Methanol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022



Methanol is a light, colourless, volatile, toxic and flammable liquid which has an odour very similar to ethanol. It is the simplest of alcohols made chiefly by oxidizing methane and has a number of applications such as an anti-freeze agent, solvent, bio-fuel, etc. According to IMARC Group’s recently published report titled “Methanol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2017-2022”, due to an increase in the demand of methanol in its end-user industries, the global methanol consumption has grown at a CAGR of 7.7% during 2009-2016. The report provides a comprehensive insight into the industry including its market break-up by region, market breakup by end-uses, value chain analysis, import and export trends, key players and market outlook. The report also gives an in-sight into the manufacturing process of methanol, covering key success and risk factors for manufacturers, manufacturing process flow, the reactions involved, raw materials and their requirements, etc.

                                                                    Methanol Market Report

The report segments the global methanol market on the basis of its applications in various industries. The two key end-users of methanol are energy and chemical industries. In the chemical industry, it is largely used to manufacture formaldehyde which accounts for the largest share of its total global consumption. Other chemicals include acetic acid, di-methyl terephthalate (DMT) and some solvents. In the energy sector, methanol is used as a solvent for carrying fuels and in the methanol-to-olefin (MTO) process. It is also used to manufacture methyl tertiary butyl ether, tertiary amyl methyl ether (TAME), di-methyl ether (DME) and bio-diesel among other chemicals. Some other applications of methanol include the production of gasoline, chloromethane, methylamines, methyl methacrylate.

                                             Methanol Market

The report also provides a regional break-down of the global methanol market. According to the report, China currently represents the largest consumer of methanol accounting for nearly half of the total global demand. China was followed by Asia (excluding China), Europe, North America and Latin America. The analysis of the global import and export data finds that the United States represented the largest importer of methanol followed by China, Netherlands, Japan, Republic of Korea, India, Germany, Taipei, Belgium and Brazil. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, represents the largest exporter of methanol. The report has also analysed some of the key global players in the methanol market and finds that Canada based Methanax is currently the world’s largest methanol producer followed by SCC, Sabic, MGC and Zagros.

The essential aspects of the global methanol market evaluated in the report include:

  • Market trends
  • Major regions
  • Key application areas
  • Key manufacturers
  • Price trends
  • Raw material requirements
  • Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
  • Major importers and exporters
  • Value chain analysis
  • Market trends for major feedstocks
  • Price trends for major feedstocks
  • Key regions for major feedstocks
  • Key application areas for major feedstocks
  • Key players for major feedstocks    

1 Preface
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction

    4.1 Overview
    4.2 Physical and Chemical Properties
5 Global Methanol Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1 Volume Trends
        5.2.2 Value Trends
    5.3    Price Trends
    5.4    Market Forecast
    5.5    SWOT Analysis
        5.5.1    Strengths
        5.5.2    Weaknesses
        5.5.3    Opportunities
        5.5.4    Threats
    5.6    Value Chain Analysis
    5.7    Product Pricing and Margin Analysis
    5.8    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.8.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.8.4    Degree of Competition
        5.8.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.8.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.9   Trade Data
        5.9.1 Imports
        5.9.2 Exports
    5.10   Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6 Performance of Key Regions
    6.1    China
    6.2    Asia Pacific (Excluding China)
    6.3    Europe
    6.4    North America
    6.5    Latin America
    6.6    Middle East and Africa
7   Market by Application
    7.1    Formaldehyde
    7.2    Dimethyl Ether
    7.3    Gasoline
    7.4    Chloromethane
    7.5    MTBE/TAME
    7.6    Acetic Acid
    7.7    Others
8 Competitive Landscape
    8.1    Market Structure
    8.2    Market Share of Key Players
    8.3    Key Player Profiles
        8.3.1    Methanex
        8.3.2    Southern Chemical Corporation
        8.3.3    Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corp
        8.3.4    Mitsubishi Gas Chemicals
        8.3.5    Zagros Petrochemical Company
9 Methanol Manufacturing Process
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Chemical Reactions Involved
    9.3    Detailed Process Flow
    9.4    Raw Material Requirements
    9.5    Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rate
10 Methanol: Feedstock Analysis
    10.1 Coal
        10.1.1 Market Performance
            10.1.1.1 Volume Trends
            10.1.1.2 Value Trends
        10.1.2 Price Trends
        10.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
        10.1.4 Market Breakup by Application
    10.2 Natural Gas
        10.2.1 Market Performance
            10.2.1.1 Volume Trends
            10.2.1.2 Value Trends
        10.2.2 Price Trends
        10.2.3 Market Breakup by Region
        10.2.4 Market Breakup by Application

 

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Methanol Industry Overview
Figure 2: Global: Methanol Market: Volume Demand (in Million Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 3: Global: Methanol Market: Value Trends (in Million US$), 2009-2016
Figure 4: Global: Methanol Market: Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2009-2016
Figure 5: Global: Methanol Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2017-2022
Figure 6: Global: Methanol Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2017-2022
Figure 7: Global: Methanol Market Forecast: Price Trends (in US$/Ton), 2017-2022
Figure 8: Global: Methanol Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Methanol Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Methanol Industry: Profit Margin at Various Level of Supply Chain
Figure 11: Global: Methanol Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Methanol Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 13: China: Methanol Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 14: Asia Pacific (Excluding China): Methanol Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 15: North America: Methanol Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 16: Latin America: Methanol Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 17: Middle East and Africa: Methanol Market (in ‘000 Tons), 2009, 2016 & 2022
Figure 18: Global: Methanol Market: Formaldehyde (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 19: Global: Methanol Market: Dimethyl Ether (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 20: Global: Methanol Market: Gasoline (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 21: Global: Methanol Market: Chloromethane (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 22: Global: Methanol Market: MTBE/TAME (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 23: Global: Methanol Market: Acetic Acid (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 24: Global: Methanol Market: Other Applications (in ‘000 Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 25: Global: Methanol Market: Market Share of Key Players (in %), 2016
Figure 26: Methanol Manufacturing: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 27: Methanol Manufacturing: Conversion Rate of Products
Figure 28: Global: Coal Market: Production Volume Trend (in Million Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 29: Global: Coal Market: Value Trend (in’000 US$), 2009-2016
Figure 30: Global: Coal Market: Price Trend (in US$/Ton), 2009-2016
Figure 31: Global: Coal Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 32: Global: Coal Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2016
Figure 33: Global: Natural Gas Market: Production Volume Trend (in Million Tons), 2009-2016
Figure 34: Global: Natural Gas Market: Value Trend (in’000 US$), 2009-2016
Figure 35: Global: Natural Gas Market: Price Trend (in US$/Ton), 2009-2016
Figure 36: Global: Natural Gas Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 37: Global: Natural Gas Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2016

List of Tables

Table 1: Methanol: Physical Properties
Table 2: Methanol: Chemical Properties
Table 3: Global: Methanol Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2016 and 2022
Table 4: Global: Methanol Market Forecast: Breakup by Region, 2017-2022
Table 5: Global: Methanol Market Forecast: Breakup by Application, 2017-2022
Table 6: Global: Methanol Market: Imports by Major Countries, 2015
Table 7: Global: Methanol Market: Exports by Major Countries, 2015
Table 8: Methanol Manufacturing: Raw Materials Required
Table 9: Methanol Manufacturing: Chemical Reactions Involved in Syngas Formation
Table 10: Methanol Manufacturing: Chemical Reactions Involved in Methanol Formation
Table 11: Global: Coal Market: Key Suppliers
Table 12: Global: Natural Gas Market: Key Suppliers


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