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Methanol Industry in Iran

  • ID: 2168705
  • Report
  • Region: Iran
  • 115 pages
  • Taiyou Research
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  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
Methanol demand in Iran made up for nearly 20% of the overall demand in the Middle-East and African region in the year 2011. Like in Saudi Arabia, increases in oil prices have boosted growth in many industries in Iran. The availability of relatively cheap feedstock, combined with the healthy methanol demand from Asian countries, supported the growth of Iran’s economy during the last decade. Further capacity additions are planned in the region in the coming decade to meet the expected increase in domestic demand and the anticipated rise in export demand from Asian countries.

Iran’s methanol demand was mainly driven by the acetic acid sector. MTBE and DMT were the two other major methanol end-use markets. The major sector, acetic acid, is expected to witness significant growth in coming years.

Methanol is produced naturally in the anaerobic metabolism of many varieties of bacteria, and is ubiquitous in the environment. As a result, there is a small fraction of methanol vapor in the atmosphere. Over the course of several days, atmospheric methanol is oxidized with the help of sunlight to carbon dioxide and water. Currently, Iran has achieved 10% of the world's share in methanol production and its industrial exports are available in markets of 159 countries, mainly in Iraq, China, the UAE, India and South Korea.

The National Petrochemical Company, Kaveh Glass Industry Group and Public Joint Stock Company are the biggest players in the Iranian industry. Trading of Iranian petrochemical products such as polymers had ceased in Japan and South Korea, but some chemicals that are considered a necessity still had to be imported from Iran. Iran has the second-largest petrochemical output in the Middle East, next to Saudi Arabia.

In this scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Methanol Industry in Iran. The report covers the following:

- An introduction to what is methanol, the various uses of methanol and the safety issues with methanol.

- An analysis of the methanol industry in Iran through industry statistics, demand and production scenario of methanol in Iran, and the demand of methanol in Iran by sectors.

- Cost analysis of methanol in Iran.

- Import/export situation of methanol in Iran including import/export statistics.

- An analysis of the major global market players through their business analysis, a look at their products & services, financials and a SWOT analysis.

Summing up this research report on the Methanol Industry in Iran we provide a glossary of terms and a research methodology. Taiyou Research’s analysis of the Methanol Industry in Iran is a comprehensive profile of this industry.
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  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary

2. What is Methanol?
2.1 Introduction to Methanol
2.2 Uses of Methanol
2.2.1 Methanol as Feedstock
2.2.2 Methanol as Vehicle Fuel
2.2.3 Other Uses
2.3 Emergence of a Methanol Economy
2.4 Safety Issues with Methanol

3. Methanol Industry in Iran
3.1 Industry Statistics
3.2 Demand & Production of Methanol in Iran
3.3 Demand of Methanol by Sectors

4. Cost Analysis: Methanol in Iran

5. Import/Export of Methanol in Iran

6. Competition in the Industry

7. Major Global Industry Players
7.1 Eastman Chemical Company
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Business Analysis
7.1.3 Major Products & Services
7.1.4 Financial Analysis
7.1.5 SWOT Analysis
7.2 Linde AG
7.2.1 Company Overview
7.2.2 Business Analysis
7.2.3 Major Products & Services
7.2.4 Financial Analysis
7.2.5 SWOT Analysis
7.3 LyondellBasell Industries
7.3.1 Company Overview
7.3.2 Business Analysis
7.3.3 Major Products & Services
7.3.4 Financial Analysis
7.3.5 SWOT Analysis
7.4 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. Inc.
7.4.1 Company Overview
7.4.2 Business Analysis
7.4.3 Major Products & Services
7.4.4 Financial Analysis
7.5 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
7.5.1 Company Overview
7.5.2 Business Analysis
7.5.3 Major Products & Services
7.5.4 Financial Analysis
7.5.5 SWOT Analysis
7.6 Duke Energy Corporation
7.6.1 Company Overview
7.6.2 Business Analysis
7.6.3 Major Products & Services
7.6.4 Financial Analysis
7.6.5 SWOT Analysis
7.7 Praxair Inc
7.7.1 Company Overview
7.7.2 Business Analysis
7.7.3 Major Products & Services
7.7.4 Financial Analysis
7.7.5 SWOT Analysis

8. Glossary

9. Research Methodology
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Praxair Inc
Eastman Chemical Company
Linde AG
LyondellBasell Industries
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co. Inc.
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Duke Energy Corporation

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