Methanol Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Feedstock (Coal, Natural Gas, Other Feedstocks), by Derivatives (Gasoline, MTO/ MTP, Formaldehyde, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)), by Sub-Derivatives (Gasoline Additives, Olefins, UF/ PF Resins, VAM), by End User Industry (Construction, Automotive, Electronics, Appliances), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America) - Global Industry Assessment (2016 - 2021) & Forecast (2022 - 2028)
|Forecast Years for Methanol Market:||2022 - 2028|
|Historical Years for Methanol Market:||2016 - 2021|
|Revenue 2021 for Methanol Market:||USD 29.4 Billion|
|Revenue 2028 for Methanol:||USD 37.8 Billion|
|Revenue CAGR (2022 - 2028) for Methanol Market :||4.3%|
|Fastest Growing Region (2022 - 2028) for Methanol Market:||Asia Pacific|
|Largest Region (2021) for Methanol Market:||Asia Pacific|
The Global Methanol Market was valued at USD 29.4 Billion in 2021 and is projected to reach a value of USD 37.8 Billion by 2028. Over the forecast period, the Global Market is anticipated to grow to exhibit a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.3%.
Methanol is a colorless, flammable, light chemical with a distinct alcoholic odor. It is also known as methyl hydrate or methyl alcohol. The packaging, pharmaceutical, paints and coatings, automotive, electronics, and insulation industries use Methanol extensively. Additionally, it is employed in producing pharmaceutical medications, hooded caps, aprons, masks, medical gowns, gloves, and other medical equipment. Methanol is also utilized to disinfect wastewater treatment facilities' water. Denitrification is when extra nitrate from sewage is transformed into nitrogen gas and discharged into the atmosphere. The growth prospects for the Methanol Market size will assist the market in achieving exceptional market revenue by the end of the forecast time. Methanol, as a component, is a clean-burning marine fuel recognized as cost-effective and aids in meeting the shipping industry's more rigorous criteria & emissions norms that will be implemented throughout the projection period.
Furthermore, regarding fuel storage and bunkering infrastructure expenditures, Methanol is emerging as a cost-effective option in the form of maritime fuel. Because it is available in liquid form, minor adjustments to the existing bunkering infrastructure are required to handle Methanol. The cost of adapting fuel vessels to run on Methanol is relatively low compared to the cost of converting and running alternate fuels. As a result of this market fact, the use and demand for Methanol as a marine fuel are increasing globally. It has been used in numerous global undertakings and commercial activities sweeping the globe.
The Methanol Market is segmented into Feedstock, Derivatives, Sub-Derivatives, End User Industry and Region. Based on the Feedstock, the market is further segmented into Coal, Natural Gas, and Other Feedstocks. Furthermore, based on the Derivatives, the market is further bifurcated into Gasoline, MTO/ MTP, Formaldehyde, Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE), Acetic Acid, Dimethyl Ether (DME), Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), Biodiesel and Other Derivatives. In addition, based on the Sub-Derivatives, the market is further bifurcated into Gasoline Additives, Olefins, UF/ PF Resins, VAM, Polyacetals, MDI, PTA, Acetate Esters, Acetic Anhydride, Fuels, and Other Sub-Derivatives. Likewise, based on the End User Industry, the market is further segmented into Construction, Automotive, Electronics, Appliances, Paints & Coatings, Insulation, Pharmaceuticals, Packaging (PET bottles), Solvents, and Other End User Industries.
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Based on Feedstock:
Natural Gas category dominated the market in 2021
The Natural Gas category dominated the market. This dominance is because producing Methanol from natural gas as a Feedstock is a straightforward process that can reach the requisite purity of Methanol. Furthermore, using Natural Gas as a Feedstock is safer than using flammable gasoline fuels. Natural Gas produced Methanol has an efficiency of roughly 50-60%, which is expected to raise the Methanol Market size throughout the projection period.
Based on End User Industry:
Automotive category dominated the market in 2021
The Automotive segment dominated the market. This expansion is primarily due to using Methanol in producing automobile components. Methanol, for example, is widely utilized in making automotive body panels, automotive paints, thermoset bumper & energy absorbers, safety glass laminate, tire core adhesives, light lens, acetyl thermoplastics, polyurethane dashboard foam, and other products.
Based on Regional Analysis:
Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Asia Pacific is accounted to grow at the highest CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) during the forecast period. In addition, Methanol demand is increasing quickly in China and India since it is a clean fuel and an alternative to gasoline-based fuels. For instance, India will open its first pilot plant in Hyderabad in September 2021 to accelerate the shift to clean technologies to convert high ash coal to Methanol. This plant will also lower India's crude oil imports and use Methanol as a transportation fuel. These factors are expected to raise the Asia-Pacific Methanol Market share throughout the forecast period.
- In March 2022, Proman, a prominent petrochemicals business, engaged in a collaboration agreement with Maersk, a Danish shipping company, to create green Methanol supply solutions for producing Methanol-fueled container boats.
- In November 2021, Maersk arranged with Robert Allan Ltd, a renowned naval design firm, to develop the first-ever fuel cell tug for harbor operations that run on green Methanol. This research investigates the advantages of merging Methanol fuel cells, storage/handling systems, batteries, propulsion units, and electric drives as carbon-neutral replacements for standard fossil-fueled propulsion trains.
The key players in the Global Methanol Market include- Methanex Corporation (Canada), HELM Proman Methanol AG (Switzerland), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. (China), Zagros Petrochemical Company (Iran), Celanese Corporation (Texas), BASF SE (Germany), PETRONAS (Malaysia), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc. (Japan), Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (Japan), LyondellBasell Industries B.V. (U.S), OCI N.V. (Netherlands), Metafrax Chemicals (Russia), SIPCHEM (Saudi Arabia) and others.
Segmentation of the Global Methanol Market:
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Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST
analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, technology landscape, patent analysis, market
attractiveness analysis by segments and North America, company market share analysis, and COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions
the global demand for Methanol
in terms of revenue?
The global Methanol valued at USD 29.4 Billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 37.8 Billion in 2028 growing at a CAGR of 4.3%
are the prominent players
in the market?
The prominent players in the market are Methanex Corporation (Canada), HELM Proman Methanol AG (Switzerland), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. (China), Zagros Petrochemical Company (Iran), Celanese Corporation (Texas), BASF SE (Germany), PETRONAS (Malaysia), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc. (Japan), Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (Japan), LyondellBasell Industries B.V. (U.S), OCI N.V. (Netherlands), Metafrax Chemicals (Russia), SIPCHEM (Saudi Arabia).
At what CAGR is the market projected to grow within the forecast period?
The market is project to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% between 2021 and 2028.
the driving factors
fueling the growth of the market.
The driving factors of the Methanol include
- Increasing demand for chemicals in Asia Pacific
region accounted for the
largest share in the market?
Asia Pacific was the leading regional segment of the Methanol in 2020.