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Methanol

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methanol in Thousand 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 US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 99 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC
BioMCN
JSC Metafrax
LyondellBasell Industries NV
Metanol de Oriente S.A

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definition and Scope of Study
    • Formaldehyde
    • Acetic Acid
    • Methyl Tert Butyl Ether
    • Dimethyl Ether (DME)
    • Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels
    • Other End-Use Segments
      • Methyl Methacrylate (MMA)
      • Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT)
      • Methylamines
      • Chloromethanes
      • Methanol-to-Olefins/Methanol-to-Propylene (MTO/MTP)
      • Solvents and Others

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW

  • A Primer
  • Impact of Recession in Retrospect
  • Improvement in GDP Bodes Well for the Methanol Market
    • Table 1: Developing Vis-a-vis Developed Regions: Real GDP Growth Rates Across Various Countries (2012-2015F) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Production Scenario
    • Table 2: Worldwide Methanol Nameplate Capacity and Operating Rate (2007-2016P) (In Million Metric Tons and %) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Developing Regions Charge Ahead in Methanol Production
    • Table 3: High Probability Methanol Capacity Expansions in North America (2014 & 2015) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • China - The Largest Methanol Producing Nation
    • Table 4: Global Methanol Production (2013) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 5: Global Methanol Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Country - China, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Chinese and Middle East Producers Gear Up for Fierce Competition
  • Overcapacity Looms Menacingly Over Methanol Industry
  • Major End-Use Markets: An Overview
  • Formaldehyde Production: The Largest Methanol End-Use Category
  • Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels - Fastest Growing Segment
  • MTBE/TAME: Environmental Regulations Affect Demand
  • Acetic Acid: A Key Derivative of Methanol
    • Methanol Carbonylation - The Predominant Acetic Acid Manufacturing Process
    • Table 6: Global Acetic Acid Production (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacity by Technology - Acetaldehyde Oxidation, Ethyl Alcohol, Methanol Carbonylation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Acetic Acid Capacity Expansions to Bode Well for Methanol Demand
    • Table 7: Global Acetic Acid Capacity Additions for the Years 2012 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Pricing Scenario
    • Table 8: Methanol & Crude Oil Pricing: A Comparative Trend (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: Methanol Price Trend in North America, Europe and Asia
  • Competitive Scenario
    • Table 10: Leading Players in World Methanol Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales Volume for Methanex Corporation, Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (MHTL), Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsui, PETRONAS, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Zagros, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. NOTEWORTHY MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES

  • Chemical Intermediates Lose Share to Energy Applications
  • Diverse Feedstock Makes Methanol a Desired Source of Fuel
    • Table 11: Average Methanol Feedstock Prices in Select Regions - North America, Western Europe, China, Latin America and Middle East (In $/MMBTU) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • Methanol Generates a New Wave of Interest as Alternative Fuel
  • Government Measures to Drive Adoption of Methanol Blended Gasoline
  • Emerging Economies Drive Demand for MTBE
  • DME - A Rising Star in Global Energy Arena
  • A Glance at Operational/Planned DME Projects Worldwide
  • Cleaner Methanol as the Shipping Industry's Future Fuel
  • Methanol Production from CO2 Recycling - Questions Remain to be answered
  • Directives Aid Renewable Methanol Market
    • Select Renewable Fuel Regulations
  • High Production Costs Hamper Bio-methanol Growth
  • China Spearheads Global MTO Market
  • Fuel Cells - An Untapped Goldmine
  • Methanol Fuel Cells: A Steady Progress
  • Methanol to See Higher Demand in Fuel Applications
  • Energy Sector - The Key Demand Driver for Biomethanol
  • Concerns over First Generation Biofuels Extend Opportunity for Biomethanol
  • Shale Gas Discoveries Disrupt Worldwide Petrochemical Market
    • Table 12: Technically Recoverable Shale Gas by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Methanol Manufacturing Process
  • Feed Purification
  • Reforming
  • Methanol Synthesis
  • Methanol Purification
  • Methods of Preparing Methanol
  • Low Pressure Gas-Solid Phase Method
  • Liquid Phase Synthetic Method
    • Pasty Bed Technique
    • Liquid Complexation Catalyzing Method
    • Methane Oxidation Method
  • Biomethanol Synthesis
  • Advantages of Methanol
  • Low Pollution
  • Fuel Supply Options
  • Fire Safety
  • High Performance
  • Cost Effective
  • Myriad Application Areas
  • Methanol Fuel and Chemical Uses
  • Environmental Issues and Regulations
  • End Use-Segments
  • Formaldehyde
  • Acetic Acid
    • Chemical and Physical Properties
      • Grades
      • Hazards
  • Methyl Tert Butyl Ether
  • DME
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Other End-Use Segments
    • Methyl Methacrylate
    • Dimethyl Terephthalate
    • Methylamines
    • Chloromethanes
    • Methanol-to-Olefins/Methanol-to-Propylene (MTO/MTP)
    • Solvents and Others

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • OCI N.V. Acquires Majority Stake in Orascom Construction
  • Brass Fertilizer to Build Methanol Plant in Nigeria
  • Haldor to Build the First Methanol and Ammonia Integrated Plant in Russia
  • Markmore Sdn Bhd Inks Agreement to Build Methanol Facility in Kazakhstan
  • Petrostar and Maverick to Set Up Methanol Joint Venture in Canada
  • Celanese to Construct Methanol Plant in the Company's Texas Facility
  • Maverick and Plant PPE Partner to Market GTL Methanol Plants
  • Toyota Tsusho Inks Agreement with Oorja Protonics Enters Methanol Fuel-Cell Business
  • Mitsui and Methanol Holdings Ink Agreement to Build Methanol Carriers
  • Northwest Innovation to Build Two Methanol Plants in the US
  • Chinese Companies Mull Construction of Methanol Plant in Texas
  • Yuhuang Chemical to Build Methanol Project in the US
  • Northwest Innovation Works to Build Methanol Project in Pacific Northwest
  • LyondellBasell Recommences Operations of Texas Plant
  • Methanex Divests 10% Stake in EMethanex to APICORP
  • OCI N.V. to Build the Biggest Methanol Facility in the US
  • Valero to Set Up New Methanol Plant in St.Charles, La
  • Mitsui and Celanese to Ink Agreement for Methanol JV in Clear Lake, Texas
  • Mitsubishi Corp and Mitsubishi Gas to Construct Methanol Facility in Caribbean
  • G2X Energy Inks Licensing Agreement with ExxonMobil Research
  • Waterfront Shipping to Build Ships with Flex-Fuel Engines
  • AZMECO and BP Ink Agreement to Construct Methanol Plant in Azerbaijan
  • GGOEX to Construct Methanol Plant in Nigeria
  • Assam Petrochemicals to Establish Methanol Plant
  • Total and Sonatrach Ink Contract for Methanol Plant in Algeria

5. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC (US)
  • BioMCN (The Netherlands)
  • JSC Metafrax (Russia)
  • LyondellBasell Industries NV (The Netherlands)
  • Metanol de Oriente S.A. (Venezuela)
  • Methanex Corporation (Canada)
  • Methanex Chile Limited (Chile)
  • Methanex New Zealand Ltd. (New Zealand)
  • Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (Japan)
  • Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (Japan)
  • National Petrochemical Company (Iran)
  • PETRONAS (Malaysia)
  • Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd. (Qatar)
  • Repsol (Spain)
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia)
  • Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Statoil ASA (Norway)

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 14: World Historic Review for Methanol by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol in Formaldehyde by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: World Historic Review for Methanol in Formaldehyde by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in Formaldehyde by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol in Acetic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 20: World Historic Review for Methanol in Acetic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 21: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in Acetic Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol in MTBE/TAME by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 23: World Historic Review for Methanol in MTBE/TAME by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 24: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in MTBE/TAME by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol in DME by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: World Historic Review for Methanol in DME by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 27: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in DME by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol in Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 29: World Historic Review for Methanol in Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in Gasoline Blending/Combustion Biofuels by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol in Other End-Use Segments by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 32: World Historic Review for Methanol in Other End-Use Segments by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 33: World 15-Year Perspective for Methanol in Other End-Use Segments by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • Methanol - The Lost Fortress: A Past Perspective
    • US Plans New Methanol Capacities Riding on the Cheap Feedstock Wave
    • Table 34: Under-Construction Methanol Plants in the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Chemistry Breakthroughs Aid Methanol Production
    • Mandate on Coal Plant CO2 Emissions: Dampening New Methanol Production Approach
    • US Witnesses Drop in Natural Gas Prices
    • US EPA Puts On Hold Methanol Study
    • US EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard
    • Strong Case for Adoption of Methanol Fuel for Transportation
    • Open Fuel Standard to Boost Methanol Fuel Demand
    • California - The Epicenter of Pioneering Efforts
    • Trade Statistics
    • Table 35: US Exports of Methanol (2013) - Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 36: US Imports of Methanol (2013) - Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 37: US Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 38: US 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 39: US 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Methanol Trade Statistics
    • Table 40: Canadian Exports of Methanol (2013) - Percentage Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 41: Canadian Imports of Methanol (2013) - Percentage Breakdown of Value Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Strategic Corporate Development
    • Methanex Corporation - A Leading Canadian Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 42: Canadian Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 43: Canadian 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 44: Canadian 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. JAPAN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 45: Japanese Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 46: Japanese 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 47: Japanese 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • A Structurally Tight Methanol Market in Europe
    • Recession Drubs Methanol Demand in Europe
    • Methanol Use Remains Confined to Light Blends
    • Environmental Awareness Drives Adoption of Methanol
    • Methanol Pricing Trends in Europe
    • EU Policy Landscape
    • Methanol Trade Statistics
    • Table 48: EU28 Imports of Methanol (2013) - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Imports by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 49: EU28 Exports of Methanol (2013) - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Exports by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 51: European Historic Review for Methanol by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 52: European 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 53: European Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 54: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 55: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4a. FRANCE

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 56: French Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 57: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 58: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4b. GERMANY

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 59: German Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 60: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 61: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4c. ITALY

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 62: Italian Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 63: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 64: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 65: UK Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 66: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 67: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4e. SPAIN

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Repsol - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 68: Spanish Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 69: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 70: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4f. RUSSIA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • Strategic Corporate Development
    • JSC Metafrax - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 71: Russian Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 72: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 73: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4g. REST OF EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Strategic Corporate Development
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 74: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 75: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 76: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Asian MTBE Supply and Demand to Stabilize
    • Table 77: 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 & Petrochemicals Corporation, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers, Chinese Producers and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Methanol Pricing Scenario in Asia
    • Table 78: Asia-Pacific Fuel Price Comparison (2006, 2012 & 2018): Breakdown of Average Prices Expressed in Methanol Equivalent for Types - Methanol, Gasoline, Propane, Crude Oil and Heating Oil (In $/Metric ton) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 79: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 80: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methanol by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 81: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 82: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 83: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 84: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5a. CHINA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Market Overview
    • China - The Global Methanol Hub
      • Chinese Methanol Market: Raw Materials Scenario among Major Producers (2011)
    • Domestic Demand not on Par with Production
    • Carbon Capture Policy in China
      • Provincial Methanol Blending Standards in China (2013)
    • MTO - A Promising Application
      • Chinese Set for Massive Expansion of CTO Production
      • Upcoming CTO/MTO Projects in China (2014-2015)
    • Gasoline and DME - The Major Driving Forces for the Chinese Methanol Market
    • Legislators Dither over Methanol Policy
    • Lack of National Standards - A Major Concern
    • Lower Domestic Operating Rates Incite China to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties
    • Transportation - A Major Hurdle for Methanol Distribution
    • Overcapacity & Under-Utilization Characterize Methanol Industry Landscape
    • Table 85: Fragmentation in Chinese Methanol Industry (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Manufacturing Units by Production Capacities (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 86: Chinese Methanol Production by Region (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacities for North, North East, Northwest, Central, East, Southwest and South Regions (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Coal-based Methanol Industry: Fragmented Conditions
    • Table 87: Leading Players in the Chinese Coal-based Methanol Market (2012): Ranked by Production Capacity (in '000 mt per annum) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
      • Local Producers at Competitive Disadvantage
      • Methanol Pricing Scenario in China
      • Methanol Trade: An Overview
    • Table 88: Chinese Methanol Imports (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Volume by Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 89: Chinese Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 90: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 91: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5b. INDIA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Market Overview
      • Major Methanol Producers in India
    • Strategic Corporate Development
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 92: Indian Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 93: Indian 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 94: Indian 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Select Markets
      • South Korea
      • Malaysia
    • Strategic Corporate Development
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 95: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 96: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 97: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6. LATIN AMERICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Market Overview
    • Production Capacity
    • Table 98: Latin America Methanol Production (2011): Breakdown of Nameplate Production Capacity in MTPY for Producers - Methanex, MHTL, Metor, Supermetanol, Repsol, PEMEX and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 99: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Methanol by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 100: Latin American Historic Review for Methanol by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 101: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Methanol by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 102: Latin American Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 103: Latin 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 104: Latin 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6a. BRAZIL

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 105: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 106: Brazilian 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 107: Brazilian 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6b. MEXICO

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 108: Mexican Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 109: Mexican 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 110: Mexican 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

6c. REST OF LATIN AMERICA

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Argentina
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 111: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 112: Rest of 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 113: Rest of 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

7. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Middle East & Africa Market: An Overview
    • Saudi Arabia Leads the MEA Methanol Market
    • Iran: Another Key Methanol Market
    • Table 114: Under Construction & Proposed Methanol Projects in Iran (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Methanol Production Capacity in Middle East & Africa: Historic Perspective
    • Table 115: Middle East & Africa Methanol Market (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)
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 116: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & 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 Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 117: 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 Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 118: 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 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

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