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Methanol

With increasing evidence that global methanol sector is closely connected to the energy complex through its emergence in Chinese MTO industry, methanol is projected to be one of the fastest growing petrochemical products

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Renewable methanol

July 18, 2022
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The industry average payment terms in Methanol category for the current quarter is 49.3 days

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    Methanol Suppliers


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    Total Suppliers
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    Diverse Suppliers
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    Normalized Supplier Rating
    Methanol Supplier

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    BASF SE
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    Jackson, Mississipi
    Duns number
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    The Supplier Evaluation Risk (SER) Rating is Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary scoring system used to assess the probability that a business will seek relief from creditors or cease operations within the next 12 months. SER ratings range from 1 to 9, with 9 indicating the highest risk of failure. We’ve prepared an infographic to help business owners better understand what influences their SER Rating.

    A 71 - 100

    Very Low Risk

    B 51 - 70

    Low Risk

    C 30 - 50

    Moderate Risk

    D 21 - 29

    High Risk

    E 0 - 20

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    Human Rights Issues
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    Production Supply Chain Issues
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    Environmental Non Compliance Flags
    74
    Corruption Issues
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    21
    Fraud Issues
    8
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    12
    Regulatory Issues
    13
    Workforce Disputes
    6
    Sanctions
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    49
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    Methanol market frequently asked questions


    According to Beroe's analysis report, methanol global demand tracks GDP on an average ratio of 1.7 times. It is dominated by China which is the largest producer of methanol, and nearly 10-percent of its demand is met through imports. According to the methanol market data, the major demand center is in Asia (China) accounting for ~74 percent, followed by Europe and North America

    As per the methanol market report, the global methanol market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.81 percent by 2025. The market is driven by factors like ' increasing demand for methanol in China from the olefins market (acceptance of the MTO technology), which is driven by the increasing demand for petrochemicals for the APAC region. Another contributing factor that drives the market is the need for alternatives to conventional transportation fuels and strong demand from traditional markets like adhesive, paints, and plastics.

    According to Beroe's analysis report, Methanex | Ar ' Razi | MHTL | Zagros | Shenhua | Ningxia Coal are some of the biggest methanol producers on a global scale.

    Methanol market report transcript


    Global Market Outlook on Methanol

    • An expansion in a methanol producing capacity in the US and the entry of Iranian methanol into the market would shift the trade flow
    • This trend has increased the pressure on high-cost producers, who have started to rationalize
    • Key regions driving growth: Global methanol demand, tracks GDP on an average ratio of 1.7 times
    • China is likely to have the highest growth, driven by the increased demand from MTO developments
    • The ME and the US are likely to witness capacity surge, with the ME strengthening its position as a major exporter

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    Demand Market Outlook for Major Methanol Markets

    • Methanol Demand market of methanol is dominated by China. Although it is the largest producer of methanol, close to 10 percent of its demand is met through imports
    • Derivative capacity additions in China would spearhead the demand levels over the next three years [MTO (5.5 MMT/y), CTOs (4.2 MMT/y), MTGs (1.2 MMT/y)]

    Industry Best Practices

    In the Atlantic Basin arena, methanol price “premiums” existed over the last several years 
    Premiums are narrowing and China is becoming demand centric, while the mature markets requirements are fading away

    Global Market Size: Methanol

    • The global methanol market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 11.81 percent between 2016 and 2025. The methanol market is primarily driven by the following factors: Increasing demand for methanol in China from the olefins market (acceptance of the MTO technology), which is driven by increasing demand for petrochemicals in APAC
    • In addition to this, need for alternatives to conventional transportation fuels and strong demand from conventional markets like adhesives, paints, and plastics
    • The global methanol sector is now closely connected to the energy complex, through the emergence and growth of Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) industry in China
    • Methanol would compete with naphtha as a feedstock for ethylene and propylene production through MTO
    • These products have high correlation to crude, thus making crude oil a proxy feedstock for methanol and hence Chinese market and crude oil are the major drivers of global methanol prices

    Global Capacity–Demand Analysis

    • Global methanol capacity and demand would be dominated by China
    • Global market is well-balanced with global demand growing at a CAGR of 7 percent, until 2022
    • Substantial capacity additions that are planned would suffice the growing demand, particularly from the Chinese market

    Methanol Market Overview

    Major methanol demand center is Asia (China), which accounts for ~74 percent, followed by Europe and North America.

    MTO/MTP is the fastest growing derivative segment: It is likely to become the largest derivative of methanol in terms of value and volume by 2023

    Cost breakup for methanol: Gross costs (Raw materials - Co Credits), net utilities, fixed costs, depreciation & other overheads

    Fixed costs comprise of the following components: Plant overheads, operating charges, maintenance costs, supervision, and operation labor costs.

    The methanol price forecast for the US for Q3 2019: Methanol prices are expected to witness an increasing trend during Nov–Dec. 

    Why You Should Buy This Report

    • The report provides information about the global methanol market size, outlook, methanol demand and supply trends, trade dynamics, import and export dynamics, etc.
    • It gives the regional methanol market outlook and Porter’s five force analysis of North America, China and Europe and lists out the industry drivers and constraints, important industry events, innovations etc.
    • The report gives a breakdown of the cost structure and does a pricing analysis and methanol price forecast.
    • It does a SWOT analysis of key players such as Methanex, Ar–Razi, Methanol (Holdings) Trinidad Ltd. (MHTL), etc.