Platts proposes moving Latin American petrochemical assessments to Brazilian holiday schedule

Platts, part of S&P Global Commodity Insights, is proposing to move all its Latin American petrochemical assessments to the Brazil holiday publishing schedule from the US holiday publishing schedule, beginning 2023.

Under the proposal, weekly assessments falling on Brazil public holidays, except for the Carnival and Ash holidays, would be published one day in advance. For the Carnival and Ash holidays, Platts is proposing to not publish any Latin American weekly polymer assessments in that week.

For 2023, weekly assessments for Jan. 25, April 21, and Nov. 15 would be published one day in advance on Jan. 24, April 20, and Nov. 14, respectively. For the Carnival and Ash Wednesday holidays on Feb. 20-22, there would be no publication of Latin American weekly polymer assessments. Latin American weekly polymer assessments would resume the following week on March 1.

A full list of the proposed publishing schedule for 2023 is as below:

Brazil holiday

Dates

Published day prior

Affected publications

Change from 2022

New Year's (observed)

Jan. 2

N/A

N/A

No change

Birthday of São Paulo City

Jan. 25

Published Jan. 24

Polymerscan, Polymerscan Latin American Edition

Yes; assessments published day prior

Carnival and Ash Wednesday

Feb. 20-22

No Latin polymers assessments published this week

Polymerscan, Polymerscan Latin American Edition

Yes; no assessments published

Good Friday

April 7

Published April 6

Europe and Americas Petrochemicalscan

No change

Tiradentes Day

April 21

Published April 20

Europe and Americas Petrochemicalscan

Yes; assessments published day prior

Corpus Christi Day

June 8

N/A

N/A

No change

Independence Day

Sept. 7

N/A

N/A

No change

Lady of Aparecida

Oct. 12

N/A

N/A

No change

All Souls Day

Nov. 2

N/A

N/A

No change

Republic Day

Nov. 15

Published Nov. 14

Polymerscan, Polymerscan Latin American Edition

Yes; assessments published day prior

Black Consciousness Day

Nov. 20

N/A

N/A

No change

Christmas Day

Dec. 25

N/A

N/A

No change

The full list of affected assessments and their price database codes are available here: Latin American chemical assessments. These assessments appear in Polymerscan, Polymerscan Latin American Edition, and Europe and Americas Petrochemicalscan.

For full details of Platts publishing schedule in 2022, refer to Pricing Holiday Schedule | S&P Global Commodity Insights (spglobal.com).

Please send any questions or comments to petchems@spglobal.com and pricegroup@spglobal.com by Dec. 7, 2022.

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