ICIS Methanol Global Price Forecast Report

 

This ICIS Methanol Global Price Forecast Report features a rolling 6-month price forecast for key methanol markets - China (both domestic and import markets ), southeast Asia, the US Gulf and Rotterdam.

Produced by consultants at ICIS, this comprehensive forecast report includes valuable insights and analysis on the various factors that affect prices – market overview, trade balances and activity, supply and demand and so much more, all of which are delivered in an easy-to-use format.

ICIS Methanol Global Price Forecast Report prototype

Use the methanol forecast report to:

  • Anticipate where the market is heading
  • Gain better returns by knowing the best time to buy or sell
  • Negotiate contracts with confidence
  • Plan production and inventory more efficiently
  • Verify your market position and commercial strategies
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What’s included in the price forecast report?

Forecast prices for global methanol

Forecast prices for global methanol

Rolling 6-month price forecasts for the key methanol markets - China (ex-tank east China, CFR China), spot CFR southeast Asia, contract FOB for the US Gulf and spot FOB Rotterdam- to help you settle prices in the short-to-mid-term with increased confidence.


Feedstock prices

Feedstock prices

Gain a clearer outlook for raw material markets and how they affect commodity prices and margins with access to prices and market overviews for crude oil and natural gas.


Trade balance and supply and demand data

Trade balance and supply and demand data

China import statistics and new capacity expected on stream, with supply-demand data for northeast Asia, Europe and the US. To facilitate your budgeting and commercial planning needs, there are also facts and figures on imports and exports, consumption, capacity, local production and plant utilisation rates.


Plant turnarounds and major outages

Plant turnarounds and major outages

The latest news on operating status, plant start-ups and shutdowns to aid your production and operating rate plans.


Market review and analysis

Market review and analysis

Market review and analysis including demand from downstream markets, with a particular emphasis on China’s methanol-to-olefins (MTO) sector. An economic outlook and the likely impact on the methanol market will also help you to identify potential investment opportunities.

About the authors

Ken Yin

Ken Yin is a senior consultant and coal-to-methanol specialist at ICIS, focusing on coal-to-olefins (CTO), methanol-to-olefins (MTO), dimethyl ether (DME) and fuel blending. Ken has more than 15 years’ experience working in the chemical industry, where she has followed the market trends of Chinese coal-based chemicals and olefins producers. Responsibilities have included taking a leading role in production design, management and execution projects.

Moritz Lank

Moritz Lank is a senior analyst with extensive experience covering the methanol market. Moritz is responsible for the analysis of global capacities, trade patterns and supply & demand trends for a range of products within the global ICIS Supply & Demand Database, including methanol and fuel oxygenates.

Rachel Qian

Rachel Qian is a senior analyst in the methanol and downstream team, with a focus on CTO, MTO, natural gas, acetic acid, DME, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and methanol oil-blending. Responsibilities include writing market tracking reports and providing analysis on the supply and demand of methanol and its downstream markets, as well as on logistics and prices.

Ed Sporcic

Ed Sporcic is a consultant with extensive petrochemical industry experience in business development, market research, economic analysis, linear programming and planning. He has developed manufacturing cost data and price forecasts for olefins, aromatics and their major derivatives internationally, and, in a previous role as a planning engineer, has optimized short-term and long-term production planning for a large olefins complex using a linear programming model.