Chart Description. This chart presents Methanol prices in several countries, as follows:
Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.
Chart Instructions. Hover the mouse over the series to view the respective Methanol prices plotted. You can filter a given Methanol price series by clicking on the respective legend label, right above the chart.
About Methanol. Methanol (a.k.a. Methyl Alcohol, Wood Alcohol) is a colorless liquid at ambient temperatures with a mild, characteristic alcohol odor. It is one of the most important chemical raw materials, used as a solvent, starting material in the production of chemicals and in the fuel sector.
Chemical Formula. CH3OH
Commercial Grades. Grade A. (min methanol: 99.85 wt% / max. content of water: 0.15 wt%); Grade AA (min. methanol 99.85 wt% / max. content of water, ethanol and acetone is, respectively 0.10 wt%, 0.001 wt%, and 0.002 wt%).
Uses. Gasoline additive to raise the octane number, fuel in the energy sector, general solvent, antifreeze agent.
- Natural gas (reforming)
- Coal/wood (gasification)
- Naphtha/vacuum residue/heavy fuel oil (partial oxidation)
To know more about Methanol production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Formaldehyde; methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); acetic acid; methyl methacrylate; dimethyl terephthalate; formic acid; methyl esters of organic acids; methylamines.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data Intratec provides its customers with is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or by statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations. For further details about “Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology”, click here.
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