Methanol Market Analysis and Forecast by Size, Share, Growth, Trends 2031

Methanol Market Size and Forecast (2021 - 2031), Global and Regional Share, Trend, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Derivative [Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) / Methanol-to-propylene (MTP), Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), Biodiesel, Dimethyl Ether (DME), and Others], End-Use Industry (Automotive, Construction, Electronics, Packaging, Pharmaceuticals, Paints and Coatings, and Others), and Geography

  • Report Code : TIPRE00004235
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The methanol market size is projected to reach US$ 48.13 billion by 2031 from US$ 30.38 billion in 2023. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.9% in 2023–2031. The growing adoption of methanol as blended fuel in transportation industry is likely to remain a key methanol market trends.

Methanol Market Analysis

The rapidly increasing construction activities in different countries across the globe are driving the methanol market growth. The construction industry is a best prospect industry sector for Mexico. Mexican construction industry is growing due to the economic growth and public investment in infrastructure projects. Mexico is also moving rapidly towards green and environmentally-friendly construction activities. In the past few years, the construction sector in Indonesia has been a growth driver. The rapidly urbanizing population is driving the demand in the construction sector in the country. In addition, the growth in population and increase in government spending on infrastructure are major drivers for the construction market in Indonesia.

Methanol Market Overview

Methanol is the simplest alcohol compound utilized as an additive in industrial applications; it is a flammable, colorless, and toxic liquid chemical with a trivial smell. It is used in various industries such as, automotive, construction, electronics, packaging, pharmaceuticals, paints and coatings, and others. Methyl alcohol is used to produce formaldehyde, acetic acid, and methyl methacrylate (MMA) and is also used as a solvent in several applications. Methanol and its derivative products such as ascetic acid and formaldehyde made via chemical reactions are used as base materials in acrylic plastic; synthetic fabrics and fibers used to make clothing; adhesives, paint, and plywood used in construction; and as a chemical agent in pharmaceuticals and agrichemicals.

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Methanol Market: Strategic Insights

Methanol Market

  • CAGR (2023 - 2031)
  • Market Size 2023
    US$ 30.38 Billion
  • Market Size 2031
    US$ 48.13 Billion

Market Dynamics


Key Players

  • OCI N.V.

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

  • Formaldehyde
  • Acetic Acid
  • Methanol-to-Olefins
End-Use Industry
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and Coatings
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Methanol Market Drivers and Opportunities

Increasing Use of Methanol as Feedstock in Various Applications

Methanol as a key chemical building block or as a fuel, when made from renewable sources, it can help to achieve decarbonization goals. Methyl alcohol is highly used in producing plastics, adhesives, insulation materials, textiles, and food chemicals, among other chemicals and compounds. The demand for plastics is increasing due to the growing automotive sector in the world. Further, various methyl alcohol derivatives are extensively used in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Hence, increasing the use of methanol in various applications in boosting the global methanol market growth.

Growing Focus towards Using Green Methanol

Green methanol is methanol that is made renewably and without polluting emissions. This chemical compound is used as a low-carbon liquid fuel and is a promising alternative to fossil fuels in areas where decarbonization is a major challenge. In recent years, sustainable and low-carbon alternatives to traditional fossil fuels have become a top priority. Thus, the growing focus on using green methanol is expected to offer more lucrative opportunities for market growth.

Methanol Market Report Segmentation Analysis

Key segments that contributed to the derivation of the methanol market analysis are derivative and end-use industry.

  • Based on derivative, the methanol market is segmented into formaldehyde, acetic acid, methanol-to-olefins (MTO) / methanol-to-propylene (MTP), methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), methyl methacrylate (MMA), biodiesel, dimethyl ether (DME), and others. The formaldehyde segment held a significant market share in 2023.
  • By end-use industry, the market is segmented into automotive, construction, electronics, packaging, pharmaceuticals, paints and coatings, and others. The automotive segment held a significant share of the market in 2023.

Methanol Market Share Analysis by Geography

The geographic scope of the methanol market report is mainly divided into five regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America.

The Asia Pacific region holds a larger share of the global market. North America is expected to register the considerable growth rate over the forecast period. Methanol is extensively used in producing various chemicals and compounds such as plastics, adhesives, insulation materials, textiles, and food chemicals. The demand for plastics is increasing and positively favoring the methanol market due to the growing automotive industry in the region. The automotive industry largely uses plastic polymers to manufacture a vehicle's interior structure and other components such as a bumper, fuel system, wheelhouse, door handles, brake pads, and under the hood components. The application of plastic components significantly reduces the vehicle's weight, increases its fuel efficiency, and meets environmental regulations regarding carbon emissions from fossil fuels.

Methanol Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2023 US$ 30.38 Billion
Market Size by 2031 US$ 48.13 Billion
Global CAGR (2023 - 2031) 5.9%
Historical Data 2021-2022
Forecast period 2024-2031
Segments Covered By Derivative
  • Formaldehyde
  • Acetic Acid
  • Methanol-to-Olefins
By End-Use Industry
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and Coatings
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • OCI N.V.
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    Methanol Market News and Recent Developments

    The methanol market is evaluated by gathering qualitative and quantitative data post primary and secondary research, which includes important corporate publications, association data, and databases. The following is a list of developments in the market for methanol and strategies:

    • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has agreed to acquire a 49% equity interest in Kasso MidCo ApS ("MidCo"), an affiliate of European Energy A/S ("EE", a renewable energy company headquartered in Søborg, Denmark). MidCo possesses a solar power generation and e-methanol business through Solar Park Kasso ApS ("Kasso"), its wholly owned subsidiary. (Source: MITSUI & CO., LTD., Company Website/Releases /2023)
    • Jakson Green, a renewable and new energy player in India, announced today that it has won a project from National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to establish a CO2-to-methanol production facility at NTPC’s Vindhyachal thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh. (Source: PV MAGAZINE, Company Website /2023)

    Methanol Market Report Coverage and Deliverables

    The “Methanol Market Size and Forecast (2021–2031)” report provides a detailed analysis of the market covering below areas:

    • Market size and forecast at global, regional, and country levels for all the key market segments covered under the scope
    • Market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and key opportunities
    • Key future trends
    • Detailed Porter’s Five Forces and SWOT analysis
    • Global and regional market analysis covering key market trends, major players, regulations, and recent market developments
    • Industry landscape and competition analysis covering market concentration, heat map analysis, prominent players, and recent developments
    • Detailed company profiles
    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Derivative, and End-Use Industry

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

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