Methanol Market (By Feedstock: Coal, Natural gas, Biomass and Renewables; By Derivatives: MTO/MTP, Solvent, Biodiesel, Acetic acid, Formaldehyde, Others; By Application: Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Paint and Coating, Pharmaceuticals, Others; By Sub-derivatives) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030

The global methanol market size was valued at USD 37.04 billion in 2021 and is expected to hit around USD 61.7 billion by 2030, growing at a registered CAGR of 5.83% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Methanol Market Size 2022 to 2030

Key Takeaways:

  • The Asia-Pacific methanol market was valued at USD 21,239.4 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2022 to 2030.
  • China methanol market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2022 to 2030.
  • The U.S. methanol market is projected to worth around US$ 8.4 billion by 2030.
  • By feedstock, the coal segment has accounted largest revenue share of around 60% in 2021
  • By derivatives, the acetic acid segment accounted 5.6% revenue share in 2021.
  • The natural gas segment was valued at USD 15,381.2 million in 2021.
  • The coal segment was valued at USD 8,530.5 million in 2021.
  • By end use, the automotive segment was accounted USD 8,358.2 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2022 to 2030.
  • The methylic alcohol market projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2017 and 2021.
  • The construction segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2030.

Across the globe major factors that contribute to the environmental pollution leading to changes in the climate add global warming is the use of heavy fuels like gasoline and diesel. Other than increase of methanol and the fuels blended with methanol dad was effects on the climate change will slow down. Many advantages are provided by the use of methyl alcohol as a transportation fuel. Including high octane fuels will help in reducing the toxic emissions which could be used in combination with gasoline. Due to an increased adoption of vehicles which helped in lowering the carbon dioxide emissions in the transport industry the market is expected to grow during the forecast period. The substitution of heavy fuel oils buy methanol in the marine industry will have a positive effect on the growth of the market.

Growth Factors

The rising demand for industries like the construction and the automotive industry we will have an increased consumption of methanol. Methyl alcohol is used for the production of adhesives, textiles, plastics add insulation materials. Plastics play a vital role in automobiles by reducing the weight of the vehicle which helps in increasing the fuel efficiency of the vehicle and appears to be similar to a metal. The use of plastics in the construction industry will propel the growth during the forecast period. The demand for dresses in the furniture and consumer good industries will support the growth of the market during the forecast period. Increasing consumption of methanol in fuel blending applications is another driving factor. Methanol is a colorless volatile light, flammable liquid which is usually mixed with ethyl alcohol which is useful for many industrial applications. Major opportunities are created for the methanol market as there is a shift of end users towards the sustainable fuels. The nature of this alcohol is versatile and has application in various industries; owing to these factors it shall serve the needs of the growing world.

Report Scope of the Methanol Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size by 2030 USD 61.7 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030

CAGR of 5.83%

Asia Pacific Market Share in 2021 60%
Coal Segment Market Share in 2021 60%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Feedstock, Derivatives, Sub-derivatives, Application, Geography
Companies Mentioned

Celanese Corporation, BASF SE, Methanex Corporation, SABIC, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Valero, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Zagros Petrochemical Co., Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited


Methanol Market Share, By Feedstock, 2022 to 2030

Feedstock Insights

The national gas segment will have a dominant market share during the forecast period. Low cost is acquired for the production which provides a significant output and hence this segment is expected to grow. The coal segment is also expected to crossing efficiently as is an increase in the usage of coal to produce methyl alcohol in many countries that have abundant coal production.

Derivatives Insights

On the basis of the derivatives the MTO/MTP segment is anticipated to grow with the highest cigar during the forecast period. Polypropylene thermoplastic, polyolefins and polyethylene are opted from methyl alcohol there is an extensive use of these thermoplastics in many industries. Just over plastics are used in the construction, furniture and automotive industries as they are versatile and have many beneficial properties. There's an increasing demand for polyolefin's from many end user industries. The formaldehyde segment we'll also have larger share in terms of volume. It is the most important component in the production of molding materials, pesticides and adhesives. There's a great demand for formaldehyde in many industries. The textile industries come out mobile industries and construction industries are driving the growth of the formaldehyde segment.

Application Insights

The construction segment on the basis of the application is expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. Methanol is expected to have high demand as N number of products are manufactured using it. Forms, diesel, plastics and plywood sir floors make use of methanol. These products have a wide range of application in the construction industry. The increasing demand solid to a growth in the consumption of these products. Followed by the construction segment the automotive segment is expected to register a good growth during the forecast.

In the personal care segment formaldehyde is also used as a preservative in order to eliminate the growth of pathogens or the bacteria. Methanol is used in the process of esterification of acetic acid. The production of methyl acetate with the help of methanol has a wide usage as a cellulose, nitrate and solvent forester. Methanol is a good alternative to fossil fuel as it is less expensive and clean. In the Asia Pacific region and the Middle East there is an increased consumption of methanol. These countries majorly import methanol frog blending it with non-renewable fossil fuels. It is blended with petrol which helps in increasing the vehicle acceleration and power and it helps in reducing the cost of the fuel. There is an increased focus on increasing the blending percentage of methanol in petrol and many governments across the emerging economies are focusing on this. Depending upon the desired vehicle performance and efficiency methanol is blended in petrol.

Region Insights

Asia Pacific region happens to be the major contributor for the growth of this market. As an expansion of the automotive and construction industries in China and India the market is expected to grow. China is a major manufacturer and consumer of derivatives and this happens to be an important factor in the growth of the market.

Methanol Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

The North American region is also seeing a good growth in the methanol market as there is a demand for fueling applications like production of green fuels and fuel blending. The increasing petrochemical industry is also supporting the market's progress. A growing preference for sustainable products and increased demand for automotive's in the European region will lead to a growth of the market in this region.

 The Middle East, Africa and Latin America are also expected to see a growth due to industrialization and rising construction activities. The Indian government is consistently pushing the utilization of methanol in the automobiles and the use of methanol in cooking fuel. These steps will help in promoting sustainable development as it is an eco friendly option. A capital investment of U.S. dollar to 46 million was made in order to convert around 3,60,000 tons of waste into green methanol by the Netherlands. This initiative is expected to provide growth opportunities for the methanol market across the European region.

Key Market Developments

  • Maersk had entered into an agreement with Robert a renowned naval architect firm in 2021, to develop the first-ever fuel cell tug for applications in harbor operations. This project aims to explore the benefits of combining methanol fuel cells, storage/handling systems, batteries, propulsion units, and electric drives as a carbon-neutral replacement for traditional fossil-fueled propulsion train.
  • Saudi Aramco took to the market and acquired 70% stakes of the global company named SABIC. This was done from the Public Investment Fund (PIF). The total amount of the purchase summed up to an amount of USD 69.1 billion.
  • A major acquisition took place in 2019 that is showing signs of strengthening the capability of managing future productivity followed by substantial growth in the production of acetic acid across the world. The 365-kt synthesis gas production unit was acquired which has its location at Clear Lake, Texas facility.

Key market players

  • Celanese Corporation
  • Methanex Corporation
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
  • Valero
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Zagros Petrochemical Co.
  • Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited

Segments covered in the Report

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By Feedstock

  • Coal
  • Natural gas
  • Biomass and Renewables

By Derivatives

  • Solvent
  • Biodiesel
  • Acetic acid
  • Formaldehyde
  • Others

By Sub-derivatives

  • Gasoline additives
  • Olefins
  • UF/PF resins
  • VAM
  • Polyacetals
  • MDI
  • PTA
  • Acetate Esters
  • Acetic anhydride
  • Fuels
  • Others

By Application

 By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of methanol market?
The global methanol market size was accounted at USD 37.04 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach around USD 61.7 billion by 2030.
The global methanol market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 5.83% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the methanol market are Celanese Corporation, BASF SE, Methanex Corporation, SABIC, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Valero, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Zagros Petrochemical Co., Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited
Rising shift to methanol as blended fuel in numerous transportation systems due to the awareness related to the environment; this acts as a major factor which is expected to drive for the market growth.
Asia Pacific region will lead the global methanol market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:1874
  • Category:Chemical and Material
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel
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