Iran accounts for over 50% of global planned methanol capacity additions

13 January, 2018
Source: GlobalData Energy

GlobalData’s latest analysis of the global planned methanol capacity shows that Iran has the highest planned methanol capacity additions globally, with 30 million tons per year (mtpa) from 2018 to 2022, followed by the US and China with 12 mtpa and 10 mtpa respectively.

Presently, Iran accounts for 54% of the total global planned methanol capacity additions in 2022. The country has 21 planned methanol plants.

Global planned methanol capacity addition by key countries, 2018-2022


Source: GlobalData Petrochemical Analytics

The US has a 22% share in the global planned methanol capacity additions to 2022. The country has six planned methanol plants. China is expected to contribute about 18% of the total global planned methanol capacity additions to 2022. The country has 10 planned methanol plants. 

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