World Analysis - Methanol
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Methanol is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for methanol supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on methanol and major derivatives in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.
The global methanol market has seen a number of significant changes in recent years and the future will be extremely dynamic as factors around the world come together. Explosive growth in demand and capacity has been seen, and will continue to be seen, in China as the country continues to grow and develop its methanol industry. An important factor will be the non-integrated methanol to olefins projects. Domestic methanol production in North America was all but extinct until shale gas developments brought natural gas prices down; now North America is back in the game with capacity restarts, plant relocations and greenfield projects. Special considerations are taken with respect to the changes this can bring about with imports and exports. Political issues have changed the trade flow for methanol with sanctions levied against Iran. New markets are developing for methanol including: methanol to olefins, direct methanol blending into gasoline and converting methanol into gasoline.
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Methanol examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global methanol industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).
Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Methanol is 12-month’s access to IHS Chemical’s online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and one update to the supply/demand database. The study’s conclusions, with text and graphs, are provided online; as are the Excel files for the supply/demand flat file and the regional supply/demand graphs.
A partial list of methanol derivatives covered includes:
- DMT (Dimethyl Terephthalate)
- Acetic Acid
- MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)
- Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
- DME (Dimethyl Ether)
- Methyl Chloride
- Methylene Chloride
- TAME (Tertiary Amyl Methyl Ether)
- MTO/MTP (Methanol-to-Olefins/Methanol-to-Propylene)