Market Advisory Service - Tire Raw Materials Indices

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

As we navigate through 2023 and beyond, the market dynamics of ethylene oxide and its derivatives, such as ethylene glycols, are influenced by various factors, including fluctuating feedstock prices, environmental regulations, and varying demand levels across different applications. The versatility of ethylene glycols, especially in antifreeze, polyester fibers, and PET resin production, has kept the demand robust, but susceptible to the economic health of these industries. Particularly, the growth in recyclable PET and bio-based polyester fibers is injecting new prospects and challenges in the market. Geopolitical tensions and trade policies continue to shape the global supply chain landscape, making the trade dynamics a crucial area of focus. Moreover, the impact of the new capacities, a trend expected to solidify in the coming year, maintaining the market oversupplied, will keep clouding the global business and the economic health of ethylene oxide and glycols.

Indices Covered

  • Synthetic Rubber
  • Natural Rubber
  • Fibers
  • Other Derivative Products

Strategic Analysis

The Global Ethylene Oxide, Glycol, & Derivatives Market Advisory Service offers clients a panoramic, yet in-depth perspective of the global markets, marked by a comprehensive analysis covering fundamental aspects of the value chain, from feedstocks to end-use sectors. This service encapsulates critical data elements, including pricing, supply/demand balances, operating schedules, cash costs, and margin data, ensuring a holistic view of the market landscape. Recognizing the necessity of an integrated perspective, it encompasses global and regional feedstock dynamics and scrutinizes their ripple effect on market equilibria. Insightful commentary on trade data, regulatory impacts, technological advancements, and market-moving events is also provided. The service’s forte lies in its capacity to blend expert analysis with data-driven insights along the entire value chain, equipping our subscribers with the clarity and foresight required to navigate through the market’s complexities with confidence.

The Global Ethylene Oxide, Glycol & Derivatives service provides a comprehensive, forward-looking view of the MEG, DEG, TEG, EO and major EO derivatives markets based on a careful, detailed analysis of the entire value chain. Prices and other relevant econometrics are included in the service.

This report provides updates on historical pricing/economic indices for Synthetic Rubber, Natural Rubber, Fibers and other derivative products. The index covers the costs of raw materials that are used in the production of tires and does not include any processing or manufacturing costs associated with producing or distributing the tire. It provides indices for Passenger Cars (A-C), Passenger Cars (D-G), Truck, Agriculture, OTR, Standard tires and component raw materials.

Key Features


This report provides in-depth commentary on notable occurrences, covering operational and demand shifts, process economics, discussions on short-term supply/demand conditions, analysis of events impacting the market, and forecasts for future market trends. Additionally, it includes an overview of current events in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Publication Timing: End month


Timely but random updates of market activity or news between monthly reports.
Publication Timing: Event-based


Monthly contract price indices and/or spot price discovery for Europe, North America, China, and Turkey.


Trade statistics, global trade analysis, freight estimates, tariffs, and sanction tracking.


Cash cost analysis and price forecast for n-Butanol, and 2EH for Northwest Europe, the US, and China.


Global Acrylonitrile
Publication Timing: Mid-Month (incl. in Monthly Report)


Regional market updates, supply/ demand trends, and limited price evolution for key feedstocks such as propylene, PTA, phthalic anhydride.


A webinar is offered biannually in Q2 and Q4. Each session will encompass a global perspective on prevailing supply and demand market dynamics, along with a brief outlook on short-term pricing. Additionally, each webinar will feature a market overview of the primary acrylonitrile derivatives.


Personal telephone and/or email discussions and meetings on the subject matter covered in the monthly report.


  • Client-wide access
  • Regular special market focus article


including key country focus: Americas, Asia, China, Europe, Middle East, Africa

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