The Global Methanol Market is Projected to Exceed $48 Billion by 2024 — China Enjoys the Leading Position

By April 24, 2019May 1st, 2019Methanol Market

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April 24, 2019 05:11 ET | Source: Research and Markets

Dublin, April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Methanol Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024” report has been added to’s offering.

The global methanol market was worth US$ 24.7 Billion in 2018, registering a CAGR of 7.7% during 2011-2018. According to estimates, the market is expected to reach a value of US$ 48.3 Billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 11.1% during the forecast period (2019-2024).

Since methanol is readily available and extremely efficient, it is extensively used in the automotive industry as a transportation fuel and antifreeze agent for automobile radiators. In addition to this, it is employed in the manufacturing of Dimethyl ether (DME) and Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), which are safer alternatives to traditional gasoline. It also forms an essential component of biodiesel and is used in internal combustion engines.

Apart from this, the alcohol also finds numerous applications in the manufacturing of formaldehyde, acetic acid and methyl acetate. These chemicals are further used in the production of adhesives, paints, plywood, solvents, foams, plastics and explosives. Furthermore, since methanol biodegrades easily and is eco-friendly in nature, it is preferred over counterparts like crude oil, gasoline and diesel.

Breakup by Application

  • Formaldehyde
  • Dimethyl ether
  • Gasoline
  • Chloromethane
  • Acetic acid
  • Others

Formaldehyde is the largest application segment as it is largely used for the manufacturing of plywood, plastics and paints. Moreover, it is also used as a fuel on account of its remarkable blending attributes.

Regional Insights

  • China
  • Asia-Pacific (excluding China)
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

On the geographical front, China enjoys the leading position in the global market on account of growing demand for methanol-gasoline blends in the region.

Key Topics Covered

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Physical and Chemical Properties
4.3 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Methanol Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Price Trends
5.4 Market Forecast
5.5 SWOT Analysis
5.6 Value Chain Analysis
5.7 Margin Analysis
5.8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.9 Trade Data
5.10 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors

6 Performance of Key Regions
6.1 China
6.2 Asia Pacific (Excluding China)
6.3 Europe
6.4 North America
6.5 Latin America
6.6 Middle East and Africa

7 Market Breakup by Application
7.1 Formaldehyde
7.2 Dimethyl Ether
7.3 Gasoline
7.4 Chloromethane
7.6 Acetic Acid
7.7 Others

8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Market Structure
8.2 Market Breakup by Key Players
8.3 Key Player Profiles

9 Methanol Manufacturing Process
9.1 Product Overview
9.2 Chemical Reactions Involved
9.3 Detailed Process Flow
9.4 Raw Material Requirements
9.5 Mass Balance and Feedstock Conversion Rates

10 Methanol: Feedstock Analysis
10.1 Coal
10.2 Natural Gas

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