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Methanol
CH3OH
grade A (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol, maximum 0.15 wt% water) and grade AA (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol, maximum 0.10 wt% water, maximum 0.001 wt% ethanol, maximum 0.002 wt% acetone).
Methanol is most used as a solvent, and raw material in the synthesis of chemicals like methyl esters of organic acids, methylamines, and others. It is also used in small quantities as fuel and in antifreeze uses.
formaldehyde; methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); acetic acid; methyl methacrylate; dimethyl terephthalate; and formic acid.
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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 and is one of the most important chemical raw materials. Methanol was originally called wood alcohol because it was first obtained from the destructive distillation of wood. Currently, more than 95% of commercial methanol is synthetically produced from synthesis gas, or syngas, which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
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Methanol Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Methanol latest prices and 13 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Petrochemicals Prices have access to 76 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. 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.

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About Methanol. Methanol (a.k.a. Methyl Alcohol, Wood Alcohol) is a colorless liquid at ambient temperatures with a mild, characteristic alcohol odor and is one of the most important chemical raw materials. Methanol was originally called wood alcohol because it was first obtained from the destructive distillation of wood. Currently, more than 95% of commercial methanol is synthetically produced from synthesis gas, or syngas, which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.

Chemical Formula. CH3OH

Commercial Grades. grade A (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol, maximum 0.15 wt% water) and grade AA (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol, maximum 0.10 wt% water, maximum 0.001 wt% ethanol, maximum 0.002 wt% acetone).

Uses. Methanol is most used as a solvent, and raw material in the synthesis of chemicals like methyl esters of organic acids, methylamines, and others. It is also used in small quantities as fuel and in antifreeze uses.

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. formaldehyde; methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); acetic acid; methyl methacrylate; dimethyl terephthalate; and formic acid.

Methodology. The 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 Methodology.

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