Methanol Prices, markets & analysis

ICIS provides independent and unbiased information on Methanol pricing, Methanol news and Methanol analysis for the global Methanol market. Our network of price reporters, based in Asia, Europe and the US, deliver local insight for each of these markets, which is published in our individual weekly and daily price reports.

If you buy or sell Methanol or related products, our reports, news and market intelligence will give you the prices and analysis of the factors driving the prices that you need to make confident commercial decisions.

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Methanol is an important natural-gas-derived chemical feedstock, traditionally used in the production of materials such as acetic acid and formaldyhide. It is also becoming ncreasingly important in the fuels market where it is used to produce DME and MTBE and also as a direct gasoline blending agent.


Prices change on a daily basis, which mean up to the minute and timely pricing intelligence is extremely important for all market players.


The majority of material is traded by a quarterly contract, but the spot market is extremely important as well and that’s where the real daily price changes happen.


Methanol is a global product and the European market is influenced by the US but also and more importantly the Asian and Chinese markets. The Chinese market has emerged to become the global driver of prices and its demand is increasing at extremely high rates.

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We offer the following regional Methanol analysis and news coverage to keep you informed of factors and developments affecting prices in the Methanol marketplace.

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