Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Dimethyl Ether (DME) in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Dimethyl Ether (DME) Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
Dimethyl Ether (DME) prices fluctuated throughout the first half of 2023 in the Asian markets. DME prices primarily varied with the price oscillations in the feedstock methanol market and downstream demands from the aerosol and solvent industries. The prices rose steadily at the beginning of Q1, given the active buying sentiment due to the lunar new year holidays. However, the prices declined towards the end of Q1, as the factories started churning products after opening. Some incline was seen in the initial months of Q2, given the momentary rise in demands. Soon, the dimethyl ether prices declined as the market supply overtook the demand dynamics leading to the saturation of the market.
European Dimethyl Ether (DME) markets, too, witnessed wavering price trends in H1’23. The price inclination was very narrow, which kept the Dimethyl Ether (DME) prices anchored in the market. The primary reason for slow growth was a decline in the upstream costs and lowered energy and freight costs. However, at the end of quarter two, the price trends for Dimethyl Ether (DME) declined as the downstream demands plunged in the European markets.
The North American Dimethyl Ether (DME) market mimicked the pricing patterns as seen in its Asian counterpart. The DME prices fluctuated throughout the said period. Upstream costs were supported by stable energy and transportation costs. Although variations in the feedstock prices influenced the trends, overall, trends inclined at the beginning and declined at the end of each quarter as per downstream demands.
According to the Procurement Resource, Dimethyl Ether (DME) prices will likely remain oscillating in the coming months, given the erratic downstream demands and fluctuating feedstock prices.
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Dimethyl Ether (DME) or methyl ether is the simplest aliphatic ether. It is a colourless gas that has a subtle, ethereal odour. It easily burns and is a volatile poisonous liquid compound with application as a fuel, solvent, propellant, aerosol, and refrigerant.
|Product Name||Dimethyl Ether (DME)|
|Industrial Uses||Used to make small molecules like acetic acid or dimethyl sulfate, as a refrigerant to substitute chlorofluorocarbons, as a spray-can propellant, as a clean burning fuel, as a solvent, aerosol.|
|Synonyms||DIMETHYL ETHER, Methoxymethane, Methyl ether, Dimethyl oxide, Oxybismethane etc.|
|Molecular Weight||46.07 g/mol|
|Supplier Database||Topsoe A/S, Mitsubishi Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Korea Gas Corporation, Nouryon etc.|
|Region/Countries Covered||Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
North America: United States and Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
|Currency||US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)|
|Supplier Database Availability||Yes|
|Customization Scope||The report can be customized as per the requirements of the customer|
|Post-Sale Analyst Support||360-degree analyst support after report delivery|
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In the catalytic reactor, syngas undergoes a two-step process. First, it is converted into methanol (CH3OH) using a catalyst like copper-zinc oxide-aluminum oxide. Then, methanol is dehydrated to form dimethyl ether (CH3OCH3) using a catalyst like alumina or zeolite.
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