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China: Methanol Market 2022

Methanol Market Size in China

In 2021, the Chinese methanol market was finally on the rise to reach $X after two years of decline. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. Methanol consumption peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, consumption failed to regain momentum.

Methanol Production in China

In value terms, methanol production totaled $X in 2021 estimated in export price. In general, production recorded a abrupt slump. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when the production volume increased by X%. Methanol production peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, production failed to regain momentum.

Methanol Exports

Exports from China

In 2021, exports of methanol (methyl alcohol) from China soared to X tons, growing by X% against 2020. Over the period under review, exports enjoyed significant growth. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2018 with an increase of X%. Over the period under review, the exports hit record highs in 2021 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, methanol exports surged to $X in 2021. In general, exports enjoyed a significant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the exports attained the peak figure in 2021 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

Indonesia (X tons), South Korea (X tons) and India (X tons) were the main destinations of methanol exports from China, with a combined X% share of total exports.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by India (with a CAGR of +X%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for methanol exported from China were Indonesia ($X), South Korea ($X) and India ($X), together accounting for X% of total exports.

India, with a CAGR of +X%, recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2021, the average methanol export price amounted to $X per ton, rising by less than X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. The export price peaked at $X per ton in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2021, the export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination: the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($X per ton), while the average price for exports to Japan ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to South Korea (-X%), while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Methanol Imports

Imports into China

In 2021, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in overseas purchases of methanol (methyl alcohol), when their volume decreased by -X% to X tons. Overall, imports, however, showed a strong increase. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of X%. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X tons in 2020, and then dropped markedly in the following year.

In value terms, methanol imports surged to $X in 2021. Over the period under review, imports, however, continue to indicate resilient growth. As a result, imports attained the peak and are likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Oman (X tons) constituted the largest methanol supplier to China, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, methanol imports from Oman exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, New Zealand (X tons), twofold. Saudi Arabia (X tons) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2021, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Oman amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: New Zealand (+X% per year) and Saudi Arabia (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest methanol suppliers to China were the United Arab Emirates ($X), Oman ($X) and New Zealand ($X), together comprising X% of total imports.

In terms of the main suppliers, the United Arab Emirates, with a CAGR of +X%, recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2021, the average methanol import price amounted to $X per ton, surging by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import price indicated moderate growth from 2012 to 2021: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last nine-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. As a result, import price reached the peak level and is likely to continue growth in the immediate term.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was the United Arab Emirates ($X per ton), while the price for Venezuela ($X per ton) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the United Arab Emirates (+X%), while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tons

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for methanol (methyl alcohol) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of methanol consumption in 2021 were China, the United States and Russia, with a combined 30% share of global consumption. These countries were followed by Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan Chinese), Brazil, Canada, the Netherlands and Ethiopia, which together accounted for a further 32%.
What are the largest producers of methanol (methyl alcohol) in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of methanol production in 2021 were Saudi Arabia, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, together accounting for 28% of global production. These countries were followed by Russia, Iran, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ethiopia and Qatar, which together accounted for a further 43%.
What are the leading suppliers of methanol (methyl alcohol) to China?
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In value terms, the largest methanol suppliers to China were the United Arab Emirates, Oman and New Zealand, with a combined 68% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of methanol (methyl alcohol) from China?
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In value terms, the largest markets for methanol exported from China were Indonesia, South Korea and India, together accounting for 79% of total exports.
What is the average export price for methanol (methyl alcohol) in China?
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In 2021, the average methanol export price amounted to $377 per ton, increasing by less than 0.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for methanol (methyl alcohol) in China?
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In 2021, the average methanol import price amounted to $481 per ton, picking up by 124% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the methanol market in China. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2030.


Product coverage:
• Prodcom 20142210 - Methanol (methyl alcohol)
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Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in China
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2012–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2012–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2012–2021
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2012–2021
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2012–2021
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2012–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2012–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2012–2021
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2012–2021
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