Methanol Market Expected to Reach Nearly US$72.9 Billion by 2029 with a CAGR of 4.7%

The global methanol market, valued at approximately US$44.4 billion in 2021, is poised for robust growth, projected to reach nearly US$72.9 billion by the end of 2029. This growth is expected to be driven by a healthy CAGR of 4.7% between 2022 and 2029, signifying a 1.4x expansion by 2029 compared to 2022.

Key Insights from the Report:

  • Versatile Applications: Methanol, also known as wood alcohol or wood spirit, is a crucial component in the production of various chemicals and energy products. Its applications range from paints, solvents, and mattresses to serving as a transportation fuel and biodiesel, making it an indispensable building block in the chemical industry and beyond.
  • Feedstock Dominance: Coal was the predominant feedstock for methanol production in 2021, accounting for over 65% of the total market. However, natural gas-based methanol demand is expected to grow significantly, with a projected CAGR of 7.3% between 2022 and 2029.

Market Overview:

The global methanol market is witnessing substantial growth due to its diverse applications and its potential to contribute to decarbonization efforts.

Key Drivers:

  • Growing Demand for Power Generation: Methanol plays a vital role in energy-related applications, particularly in gasoline/fuel blending, making it essential for the power generation industry.
  • Environmental Regulations: As environmental regulations become more stringent, methanol is increasingly being viewed as a cleaner alternative to conventional fuels and chemicals.


  • High Production Costs: While methanol production from renewable sources is promising, current production costs remain higher than those of fossil fuels, presenting a challenge.
  • Geopolitical Factors: Geopolitical tensions and rising energy costs are affecting methanol demand in certain regions, such as Europe.

Key Market Segments:

  • Turbine Cycle: Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) dominate the market due to their higher thermal efficiency compared to simple cycle gas turbines.
  • Upgrades Type: Comprehensive upgrades, involving the replacement of multiple components, lead the market, driven by their performance-centric nature.

Geographical Insights:

  • Chinas Dominance: China holds the largest market share, with a focus on methanol production for light olefins and energy applications.
  • European Challenges: Europe faces challenges due to geopolitical tensions and higher natural gas prices, which affect methanol prices and margins.

Key Market Players:

Major players in the global methanol market include Methanex Corporation, Proman AG, SABIC, Yankuang, Zagros, OCI N.V., PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad, Metafrax, and MGC, among others.

Browse Global Methanol Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2029 (By Feedstock Coverage, By Application Coverage, By Geographic Coverage and By Company):

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