Global Methanol Market 2016-2021

  • ID: 4115075
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 142 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Celanese Corp.
  • Coogee Chemicals
  • Eni S.p.A. (ECOFUEL)
  • Methanex Corp.
  • Oberon Fuels
  • MORE

The global methanol market has been estimated at USD 31.02 billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 51.6 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 10.70% during the forecast period, 2016 to 2021.

Market Dynamics

The methanol industry has experienced an explosive growth primarily in China and the United States in recent years owing to significant developments in shale gas, which has contributed in lowering the natural gas prices. Various new markets and applications are on the rise for methanol due to the production of light olefins from methanol, methanol to gasoline conversion, and the increasing use of methanol as a fuel. Growing petrochemicals demand, and the development of new industrial sectors are expected to provide immense opportunities for the growth of the methanol industry, globally. However, the market faces certain drawbacks, such as the use of ethanol fuel or bio ethanol, which limits the consumption of methanol, and a fluctuation in crude oil prices that would affect the affordability of methanol derivatives. These factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.

Market Segmentation

The global methanol market has been segmented by feedstock into coal, natural gas, and few other feedstock. The methanol market is also broadly segmented by derivatives into formaldehyde, gasoline, methanol-to-olefins (MTO)/methanol-to-propylene (MTP), methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), acetic acid, dimethyl ether (DME), methyl methacrylate (MMA), methylamines, tertiary amyl methyl ether (TAME), biodiesel, and other derivatives.

The market is further segregated into methanol sub-derivatives, which includes UF/PF Resins, gasoline additives, olefins, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), polyacetal, fuels, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), acetate esters, purified terephthalic acid (PTA), acetic anhydride, and other sub-derivatives. The expanding demand for chemicals in China and the increasing use of methanol in the automotive and construction industries are driving the market for methanol, globally.

The market has been geographically segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East & Africa. Asia-Pacific has the highest market share, both, in regarding value and volume, accounting for more than 35% of the global market. China is the largest and fastest-growing market for methanol consumption, globally, and is expected to lead the market through 2021.

Opportunities and Major Players

The increasing adoption of methanol, due to its accelerating growth in the automotive and construction market across the world, is expected to offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the global methanol market. Globally, there are around XX suppliers competing in the sector, with the top 10 suppliers accounting for almost XX% of the overall market.

Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product development, include:

  • BP Global
  • Celanese Corp.
  • Methanex Corp.
  • Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

Key Deliverables in the Study:

  • Market analysis for the global methanol market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.
  • Market definition along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and prospective opportunities.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global methanol market on both, global and regional scales.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
  • Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and identify the regions that are still untapped.
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  • Celanese Corp.
  • Coogee Chemicals
  • Eni S.p.A. (ECOFUEL)
  • Methanex Corp.
  • Oberon Fuels
  • MORE
1. Introduction
1.1 Description
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Executive Summary

3. Green and Methanol Market
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Force Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Expanding Demand for Petrochemicals in China and Other Asia-Pacific Countries
4.1.2 Increasing Use of Methanol in the Automotive Industry
4.1.3 Growing Construction Industry
4.2 Constraints
4.2.1 Fluctuating Crude Oil Prices Affecting the Affordability of few Methanol Derivatives
4.2.2 Usage of Ethanol Fuel or Bio Ethanol in Comparison to Methanol
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Use of Methanol in New Expanding Fuel Applications such as in Marine

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 Methanol Market by Feedstock
5.1.1 Coal
5.1.2 Natural Gas
5.1.3 Others
5.2 By Derivatives
5.2.1 Formaldehyde
5.2.2 Gasoline
5.2.3 Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO)/Methanol-to-Propylene (MTP)
5.2.4 Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
5.2.5 Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT)
5.2.6 Acetic Acid
5.2.7 Dimethyl Ether (DME)
5.2.8 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
5.2.9 Methylamines
5.2.10 Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether (TAME)
5.2.11 Biodiesel
5.2.12 Others
5.3 By Sub-Derivatives
5.3.1 UF/PFResins
5.3.2 Gasoline Additives
5.3.3 Olefins
5.3.4 Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM)
5.3.5 Polyacetal
5.3.6 Fuels
5.3.7 Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI)
5.3.8 Acetate Esters
5.3.9 Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)
5.3.10 Acetic Anhydride
5.3.11 Others
5.4 By End-User Industry
5.4.1 Automotive
5.4.2 Construction
5.4.3 Electronics
5.4.4 Paints & Coatings
5.4.5 Pharmaceuticals
5.4.6 Agriculture
5.4.7 Packaging
5.4.8 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market size, growth and forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 UAE
6.5.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.3 Market Share Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles
8.1 Atlantic Methanol Production Co.
8.3 BP Global
8.4 Celanese Corp.
8.5 Clariant
8.6 Coogee Chemicals
8.7 Enerkem
8.8 Eni S.p.A. (ECOFUEL)
8.9 Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GNFC)
8.10 Haldor Topsoe
8.11 Methanex Corp.
8.12 Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd.
8.13 Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
8.14 Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
8.15 Oberon Fuels
8.16 OCI N.V.
8.17 Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
8.18 SABIC
8.19 Valero Marketing and Supply Co.
8.20 Zagros Petrochemical Co.

9. Disclaimer
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  • Atlantic Methanol Production Co.
  • BP Global
  • Celanese Corp.
  • Clariant
  • Coogee Chemicals
  • Enerkem
  • Eni S.p.A. (ECOFUEL)
  • Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GNFC)
  • Haldor Topsoe
  • Methanex Corp.
  • Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Co., Inc.
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • OCI N.V.
  • Oberon Fuels
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Valero Marketing and Supply Co.
  • Zagros Petrochemical Co.
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