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Dimethyl Ether Market by Raw Materials (Coal, Methanol, Natural gas and Bio-based feedstock), by Applications (Aerosol Propellant, LPG Blending, Transportation fuel and Others), and by Region - Trends & forecasts to 2020

Dimethyl Ether Market by Raw Materials (Coal, Methanol, Natural gas and Bio-based feedstock), by Applications (Aerosol Propellant, LPG Blending, Transportation fuel and Others), and by Region - Trends & forecasts to 2020

Dimethyl ether (DME) is an non-poisonous gas, which is liquefiable at a pressure of around 6 bars for storage purpose. It is used as a solvent in the petrochemical industry. The raw materials used in DME manufacturing process are coal, natural gas, bio-based feedstock and methanol. DME consist no sulfur content which gives an advantage of clean burning properties. It has various applications such as in power generation, transportation fuel, house hold use, and industrial use. Raw material for DME production varies according to regions such as, in Asia-Pacific, coal is used as feedstock while in countries such as Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia, natural gas is used as raw material.

Asia-Pacific is the global leader in the consumption of DME and this dominance is expected to continue till 2020. China is the key market in the region, contributing more than 90% to the regional as well as the global market. The global DME market is projected to witness a high growth in the next five years due to its clean combustion property. The market is also growing due to the increasing demand of LPG in various countries, which focus on cutting down the LPG imports by promoting DME. Bio-based DME creates opportunity for the DME market in transportation sector where DME can replace diesel.

LPG blending is the major applications for DME. LPG scarcity is a great concern in the countries that have less gas reserves, as they have a very limited choice of replacing LPG with natural gas. DME has emerged as a trustworthy source for such countries to minimize their LPG imports by blending a pre-described amount of DME in LPG without any change in current infrastructure.

This study estimates the market value for DME and projects the same by 2020. As a part of quantitative analysis, the study segments the market by raw materials used for the manufacturing of DME, and applications at country level with the current market estimation and forecast till 2020. The countries covered in the report are China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Germany, Egypt, The Netherlands, Sweden, the U.S., Trinidad & Tobago, and Russia. The segmentation by raw materials includes coal, methanol, natural gas, and bio-based feedstock. The segmentation by applications includes LPG blending, aerosol propellant, transportation fuel, and others. Further, as a part of qualitative analysis, the research provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. It also includes the company profiling and competitive strategies adopted by different market players, including Akzo Nobel N.V. (The Netherlands), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Netherlands), The Chemours Company (U.S.), China Energy Limited (Singapore), Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan), Ferrostal GmbH (Germany), Grillo Werke AG (Germany), Jiutai Energy Group (China), Oberon fuels (U.S.), and Zagros Petrochemical Company (Iran).

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  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • SCOPE OF THE MARKET
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
      • CURRENCY
      • PACKAGE SIZE
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DME MARKET
    • KEY APPLICATION SEGMENTS
    • DME MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC
    • LEADING COUNTRIES IN THE DME MARKET, 2014
    • DME MARKET, BY MAJOR COUNTRIES
    • DME MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014
    • LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • WINNING IMPERATIVES
      • COLLABORATION WITH AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY PLAYERS
      • BACKWARD INTEGRATION WITH RAW MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE-CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
  • DME MARKET, BY RAW MATERIALS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLIONS)
    • METHANOL
      • Table METHANOL: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table METHANOL: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • COAL
      • Table COAL: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table COAL: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • NATURAL GAS
      • Table NATURAL GAS: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table NATURAL GAS: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • BIO-BASED
      • Table BIO-BASED: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • Table BIO-BASED: DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • DME MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table GLOBAL DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • LPG BLENDING
      • Table LPG BLENDING APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table LPG BLENDING APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • AEROSOL PROPELLANT
      • Table AEROSOL PROPELLANT APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table AEROSOL PROPELLANT APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • TRANSPORTATION FUEL
      • Table TRANSPORTATION FUEL APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table TRANSPORTATION FUEL APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHERS: APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 20132020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table OTHERS: APPLICATION MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • DME MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table DME MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table CHINA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table CHINA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table JAPAN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table JAPAN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • SOUTH KOREA
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • INDONESIA
        • Table INDONESIA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table INDONESIA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table INDONESIA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table INDONESIA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE : DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLIONS)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table GERMANY: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table GERMANY: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • THE NETHERLANDS
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table THE NETHERLANDS: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • SWEDEN
        • Table SWEDEN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table SWEDEN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table SWEDEN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table SWEDEN: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table U.S.: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
        • Table U.S.: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
    • ROW
      • Table ROW: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ROW: DME MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ROW: DME MARKET SIZE, BY RAW MATERIAL, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ROW: DME MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • EGYPT
      • RUSSIA
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS & TRENDS
    • KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES IN THE DIMETHYL ETHER MARKET, 2011-2015
    • EXPANSION AND INVESTMENT
      • Table EXPANSIONS AND INVESTMENT, 2012-2015
    • PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS, JOINT VENTURES, ACQUISITION & COLLABORATIONS
      • Table PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS, JOINT VENTURES, ACQUISITION & COLLABORATIONS, 2012-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • AKZO NOBEL N.V.
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • CHINA ENERGY LIMITED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • THE CHEMOURS COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • MITSUBISHI CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
    • FERROSTAAL GMBH
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • GRILLO WERKE AG
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • JIUTAI ENERGY GROUP
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • OBERON FUELS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • ZAGROS PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
  • APPENDIX
    • INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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