China methanol rises by almost half

Zhang, Becky; Brice, Andy
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/7/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 65, p28
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increase in China's methanol production in the first quarter of 2007. It reached 2.4 metric tonnes, up by 48.2% compared with the same period a year ago. Chinas demand for methanol increased by 14.6% to 2.1 metric tonnes driven by high profitability and the fast growth of the downstream dimethyl ether (DME) market.


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