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Methanol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

  • ID: 4763079
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 106 pages
  • IMARC Group
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The global methanol market was worth US$ 24.7 Billion in 2018, registering a CAGR of 7.7% during 2011-2018. Methanol (CH3OH), commonly known as wood alcohol, is a light, colorless and volatile liquid alcohol with a distinctive odor. It is the simplest type of alcohol and consists of a methyl group linked with a hydroxy group. Earlier produced by the destructive distillation of wood, methanol is now prepared by directly combining carbon monoxide gas and hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. It not only has a low rate of evaporation and radiant heat energy but is also miscible in different solvents like water, alcohol, ether and ketones. On account of these properties, it is widely used as a general solvent and to produce resins, pharmaceuticals and perfumes.

Market Drivers:

Since methanol is readily available and extremely efficient, it is extensively used in the automotive industry as a transportation fuel and antifreeze agent for automobile radiators. In addition to this, it is employed in the manufacturing of Dimethyl ether (DME) and Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), which are safer alternatives to traditional gasoline. It also forms an essential component of biodiesel and is used in internal combustion engines. Apart from this, the alcohol also finds numerous applications in the manufacturing of formaldehyde, acetic acid and methyl acetate. These chemicals are further used in the production of adhesives, paints, plywood, solvents, foams, plastics and explosives. Furthermore, since methanol biodegrades easily and is eco-friendly in nature, it is preferred over counterparts like crude oil, gasoline and diesel. According to estimates, the market is expected to reach a value of US$ 48.3 Billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 11.1% during the forecast period (2019-2024).

Breakup by Application:

Formaldehyde
Dimethyl ether
Gasoline
Chloromethane
MTBE/TAME
Acetic acid
Others
Formaldehyde is the largest application segment as it is largely used for the manufacturing of plywood, plastics and paints. Moreover, it is also used as a fuel on account of its remarkable blending attributes.

Regional Insights:

China
Asia-Pacific (excluding China)
Europe
North America
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
On the geographical front, China enjoys the leading position in the global market on account of growing demand for methanol-gasoline blends in the region.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has also been analyzed with the detailed profiles of the key player operating in the market.

The essential aspects of the methanol market evaluated in the report include:

Market trends
Major regions
Key application areas
Key manufacturers
Price trends
Raw material requirements
Chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing process
Major importers and exporters
Value chain analysis
Market trends for major feedstocks
Price trends for major feedstocks
Key regions for major feedstocks
Key application areas for major feedstocks
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1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Physical and Chemical Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Methanol Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Price Trends
5.3.1 Key Price Indicators
5.3.2 Price Structure
5.3.3 Price Trends
5.4 Market Forecast
5.5 SWOT Analysis
5.5.1 Overview
5.5.2 Strengths
5.5.3 Weaknesses
5.5.4 Opportunities
5.5.5 Threats
5.6 Value Chain Analysis
5.6.1 Overview
5.6.2 Raw Material Mining and Extraction
5.6.3 Manufacturing
5.6.4 Marketing
5.6.5 Distribution
5.6.6 Export
5.6.7 End Use
5.7 Margin Analysis
5.8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.8.1 Overview
5.8.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.8.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.8.4 Degree of Competition
5.8.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.8.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.9 Trade Data
5.9.1 Imports
5.9.2 Exports
5.10 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors

6 Performance of Key Regions
6.1 China
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Asia Pacific (Excluding China)
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Market Trends
6.3.2 Market Forecast
6.4 North America
6.4.1 Market Trends
6.4.2 Market Forecast
6.5 Latin America
6.5.1 Market Trends
6.5.2 Market Forecast
6.6 Middle East and Africa
6.6.1 Market Trends
6.6.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Application
7.1 Formaldehyde
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Dimethyl Ether
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Gasoline
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast
7.4 Chloromethane
7.4.1 Market Trends
7.4.2 Market Forecast
7.5 MTBE/TAME
7.5.1 Market Trends
7.5.2 Market Forecast
7.6 Acetic Acid
7.6.1 Market Trends
7.6.2 Market Forecast
7.7 Others
7.7.1 Market Trends
7.7.2 Market Forecast

8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Market Structure
8.2 Market Breakup by Key Players
8.3 Key Player Profiles

9 Methanol Manufacturing Process
9.1 Product Overview
9.2 Chemical Reactions Involved
9.3 Detailed Process Flow
9.4 Raw Material Requirements
9.5 Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rates

10 Methanol: Feedstock Analysis
10.1 Coal
10.1.1 Market Performance
10.1.1.1 Volume Trends
10.1.1.2 Value Trends
10.1.2 Price Trends
10.1.3 Market Breakup by Region
10.1.4 Market Breakup by Application
10.2 Natural Gas
10.2.1 Market Performance
10.2.1.1 Volume Trends
10.2.1.2 Value Trends
10.2.2 Price Trends
10.2.3 Market Breakup by Region
10.2.4 Market Breakup by Application

*List of Tables and Figures are available on enquiry
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