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Global Methanol Market 2017-2021

Global Methanol Market 2017-2021

About Methanol

Methanol is a volatile, colorless, toxic, and flammable liquid. It is processed using a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide, which collectively, is called as synthesis gas or syngas. This syngas is produced by heating hydrocarbon-rich substances with metal catalysts. Usually, the hydrocarbon used is natural gas (methane). Currently, most methanol production facilities make use of coal and natural gas as hydrocarbon sources. Methanol is also made from feedstock such as fossil fuels, including natural gas and coal.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global methanol market to grow at a CAGR of 11.09% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global methanol market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Methanol Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Celanese
  • Methanex
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • SABIC
Other prominent vendors
  • BASF
  • Methanol Holdings (Trinidad)
  • Reliance Industries
Market driver
  • Increasing demand for petrochemicals in APAC.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Global economic slowdown hampers global demand for methanol.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Focus of automotive manufacturers on reduction of carbon footprints by using biodiesels.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Market overview
    • Market size calculation
      • Table Global methanol market: An overview
      • Table Global methanol market by end-use industry
      • Table Global methanol market by derivatives
      • Table Global methanol market by geography
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Outlook
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global methanol market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market 2016-2021
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis of global methanol market
  • Market segmentation by end-use industries
    • Global methanol market by end-use industries
      • Table Global methanol market by end-use industries 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global methanol market by end-use industries 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global methanol market in the automotive industry
      • Table Global methanol market in the automotive industry 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the automotive industry 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the construction industry
      • Table Global methanol market in the construction industry 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the construction industry 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the electronics industry
      • Table Global methanol market in the electronics industry 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the electronics industry 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the paints and coatings industry
      • Table Global methanol market in the paints and coatings industry 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the paints and coatings industry 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in other industries
      • Table Global methanol market in other industries 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in other industries 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by derivatives
    • Global methanol market by derivatives
      • Table Global methanol market by derivatives 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global methanol market by derivatives 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global methanol market in the formaldehyde segment
      • Table Global methanol market in the formaldehyde segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the formaldehyde segment 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the acetic acid segment
      • Table Global methanol market in the acetic acid segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the acetic acid segment 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the gasoline segment
      • Table Global methanol market in the gasoline segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the gasoline segment 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the DME segment
      • Table Global methanol market in the DME segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the DME segment 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the MTBE and TAME segment
      • Table Global methanol market in the MTBE and TAME segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the MTBE and TAME segment 2016-2021
    • Global methanol market in the other derivatives segment
      • Table Global methanol market in the other derivatives segment 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for global methanol market in the other derivatives segment 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global methanol market by geography
      • Table Global methanol market by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global methanol market by geography 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Methanol market in APAC
      • Table Methanol market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for methanol market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Methanol market in Europe
      • Table Methanol market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for methanol market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Methanol market in North America
      • Table Methanol market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for methanol market in North America 2016-2021
    • Methanol market in ROW
      • Table Methanol market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Forecast for methanol market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Market drivers
    • Rising demand for methanol from China
    • Increasing adoption of the MTO technology
      • Table Value chain for MTO: Manufacturing propylene and ethylene using coal and gas
    • Increasing demand for petrochemicals in APAC
    • Need for alternatives to conventional transportation fuels
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Fluctuating methanol prices
    • Global economic slowdown hampers global demand for methanol
    • Government regulations and policies related to methanol
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Shale gas boom in North America
    • Focus of automotive manufacturers on reduction of carbon footprints by using biodiesels
    • Rising applications of methanol as a marine fuel
      • Table Marine methanol projects
    • Use of methanol in wastewater treatment
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Major vendors operating in the global methanol market
      • Table Global methanol market: Major vendors 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
    • Celanese
      • Table Celanese: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table Celanese: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
    • Methanex
      • Table Methanex: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
    • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
      • Table Mitsubishi Gas Chemical: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table Mitsubishi Gas Chemical: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
    • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
      • Table Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS): Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
      • Table Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS): Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
    • SABIC
      • Table SABIC: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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