Expand Your Reach in the Global Methanol and Acetyls Markets.

Premier Source for Historical and Forecast Pricing

The global methanol and acetyls industries are evolving at a vigorous pace. Methanol market dynamics are quickly changing with capacity expansions, disparate production economics worldwide, increasing challenges to long-term demand growth, and a shifting focus to methanol’s role in the path toward energy transition. Meanwhile, the acetyls industry continues to thrive on the back of economic recovery but with equally challenging conditions stemming from volatility in pricing and supply.

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We have precise quantitative models that are globally connected and integrated from the feedstock to the derivatives. Understanding these markets requires large amounts of reliable and unbiased data and the expertise to transform data into valuable insights.

We have more than 150 experts around the world and more than 40 years of industry experience. We can provide you with the premier source for historical and forecast pricing, regional production tracking, supply/demand analysis, and global trade reporting.

Access to Unbiased Data

In light of these fast-paced developments, stakeholders need access to unbiased supply, demand scenarios, and accurate price forecasts. We devote a team of highly experienced industry specialists around the globe to following world markets for methanol, acetic acid, and vinyl acetate monomer. With continual, personal interaction with key industry sources, our experts gathered and analyzed the salient data, which were translated into valuable insights and forecasting advice. Our clients save time and resources spent on making critical business decisions.

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Companies along the Syngas Chain

Accelerate your work with our customizable platforms, which allow you to manipulate our extensive data set to model different scenarios.

Financial Capital MarketAssess which companies might prevail in syngas and downstream businesses

  • Find out where new investments are likely in the future across the methanol value chain
  • See which sectors are most likely to be winners or losers
Gas Producer & SupplierUnderstand the downstream methanol and derivatives markets

  • Follow short-term market fundamentals in methanol and monitor offtake interruptions
  • See how demand changes in derivatives may impact methanol in longer-term
Methanol ProducerOperate facilities for maximum value

  • Track forecast changes to cost, price and margin for methanol and derivatives
  • Plan maintenance and large investments with confidence guided by data and insight
Downstream ChemicalsUnderstand feedstock price movements and market trends

  • See how methanol price changes might impact your business in terms of cost and margins
  • Follow where new investments are with our live capacity database
Trader & DistributorTrack price movements and trade flows to spot arbitrage opportunities

  • A trusted source of spot/contract prices, providing historical and forecast price movements
  • Comprehensive country by country trade flow movements for methanol and derivatives
Technology ProviderCompare the cost of production via different processes and routes

  • Review regional cash costs across the methanol value chain including MTO
  • Plan for long-term changes to the supply and demand landscape

Product and Solutions

Monthly reports delivering critical market insight and price forecasts for global acetic acid, vinyl acetate, ethyl acetate, and acetic anhydride markets.
Weekly and monthly reports delivering critical market insight and price forecasts for global methanol market


Cutting-edge Research and Forecasts Necessary to Gain a Competitive Edge


Near Term Outlook – Market Analysis
Global AcetylsGlobal Methanol
  • Market prices, costs, and margins (historical, current, forecast)
  • Extensive expert commentary on prices, costs, margins, trade, market conditions, operational issues and future trends impacting markets
  • Quarterly supply/demand balances and trade flows
Long Term Outlook – World Analysis
Formaldehyde & Resins
  • Long-term supply-demand database updated bi-annually
  • Real-time global capacity database
  • Detailed country-level trade grids updated bi-annually
  • 10-year forecasts for the price, cost and margin updated quarterly
  • Upside and downside sensitivities
  • Strategic market assessments

Syngas Chemicals Global Team

Mike Nash

Global Syngas Team Lead | Americas Acetyls Lead

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Leshan Hou

Asia Acetyls Lead

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Xiaomeng Ma

Asia Methanol Lead

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Geoffrey Mullett

EMEA & India Methanol Lead

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Javier Ortiz

North & South America Methanol Lead

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Julian Skibitzki

EMEA & India Acetyls Lead

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Mike Nash

Mike NashGlobal Syngas Team Lead | Americas Acetyls Lead

Mr. Mike Nash is the vice president for Syngas Chemicals (including the methanol and acetyls practices) at Chemical Market Analytics.

He works with a global team of regional consultants and overlays their analyses with a global perspective. His responsibilities include the weekly World Methanol Report and monthly World Methanol Analysis, including the weekly and monthly Global Acetyls Market Reports and the related World Analyses for Methanol, Acetyls, and Formaldehyde.

Before joining the IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) in September 2012, Mr. Nash worked for BP’s petrochemicals division for 19 years preceding a two-year stint in Total’s UK fuels business. He performed various commercial roles within BP, in international business management, marketing, project management, and logistics, based in London, Duesseldorf, and Kuala Lumpur. His last role in the Total UK was the Logistics Director for Specialties.

Mr. Nash holds a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from Edinburgh University, UK, and a Master of Business Administration from Kingston University, UK.

Leshan Hou

Leshan HouAsia Acetyls Lead

Leshan Hou’s current role at Chemical Market Analytics is Executive Director for Acetyls in Asia, based in Beijing.

Mr. Hou works closely with the methanol sector and brings his insight and experience to the Asia Acetyls market. Current responsibilities include the weekly and monthly Global Acetyls Market Report and primary input and support for the World Acetyls Analysis.

Before joining the IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) in June 2012, Mr. Hou had a ten-year career with China National Chemical Information Center (CNCIC). At CNCIC, He served as a senior consultant manager, leading, organizing, and completing over a hundred China chemical consulting projects, mainly related to coal chemicals, specialty chemicals, and petrochemicals.

At Chemical Market Analytics, his responsibilities include input to the Market Advisory Services for Acetyls, as well as heading up the Asian analysis for acetyls markets in support of the long-term planning outlooks in the World Analysis. Mr. Hou received his bachelor degree in chemistry from Qingdao University Science and Technology in 1998, and his master degree in chemistry from Beijing Technology and Business University in 2002.

Xiaomeng Ma

Xiaomeng MaAsia Methanol Lead

Xiaomeng Ma is the Director of Asia Methanol at Chemical Market Analytics

Xiaomeng is an experienced researcher with a strong track-record working experience in the industrial sectors spanning from petrochemical markets, and specialty chemical industries to energy and fuel industries. Xiaomeng Ma’s current focuses are on methanol-related industries.

She is skilled in project assessment, building and implementing business strategies, and creating economic models. She has a strong professional background with a Masters in Engineering and a realistic understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the Asia chemical industry.

Geoffrey Mullett

Geoffrey MullettEMEA & India Methanol Lead

Geoffrey Mullett is the associate director of the Syngas practice at Chemical Market Analytics.

Geoffrey is responsible for methanol in EMEA and India. Prior to joining IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) in 2021, Mr. Mullett worked for BP for 20 years in a variety of engineering and commercial roles, including five years as a methanol trader for BP Singapore.

Javier Ortiz

Javier OrtizNorth & South America Methanol Lead

Javier Ortiz is the director for the North and South American Methanol market at Chemical Market Analytics.

As of 2019, Mr. Ortiz leads methanol market coverage in the Americas. He began his consulting career at CMAI (Chemical Market Associates, Inc.) in 2007 as a research analyst for the North and South American synthetic fibers markets with a primary focus on the polyester and nylon supply chains. He was subsequently appointed global leader of CMAI’s senior research analyst group while taking over consulting coverage of the nylon raw materials markets in the Americas.

Before joining the IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) Methanol team, Mr. Ortiz formed part of its Plastics group for nearly a decade, where he led coverage of the polyolefins markets in Latin American, directed the QuiMax Latin American consulting service, and was also responsible for polystyrene market research in the Americas.

He holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, US.

Julian Skibitzki

Julian SkibitzkiEMEA & India Acetyls Lead

Julian Skibitzki is an Associate Director for acetyls at Chemical Market Analytics.

His current focus is on the acetyls industry in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Indian Subcontinent. He is based in Hamburg. His current responsibilities include the weekly and monthly Global Acetyls Market Report and primary input and support for the World Acetyls Analysis.

Before joining the IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) in July 2017, Mr. Skibitzki had a six-year career with Helm AG, in Hamburg. At Helm, he served as a product manager, with global responsibility for acetic acid. He is an Economist in wholesale and foreign trade and has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).