The Library does not subscribe to a chemical price tracking service.
However, it is still possible to find current and historical chemical prices through these library resources:
(from the University of Alberta Libraries)
This is a collection of articles and news about the international chemical industry.
Recent prices (since 2006)
In every issue, there is a Market Trends & Data column for bulk chemical prices of Ammonia, Benzene, Butadiene, Ethanol (contract price only), Ethylene, Ethylene glycol (contract price only), Methanol, MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) (spot price only), Naphtha (spot price only), Orthoxylene, Paraxylene, Phenol (spot price only), Propylene, Styrene, Toluene, and Xylene.
The Chemical Profile column summarizes recent prices for a different chemical each issue.
Recent print issues are also available.
*** Try the Indicative Chemical Prices A-Z by ICIS as well.
Historical prices (pre-2006)
Predecessors to ICIS Chemical Business include:
Articles, interviews, business profiles and global news and analysis published weekly for professionals in the chemical industry.
Recent prices (since 1994)
Historical prices (pre-1994)
Encyclopedia articles can provide economic indicators and prices (here’s an example).
Search for your chemical in:
Search by chemical name in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN).
Additionally, try these databases for news and trade articles.
Too many results? Add price, cost, or bulk to your search terms.
Not finding what you need? Try these guides on chemical prices:
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