Overview

IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s Methanol procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Methanol - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2016, the price of methanol has been plummeting at an estimated average rate of 13.4% per year. Although falling prices have been beneficial for buyers, the price of methanol has fluctuated significantly from year to year, negating some of the benefit of lower product prices on buyer power. Methanol prices have been highly volatile due to fluctuations in the price of natural...

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Methanol - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership for methanol is low. Although some end uses of methanol require equipment or other adjacent costs, these vary widely depending on the type of buyer. The most significant costs of methanol ownership are, therefore, transportation and storage.Transportation costs for methanol may be charged either as a one-time shipping fee or included in the total price of the product...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of methanol, or methyl alcohol. Commonly referred to as wood alcohol or wood spirits, methanol can be used as a denaturant additive or a fuel additive. Methanol is also the primary feedstock for several important chemicals, such as formaldehyde, dimethyl-ether (DME), methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and olefins.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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