EU net methanol imports in April rise 25% year on year - Eurostat

18 June 2014 14:10 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Net methanol imports into the EU from the rest of the world in April 2014 increased by 25% year on year, data from European statistics agency Eurostat showed on Wednesday.

Gross methanol imports to the EU in April 2013 totalled 522,396 tonnes (all figures shown to the nearest tonne) and this figure increased to 650,748 tonnes in April 2014, up 24.6%.

This compared with an increase of just 2% in March year on year.

Meanwhile, exports from the EU to the rest of the world rose steeply to 13,836 tonnes, although exports in April 2013 only stood at 1,743 tonnes. Europe is a net import market and so exports are minimal.

EU methanol imports and exports (metric tonnes)




Net Imports

April 2013




April 2014




Change year on year

128,352 (25%)

12,093 (694%)

116,259 (22%)

Eurostat import/export data is subject to revision as more detailed information becomes available. EU figures comprise the aggregate of member states data published by Eurostat.

By Ross Yeo