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Updated to Q3 2021
Supply is expected to rise gradually over Q3, once planned shutdowns have concluded. The global methanol market awaits the start up of YCI Methanol One in the US, which is expected to add to European availability in the long term. In the Netherlands, OCI’s BioMCN site is expected to run at 50% capacity for the second half of the year due to high gas costs. This lost capacity could negate some impact from increased imports.
Demand is expected to remain healthy in Q3 due to seasonally high demand from the fuels sector as well as a continued strong performance from the furniture and automotive sector. Spot demand could rise on the back of OCI’s reduced capacity. However, additional demand may be satisfied by increased imports from the US.
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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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