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Methanol Industry in Brazil

  • ID: 2168706
  • Report
  • Region: Brazil
  • 90 pages
  • Taiyou Research
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  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Linde AG
  • LyondellBasell Industries
  • Praxair Inc
  • MORE
Brazil accounts for a whopping 60% share of the overall methanol demand in South and Central American region combined. The economy of Brazil is rapidly increasing, and it is grouped with China, Russia and India (the BRIC nations) as a country with significant future growth prospects. With strong economic growth, methanol consumption in the country will rise, which will in turn, provide a significant boost to overall regional demand for methanol.

Brazil is expected to account for over 60% of the region’s methanol demand in the coming decade.

Brazil consistently exports more methanol than any other country in the world. Methanol has many advantages that make it a desirable fuel alternative. It blends well with gasoline, it is environment friendly, and it provides critical fuel flexibility in an era of unprecedented crude oil prices. The success of Brazil's booming export enterprise is attributed to a number of variables. Unlike Brazil, countries such as the United States and Japan are only beginning to replace significant proportions of gasoline consumption with methanol alternatives. This creates a real possibility that demand for methanol will quickly surpass domestic production in these countries. In addition to labor concerns, there are serious environmental considerations surrounding the growth of the methanol industry. Supporters of the industry, including industry leaders, government and mainstream media, argue that an increase in methanol exports will boost economic growth and sustainable rural growth for Brazil, while reducing global warming and dependence on fossil fuels.

Companhia Petroquimica do Nordeste and Group Peixoto de Castro are the biggest players in the Brazilian market. The exponential increase in worldwide gasoline prices continues to drive interest in the potential of methanol as an alternative fuel source. Brazil has both the agricultural resources and processing infrastructure to capitalize on this demand.

In this scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Methanol Industry in Brazil. 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 Brazil through industry statistics, demand and production scenario of methanol in Brazil, and the demand of methanol in Brazil by sectors.

- Cost analysis of methanol in Brazil.

- Import/export situation of methanol in Brazil 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 Brazil we provide a glossary of terms and a research methodology. Taiyou Research’s analysis of the Methanol Industry in Brazil is a comprehensive profile of this industry.
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  • 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 Brazil
3.1 Industry Statistics
3.2 Demand & Production of Methanol in Brazil
3.3 Demand of Methanol by Sectors

4. Cost Analysis: Methanol in Brazil

5. Import/Export of Methanol in Brazil

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 Praxair Inc
7.4.1 Company Overview
7.4.2 Business Analysis
7.4.3 Major Products & Services
7.4.4 Financial Analysis
7.4.5 SWOT Analysis
7.5 Terra Industries Inc/CF Industries
7.5.1 Company Overview
7.5.2 Business Analysis
7.5.3 Major Products & Services
7.5.4 Financial Analysis

8. Glossary

9. Research Methodology
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Eastman Chemical Company
Linde AG
LyondellBasell Industries
Praxair Inc
Terra Industries Inc/CF Industries

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