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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

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How much should I pay for Methanol?

What is the average price of Methanol?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Methanol. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Methanol been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Methanol yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Methanol?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Methanol with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

Market share concentration in the methanol market is moderate, with the top four suppliers accounting for between 30.0% and 50.0% of market revenue in 2020. ProcurementIQ estimates that there are about 445 suppliers of methanol in the United States. Market share concentration is moderate in part due to the high... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Related Goods

Do you offer any complementary products or services with the purchase of methanol? If so, what are they?

What type of discounts do you offer for bundling options?

Can related products be included through bundling in our contract? Can I opt out of or change these bundled related products at any time for no additional cost?

Do you have any agreements with group purchasing organizations or integrated delivery networks?


Have you been marked for any OSHA or the Hazardous Material Transportation Act violations in the past? How did you remedy any violations?

What certification do your staff have and are there ongoing training sessions or license renewals?

Have you ever had to change any aspect of your business to comply with state or federal regulations?

How do you ensure that your customers are aware of any changes in regulations that might impact them?

Business Continuity

Has your company ever been at risk of bankruptcy?

How much of your revenue comes from your five largest customers? What impact on your profitability would there be if you lost a big customer?

How have changing input costs, such as the cost of natural gas, affected your profitability?

How are your other divisions and ventures performing? What impact does their performance have on this division?

Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should state the maximum budget for the contract.

Buyers should dictate how and when price increases must be communicated.

Buyers should detail their policies for submitting invoices.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should prioritize suppliers that offer the most competitive prices.

Buyers should give preference to suppliers that are conveniently located near their facilities or can otherwise reduce shipping costs.

Buyers should consider suppliers that have a strong track record or passing inspections and delivering methanol without any defects.

For other selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should indicate the timeline for evaluating potential suppliers, including the deadline by which questions must be submitted and the deadline for placing bids.

Buyers must indicate the date when award information will be available.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Methanol suppliers face a moderate level of supply chain risk on average. The primary input in the production of methanol, natural gas, is highly volatile in both price and supply. Natural gas processors face significant risks because operations can take years to establish. In addition to the cost of starting... Subscribe to learn more.