Methanol Industry Business Growth, Development Factors

Methanol Industry Business Growth, Development Factors

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The global methanol market size is set to gain traction from the urgent need to lower environmental pollution caused by the surging usage of heavy fuels, such as diesel and gasoline. Pollution further leads to global warming and climate change. Statista mentioned that the earth’s surface temperature was 0.98 Celsius degrees warmer in 2020 than the 20th Century average. This information is published by Fortune Business Insights™ in a report titled, “Methanol Market, 2021-2028.” As per the report, the market stood at USD 27.95 billion in 2020. It is projected to grow from USD 28.74 billion in 2021 to USD 39.18 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Lower Demand for Paints and Adhesives to Hamper Growth

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down manufacturing activities worldwide. For instance, Methanex Corporation, a leading firm in the market, stopped activities in its plants with production capacities of 800 KT and 850 KT per annum in Chile and Trinidad, respectively. Besides, the lower demand for chemicals, paints, and adhesives derived from this compound is set to hamper growth amid the pandemic.

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Acetic Acid Segments Generated 5.5% Share in 2020: Fortune Business Insights™

By derivatives, the market is segregated into formaldehyde, acetic acid, MTBE, DME, gasoline blending, biodiesel, methanol to olefins (MTO)/methanol to propylene (MTP), solvent, and others. Among these, the MTO/MTP segment exhibits the highest CAGR in the near future, backed by the high demand for polyolefins from a wide range of end-user industries. The acetic acid segment earned 5.5% in terms of the methanol market share in 2020.

Report Coverage-

The research report studies decisive segments of the methyl alcohol industry containing regions, end-users, technologies, types, and applications. It elaborates the performance and significance of each of the segments by considering sales volume, growth prospects, revenue share, and demand. In addition to this, it will help our clients to accurately determine the market size to guide them in choosing the right segment for their business growth.

Drivers & Restraints-

Surging Usage as a Precursor in Plastics and Textiles to Bolster Growth

The high demand for the product from the construction and automotive industries is set to surge its usage across the globe. The chemical compound is often used in insulation materials, adhesives, textiles, and plastics as a precursor. However, the consumption of inhalation of this chemical can result in death, accumulation of acids in blood, and blindness. It may obstruct the methanol market growth in the near future.

Regional Insights-

Asia Pacific to Remain at Forefront Stoked by Expansion of Construction Industry

Geographically, in 2020, Asia Pacific held USD 17.60 billion in terms of revenue. It is set to be the major contributor to the growth of the industry because of the rapid expansion of the construction and automotive industries. In North America, on the other hand, the higher demand for this chemical compound from green fuel manufacturers would propel growth. Europe is likely to grow considerably on account of the expansion of the automotive industry.

Competitive Landscape-

Key Players Focus on Forming Joint Ventures with Others to Intensify Competition

The global market contains many companies, out of which, most of them are participating in acquisitions, mergers, and joint venture strategies. A few others are focusing more on expanding their production capacities to meet the high consumer demand. Below is one of the significant industry developments:

June 2018: Southern Chemical Corporation (SCC), Proman AG, and Helm AG formed a joint venture named Helm Proman Methanol AG to accelerate their methanol-based marketing activities. The newly formed company is headquartered in Switzerland. SCC will hold 5% share, while Proman AG will hold 38% and Helm AG will have 57% shares.
A list of renowned methyl alcohol manufacturers operating in the global market:

Methanex Corporation (Canada)
HELM AG (Germany)
Southern Chemical Corporation (U.S.)
SABIC (Saudi Arabia)
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (Japan)
Zagros Petroleum(Iran)
PETRONAS (Malaysia)
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Celanese Corporation (U.S.)
BASF SE (Germany)
Simalin Chemical Industries Pvt. Ltd. (India)
Other Players

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