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Updated to Q1 2020
Global capacity is set to grow, including the delayed opening at a new 1m tonne/year methanol plant in southwestern Trinidad, estimated to start up in the first or second quarter of 2020. Having said this, late 2019’s weak prices prompted speculation that producers may consider reducing their output to protect against low margins.
Europe looks set for a weak 2020. A fairly consistent view from buyers and sellers is a softening in demand for 2020. Some argue that stability is a more accurate portrayal. Key questions include whether European prices will recover from several successive quarterly decreases; if buying strategies for 2020 will shift, and whether spot business will increase. How China’s demand picks up after the Lunar New Year is a key indication for the global market.
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Methanol is primarily used to produce formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and acetic acid, with smaller amounts going into the manufacture of DMT, MMA, chloromethanes, methylamines, glycol methyl ethers and fuels.
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