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Methanol
CH3OH
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%)
Methanol is most used in the syntheses of the following chemicals: formaldehyde; methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), which is a gasoline additive to raise the octane number; acetic acid; methyl methacrylate; dimethyl terephthalate; formic acid; methyl esters of organic acids; methylamines; and etc.. Only a small fraction is used as fuel in the energy sector. In addition, Methanol also has other general solvent and antifreeze uses. Finally, in recent years, technologies were developed for the production of chemicals and fuels from syngas, with methanol being an intermediate. Such technologies include methanol to gasoline (MTG), methanol-to-olefins (MTO) and methanol-to-propylene (MTP) processes.
Methanol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: formaldehyde; methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); acetic acid; Methyl methacrylate; dimethyl terephthalate; formic acid; methyl esters of organic acids; methylamines.
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  • Natural gas (reforming)
  • Coal/wood (gasification)
  • Naphtha/vacuum residue/heavy fuel oil (partial oxidation)
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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.
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Methanol Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Methanol latest prices, including 12 years of historical series and forecast. Subscribers have access to the largest price database in the market, with 192 chemicals prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Introduction. Intratec provides Methanol prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: import price, CIF (Note 2)
  • Netherlands: export price, FOB (Note 1)
  • China: spot price, ex-works (Note 1, 2)
  • India: import price, CIF (Note 1)
  • Saudi Arabia: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)
  • Brazil: import price, CIF (Note 1, 2)

Note 1. Only available for Registered Users

Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the ‘Pro’ or 'Business' plans.

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. Methanol is most used in the syntheses of the following chemicals: formaldehyde; methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), which is a gasoline additive to raise the octane number; acetic acid; methyl methacrylate; dimethyl terephthalate; formic acid; methyl esters of organic acids; methylamines; and etc.. Only a small fraction is used as fuel in the energy sector. In addition, Methanol also has other general solvent and antifreeze uses. Finally, in recent years, technologies were developed for the production of chemicals and fuels from syngas, with methanol being an intermediate. Such technologies include methanol to gasoline (MTG), methanol-to-olefins (MTO) and methanol-to-propylene (MTP) processes.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Natural gas (reforming)
  • Coal/wood (gasification)
  • Naphtha/vacuum residue/heavy fuel oil (partial oxidation)

To know more about Methanol production processes, click here.

Derivatives. Methanol is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: 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 presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.

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