Reportlinker Adds Global Methanol Industry

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NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Methanol Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p098323/Global-Methanol-Industry.html

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Methanol in Thousands of Metric Tons by the following end-use segments - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels, and Others (includes application areas such as fuel cells). 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 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 118 companies including many key and niche players such as Atlantic Methanol Production Company LLC, BASF SE, BioMethanol Chemie Nederland B.V., Eastman Chemical Company, JSC "METAFRAX", LyondellBasell Industries, Metanol de Oriente, METOR, S.A., Methanex Corporation, Methanex Chile Limited, Methanex New Zealand Ltd., Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc., National Iranian Petrochemical Company, PETRONAS, Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd., Repsol YPF, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol, Saudi International Petrochemical Company, and Statoil ASA. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definition and Scope of Study 3

Formaldehyde 3

Acetic Acid 4

Methyl Tert Butyl Ether 4

Methyl Methacrylate 4

Dimethyl Terephthalate 4

Alternative Fuels 5

Other End-Use Segments 5

2. MARKET OVERVIEW 6

Current & Future Analysis 6

By Region 6

By End-Use 6

Pricing Scenario 6

Production Scenario 6

Table 1: Recent and Upcoming Methanol Projects 7

Table 2: Global Methanol Capacity Additions/Expansions in the

Past (2004-2006) (In '000 Metric Tons) 7

Table 3: Global Methanol Plant Shutdowns (2003-2006) (In '000

Metric Tons) 8

Competitive Scenario 8

Table 4: Leading Players in the Global Methanol Market

(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Methanex,

MHTL, SABIC, MGC, Mitsubishi, IPCC, Mitsui, Petronas, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 8

Feedstock Scenario 9

Table 5: Global Methanol Feedstock Scenario (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 9

Market Trends 9

Methanol Business Dynamics Turn Erratic 9

Methanol to See Higher Demand in Fuel Applications 9

Fuel Cells - Another Lucrative Opportunity 10

Low Cost Offshore Production - The New Mantra 10

Developing Regions to Drive Demand 10

Industry Strategies to Deal with Challenges 11

Control Over the Capacity Expansions 11

Improved Methanol Gasoline Standards 11

Cooperation Building with Feedstock Suppliers 11

Efficient Product Distribution 11

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 12

Physical and Chemical Properties 12

Methanol Manufacturing Process 13

Feed Purification 13

Reforming 13

Methanol Synthesis 13

Methanol Purification 13

Methods of Preparing Methanol 14

Low Pressure Gas-Solid Phase Method 14

Catalyze 14

Synthesize Techniques 14

Liquid Phase Synthetic Method 14

Pasty Bed Technique 14

Liquid Complexation Catalyzing Method 14

Methane Oxidation Method 15

Advantages of Methanol 15

Low Pollution 15

Fuel Supply Options 15

Fire Safety 15

High Performance 15

Cost Effective 15

Uses of Methanol 15

Methanol Fuel and Chemical Uses 16

Environmental Issues and Regulations 16

4. END-USE MARKET ANALYSIS 18

Formaldehyde 18

Acetic Acid 18

Chemical and Physical Properties 18

Grades 19

Hazards 19

Methyl Tert Butyl Ether 19

Methyl Methacrylate 20

Dimethyl Terephthalate 20

Alternative Fuels 20

Other End-Use Segments 20

Fuel Cells 20

Applications of Fuel Cells 21

Methanol and Fuel-Cell Vehicles 21

Methanol - Best Source for Fuel Cells 21

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 22

W2 Energy Inks LOI with AGB 22

Methanex to Start Methanol Unit in Egypt 22

Oman Methanol Company Signs Long Term Agreement with Oman

Refineries & Petrochemicals 22

Methanex to Restart Methanol Plant in Canada 22

OAO NOVATEK Commences Second Methanol Facility 22

Salalah Methanol Company to Commence Methanol Plant Operation 23

Kharg Petrochemical Delays Commissioning of Methanol Facility 23

Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group to Invest in Methanol Facilities 23

Methanex to Invest in Natural Gas Development 23

Sinopec Signs MoU with Henan Coal Chemical Industry Group 23

Mitsui Chemicals to Collaborate with Daicel Chemical Industry 24

China Energy Signs Supply Agreement with Jiutai Inner Mongolia 24

Azerbaijan Methanol Purchases Celanese's Methanol Plant 24

Petrom Divests Chemical Operations 24

HS Orka Sign Cooperation Agreement with Carbon Recycling

International 24

Sonatrach and Almet to Establish Methanol Plant 25

Doljchim to Restart the Production of Methanol 25

Shenhua Group Re-Commissions Ningxia-Based Methanol Facility 25

Anhui Linquan Re-Commences Methanol Production 25

Methanex to Recommence Operations of Second Methanol Facility 25

Shanxi Xianyang Establishes Methanol Unit 26

Yuanxing and China Coal Energy Signs Framework Agreement 26

Fengfeng Group Commences Second Phase of Coal Chemical Project 26

Mitsubishi Rayon to Enter into Joint Venture with Saudi Basic

Industries 26

Shuangyashan Longmei Invests in Methanol Unit 26

Hebei Jinnui Xuyang Chemical Commences New Methanol Unit 27

Shenhua Group to Establish Coal Chemical Production Plants 27

Shanxi Lu'an and Tianji Coal Chemical Inaugurate Methanol

Production Plant 27

Ningxia Jiemei Fengyou Chemical to Build New Fertilizer Facility 27

Assam Petrochemicals to Establish Methanol Plant 27

China National Coal, Shaanxi Yanchang and Thai New Energy Ink

Contract 28

Yidong Coal Group to Establish New Methanol Plant 28

Petrochemical Holding Inks Preliminary Contract with NPC

International 28

Jincheng Anthracite Mining Starts Methanol to Gasoline Plant 28

Methanex to Establish New Methanol Plant 28

Yankuang to Establish Coal Chemical Project 28

Haldor Topsoe Inks Contract with Kimiaye Pars and Marjan

Petrochemicals 29

Terra Industries Recommences Production 29

StatoilHydro Becomes Statoil 29

Sibur Sells Stake in Sibmetakhim to Metafrax 29

China Blue Chemical to Build a Second Methanol Plant 29

Shandong Liaocheng Luxi to Invest to Boost Chemical Fertilizer

Production 29

Lanzhou Bluestar Inaugurates New Methanol Project in China 30

Development Industrial Co. to form Joint Venture with Datong

Coal Mine 30

Synthesis Energy Systems to Invest in Coal Chemical Projects 30

Peabody Energy Inks a Deal 30

ZAO East Siberian Gas Inks Contract with Haldor Topsoe 30

Huaneng Hulunbeier Energy Development Inaugurates Methanol Unit 31

RMBxing Natural Alkali to Purchase Interest in Sulige Natural

Gas Chemical 31

Hanergy Holding Group and Shuangyashan Municipal Government

Ink Contract 31

Jizhong Energy Fengfeng Inaugurates Methanol Project 31

Saudi Methanol Commences Production in Methanol Plant 31

Consol Energy and Synthesis Energy Systems Establish Joint

Venture 31

Petronas to Commence Mega Methanol Plant Production 32

AR-RAZI Expands Chemical Methanol Production Complex 32

StatoilHydro Inks a Deal with GE Oil & Gas 32

Methanex to Reopen Methanol Plant 32

BioMCN Inaugurates Bio-Methanol Plant 33

Metafraks to Build a New Plant for Melamine Resin Production 33

Itera Inks a Pact with Uralkhimplast 33

6. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 34

Air Liquide Takes Over Lurgi 34

Celanese Acquires Acetate Products Limited 34

Methanex Acquires 20% Stake in DME Production 34

Terra Signs Agreement with Eastman Chemicals 34

Tyco Inks Manufacturing Agreement with DMFCC 35

Oman Oil Signs EPC Contract with GS E&C 35

Lipatet Increases Stake in Metafrax 35

China BlueChemical Starts Jiantao Methanol Plant 35

Brunei Methanol to Construct First Methanol Plant in Brunei 35

Jiutian Chemical Forms Joint Venture with Anyang Chemical 36

Haldor Topsoe Receives Methanol Contract 36

Qinghua Group Builds Methanol Plant 36

Methanex and GeoPark Enter into an Agreement 36

SES Signs Joint Venture Contract with Golden Concord for Coal

Gasification Plant 37

Eastman Chemical to Establish a New Gasification Plant in Texas 37

Toyo Engineering Joins Hands with BASF to Market Gas

Purification Technology 37

Celanese Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement with Accsys 37

Iran Forms Joint Venture with Venezuela for Methanol Production 37

Itochu, MGC and PB Enter into New Joint Venture Project 38

BASF Takes Over PEMEAS 38

Sichuan Meifeng Acquires 45% Interest in Linhua Group 38

Japanese Joint Venture to Expand Methanol Production 38

Sinopec Plans an Additional RMB30 Billion Investment 39

National Petrochemical and Pequiven Form Joint Venture Company 39

Prosint Quimica Boosts Methanol Production 39

Turpan-Hami Oilfield of PetroChina Commences Operation 39

Ajegroup to Enter into Methanol Production 39

UCP Chemicals to Invest in Russian Methanol Plant 39

National Petrochemical Commissions Mega Methanol Plant 40

BioMethanol Chemie Opens Bio-Methanol Plant 40

China BlueChemical and Yara to Enter into Partnership 40

Kingboard Chemical and China BlueChemical Enter into Joint

Venture 40

Shanxi Lanhua Enters into Three Agreements 40

Hon Hai to Invest US$ 1.8 Billion for Joint Venture in China 41

Sumatec to Construct Methanol Production Unit 41

Wahaha Group Launches Investment Projects in Northern China 41

Daqing to Construct Methanol Unit 41

Lee Chang Yung Invests US$130 million in Qatar 41

RCF and PMDCL Joint Venture for Petrochemicals Project 41

CNOOC to Build Methanol Plant 42

Methanex Enters into Agreement with Univar 42

Acron Starts Methanol Production in China 42

Petronas on an Expansion Drive 42

Sichuan Starts Production at its Methanol Unit in Lutianhua 42

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 43

Atlantic Methanol Production Company, LLC (US) 43

BASF SE (Germany) 43

BioMethanol Chemie Nederland B.V. (The Netherlands) 43

Eastman Chemical Company (US) 43

JSC METAFRAX (Russia) 44

LyondellBasell Industries (The Netherlands) 44

Metanol de Oriente, METOR, S.A. (Venezuela) 45

Methanex Corporation (Canada) 45

Methanex Chile Limited (Chile) 45

Methanex New Zealand Ltd. (New Zealand) 45

Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited (West Indies) 46

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (Japan) 46

National Iranian Petrochemical Company (Iran) 46

PETRONAS (Malaysia) 47

Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd. (Qatar) 47

Repsol YPF (Spain) 47

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabia) 47

Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol (Saudi Arabia) 48

Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Saudi Arabia) 48

Statoil ASA (Norway) 48

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 50

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

Table 7: World Historic Review for Methanol by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for

Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 8: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by Geographic

Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US,

Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol in Formaldehyde by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 10: World Historic Review for Methanol in Formaldehyde

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

Table 11: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol in

Formaldehyde by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol in Acetic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 56

Table 13: World Historic Review for Methanol in Acetic Acid by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia- Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Table 14: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol in Acetic

Acid by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol in MTBE by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

Table 16: World Historic Review for Methanol in MTBE by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 60

Table 17: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol in MTBE by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol in MMA by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 19: World Historic Review for Methanol in MMA by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 63

Table 20: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol in MMA by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for US, Canada, Europe, Asia- Pacific (including Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol in DMT by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 22: World Historic Review for Methanol in DMT by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 23: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol in DMT by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for US, Canada, Europe, Asia- Pacific (including Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol in Alternative Fuels by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 25: World Historic Review for Methanol in Alternative

Fuels by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia- Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 26: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol in

Alternative Fuels by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol in Other End-Use Segments by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 28: World Historic Review for Methanol in Other End-Use

Segments by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (including Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption

Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 29: World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol in Other

End-Use Segments by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(including Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

9. THE UNITED STATES 74

A.Market Analysis 74

Outlook 74

North American Competitive Scenario 74

Table 30: Leading Players in the North American Methanol

Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

MHTL, Methanex, AMPCO, Lyondell, MGC, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Supply Surpasses Demand 74

Alternative Energy Fuels in the US - An Overview 75

Propane 75

Natural gas 75

Ethanol 75

Methanol 75

Electricity 76

Imports & Exports Scenario 76

Table 31: US Methanol Market (2009): Imports in US$ Million

by Country - Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Equatorial

Guinea, Bahrain, Argentina, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

Table 32: US Methanol Market (2009): Exports in US$

Thousand by Country - China, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador,

Dominican Republic, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 76

Table 33: US Methanol Market (2006 & 2007): Volume Imports

in Thousand Metric Tons by Countries of Origin for

Trinidad, Venezuela, Guinea, Chile, Argentina, Bahrain,

Canada, C.I.S, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 77

Table 34: US Methanol Market (2006 & 2007): Volume Exports

in Metric Tons by Countries of Destination for Canada,

Mexico, Germany, UK, China, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 77

B.Market Analytics 78

Table 35: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Table 36: US Historic Review for Methanol by End- Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 79

Table 37: US 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by End Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels

and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 80

10. CANADA 81

A.Market Analysis 81

Outlook 81

Imports & Exports Scenario 81

Table 38: Canadian Methanol Market (2009): Imports in US$

Thousand by Country - Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, US,

Chile, Saudi Arabia, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 81

Table 39: Canadian Methanol Market (2009): Exports in US$

Thousand by Country - US, Cuba, Egypt, Indonesia,

Kyrgyzstan, and Others 82

B.Market Analytics 82

Table 40: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 82

Table 41: Canadian Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 83

Table 42: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

11. EUROPE 85

A.Market Analysis 85

Outlook 85

Imports & Exports Scenario - A Historic Perspective 85

Table 43: European Union Methanol Market (2006 & 2007):

Volume Imports by Countries of Origin (In '000 Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

Table 44: European Union Methanol Market (2006 & 2007):

Volume Exports by Countries of Destination (In Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

B.Market Analytics 87

Table 45: 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 Metric

Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 87

Table 46: 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 Metric Tons for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Table 47: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 48: European Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Tons

for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 90

Table 49: European 11-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 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

Table 50: European 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

11a. FRANCE 93

Market Analysis 93

Table 51: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 52: French Historic Review for Methanol by End Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 94

Table 53: French 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels

and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

11b.GERMANY 96

A.Market Analysis 96

Outlook 96

Production Scenario in the Past 96

Table 54: German Methanol Market (2006): Production

Capacity of Select Producers (In Thousand Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

B.Market Analytics 97

Table 55: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 56: German Historic Review for Methanol by End Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 98

Table 57: German 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by End-Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels

and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

11c. ITALY 100

Market Analysis 100

Table 58: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 59: Italian Historic Review for Methanol by End Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 101

Table 60: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

11d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 103

Market Analysis 103

Table 61: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

Table 62: UK Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use Segment

- Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 63: UK 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by End Use

Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels

and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

11e. SPAIN 106

Market Analysis 106

Table 64: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 65: Spanish Historic Review for Methanol by End Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 107

Table 66: Spanish 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

11f.RUSSIA 109

A.Market Analysis 109

Outlook 109

Russian Producers to Target Eastern Markets 109

Export Note 109

Table 67: Russian Methanol Market (2006 & 2007): Volume

Exports by Countries of Destination (In '000 Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

B.Market Analytics 110

Table 68: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 69: Russian Historic Review for Methanol by End Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 111

Table 70: Russian 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

11g. REST OF EUROPE 113

Market Analysis 113

Table 71: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,

Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other

End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 72: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 114

Table 73: Rest of Europe 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

12. ASIA-PACIFIC (INCLUDING JAPAN) 116

A.Market Analysis 116

Outlook 116

Japan's Import Market 116

Table 74: Japanese Methanol Market (2006 & 2007): Volume

Imports by Countries of Origin (In '000 Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

B.Market Analytics 117

Table 75: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Methanol by Geographic Region - China and Rest

of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 76: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methanol by

Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 77: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,

Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other

End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 78: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 119

Table 79: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for China and Rest of Asia- Pacific Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 119

Table 80: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

12a.CHINA 121

A.Market Analysis 121

Current and Future Analysis 121

Market Overview 121

Methanol Imports and Exports in the Past 121

Table 81: Chinese Methanol Market (2006 & 2007): Volume

Imports by Countries of Origin (In '000 Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 82: Chinese Methanol Market: Volume and Value

Imports (2005-2007) in '000 Metric Tons and US$ Million

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Table 83: Chinese Methanol Market: Volume and Value

Exports (2005-2007) in '000 Metric Tons and US$ Million

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Rising Demand Stimulates Chinese Methanol Prices 123

Gasoline and DME - The Major Driving Forces for the Chinese

Methanol Market 123

Drastic Expansion of Methanol Capacity 123

Table 84: Leading Players in the Chinese Methanol Market

(2009): Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Inner

Mongolia Yuan Xing Energy Co., Pingmei & Langian Chemical

Co., Shaanxi Yulin Natural Gas Chemical Industry Co.,

CNOOC Kingboard Chemical LTd., Hebei Qianan Chemical

Industry Co., Yanzhou Coal Mining Group Yulin Energy &

Chemical, Henan Longyu Coal Chemical Co., Yankuang Guohong

Coal Chemical Co., Zhong Yuan Da Hua Co., and Qinghai

Ge'ermu Oil Refinery (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Table 85: Chinese Methanol Production (2005-2007) (In

Million Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Transportation - A Major Hurdle for Methanol Distribution 125

Coal Prices Impact Methanol Production in China 125

Table 86: Chinese Methanol Feedstock Scenario (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Chinese Methanol Market: Raw Materials Scenario among

Major Producers 126

B.Market Analytics 126

Table 87: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid,

MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 88: Chinese Historic Review for Methanol by End-Use

Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 127

Table 89: Chinese 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

12b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 129

Market Analysis 129

Table 90: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,

Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other

End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 91: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Methanol

by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA,

DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 92: Rest of Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for

Methanol by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Consumption for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005,

2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

13. LATIN AMERICA 132

A.Market Analysis 132

Outlook 132

Historic Stats 133

Table 93: Latin American Methanol Market (2006): Production

Capacity of Select Producers (In Thousand Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 94: Methanol Market in Chile (2006 & 2007): Volume

Exports by Countries of Destination (In '000 Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

B.Market Analytics 134

Table 95: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,

Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other

End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 96: Latin America Historic Review for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 135

Table 97: Latin America 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

14. REST OF WORLD 137

A.Market Analysis 137

Outlook 137

Production in the Middle East 137

Table 98: Methanol Market in Iran (2006): Production by

Leading Producers (In '000 Metric Tons) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 99: Methanol Market in Saudi Arabia (2006):

Production by Leading Producers (In '000 Metric Tons)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

B.Market Analytics 138

Table 100: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Methanol by End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde,

Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT, Alternative Fuels and Other

End-Use Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 101: Rest of World Historic Review for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA, DMT,

Alternative Fuels and Other End-Use Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 139

Table 102: Rest of World 11-Year Perspective for Methanol by

End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption

for Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, MTBE, MMA,DMT, Alternative

Fuels and Other End-Use Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 118 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 131)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 20

Canada 3

Japan 7

Europe 25

France 1

Germany 7

The United Kingdom 1

Italy 1

Spain 1

Rest of Europe 14

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 67

Latin America 5

Africa 2

Caribbean 1

Middle East 1

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