Global Methanol Industry

  • November 2012
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 445 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methanol in Thousand Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE (Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether), Dimethyl Ether (DME), Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 105 companies including many key and niche players such as Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC, BASF SE, BioMCN, JSC "METAFRAX", LyondellBasell Industries NV, Metanol de Oriente S.A., Methanex Corporation, Methanex Chile Limited, Methanex New Zealand Ltd., Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc., National Iranian Petrochemical Company, PETRONAS, Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd., Repsol YPF, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol, Saudi International Petrochemical Company Ltd., Repsol YPF, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Saudi International Petrochemical Company, and Statoil ASA. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definition and Scope of Study I-3
Formaldehyde I-3
Acetic Acid I-4
Methyl Tert Butyl Ether I-4
Dimethyl Ether (DME) I-4
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels I-4
Other End-Use Segments I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
A Primer II-1
Recession and Beyond II-1
Market Outlook II-2
Pricing Scenario II-2
Methanol Prices Back Onto the Growth Track II-2
Production Scenario II-3
Developing Regions Charge Ahead in Methanol Production II-3
Table 1: Global Methanol Production (2011): Breakdown of
Nameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for by Regions - Asia
Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, Europe and
North America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4
Competitive Scenario II-4
Table 2: Leading Players in Methanol Market Worldwide (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Sales Volumes for Methanex
Corporation, Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL),
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Mitsubishi Gas
Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corporation, National Iranian
Petrochemical Company (NIPC), PETRONAS, Mitsui Chemicals and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Feedstock Scenario II-5
Table 3: Global Methanol Feedstock Scenario (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 4: Methanol Feedstock Pricing in Select Regions for
2006 and 2011 ($/MMBTU) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

2. KEY MARKET TRENDS II-7
Overcapacity Looms Menacingly Over Methanol Industry II-7
Chinese and Middle East Producers Gear Up for Fierce Competition II-7
Diverse Feedstock Makes Methanol a Desired Source of Fuel II-7
Methanol Generates a New Wave of Interest As Alternative
Transportation Fuel II-8
Chemical Intermediates Lose Share to Energy Applications II-8
Emerging Economies Drive Demand for MTBE II-9
DME - A Rising Star in Global Energy Arena II-9
Government Measures to Drive Adoption of Methanol Blended
Gasoline II-10
China Spearheads Global MTO Market II-10
Fuel Cells - An Untapped Goldmine II-11
Methanol to See Higher Demand in Fuel Applications II-11
Energy Sector - The Key Demand Driver for Biomethanol II-11
Concerns Over First Generation Biofuels Extend Opportunity
for Biomethanol II-12

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-13
Physical and Chemical Properties II-13
Methanol Manufacturing Process II-14
Feed Purification II-14
Reforming II-14
Methanol Synthesis II-14
Methanol Purification II-14
Methods of Preparing Methanol II-14
Low Pressure Gas-Solid Phase Method II-15
Liquid Phase Synthetic Method II-15
Pasty Bed Technique II-15
Liquid Complexation Catalyzing Method II-15
Methane Oxidation Method II-15
Biomethanol Synthesis II-15
Advantages of Methanol II-16
Low Pollution II-16
Fuel Supply Options II-16
Fire Safety II-16
High Performance II-16
Cost Effective II-16
Myriad Application Areas II-16
Methanol Fuel and Chemical Uses II-17
Environmental Issues and Regulations II-18

4. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS II-19
Formaldehyde II-19
Acetic Acid II-19
Chemical and Physical Properties II-19
Grades II-20
Hazards II-20
Methyl Tert Butyl Ether II-20
DME II-21
Alternative Fuels II-21
Other End-Use Segments II-21
Methyl Methacrylate II-21
Dimethyl Terephthalate II-22
Methylamines II-22
Chloromethanes II-22
Methanol-to-Olefins/Methanol-to-Propylene (MTO/MTP) II-22
Solvents and Others II-22

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-23
Pandora Methanol Acquires Eastman Chemical’s Beaumont Methanol
Plant II-23
Sinopec, SABIC Secure Approval for Trinidad Methanol Plant II-23
Celanese Plans to Start Methanol Production at Clear Lake Plant II-23
Jiutai Energy Licenses Honeywell’s MTO Technology II-23
BioMCN and Nordic Green Ink Sales and Marketing Agreement II-24
Evonik Unveils Bio-Derived MTBE, A Biofuel Component for Gasoline II-24
Champion Brands Launches Champion Methanol Race Fuel II-24
Methanex Inks Offtake Agreement with OCI II-25
BioMCN to Establish New Biomethanol Plant II-25
Shenhua Ningxia Coal Inks Contract with Lurgi to for Second
MTP Plant II-25
Methanex Inks an Offtake Agreement with Enerkem II-25
EJPC Inks a Methanol Operating License Agreement with Davy
Process II-26
Methanex Signs Penthol for Methanol Distribution in Turkey II-26

6. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS - A RECENT PAST PERSPECTIVE II-27
Novatek Establishes the Company’s Second Methanol Facility in
Yurkharovskoye Field II-27
BioMCN Commences Operations at Delfzijl Biomethanol Plant II-27
W2 Energy Inks LOI with AGB II-27
Methanex to Start Methanol Unit in Egypt II-27
Oman Methanol Company Signs Long Term Agreement with Oman
Refineries and Petrochemicals II-27
Methanex to Restart Methanol Plant in Canada II-28
OAO NOVATEK Commences Second Methanol Facility II-28
Salalah Methanol Company to Commence Methanol Plant Operation II-28
Kharg Petrochemical Delays Commissioning of Methanol Facility II-28
Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group to Invest in Methanol Facilities II-28
Methanex to Invest in Natural Gas Development II-28
Sinopec Signs MoU with Henan Coal Chemical Industry Group II-29
Mitsui Chemicals to Collaborate with Daicel Chemical Industry II-29
China Energy Signs Supply Agreement with Jiutai Inner Mongolia II-29
Azerbaijan Methanol Purchases Celanese’s Methanol Plant II-29
Petrom Divests Chemical Operations II-29
HS Orka Sign Cooperation Agreement with Carbon Recycling
International II-30
Sonatrach and Almet to Establish Methanol Plant II-30
Doljchim to Restart the Production of Methanol II-30
Shenhua Group Re-Commissions Ningxia-Based Methanol Facility II-30
Anhui Linquan Re-Commences Methanol Production II-30
Methanex to Recommence Operations of Second Methanol Facility II-30
Shanxi Xianyang Establishes Methanol Unit II-31
Yuanxing and China Coal Energy Signs Framework Agreement II-31
Fengfeng Group Commences Second Phase of Coal Chemical Project II-31
Mitsubishi Rayon to Enter into Joint Venture with Saudi Basic
Industries II-31
Shuangyashan Longmei Invests in Methanol Unit II-31
Hebei Jinnui Xuyang Chemical Commences New Methanol Unit II-31
Shenhua Group to Establish Coal Chemical Production Plants II-32
Shanxi Lu'an and Tianji Coal Chemical Inaugurate Methanol
Production Plant II-32
Ningxia Jiemei Fengyou Chemical to Build New Fertilizer Facility II-32
Assam Petrochemicals to Establish Methanol Plant II-32
China National Coal, Shaanxi Yanchang and Thai New Energy Ink
Contract II-32
Yidong Coal Group to Establish New Methanol Plant II-33
Petrochemical Holding Inks Preliminary Contract with NPC
International II-33
Jincheng Anthracite Mining Starts Methanol to Gasoline Plant II-33
Methanex to Establish New Methanol Plant II-33
Yankuang to Establish Coal Chemical Project II-33
Haldor Topsoe Inks Contract with Kimiaye Pars and Marjan
Petrochemicals II-33
Terra Industries Recommences Production II-34
StatoilHydro Becomes Statoil II-34

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-35
Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC (US) II-35
BASF SE (Germany) II-35
BioMCN (The Netherlands) II-35
JSC METAFRAX (Russia) II-36
LyondellBasell Industries NV (The Netherlands) II-36
Metanol de Oriente S.A. (Venezuela) II-37
Methanex Corporation (Canada) II-37
Methanex Chile Limited (Chile) II-37
Methanex New Zealand Ltd. (New Zealand) II-38
Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (West Indies) II-38
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (Japan) II-38
National Iranian Petrochemical Company (Iran) II-39
PETRONAS (Malaysia) II-39
Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd. (Qatar) II-39
Repsol YPF (Spain) II-40
Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia) II-40
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Saudi Arabia) II-40
Statoil ASA (Norway) II-41

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-42
Table 5: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by Geographic Region - North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 6: World Historic Review for Methanol by Geographic
Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 7: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North
America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol in Formaldehyde by Geographic Region - North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 9: World Historic Review for Methanol in Formaldehyde by
Geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 10: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in
Formaldehyde by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol in Acetic Acid by Geographic Region - North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 12: World Historic Review for Methanol in Acetic Acid by
Geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in Acetic
Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol in MTBE/TAME by Geographic Region - North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 15: World Historic Review for Methanol in MTBE/TAME by
Geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in MTBE/TAME
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol in DME by Geographic Region - North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 18: World Historic Review for Methanol in DME by
Geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in DME by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004,2011 and
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol in Gasoline Blending/ Combustion Biofuels by
Geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 21: World Historic Review for Methanol in Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels by Geographic Region - North
America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures n Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004
through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol in Other End-Use Segments by Geographic Region -
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin
America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 24: World Historic Review for Methanol in Other End-Use
Segments by Geographic Region - North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 25: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in Other
End-Use Segments by Geographic Region -Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62


III. MARKET

1. NORTH AMERICA III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Low Feedstock Prices Rejuvenates North American Methanol
Production III-1
United States Market III-2
Market Overview III-2
Table 26: North American Methanol Production (2011):
Breakdown of Nameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for
Producers- Millennium Chemicals, Methanex Corporation,
Eastman Chemical Company and Praxair (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Methanol - The Lost Fortress: A Past Perspective III-2
US Witnesses Drop in Natural Gas Prices III-3
US EPA Puts On Hold Methanol Study III-3
US EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard III-3
Strong Case for Adoption of Methanol Fuel for Transportation III-4
Open Fuel Standard to Boost Methanol Fuel Demand III-4
California - The Epicenter of Pioneering Efforts III-5
US Methanol Imports III-5
Table 27: US Methanol Imports by Country of Origin
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volumes for
Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Equatorial Guinea, Bahrain,
Argentina and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Canadian Market Overview III-5
Strategic Corporate Developments III-6
Key Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-9
Table 28: North American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment -Formaldehyde,
Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion
Biofuels and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 29: North American Historic Review for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/ Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 30: North American 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

2. EUROPE III-12
A.Market Analysis III-12
Recession Drubs Methanol Demand in Europe, Industry Faces
Tough Times III-12
Methanol Use Remains Confined to Light Blends III-12
Environmental Awareness Drives Adoption of Methanol III-12
Competitive Scenario III-13
Table 31: European Methanol Production (2011): Breakdown of
Nameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for Producers -
Metafrax, STATOIL, Azot Shchekino, Tomsk Methanol, Total
Raffinerie Mittel, BioMCN, Azot Togliatti, Shell and DEA Oil,
BASF SE, Azot Novomoskovsk, BP RP, MSK, Acron and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 32: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methanol by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy,
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 33: European Historic Review for Methanol by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 34: European 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 35: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 36: European Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 37: European 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

2a. FRANCE III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Market Overview III-20
B. Market Analytics III-21
Table 38: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 39: French Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 40: French 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

2b. GERMANY III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Market Overview III-24
Strategic Corporate Development III-24
Key Player III-25
B.Market Analytics III-26
Table 41: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 42: German Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 43: German 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

2c. ITALY III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Market Overview III-29
B.Market Analytics III-30
Table 44: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 45: Italian Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 46: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

2d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Market Overview III-33
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 47: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 48: UK Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use Segment
- Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 49: UK 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

2e. SPAIN III-37
A.Market Analysis III-37
Market Overview III-37
B.Market Analytics III-38
Table 50: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 51: Spanish Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 52: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

2f. RUSSIA III-41
A.Market Analysis III-41
Market Overview III-41
Russian Methanol Exports III-41
Table 53: Russian Methanol Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volumes for
Finland, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
Key Player III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 54: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 55: Russian Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 56: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

2g. REST OF EUROPE III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Market Overview III-46
Strategic Corporate Developments III-46
Key Players III-47
BioMCN (The Netherlands) III-47
Chemrec AB (Sweden) III-47
Carbon Recycling International (Iceland) III-47
LyondellBasell Industries NV (The Netherlands) III-48
Statoil ASA (Norway) III-48
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 57: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,
Acetic Acid, MTBE/ TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/ Combustion
Biofuels and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 58: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 59: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

3. ASIA-PACIFIC III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Asian MTBE Supply and Demand to Stabilize III-53
National Gasoline Specifications in Asia for 2014 III-53
Key Statistics III-55
Table 60: Asia Pacific Methanol Production (2011):
Breakdown of Nameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for
Producers -Petronas, Methanex, Brunei Methanol Company,
Kaltim Methanol, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers
Company, Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation,
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers, Chinese Producers and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 61: Japanese Methanol Imports by Country of Origin
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volumes for Saudi
Arabia, Malaysia, Iran, New Zealand, Chile, Indonesia and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 62: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methanol by Geographic Region - China and Rest
of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010
through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 63: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methanol by
Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 64: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 65: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,
Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/ Combustion
Biofuels and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 66: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 67: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

3a. CHINA III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Market Overview III-63
China- A Major Global Hub for Methanol Demand III-63
Table 68: Major Regional Methanol Producers in China
(2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64
Chinese Set for Massive Expansion of CTO Production III-65
Table 69: Upcoming Methanol-to-Olefin Projects in China III-65
Economic Factors Drive Use of Methanol in China III-66
Upcoming Downstream Applications Boost Methanol Demand and
Prices III-66
Table 70: Chinese Methanol Imports (2011): Percentage
Breakdown of Volumes by Source Country- Iran, Oman, Saudi
Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia and Other (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 71: Chinese Large Scale MTO Projects (2011)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67
Domestic Methanol Industry in Want of Restructuring III-67
Table 72: Fragmentation in Chinese Methanol Industry
(2011): Breakdown of Production Capacities in MTPY by
Number of Manufacturing Units (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 73: Chinese Methanol Production by Region (2011):
Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacities for North,
North East, Northwest, Central, East, Southwest and South
Regions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68
Local Producers at Competitive Disadvantage III-69
Table 74: Chinese Methanol Production Capacity (2011):
Breakdown of Nameplate Production Capacity in Metric Tons
by Feedstock - Coal, Natural Gas and Coke Oven Gas, with
Corresponding Production Capacities (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 75: Chinese Methanol Production by Provinces
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volumes for
Shandong, Inner Mongolia, Henan, Shaanxi and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70
Legislators Dither Over Methanol Policy III-71
Chinese MTBE Demand Grows Stronger III-71
Automotive Industry Braces for Methanol Revolution III-71
Lack of National Standards - A Major Concern III-72
Chinese Provincial Methanol - Fuel Blending Standards (2012) III-72
Lower Domestic Operating Rates Incite China to Impose
Anti-Dumping Duties III-73
Methanol Imports and Exports Overview III-73
Table 76: Chinese Methanol Imports by Country of Origin
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volumes for
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Malaysia, Chile, New
Zealand, Indonesia and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-73
Gasoline and DME - The Major Driving Forces for the
Chinese Methanol Market III-74
Transportation - A Major Hurdle for Methanol Distribution III-74
Coal Prices Impact Methanol Production in China III-74
Chinese Methanol Market: Raw Materials Scenario among
Major Producers III-75
Strategic Corporate Developments III-75
B.Market Analytics III-76
Table 77: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,
MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and
Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 78: Chinese Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use
Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/ Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 79: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

3b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-79
A.Market Analysis III-79
Market Overview III-79
Table 80: Leading Methanol Producers in India (2011)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80
Key Players III-80
B.Market Analytics III-82
Table 81: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,
Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/ Combustion
Biofuels and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 82: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methanol
by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME,
DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 83: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Methanol by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for
Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

4. LATIN AMERICA III-85
A.Market Analysis III-85
Market Overview III-85
Competitive Scenario III-86
Table 84: Latin America Methanol Production (2011):
Breakdown of Nameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for
Producers - Methanex, MHTL, Metor, Supermetanol, Repsol
YPF, PEMEX and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86
Strategic Corporate Development III-86
Key Players III-86
B.Market Analytics III-88
Table 85: Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,
Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/ Combustion
Biofuels and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 86: Latin America Historic Review for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 87: Latin America 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

5. REST OF WORLD III-91
A.Market Analysis III-91
The Middle East III-91
Saudi Arabia Leads the MEA Methanol Market III-91
Iran Methanol Industry Troubled by Sanctions III-92
Table 88: Middle East and Africa Methanol Production (2011):
Breakdown of Nameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for
Producers - Ar Razi, Zagros PC, Salalah Methanol,
EMethanex, AMPCO, IMC, Oman Methanol, Fanavaran PC, Ibn
Sina, QAFAC, Kharg, NOC, GPIC, Chemanol, ENIP and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92
Export Statistics III-93
Table 89: Saudi Arabia Methanol Exports by Destination
Country (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volumes
for Japan, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, India,
Netherlands, Thailand, Italy and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 90: Iranian Methanol Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volumes for China,
South Korea, Netherlands, Japan, India, Taiwan, Italy,
Belgium and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 91: Oman Methanol Exports by Destination Country
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Volumes for China,
South Korea, Taiwan, France, India, Japan and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94
Strategic Corporate Developments III-94
Key Players III-94
B.Market Analytics III-96
Table 92: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment -Formaldehyde,
Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline Blending/Combustion
Biofuels and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 93: Rest of World Historic Review for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME,
Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 94: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE/TAME, DME, Gasoline
Blending/Combustion Biofuels and Other Markets for Years
2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 105 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (113)

The United States (11)
Canada (4)
Japan (5)
Europe (34)
- France (1)
- Germany (9)
- Italy (1)
- Spain (2)
- Rest of Europe (21)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (51)
Latin America (5)
Africa (2)
Caribbean (1)

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