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China Methanol

Annual Study
The ICIS China Methanol Annual Study provides an integrated view of data as well
as expert analysis of current and future year trends. Trade ows, capacities, and supply
and demand data are also included to enable you to create robust plans whether for
production and investment activity or to make the most of emerging opportunities within
Chinas domestic markets.
Overview
Chinas methanol market performed differently in the rst and second half of 2013.
Prices softened in the rst half of the year amid a bearish global economy and a weak
macroeconomic environment in China. However, prices regained growth in the second
half of the year, especially in early December, when the upturn accelerated to the highest
point in the past ve years. The total export volume in J anuary-November was at 654,700
tonnes, nearly 10 times the amount in 2012.
China is the largest methanol import market within Asia and a key driver of international
prices. The ICIS China Methanol Annual Study will enable you to access in-depth
information to better understand how Chinas methanol market will fare next year.
Highlights of the report
Market outlook for 2014
Key developments and drivers of the Chinese methanol market based on local insights
Import and export market analysis
Chinas market segment developments and key local players
2012-2014 China supply/demand analysis and forecast
Analysis of price drivers in 2014
Trends
Data
Analysis
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Trends
Data
Analysis
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Table of Contents
Part I: Chinas methanol market overview, 2013 Part
II: Chinas methanol supply and demand, 2012-2014
Part III: Chinas methanol supply analysis
Regional supply and company proles 2012-2014
Production analysis
Expansion projects in 2014
Import and exports, January - August 2013
Suppliers
Imports by origin
Imports by customs
Imports by trade pattern
Supply forecast 2014
Part IV: Chinas methanol demand analysis
Downstream demand analysis by application eld
Formaldehyde
Acetic acid (AA)
Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)
Dimethylformamide (DMF)
Methyl methacrylate (MMA)
Dimethyl ether (DME)
Methanol gasoline
Methanol-to-olen (MTO)/ Methanol-to-propylene (MTP)
Downstream demand analysis by region
Chinas methanol export analysis 2013
Export market review
Exports by destination
Export market outlook
Demand forecast 2014
Part V: Chinas methanol price trend analysis, January - September 2013
Price curves
Market analysis
Part VI: Impact of Chinas methanol futures on the spot market
Part VII: Driving factors for Chinas methanol prices in 2014
Global macroeconomy and crude oil
Global macroeconomy
Crude oil
Feedstock
Supply
Downstream demand
Relevant policies
With over 30 years in the industry, ICIS is recognised domestically and internationally
as a leading source of market information. Our insights of the Chinese market provided
by our local-based experts in the region, combined with the expertise of our global analytical
team, ensure that global market players receive unrivalled and independent insights into
the opaque methanol market.
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Overseas suppliers Country
Exports to China
2013 (E)
Methanex
New Zealand 26
Chile
NPC/KPC/ZPC Iran 230
Sabic/IMC
Saudi Arabia 80
Bahrain
Petronas Malaysia 27
Kaltim/Medco Indonesia 17
QAFAC Qatar 26
Oman Methanol/
Salalah Methanol
Oman 80
BMC Brunei 5
Others 4
Total 495
Exports from major overseas suppliers in 2013
Source: Chemease
Source: China Customs
Import and export volumes from 2011 to August 2013
Methanol imports by origin
Major application elds of methanol in 2013
formaldehyde
Others
AA
DME
MTBE
fuel blending
DMF
MTO/P
New Zealand
Indonesia
Iran
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Oman
Bahrain
Brunei
Malaysia
Others
Snapshots from the report
Unit: 10,000tonnes
2011 2012 2013 (J an-Aug)
700
600
500
400
300
200
100
0
-100
1400
1200
1000
800
600
400
200
0
-200
Total Import Total Export
Import amplication Export amplication