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Chemical Engineering

Recommended Resources

For more information about chemical pricing, construction and energy costs, production and trade, see the Library's Chemical Economics guide.

Bulk Chemical Pricing

It has always been difficult to locate current bulk prices for industrial chemicals, but in recent years the task has become even more challenging as trade journals have reduced the number of chemicals they cover on a regular basis.



Cost Indices and Indicators

Several trade journals publish current plant and equipment costs. For example, Chemical Engineering publishes the Chemical Engineering Plant Cost Index (CEPCI) and Marshall & Swift Equipment Cost Index. Follow the steps below to locate the most recent cost data in each journal.