The ICIS Methanol report is published weekly in Asia, China, Europe and the US

  • In Asia, spot prices are quoted for China, Korea, Taiwan, India and SE Asia
  • In Europe, both spot and quarterly contract prices are published, both of which form benchmarks. We also publish daily prices via the price alert service giving a complete overview of pricing in the local market
  • In the US, there is a monthly contract price and the latest spot barge prices are broken down into two quotes; one for the whole week and one for the end of the week
  • In China, ICIS quotes spot import rates to China on a CFR basis and also provide Chinese domestic price assessments for major regions

Active Documents

Methanol Methodology Consultation 2022


ICIS is implementing a process of rolling consultation on all of its pricing methodologies. This consultation paper is part of this formal process and covers all of the ICIS primary price points included in the methanol weekly publications. The consultation asks both general questions about the suitability of the ICIS pricing methodology and questions addressing […]

Methanol Methodology – 24 November 2023


This is the ICIS pricing methodology for methanol. ICIS quotes methanol prices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, China and the US Gulf. ICIS continuously develops, reviews and revises its methodologies in consultation with industry participants. Previous versions of this methodology can be found under Archived Documents. For a copy of an archived methodology document, please email To find out […]