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Updated to Q1 2021
European methanol supply is expected to remain tight in Q1 due to low inventory levels and strong demand. However, this is also dependent on the length of production outages in Russia and Norway. If these sites remain offline for a lengthy period, domestic supply will struggle to meet demand.
Demand is forecast to rise in Q1, with a speedy return to business after in January. Sellers note increased demand for all downstream markets, but particularly for formaldehyde in Q1. Supply is unlikely to match European methanol demand this quarter, with tight conditions expected to persist.
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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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