According to the latest report by GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, Asia will be a key contributor to global methanol industry capacity additions with a share of 26.7% by 2027, as the region gains capacities from new-build projects between 2023 and 2027.

GlobalData’s latest report Methanol Industry Installed Capacity and Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Forecast by Region and Countries including details of All Active Plants, Planned and Announced Projects, 2023-2027 reveals that the total methanol capacity in Asia is expected to reach 33.01 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2027 from 26 planned and announce projects. The methanol industry growth in Asia will be driven by expanding automotive industry and increased application of methanol in polymers and resin synthesis.

Nivedita RoyOil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The major capacity addition in Asia will be from an announced project, Reliance Industries Jamnagar Methanol Plant, which is expected to come online by 2026. It is anticipated to add a capacity of 3.60mtpa. It is followed by a planned project, Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group Yinchuan Methanol Plant 3, which is anticipated to add a capacity of 2.38mtpa. It is expected to come online by 2023.”

China is the major country in Asia in terms of methanol capacity additions. The total capacity addition in the country would be 18.66mtpa from 14 announced and planned projects.Nivedita concludes: “Within Asia, Indonesia and India follow next in terms of capacity additions. Indonesia is expected to add a capacity of 7.33mtpa from six announced and planned projects, while India is anticipated to add a capacity of 5.33mtpa from five planned and announced projects.”

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