format (online charts/tables).

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

Energy Price Monitor

Our database presents volume-weighted averages of transaction prices effectively practiced in the markets. As such, the prices presented in Energy Price Monitor:

  • Are not necessarily indicative of specific contract prices or spot transactions/bids (unless otherwise specified).
  • Do not reflect the price of any specific grade, rather an average price of all grades traded in the period reported, under all types of transaction (contract and spot)

You can find a more detailed explanation of Intratec price data and how to use it here .

No. Subscribers can access energy price charts and price data tables online (in the User Area on the Intratec website) and, depending on the subscription plan, may also download chart images (PNG, JPEG) and data tables (Excel) to work offline. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in on the Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

No. Kindly note that we offer no subscriptions for accessing a specific commodity or set of commodities from our database. You must choose among the available subscription plans and industries.

The data is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially disclosed by the respective countries, which may be:

  • Reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade
  • Presented in statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations

Commodity Price Database

Our database presents volume-weighted averages of transaction prices effectively practiced in the markets. As such, the prices presented in Commodity Price Database:

  • Are not necessarily indicative of specific contract prices or spot transactions/bids (unless otherwise specified).
  • Do not reflect the price of any specific grade, rather an average price of all grades traded in the period reported, under all types of transaction (contract and spot)

You can find a more detailed explanation of Intratec price data and how to use it here .

No. Subscribers can access commodity price charts and price data tables online (in the User Area on the Intratec website) and, depending on the subscription plan, may also download chart images (PNG, JPEG) and data tables (Excel) to work offline. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in on the Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

No. Kindly note that we offer no subscriptions for accessing a specific commodity or set of commodities from our database. You must choose among the available subscription plans and industries.

The data is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially disclosed by the respective countries, which may be:

  • Reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade
  • Presented in statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations

Subscribers are not allowed to change the coverage(s) of the respective subscriptions. In any case, subscribers can at any time upgrade their subscriptions, to include more coverage(s) of their interest. You can easily upgrade your subscription (to include more coverages) following the steps below:

  1. Login at www.intratec.us with your email and password (top-menu)
  2. Once logged on, visit https://www.intratec.us/products/commodity-price-database#pricingTable
  3. Locate your current plan and click on "UPGRADE"
  4. In the next page, select the additional coverage(s) of your interest and proceed with the purchase as you have done previously

As a subscriber, you will have access to monthly average prices for bulk quantities of commodities, as defined by official trade statistics issued by the respective countries. So while Intratec price data can be a useful guide in a number of situations, when used alone it may not capture specific and/or sharp price movements in periods of high price volatility. Therefore, we discourage using the monthly price data from Commodity Price Database as a reference of real-time prices of commodities.

You can find a more detailed explanation of Intratec price data and how to use it here .

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.

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, in the beggining of each month ― typically in the first or second week ― the Intratec team updates our Specialty Price Trends. See the Data Update Schedule.

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.

Utility Cost Database

The cost figures presented 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, Compressed Air, Steam).

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

If you cannot find the cost data of your interest in our database, whether it is cost data related to other utility or data related to a specific country not covered, you may contact us describing what you need. In this case, our experts will evaluate your request and may provide you with a quotation for the data you need. 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 considerably higher than our regular subscription fees.

No. Kindly note that we offer no subscriptions for accessing a specific utility or set of utilities from our database. You must choose among the available subscription plans.

No. Subscribers can access utility cost charts and cost data tables online (in the User Area on the Intratec website) and, depending on the subscription plan, may also download chart images (PNG, JPEG) and data tables (Excel) to work offline. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in on the Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Process Plant Cost Indexes

No. Kindly note that we offer no subscriptions for accessing a specific plant construction index from our database. You must choose among the available subscription plans.

If you cannot find the index of your interest in our database, you may contact us describing what you need. In this case, our experts will evaluate your request and may provide you with a quotation for the data you need. 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 considerably higher than our regular subscription fees.

Our Plant Construction 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 analysts as fundamental for the construction of industrial plants, to reasonably reflect their relative importance.

No. Subscribers can access plant construction indexes through online charts and tables (in the User Area on the Intratec website) and, depending on the subscription plan, may also download chart images (PNG, JPEG) and data tables (Excel) to work offline. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in on the Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.

Process Plant Location Factors

No. Kindly note that we offer no subscriptions for accessing a specific plant location factor from our database. You must choose among the available subscription plans.

If you cannot find the location factor of your interest in our database, you may contact us describing what you need. In this case, our experts will evaluate your request and may provide you with a quotation for the data you need. 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 considerably higher than our regular subscription fees.

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.

No. Subscribers can access plant location factors through online charts and tables (in the User Area on the Intratec website) and, depending on the subscription plan, may also download chart images (PNG, JPEG) and data tables (Excel) to work offline. Naturally, the subscriber must be logged in on the Intratec website (using the same email and password of the subscription) to access the data.