MTBE Utilization Level Rests at 75% Due to Phasing-Out Process According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

Sep 8th, 2011

LONDON – Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) is being phased out in most developed regions of the world, including North America, Western Europe, and some Asian countries. Its contaminative harm has long been a major concern for environmentalists. As a result a ban on MTBE usage in gasoline industry entailed slumping demand level across the world – the utilization level in MTBE industry is less than 75% today.

Consumption of MTBE however is still supported by Asia-Pacific. China is projected to be the key purchaser on the global MTBE arena in the coming years – the growth trend here is backed up by the need to improve fuel quality. South America, some Middle Eastern and African countries also witness healthy MTBE demand levels met primarily by the imports from Europe.

In-depth review and analysis of global, regional and country markets of methyl tertiary butyl ether is presented in the new market research report “Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast” that covers a detailed examination of the present market landscape, its development through the past periods and projections for future. Topical data on the key MTBE market parameters is unveiled within the study.

Report Details:

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast
Published: April, 2011
Pages: 118

The report draws up a full-view picture of MTBE market and its trends. The study covers:

  • major MTBE marketers (producers and suppliers) and their performance;
  • recent MTBE production, consumption, market volume and trade statistics;
  • prominent MTBE developments and trends;
  • MTBE recent and forecast prices;
  • MTBE market outlooks through 2016.

The study on MTBE has been elaborated by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry. “Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE): 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast” is presented within the catalogue “Petrochemicals”, which also covers  Benzene, Caprolactam (CPL), Ethylbenzene (EB), Ethylene, Formaldehyde, Melamine, Orthoxylene, Paraxylene, Phenol, Phthalic Anhydride (PA), Toluene markets.



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