Global Methanol Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2026

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Global Methanol Market By Feedstock Type (Natural Gas, Coal, Others), Derivatives (Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, Gasoline Blending, Biodiesel, DME, TAME, DMT, MTO/MTP, Others), End-Use Industry (Construction, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Pharmaceuticals, Packaging, Paints & Coatings, Agriculture, Others), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2026

Market Analysis: Global Methanol Market

Global Methanol Market is expected to rise from its initial estimated value of USD 83.30 billion in 2018 to a projected value of USD 130.68 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 5.79% in the forecast period of 2019-2026. This rise in market value can be attributed to overall growth of the automotive industry globally.

Market Definition: Global Methanol Market

Methanol is used as a source or as a feedstock in the production of various other chemical components and products. Due to its characteristics of being similar to traditional fuel products with combustion, and availability it is being used as an alternative fuel in various transportation systems. It is known as wood alcohol because of its derivation from distillation of wood, but with advancements in technology a number of methods have been commercialized for its production.

Market Drivers:

  • Increasing adoption of methanol as blended fuel in various transportation systems due to the concerns related to the environment; this factor is expected to act as a driver for the market growth
  • Depletion of natural resources for usage as a fuel resulting in growth for various alternative products and solutions; this factor is expected to act as a driver for the market growth

Market Restraint:

  • High cost of conversion of methane into liquids for the usage in different applications and end-user due to the lack of feasible and effective technology available are expected to restrain the market growth

Segmentation: Global Methanol Market

  • By Feedstock Type

    • Natural Gas
    • Coal
    • Others

  • By Derivatives

    • Formaldehyde
    • Acetic Acid
    • Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
    • Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
    • Gasoline Blending
    • Biodiesel
    • Dimethyl Ether (DME)
    • Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether (TAME)
    • Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT)
    • Methanol-to-Olefins/Methanol-to-Propylene (MTO/MTP)
    • Others

  • By End-Use Industry

    • Construction
    • Automotive
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Packaging
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Agriculture
    • Others

  • By Geography

    • North America

      • US
      • Canada
      • Mexico

    • South America

      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South America

    • Europe

      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Russia
      • Turkey
      • Belgium
      • Netherlands
      • Rest of Europe

    • Asia-Pacific

      • Japan
      • China
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Australia
      • Singapore
      • Malaysia
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Philippines
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific

    • Middle East and Africa

      • South Africa
      • Egypt
      • Saudi Arabia
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key Developments in the Market:

  • In January 2019, SABIC announced that they had agreed with South Louisiana Methanol for the establishment and development of a chemicals plant situated in the United States. This decision comes after a significant rise in the demand for shale gas production from the region.
  • In December 2018, SABIC announced that they had increased their share in the Arrazi Methanol Company after they had purchased 50% stake from Japan Saudi Arabia Methanol Company for USD 150 million. This expansion will significantly increase the production capacity of SABIC for methanol.

Competitive Analysis:

Global methanol market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of methanol market for global, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa.

Key Market Competitors:

SABIC; Celanese Corporation; Eastman Chemical Company; BASF SE; Atlantic Methanol; Methanex Corporation; China XLX Fertilizer Ltd.; Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.; Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation.; Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS); Valero Marketing and Supply Company; Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited; BP p.l.c.; Clariant; Coogee; Enerkem; GNFC Limited; Haldor Topsoe A/S; Oberon Fuels; OCI NV are few of the major competitors currently present in the market.

Research Methodology:

Data collection and base year analysis is done using data collection modules with large sample sizes. The market data is analysed and forecasted using market statistical and coherent models. Also market share analysis and key trend analysis are the major success factors in the market report. To know more please Request an Analyst Call or can drop down your inquiry.

The key research methodology used by DBMR Research team is data triangulation which involves data mining, analysis of the impact of data variables on the market, and primary (industry expert) validation. Apart from this, other data models include Vendor Positioning Grid, Market Time Line Analysis, Market Overview and Guide, Company Positioning Grid, Company Market Share Analysis, Standards of Measurement, Top to Bottom Analysis and Vendor Share Analysis. To know more about the research methodology, drop in an inquiry to speak to our industry experts.

Key Insights in the report:

  • Complete and distinct analysis of the market drivers and restraints
  • Key market players involved in this industry
  • Detailed analysis of the market segmentation
  • Competitive analysis of the key players involved

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