Global Methanol Market - Segmented by Derivatives, End-user Industry, and Region - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4514928
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 150 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Dec 31st 2018
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  • Celanese Corp.
  • Coogee Chemicals
  • Eni S.p.A. (ECOFUEL)
  • Methanex Corp.
  • Oberon Fuels
  • MORE
The global methanol market is expected grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, driven mainly by the increasing use of methanol (in the form of fuel and antifreeze agent) in the automotive industry. The methanol industry has experienced an explosive growth, primarily in China and the United States, owing to significant developments in shale gas.

Increasing Use of Methanol in the Automotive Industry Driving the Market

Methanol is used directly as an affordable transportation fuel for automobile engines due to its efficient combustion, ease of distribution, and easy availability. It is also used as an antifreeze agent for automobile radiators. Moreover, it can be blended with gasoline to generate a fuel that is efficient and can boost octane number with lower emissions when compared to conventional gasoline. Methanol gasoline blends have widespread use in China and have been introduced in several countries outside of China as well.

Acetic Acid Dominating the Market

Acetic acid is the main feedstock to manufacture vinyl acetate monomer, which was at the forefront in terms of volumetric consumption in 2017. It is mainly driven by the growing demand for polyvinyl acetates and vinyl alcohols, which, in turn, are accelerating the demand for acetic acid. Acetic acid is a key building block to manufacturing various chemicals, such as vinyl acetate monomer (VAM), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), acetate esters, and acetic anhydride, which are further used by a wide range of end-user industries, such as synthetic fibers, textiles, inks, and pesticides. It is used in many applications, such as vinyl acetate monomer, purified terephthalic acid, acetate esters, acetic anhydride, and others. Vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) was the largest application segment for the market accounting for over 34% of the global acetic acid consumption in 2017. The acetate esters segment is expected to be the strongest growth segment of the market, primarily driven by the growing demand from the coatings industry.

Asia-Pacific Dominating the Methanol Market

Asia-Pacific is the leading and fastest growing market for methanol, in terms of value and volume, and this trend is expected to continue till 2023. China is the largest and fastest growing market in the region. The demand for methanol is highly dependent on the increasing production of feedstock and growth in methanol production in China. Furthermore, rapid R&D in the use of methanol as an alternative fuel for vehicles is also paving the way for the growth of its market in the region.

Major Players: BASF, SABIC, and Methanex Corp, amongst others.

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  • Celanese Corp.
  • Coogee Chemicals
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  • Methanex Corp.
  • Oberon Fuels
  • MORE
1. Introduction
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Phases
1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s 5 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
3.3 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock
3.3.1 Coal
3.3.2 Natural Gas
3.3.3 Others
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.5 Trade Analysis
3.6 Price Index

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
4.2 Restraints
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 (Market size, Growth and forecast)
5.1 By Derivatives
5.1.1 Formaldehyde
5.1.2 Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO)/Methanol-to-Propylene (MTP)
5.1.3 Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
5.1.4 Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT)
5.1.5 Acetic Acid
5.1.6 Dimethyl Ether (DME)
5.1.7 Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
5.1.8 Methylamines
5.1.9 Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether (TAME)
5.1.10 Others
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Automotive
5.2.2 Construction
5.2.3 Electrical & Electronics
5.2.4 Paints & Coatings
5.2.5 Pharmaceuticals
5.2.6 Agriculture
5.2.7 Packaging
5.2.8 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 France
6.3.4 Italy
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 and Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
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.
..List not exhaustive

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.
  • Oberon Fuels
  • OCI N.V.
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Valero Marketing and Supply Co.
  • Zagros Petrochemical Co.
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