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Dimethyl Ether Market by Raw Materials (Coal, Methanol, Natural gas and Bio-based feedstock), by Applications (Aerosol Propellant, LPG Blending, Transportation fuel and Others), and by Region - Trends & forecasts to 2020

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Publishing Date: August 2015
Report Code: CH 1882

 

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The global dimethyl ether market size in terms of volume is estimated to be 3,740.46 KT in 2014, registering a CAGR of 15.67% in between 2015 and 2020.

Dimethyl ether (DME), also known as methoxy methane, is a colorless and odorless gas. It has low boiling point and is generated from various raw materials such as natural gas, methanol, coal, and biomass. DME is a substitute of energy fuels, as it has no sulfur content. It has a variety of applications in numerous segments. It is used in the chemical and petrochemical industries as a solvent.

Asia-Pacific is the largest market of DME, registering a significant share of 95.66% of the total market in 2014. The market patterns of DME and its various raw materials used for manufacturing are continuously witnessing an upward trend which is mainly due to the increase in the usage of DME in various applications such as LPG blending, aerosol propellant, transportation fuel and other applications. China is the leading country in Asia-Pacific and across the globe in terms of volume and value.

This study on DME market estimates the market and market share in terms of volume and value for DME and projects the same by 2020. As a part of quantitative analysis, the study segments consists the market by raw material and applications at country level with the current market estimation and forecast till 2020. The countries included in the report are China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Germany, Egypt, The Netherlands, Sweden, the U.S., Trinidad & Tobago, and Russia. The segmentation by raw materials includes coal, methanol, natural gas, and bio-based feedstock. Further, as a part of qualitative analysis, the research provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. It also includes the company profiling and competitive strategies adopted by various market players, including Akzo Nobel N.V. (The Netherlands), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Netherlands), The Chemours Company (U.S.), China Energy Limited (Singapore), Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan), Ferrostal GmbH (Germany), Grillo Werke AG (Germany), Jiutai Energy Group (China), Oberon fuels (U.S.), and Zagros Petrochemical Company( Iran).

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for DME on the basis of raw materials, applications and geography; forecast volume and value and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of raw materials: The DME market is segmented on the basis of raw materials such as coal, methanol, natural gas and bio-based feedstock. Each raw material is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues forecasted for each raw material.

On the basis of applications: The DME market is segmented on the basis of applications such as LPG blending, aerosol propellant, transportation fuel, and others. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volume and value forecast for each application.

On the basis of geography: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW and key countries in every region.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
           1.3.3 Currency
           1.3.4 Package Size
    1.4 Limitations
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Market Size Estimation
    2.2 Market Crackdown & Data Triangulation
    2.3 Market Share Estimation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary  (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the DME Market
    4.2 Key End-Use Industry Segments
    4.3 DME Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 Leading Countries in the DME Market, 2014
    4.5 DME Market, By Major Countries
    4.6 DME Market, By Application, 2014
    4.7 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 37)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Dependenceon LPG Imports
                    5.3.1.2 Multiple Raw Material Alternatives and Wide Applications
                    5.3.1.3 Rich Coal Deposits in Asia-Pacific
                    5.3.1.4 Increasing Environmental Concerns
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Existing Infrastructure Alteration
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Inadequate Capacity of DME in Various Potential Countries
                    5.3.3.2 Potential Market for Transportation and Power Sector
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Impact Flat Demand and Production Cost on Capacity Utilization
    5.4 Winning Imperatives
           5.4.1 Collaboration With Automotive Industry Players
           5.4.2 Backward Integration With Raw Material Suppliers

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value-Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
    6.4 Raw Material Analysis
           6.4.1 Coal
           6.4.2 Methanol
           6.4.3 Natural Gas
           6.4.4 BIO-Based

7 DME Market, By Raw Materials (Page No. - 52)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Methanol
    7.3 Coal
    7.4 Natural Gas
    7.5 BIO Based

8 DME Market, By Applications (Page No. - 62)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 LPG Blending
    8.3 Aerosol Propellant
    8.4 Transportation Fuel
    8.5 Others

9 DME Market, By Region (Page No. - 72)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 China
           9.2.2 Japan
           9.2.3 South Korea
           9.2.4 Indonesia
           9.2.5 Europe
    9.3 Germany
    9.4 The Netherlands
    9.5 Sweden
    9.6 North America
           9.6.1 U.S.
           9.6.2 Trinidad and Tobago
    9.7 RoW
           9.7.1 Egypt

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 116)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Competitive Situations & Trends
     10.3 Key Growth Strategies in the Dimethyl Ether Market, 2011–2015
     10.4 Expansions
     10.5 Partnerships, Agreements, Joint Ventures & Collaborations

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 126)
     11.1 Akzo Nobel N.V.
             11.1.1 MnM View
             11.1.2 Recent Developments
             11.1.3 SWOT Analysis
     11.2 China Energy Limited
             11.2.1 Business Overview
             11.2.2 Product & Their Application
             11.2.3 MnM View
             11.2.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.3 The Chemours Company
             11.3.1  Business Overview
             11.3.2 Products Offered
             11.3.3 MnM View
             11.3.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.4 Mitsubishi Corporation
             11.4.1 Business Overview
             11.4.2 Products Offered
             11.4.3 MnM View
             11.4.4 Recent Developments
             11.4.5 SWOT Analysis
     11.5 Royal Dutch Shell PLC
             11.5.1  Business Overview
             11.5.2 Products Offered
             11.5.3 MnM View
             11.5.4 SWOT Analysis
     11.6 Ferrostaal GmbH
             11.6.1 Business Overview
             11.6.2 Products & Their Application
             11.6.3 MnM View
             11.6.4 Recent Developments
     11.7 Grillo Werke AG
             11.7.1 Products & Their Application
             11.7.2 MnM View
             11.7.3 Recent Developments
     11.8 Jiutai Group
             11.8.1 Business Overview
             11.8.2 Products Offered
             11.8.3 MnM View
     11.9 Oberon Fuels
             11.9.1 Business Overview
             11.9.2 Products & Their Application
             11.9.3 MnM View
     11.10 Zagros Petrochemical Company
             11.10.1 Business Overview
             11.10.2 Products & Their Applications
             11.10.3 MnM View

12 Appendix (Page No. - 147)
     12.1 Industry Insights
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.4 Available Customizations
     12.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (95 Tables)

Table 1 Impact of Drivers on the Global PSA Market (2015-2020)
Table 2 Impact of Restraints on the Global DME Market (2015–2020)
Table 3 Impact of Opportunities on the Global DME Market (2015-2020)
Table 4 Impact of Challenges on the Global DME Market (2015-2020)
Table 5 Methanol: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 6 Methanol: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Millions)
Table 7 Coal: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 8 Coal: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Millions)
Table 9 Natural Gas: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 10 Natural Gas: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Millions)
Table 11 BIO Based: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 12 BIO Based: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Millions)
Table 13 LPG Blending: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 14 LPG Blending: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Million)
Table 15 Aerosol Propellant: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 16 Aerosol Propellant: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Million)
Table 17 Transportation Fuel: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 18 Transporation Fuel: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Million)
Table 19 Others: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 20 Others: Application Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD  Million)
Table 21 DME Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 22 DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Global DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 24 Global DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013–2020 (USD Millions)
Table 25 Global DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 26 Global DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 30 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 China: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 34 China: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 China: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 36 China: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 Japan: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 38 Japan: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Japan: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 40 Japan: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 42 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Technology, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 44 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 46 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Technology, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 48 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 50 Europe: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 Europe: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 52 Europe: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Europe : DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 54 Europe : DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD  Millions)
Table 55 Germany: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 56 Germany: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 Germany: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 58 Germany: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 60 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 62 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 64 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 66 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 North America: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 68 North America: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 North America: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 70 North America: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 North America: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 72 North America: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 74 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 75 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 76 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 77 Trinidad and Tobago: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 78 Trinidad and Tobago: DME Market Size, By Technology, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 79 Trinidad and Tobago: PSA Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 80 Trinidad and Tobago: PSA Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 81 RoW: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 82 RoW: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 83 RoW: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 84 RoW: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020(USD Million)
Table 85 RoW: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 86 RoW: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 87 Egypt: DME Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 88 Egypt: PSA Market Size, By Raw Materials, 2013-2020(USD Million)
Table 89 Egypt: PSA Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 90 Egypt: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 91 Russia: DME Market Size, By Technology, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 92 Russia: DME Market Size, By Technology, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 93 Russia: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 94 Russia: DME Market Size, By Applications, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 95 Partnerships, Agreements, Joint Venturess & Collaborations, 2012-2015


List of Figures (57 Figures)

Figure 1 DME Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Dimethyl Ether: Research Methodology
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Crackdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation & Region
Figure 6 Transportation Fuel Segment is Projected to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 7 Coal: The Largest Segment By Raw Materials for DME
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific is the Key Contributors for Global DME Market (2014)
Figure 9 DME Market to Grow, By Value, Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 10 LPG Blending: The Major Application Segment, 2014
Figure 11 DME Manufactured From Coal Accounted for the Maximum Share in the Asia-Pacific Market in 2014
Figure 12 Indonesia: Highest Growth Expectation in Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 13 China –More Than 90% Market Share By Volume and Value in 2014
Figure 14 LPG Blending Segment to Dominate the Marekt for the Next Five Years (2015–2020)
Figure 15 Asia-Pacific, Europe & North America are in the Growth Phase
Figure 16 Dimethyl Ether Market, By Raw Materials
Figure 17 DME Market, By Applications
Figure 18 DME Market, By Region
Figure 19 Increasing Reliance on LPGand Multiple Source & Wide Applications : Major Drivers for the Growth of DME
Figure 20 Value-Chain Analysis : Major Value is Added During Manufacturing Phase
Figure 21 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 22 DME Manufcatured From Coal – Largest Market Share By Volume, With A CAGR of 15.62% Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 23 Asia-Pacific at the Forefront in Terms of Consumption of DME Manufactured From Methanol
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific –Fastest-Growing Market for DME Produced From Coal
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific & North America –Major Market of DME Produced From Natural Gas
Figure 26 Europe – The Biggest and Fastest-Growing Market By Volume, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 27 Transportation Fuel to Grow Rapidly in the Next Five Years
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific the Biggest Market for DME in LPG Blending Application
Figure 29 RoW the Fastest Growing Market for DME in Aerosol Propellant Application
Figure 30 RoW the Fastest Growing Market for DME in Aerosol Propellant Application
Figure 31 RoW the Fastest Growing Market for DME in Aerosol Propellant Application
Figure 32 Regional Snapshot–Rapid Growth Markets are Emerging as New Destinations
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific: The Biggest Market for DME in 2014 Because of Coal Reserves Avaialbility in China
Figure 34 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Snapshot: China Accounts for the Largest Regional DME Market
Figure 35 LPG Blending & Aerosol Propellant: the Major Applications of DME in Asia-Pacific
Figure 36 North America: DME Market Snapshot: U.S. Accounted for the Largest PSA Market
Figure 37 Aerosol Propellant Application Dominated the DME Market in the U.S. in 2014
Figure 38 Revenue of Key Players for Dimethyl Ether Market
Figure 39 Companies Adopted Agreement as the Key Strategy in the Recent Years(2011-2015)
Figure 40 Yearly Market Developments Matrix: Maximum Number of Developments in 2012
Figure 41 Battle for Market Share – Expansions Was the Key Strategies, 2011-2015
Figure 42 Akzo Nobel N.V., Mitsubishi Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, and China Energy Limited: Major Producers of DME
Figure 43 Akzo Nobel N.V.: Business Overview
Figure 44 SWOT Analysis
Figure 45 China Energy Limited: Business Overview
Figure 46 SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 The Chemours Company:Business Overview
Figure 48 SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 Mitsubishi Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 50 SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Royal Dutch Shell PLC: Business Overview
Figure 52 SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Ferrostaal GmbH: Business Overview
Figure 54 Grillo Werke AG: Business Overview
Figure 55 Jiutai Group: Business Overview
Figure 56 Oberon Fuels: Business Overview
Figure 57 Zagros Petrochemical Company: Business Overview

Dimethyl Ether (DME): A projected value of USD 9.7 Million by 2020, signifying firm annualized growth of 19.65% between 2015 and 2020.

The DME market has witnessed a significant growth in the recent years, and this growth is projected to persist in the coming years. DME is a non-poisonous gas, which is majorly used as a solvent in the petrochemical industry and is liquefiable at a pressure of around 6 bars for storage purposes. The raw materials used for manufacturing DME are coal, natural gas, bio-based feed-stock and methanol. DME consists of no sulfur content which gives it an advantage of clean burning property.

Currently, Asia-Pacific is the largest market of DME, accounting for nearly 95.66% of the total market size in terms of value in 2014. Among all the countries, China dominates the DME market, which registered the maximum market share in 2014 followed by Japan and Germany. DME produced from the coal accounted for the largest market share among other raw materials such as methanol, natural gas, and bio-based feedstock in 2014. The European market by volume is comparatively mature, and is projected to witness the lowest CAGR of 14.14% between 2015 and 2020.

On the basis of applications, the DME market is further categorized into LPG blending, aerosol propellant, transportation fuel, and others. LPG blending was the major application followed by aerosol propellant in the year 2014. DME used as transportation fuel witnessed the highest CAGR of 36.38% between 2015 and 2020. Presently, the market for DME is driven mostly due to increasing reliance on LPG imports in many countries. The market for DME is also driven due to its multiple sources of production and wide variety of applications. In Asia-Pacific, DME is majorly manufactured from coal due to its availability. This also drives the market and hence China becomes the biggest market for DME.

The global DME market is observing a huge number of opportunities from which future growth is expected. Various opportunities are created by the transportation and power segment in order to minimize the environmental pollution. Due to inadequate capacity of DME production in various countries and its increasing demand has created a huge potential in the market.

The major players of DME include Akzo Nobel N.V. (The Netherlands), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Netherlands), The Chemours Company (U.S.), China Energy Limited (Singapore), Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan), Ferrostal GmbH (Germany), Grillo Werke AG (Germany), Jiutai Energy Group (China), Oberon fuels (U.S.), and Zagros Petrochemical Company (Iran).

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