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Methanol is primarily produced from surplus coal and natural gas and used to produce methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), acetic acid, and formaldehyde. It has many general solvent and antifreeze applications and can be used to fuel internal combustion engines, although it is usually blended with gasoline.

Formaldehyde is used in pressed wood products, disinfectants and adhesives. It is also used to make chemicals for construction, automotive, healthcare and consumer products and applications. The Asia-Pacific region accounts for more than 60% of global consumption of formaldehyde and the construction industry is the largest global consumer by sector.

Market growth is propelled by growing demand for fuel applications and Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) technology, but hampered by fluctuating methanol prices.

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ICIS offers the thorough pricing information you need to operate with confidence even in volatile market conditions. This includes a monthly methanol forecasting report and reports in the Chinese language. Our insights are provided by our network of locally-based reporters.

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