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Argus Methanol Annual 2016

This industry report offers subscribers the necessary granularity to understand the methanol industry and assess future decision making through detailed demand, production, capacity and trade flow statistics from around the world. This annual study provides an extensive background of the factors impacting and influencing shifts in methanol supply and demand, as well as a forward view of market direction and growth.


The global methanol industry has performed well in recent years. This is due, primarily, to the unprecedented growth in demand of fuel substitution applications and more recently, methanol to olefins.

Raw material feedstock is often the most costly component in the production of methanol, typically outweighing all other production costs combined. As such, it is understandable that there is much interest in restarting idled capacity, relocating existing facilities and/or building new methanol facilities. 

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Data & Downloads

This service also features downloadable market data published in spreadsheet format, available only in Argus Direct.

  • World Methanol Balances for 2014 and 2015, including Western Europe, MEA, CEE FSU, Asia and the Americas
  • Methanol Annual Capacities for 2014 and 2015

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