Asia-Pacific Methanol Industry – Strong Demand From Downstream Applications Driving Growth

Pages: 6 Published: March 01, 2011 Report Code: GDCH0010VPT

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Methanol is a biodegradable liquid chemical, commonly produced from natural gas. It is a chemical intermediary whose major end-use segments are formaldehyde, Dimethyl Ether (DME) and acetic acid. It is also used as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels. Asia-Pacific has been the leader of the global demand for methanol, growing three-fold from 2000 to 2010. China is the driver of this huge demand, accounting for 76% of the total Asia-Pacific methanol demand in 2010. This rapid growth in the methanol industry can be attributed to increased demand in its end-use segments. In the future demand is expected to be fuelled by alternative uses such as gasoline blending, production of olefins, direct combustion applications and Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC).


Analyses the Asia Pacific’s demand and production scenario of methanol industry

Analyses the end use segments driving methanol demand in the region

Reasons to Buy

Understand the drivers for methanol industry in Asia Pacific

Formulate strategies based on the upcoming capacities

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

1.2 List of Figures 1

2 Summary 1

3 Asia-Pacific Methanol Industry Scenario 1

3.1 Asia-Pacific Driving the Global Methanol Market 1

3.2 Increase in Utilization Rates Key to Methanol Industry Growth in Asia-Pacific 2

3.3 Strong Growth of End-Use Sectors Driving the Asia-Pacific Methanol Demand 3

3.4 Future Outlook of the Asia-Pacific Methanol Industry 4

3.5 Conclusion 5

4 Appendix 5

4.1 Methodology 5

4.1.1 Coverage 5

4.1.2 Secondary Research 5

4.1.3 Primary Research 5

4.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 6

4.2 Contact Us 6

4.3 Disclaimer 6

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Global Methanol Industry, Plant Details by Country, 2010 3

Table 2: Global Methanol Industry, Planned Project Details (MMTPA), 2011-2015 4

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Methanol Market, Demand by Region (%), 2000–2010 1

Figure 2: Asia-Pacific Methanol Industry, Market Data (MMTPA), 2000–2015 2

Figure 3: Asia-Pacific Methanol Industry, Capacity (MMTPA), 2000-2015 2

Figure 4: Methanol Industry, Asia-Pacific, Demand by End Use (%), 2000-2010 3


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