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Gain insights into the methanol market within the context of the value chain for strategic planning and investment identification.

The role of methanol is quickly evolving.

Where historically it had been part of a supply-driven market, the emergence of manufacturers in Asia (most notably China) has changed the industry dynamics. A key basic chemical with many versatile applications derived from various feedstocks, methanol is being used in an ever-increasing range of ways.

As production and consumption have expanded globally, the applications have changed with methanol-to-olefin conversion becoming a key output. Methanol has transformed from being
an easy derivative of natural gas to a profit-generating, valuable commodity capitalising on the booming petrochemical market and thus becoming a demand driver for the future.

Features at a glance

Methanol long-term service

Optimise your commercial strategy with an integrated view of long-term market dynamics and strategic insights of global chemical markets.

The methanol long-term service provides global supply and demand outlooks to 2040. Regional markets covered in this service includes outlooks for Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Russia and Caspian. 

Demand outlooks in this report cover the following derivatives:

  • Methanol-to-olefins (MTO)
  • Formaldehyde
  • Acetic Acid
  • Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE)
  • Gasoline blending
  • Dimethyl Ether (DME)
  • Biodiesel

Production is covered by source and includes gas, coal, heavy liquids, renewables.

Designed to help you:
  • Gain in-depth insight to methanol suppliers by region globally

  • Ensure supply chain cost efficiencies with supply outlooks

  • Observe how methanol production is evolving and the opportunities it presents in the context of the value chain

  • Pinpoint investment opportunities to expand sustainable product offerings such as methanol for gas blending and biodiesel

  • Identify opportunities to inform strategic direction based on how the market is changing and is forecasted to evolve including revenue projections

  • Assess future diversification and forward integration opportunities by obtaining demand outlooks of methanol derivatives

  • Analyse best investment opportunities and where the market has reached saturation point

  • Obtain a global perspective on the market dynamics of fuel use in methanol