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Current Chemical Prices

Current prices for bulk industrial chemicals are often reported in trade journals such as Chemical Week and ICIS Chemical Business (formerly Chemical Market Reporter).  Search the journals by limitng the publication name and then adding the keywords.  Search for the name of the chemical or the chemical abbreviation and keyword terms such as "price" and "production."

Try these business databases to search the trade journals:

Try these links for current chemical prices from suppliers.

Integrated in SciFinder (link below) CHEMCATS provides verified available quantities, prices and supplier contact information for millions of commercially available chemical products from hundreds of suppliers.

Historical Chemical Prices

Finding historical chemical prices can be a challenge.  Try the following resources:

ICIS chemical prices student edition website

Kirk-Othermer encyclopedia of chemical technology

If these resources do not provide the information needed try searching in the trade journals for historical prices.