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Table 8 - World Methanol Supply and Demand Growth

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Supply &Demand/Years

1990

1994

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2010

SUPPLY (x 1000 MTPY):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capacity Available

23,200

27,400

34,863

35,091

36,012

35,182

35,522

35680

38617

40692

41392

41392

46222

Production

18,100

21,946

26,705

28,033

29,120

29,065

29,281

30238

31093

31985

32451

33111

36953

Excess Capacity

5,100

5,454

8,158

7,058

6,892

6,117

6,241

5442

7524

8707

8941

8281

9269

Operating Rate

78%

80%

77%

80%

81%

83%

82%

85%

81%

79%

78%

80%

80%

DEMAND (x1000 MTPY):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formaldehyde

6900

7600

9712

10173

10408

10018

10463

10960

11480

12025

12596

13193

15163

MTBE

3,100

5,500

7,507

7,696

8,124

8,266

7,531

7,506

7,428

7,197

6,598

6,207

6207

Acetic Acid

1,400

1,600

2,331

2,695

2,840

2,793

3,027

3,190

3,361

3,542

3,733

3,934

4604

DMT

568

578

584

584

579

588

588

590

590

603

618

632

680

MMA

696

730

734

774

792

829

845

892

923

979

1,004

1,030

1280

Fuels

700

746

776

854

888

830

844

859

867

896

946

988

1020

Solvents

998

1,034

1,066

1,101

1,147

1,209

1,245

1,285

1,313

1,342

1,379

1,411

1600

Others

3,738

4,158

3,995

4,156

4,342

4,532

4,738

4956

5131

5401

5577

5716

6400

Demand Total

18,100

21,946

26,705

28,033

29,120

29,065

29,281

30238

31093

31985

32451

33111

36953

MEOH PRICES, $/MT

146

300

110

120

126

200

220

240

210

180

150

190

200

Methanol Prices vs. Operating Rate

Figure 7- Methanol Prices vs. Operating Rate (2003- 2010)

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