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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. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Market
           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. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data Taken From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data Taken From Primary Sources
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the DME Market
    4.2 Key Application 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. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Use of DME in LPG Blending Application
                    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 Growing Environmental Concern Driving the Demand for DME
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Existing Infrastructure Alteration
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 High Demand and Minimal Capacity of DME in Various Potential Countries Creates Opportunity for the DME Market
                    5.3.3.2 Use as an Alternative Fuel in Transportation and Power Sector
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Impact of 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. - 42)
    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

7 DME Market, By Raw Materials (Page No. - 47)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Methanol
    7.3 Coal
    7.4 Natural Gas
    7.5 Bio-Based

8 DME Market, By Applications (Page No. - 57)
    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. - 67)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 China
           9.2.2 Japan
           9.2.3 South Korea
           9.2.4 Indonesia
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 The Netherlands
           9.3.3 Sweden
    9.4 North America
           9.4.1 U.S.
           9.4.2 Trinidad & Tobago
    9.5 RoW
           9.5.1 Egypt
           9.5.2 Russia

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 101)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Competitive Situations & Trends
     10.3 Key Growth Strategies in the Dimethyl Ether Market, 2011–2015
     10.4 Expansion and Investment
     10.5 Partnerships, Agreements, Joint Ventures, Acquisition & Collaborations

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 108)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Akzo Nobel N.V.
     11.3 China Energy Limited
     11.4 The Chemours Company
     11.5 Mitsubishi Corporation
     11.6 Royal Dutch Shell PLC
     11.7 Ferrostaal GmbH
     11.8 Grillo Werke AG
     11.9 Jiutai Energy Group
     11.10 Oberon Fuels
     11.11 Zagros Petrochemical Company

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 125)
     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 (80 Tables)

Table 1 DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 2 DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Millions)
Table 3 Methanol: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 4 Methanol: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 5 Coal: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 6 Coal: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Natural Gas: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 8 Natural Gas: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Bio-Based: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kiloton)
Table 10 Bio-Based: DME Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 12 Global DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
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 Transportation Fuel Application Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Others: Application Market Size, By Region, 20132020 (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 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 24 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 26 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 27 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 China: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 30 China: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 China: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 32 China: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 Japan: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 34 Japan: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 Japan: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 36 Japan: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 38 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 40 South Korea: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 42 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 44 Indonesia: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 46 Europe: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 Europe: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 48 Europe: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 50 Europe : DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Millions)
Table 51 Germany: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 52 Germany: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 Germany: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 54 Germany: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 56 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 58 The Netherlands: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 60 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 62 Sweden: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 North America: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 64 North America: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 North America: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 66 North America: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 North America: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 68 North America: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 69 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 70 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 71 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 72 U.S.: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 73 RoW: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 74 RoW: DME Market Size, By Country, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 75 RoW: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 76 RoW: DME Market Size, By Raw Material, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 77 RoW: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 78 RoW: DME Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 79 Expansions and Investment, 2012-2015
Table 80 Partnerships, Agreements, Joint Ventures, Acquisition & Collaborations, 2012-2015


List of Figures (50 Figures)

Figure 1 DME Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Dimethyl Ether: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation & Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
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 China: the Largest Market for DME (Value), 2015–2020
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific is the Key Contributors for Global DME Market (2014)
Figure 10 DME Market to Grow, By Value, Between 2015 & 2020
Figure 11 LPG Blending: the Major Application, 2014
Figure 12 DME Manufactured From Coal Accounted for the Maximum Share in Asia-Pacific in 2014
Figure 13 Indonesia: Projected to Register Highest Growth (2015 –2020)
Figure 14 China: More Than 90% Market Share (Volume) in 2014
Figure 15 LPG Blending Segment to Dominate the Market (2015–2020)
Figure 16 Asia-Pacific is in the Growth Phase
Figure 17 Dimethyl Ether Market, By Raw Materials
Figure 18 DME Market, By Applications
Figure 19 DME Market, By Region
Figure 20 Increasing Reliance on LPG and Rich Coal Deposits in APAC: Major Drivers for the Growth of DME
Figure 21 Value-Chain Analysis: Major Value is Added During Manufacturing Phase
Figure 22 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 23 DME Manufactured From Coal: Largest Market Share, Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific is at the Forefront in Terms of Demand for DME Manufactured From Methanol.
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific: Fastest-Growing Market for DME Produced From Coal
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific and North America: Major Market of DME Produced From Natural Gas
Figure 27 Europe: the Biggest and Fastest-Growing Market for Bio-Based DME
Figure 28 Usage of DME in Transportation Fuel to Grow Rapidly in the Next Five Years
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific the Biggest Market for DME in LPG Blending Application
Figure 30 RoW the Fastest-Growing Market for DME in Aerosol Propellant Application
Figure 31 Europe is the Fastest-Growing Market for DME in Transportation Fuel Application
Figure 32 RoW the Fastest Growing Market for DME in Aerosol Propellant Application
Figure 33 Regional Snapshot–Rapid Growth Markets are Emerging as New Destinations
Figure 34 Asia-Pacific: the Biggest Market for DME in 2014 Because of the Presence of Coal Reserves in China
Figure 35 Asia-Pacific DME Market Snapshot: China Accounts for the Largest Regional DME Market
Figure 36 LPG Blending and Aerosol Propellant: the Key Applications of DME in Asia-Pacific
Figure 37 North America DME Market Snapshot: U.S. Accounted for the Largest DME Market
Figure 38 Aerosol Propellant Application Dominated the DME Market in the U.S. in 2014
Figure 39 Revenue of Key Players for Dimethyl Ether Market
Figure 40 Companies Adopted Agreement as the Key Strategy in the Recent Years (2011-2015)
Figure 41 Yearly Market Developments Matrix: Maximum Number of Developments in 2013
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.: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 SWOT Analysis: Akzo Nobel N.V.
Figure 45 SWOT Analysis: China Energy Limited
Figure 46 SWOT Analysis: the Chemours Company
Figure 47 Mitsubishi Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 SWOT Analysis: Mitsubishi Corporation
Figure 49 Royal Dutch Shell PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 SWOT Analysis: Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Dimethyl Ether (DME): A projected value of USD 9.7 Billion 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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