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Petrochemicals Methodology and Specifications

Clearly defined and transparent methodologies are the backbone of Platts’ price assessment processes. Platts’ methodologies provide detailed descriptions and explanations of how we assess the market value of commodities so that customers and other interested parties understand those processes. In this section, we post documentation by commodity and region for all published price assessments and indices.

Asian petrochemicals methodology

(as of June 2014)

European petrochemicals methodology

(as of January 2014)

US petrochemicals methodology

(as of May 2013)


Platts Asian Petrochemicalscan: code list

(as of May 2009)

Platts Europe & Americas Petrochemical Scan: code list

(as of May 2009)

Platts Polymerscan: code list

(as of May 2009)

Platts Solvents Wire: code list

(as of May 2009)

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(as of April 2012)

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