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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2007) - METHANEX CORPORATION (TSX:MX)(NASDAQ:MEOH) -

For the first quarter of 2007, we realized Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $236.9 million and net income of $144.7 million ($1.37 per share on a diluted basis). This compares with Adjusted EBITDA(1) of $166.5 million and income before unusual items (after-tax) of $89.4 million ($0.79 per share on a diluted basis) for the first quarter of 2006.

Bruce Aitken, President and CEO of Methanex, commented, "The methanol shortage that arose in the third quarter of 2006 kept market conditions very favourable through the first quarter, and led to another quarter of high methanol pricing and near-record cash flows and earnings. Our average realized price of $444 per tonne in the first quarter was marginally lower than our fourth quarter of 2006 average realized price of $460 per tonne."

Mr. Aitken continued, "The strong methanol price environment over the past couple of quarters has supported high industry operating rates and has led to inventories increasing to more normal levels. As a result, at the end of the quarter methanol prices decreased to levels similar to those in effect before the shortage occurred in the second half of last year. The April posted contract price is approximately $330 per tonne in all of the major regions and earlier this week we announced a price roll at the same price level for May in North America."

Mr. Aitken added, "As expected, we are seeing the current pricing environment leading to some tightening of the global methanol supply and demand balance. In recent weeks, we have seen the closure of about 1.3 million tonnes of high cost capacity and we believe further closures may occur for producers who are challenged to remain profitable at current pricing levels. We are also seeing a positive impact for the demand outlook, as the current methanol pricing environment coupled with high energy prices has improved the economics for energy related methanol derivatives such as biodiesel, MTBE and fuel blending."

Mr. Aitken concluded, "With our continued strong cash generation, we extended and accelerated our share repurchases under our normal course issuer bid, and we continue to be in a very strong financial position. With US$474 million cash on hand at the end of the quarter, a strong balance sheet and a US$250 million undrawn credit facility, we are well positioned to meet our financial requirements related to our methanol project in Egypt, pursue other strategic growth initiatives, and continue to deliver on our commitment to return excess cash to shareholders."

A conference call is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST) to review these first quarter results. To access the call, dial the Telus Conferencing operator ten minutes prior to the start of the call at (416) 883-0139, or toll free at (888) 458-1598. The passcode for the call is 75577. A playback version of the conference call will be available for fourteen days at (877) 653-0545. The reservation number for the playback version is 377222. There will be a simultaneous audio-only webcast of the conference call, which can be accessed from our website at www.methanex.com. In addition, an audio recording of the conference call can be downloaded from our website for three weeks after the call.

Methanex is a Vancouver based, publicly-traded company engaged in the worldwide production and marketing of methanol. Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol "MX" and on the Nasdaq Global Market in the United States under the trading symbol "MEOH". Methanex can be visited online at www.methanex.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Information contained in this press release and the attached First Quarter 2007 Management's Discussion and Analysis contains forward-looking statements. Certain material factors or assumptions were applied in drawing the conclusions or making the forecasts or projections that are included in these forward-looking statements. Methanex believes that it has a reasonable basis for making such forward-looking statements. However, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those attendant with producing and marketing methanol and successfully carrying out major capital expenditure projects in various jurisdictions, the ability to successfully carry out corporate initiatives and strategies, conditions in the methanol and other industries including the supply and demand balance for methanol, actions of competitors and suppliers, changes in laws or regulations in foreign jurisdictions, world-wide economic conditions and other risks described in our 2006 Management's Discussion & Analysis and the attached First Quarter 2007 Management's Discussion and Analysis. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. They are not a substitute for the exercise of one's own due diligence and judgment. The outcomes anticipated in forward-looking statements may not occur and we do not undertake to update forward-looking statements. These materials also contain certain non-GAAP financial measures. Non-GAAP financial measures do not have any standardized meaning and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures used by other companies. For more information regarding these non-GAAP measures, please see our 2006 Management's Discussion & Analysis and the attached First Quarter 2007 Management's Discussion and Analysis.

(1) These items are non-GAAP measures that do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Refer to Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures in the attached First Quarter 2007 Management's Discussion and Analysis for a description of each Supplemental Non-GAAP Measure and a reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure.

Interim Report For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2007

At April 25, 2007 the Company had 103,212,092 common shares issued and outstanding and stock options exercisable for 1,198,975 additional common shares.


Share Information

Methanex Corporation's common shares are listed for trading on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol MX and on the Nasdaq Global Market under
the symbol MEOH.

Transfer Agents & Registrars

CIBC Mellon Trust Company
320 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 4A6
Toll free in North America:
1-800-387-0825

Investor Information

All financial reports, news releases and corporate information can be
accessed on our website at www.methanex.com.

Contact Information

Methanex Investor Relations
1800 - 200 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 3M1

E-mail: invest@methanex.com
Methanex Toll-Free: 1-800-661-8851

FIRST QUARTER MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

Except where otherwise noted, all currency amounts are stated in United States dollars.

This first quarter 2007 Management's Discussion and Analysis should be read in conjunction with the 2006 Annual Consolidated Financial Statements and the Management's Discussion and Analysis included in the Methanex 2006 Annual Report. The Methanex 2006 Annual Report and additional information relating to Methanex is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.


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                                               Mar 31     Dec 31     Mar 31
($ millions, except where noted)                 2007       2006       2006
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Sales volumes (thousands of tonnes)
 Company produced
  Chile and Trinidad                            1,015      1,077      1,254
  New Zealand and Kitimat                         125         83         67
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                                                1,140      1,160      1,321
 Purchased methanol                               375        288        297
 Commission sales (1)                             139        134        141
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 Total sales volumes                            1,654      1,582      1,759

Average realized price ($ per tonne) (2)          444        460        283
Methanex average non-discounted posted
 price ($ per tonne) (3)                          537        558        335
Operating income (4)                            213.1      251.5      142.9
Net income                                      144.7      172.4      115.2
Income before unusual items (after-tax) (4)     144.7      172.4       89.4
Cash flows from operating activities (4)(5)     179.0      218.5      113.2
Adjusted EBITDA (4)                             236.9      279.2      166.5
Basic net income per common share                1.38       1.62       1.02
Diluted net income per common share              1.37       1.61       1.02
Diluted income before unusual items
 (after-tax) per share (4)                       1.37       1.61       0.79
Common share information (millions of shares):
 Weighted average number of common shares       105.1      106.5      112.4
 Diluted weighted average number of
  common shares                                 105.6      106.9      112.9
 Number of common shares outstanding,
  end of period                                 104.2      105.8      110.6
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(1) Commission sales represent volumes marketed on a commission basis.
    Commission income is included in revenue when earned.
(2) Average realized price is calculated as revenue, net of commissions
    earned, divided by the total sales volumes of produced and purchased
    methanol.
(3) Methanex average non-discounted posted price represents the average of
    our non-discounted posted prices in North America, Europe and Asia
    Pacific weighted by sales volume. Current and historical pricing
    information is available at www.methanex.com.
(4) These items are non-GAAP measures that do not have any standardized
    meaning prescribed by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles
    (GAAP) and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures
    presented by other companies. Refer to Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures
    for a description of each non-GAAP measure and a reconciliation to the
    most comparable GAAP measure.
(5) Cash flows from operating activities in the above table represents cash
    flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working
    capital.

For the first quarter of 2007 we recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $236.9 million and net income and income before unusual items (after-tax) of $144.7 million ($1.37 per share on a diluted basis). This compares with Adjusted EBITDA of $279.2 million and net income and income before unusual items (after-tax) of $172.4 million ($1.61 per share on a diluted basis) for the fourth quarter of 2006 and Adjusted EBITDA of $166.5 million, net income of $115.2 million ($1.02 per share on a diluted basis) and income before unusual items (after-tax) of $89.4 million ($0.79 per share on a diluted basis) for the first quarter of 2006.

The following is a reconciliation of income before unusual items (after-tax) to net income:


                                                  Three Months Ended
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                                           Mar 31       Dec 31       Mar 31
($ millions)                                 2007         2006         2006
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Income before unusual items (after-tax)  $  144.7     $  172.4     $   89.4
Add unusual item:
 Future income tax recovery related
  to change in tax legislation                  -            -     $   25.8
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Net income                               $  144.7     $  172.4     $  115.2
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Refer to page 5 of this Management's Discussion and Analysis and note 6 to our first quarter of 2007 interim consolidated financial statements for further information regarding the future income tax recovery related to a change in tax legislation.

EARNINGS ANALYSIS

A core element of our strategy is to strengthen our position as a low cost producer. Our core production facilities in Chile and Trinidad are underpinned by long-term take-or-pay natural gas purchase agreements with pricing terms that vary with methanol prices. These production hubs have an annual production capacity of 5.8 million tonnes and represent over 90% of our current annual production capacity. The operating results for these facilities represent a substantial proportion of our Adjusted EBITDA and, accordingly, we separately discuss the impact of the changes in average realized price, sales volumes and total cash costs related to these facilities.

Over the last few years we have been shutting down our high cost production which was exposed to volatile prices for natural gas. We permanently closed our Kitimat facility on November 1, 2005. Our facilities in New Zealand have been positioned as flexible production assets with future operations dependent on securing natural gas on commercially acceptable terms. As the operating results for these facilities represent a smaller proportion of our Adjusted EBITDA, the impact of changes in average realized price, sales volumes and total cash costs have been combined and presented as the change in cash margin related to these facilities in our analysis of Adjusted EBITDA.

For a further discussion of the definitions and calculations used in our Adjusted EBITDA analysis, refer to How We Analyze Our Business.

Adjusted EBITDA

The increase (decrease) in Adjusted EBITDA resulted from changes in the following:


                                                   Q1 2007         Q1 2007
                                             compared with   compared with
($ millions)                                       Q4 2006         Q1 2006
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Chile and Trinidad facilities:
 Average realized price                      $         (23)  $         151
 Sales volumes                                         (17)            (38)
 Total cash costs(1)                                   (12)            (83)
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                                                       (52)             30

Changes in cash margin related to sales of:
 New Zealand production                                  8              25
 Purchased methanol                                      2              15
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                                             $         (42)  $          70
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(1) Includes cash costs related to methanol produced at our Chile and
    Trinidad facilities as well as consolidated selling, general and
    administrative expenses and fixed storage and handling costs.

Average realized price


                                                    Three Months Ended
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                                              Mar 31     Dec 31     Mar 31
($ per tonne, except where noted)               2007       2006       2006
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Methanex average non-discounted posted
 price (1)                                       537        558        335
Methanex average realized price (2)              444        460        283
Average discount                                  17%        18%        16%
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(1) Methanex average non-discounted posted price represents the average of
    our non-discounted posted prices in North America, Europe and Asia
    Pacific weighted by sales volume. Current and historical pricing
    information is available at www.methanex.com.
(2) Average realized price is calculated as revenue, net of commissions
    earned, divided by the total sales volumes of produced and purchased
    methanol.

During the first quarter of 2007, high methanol pricing continued as a result of the tight market conditions brought on by a global supply shortage in the latter half of 2006. Our average non-discounted posted price for the first quarter of 2007 was $537 per tonne compared with $558 per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2006 and $335 per tonne for the first quarter of 2006. Our average realized price for the first quarter of 2007 was $444 per tonne compared with $460 per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2006 and $283 per tonne for the first quarter of 2006. The change in our average realized price for the first quarter of 2007 decreased our Adjusted EBITDA by $23 million compared with the fourth quarter of 2006 and increased our Adjusted EBITDA by $151 million compared with the first quarter of 2006.

The methanol industry is highly competitive and prices are affected by supply/demand fundamentals. We publish non-discounted prices for each major methanol market and offer discounts to customers based on various factors. For the first quarter of 2007 our average realized price was approximately 17% lower than our average non-discounted posted price. This compares with approximately 18% lower for the fourth quarter of 2006 and 16% lower for the first quarter of 2006. To reduce the impact of cyclical pricing on our earnings, we have entered into long-term contracts for a portion of our production volume with certain global customers where prices are either fixed or linked to our costs plus a margin. We expect the discount from our non-discounted posted prices will narrow during periods of lower methanol pricing. We believe it is important to maintain financial flexibility throughout the methanol price cycle and these strategic contracts are a part of our balanced approach to managing cash flow and liquidity.

Chile and Trinidad sales volumes

Sales volumes of methanol produced at our production hubs in Chile and Trinidad for the first quarter of 2007 were lower by 62,000 tonnes compared with the fourth quarter of 2006 and lower by 239,000 tonnes compared with the first quarter of 2006 and this decreased Adjusted EBITDA by $17 million and $38 million, respectively. The decrease in sales volumes of Chile and Trinidad production during the first quarter of 2007 compared with the first quarter of 2006 is primarily due to lower production at our Chile facilities - refer to Production Summary section for more detail.

Total cash costs

Our production facilities in Chile and Trinidad are underpinned by natural gas purchase agreements with pricing terms that include base and variable price components. The variable component is adjusted in relation to increases in methanol prices above pre-determined prices.

Total cash costs for the first quarter of 2007 were higher than in the fourth quarter of 2006 by $12 million. Our natural gas costs for Chile production has a pricing component based on a twelve month trailing average of methanol prices. Natural gas costs on sales of Chile production were higher during the first quarter of 2007 due to an increase in the twelve month trailing average of methanol prices as a result of high methanol pricing in late 2006 and early 2007, and this increased our cash costs by $15 million. Natural gas costs on sales of Chile production were also higher by $14 million during the first quarter of 2007 compared with the fourth quarter of 2006 due to the impact of sharing export duties with our gas suppliers from Argentina - for more detail refer to Production Summary of this Management's Discussion and Analysis. The amount charged to earnings for the cost of sharing export duties during the first quarter of 2007 was $22 million compared with $8 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Natural gas costs for our Trinidad production were lower by $5 million as a result of the lower methanol pricing during first quarter of 2007 compared with the fourth quarter of 2006. Also, cash costs were lower by $12 million for the first quarter of 2007 compared with the fourth quarter of 2006 due to lower selling, general and administrative expenses as a result of lower stock-based compensation expense as well as timing of expenditures.

Total cash costs for the first quarter of 2007 were higher than the first quarter of 2006 by $83 million. Natural gas costs on sales of Chile and Trinidad production were higher for the first quarter of 2007 compared with the first quarter of 2006 due to the impact of higher methanol prices, and this increased cash costs by approximately $53 million. Natural gas costs on sales of Chile production in the first quarter of 2007 compared with the first quarter of 2006 were also higher by $22 million as a result of the impact of sharing export duties with our natural gas suppliers from Argentina. The remaining increase in cash costs of $8 million for the first quarter of 2007 compared with the first quarter of 2006 was primarily due to higher in-market distribution costs and higher ocean shipping fuel costs. These higher in-market distribution costs have been substantially recovered from customers and this recovery is included in revenue.

Margin earned from New Zealand facilities

Our cash margin on the sale of New Zealand production for the first quarter of 2007 was $8 million higher than the fourth quarter of 2006 primarily as a result of higher sales volumes during the first quarter of 2007. Our cash margin on the sale of New Zealand production during the first quarter of 2007 was $25 million higher than the first quarter of 2006. The increase in cash margin was primarily due to higher methanol pricing and higher sales volumes in 2007.

Margin on sale of purchased methanol

We purchase additional methanol produced by others through long-term and short-term offtake contracts or on the spot market to meet customer needs and support our marketing efforts. Consequently, we realize holding gains or losses on the resale of this product depending on the methanol price at the time of resale. During the first quarter of 2007, our cash margin was $15 million on the resale of 0.4 million tonnes of purchased methanol compared with a cash margin of $13 million on the resale of 0.3 million tonnes for the fourth quarter of 2006 and a cash margin of nil on the resale of 0.3 million tonnes for the first quarter of 2006.

Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization was $24 million for the first quarter of 2007 compared with $28 million for the fourth quarter of 2006 and $24 million for the first quarter of 2006. The decrease in depreciation and amortization for the first quarter of 2007 compared with the fourth quarter of 2006 is primarily as a result of lower sales volumes of Chile and Trinidad production and lower unabsorbed depreciation during the first quarter of 2007.

Interest Expense & Interest and Other Income


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                                           Mar 31       Dec 31       Mar 31
($ millions)                                 2007         2006         2006
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Interest expense                         $     11     $     11     $     11
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Interest and other income                $      5     $      -     $      3
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Interest expense for the first quarter of 2007 was $11 million compared with $11 million for the fourth quarter of 2006 and the first quarter of 2006. Interest and other income was $5 million for the first quarter of 2007 compared with nil for the fourth quarter of 2006 and $3 million for the first quarter of 2006.

During the fourth quarter of 2006 we recorded a charge to earnings of $4 million related to the change in fair value of natural gas purchase option contracts. We entered into these contracts to mitigate our exposure to increases in natural gas costs under our methanol offtake agreement with Celanese Ltd., a producer in Canada. The cost of methanol purchases under this agreement, which had a term from January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007, included a fixed fee and variable fee based on natural gas costs. We believe these option contracts provided an economic hedge of our exposure to increases in natural gas costs during the first quarter of 2007. However, these arrangements did not meet the requirements for hedge accounting treatment under Canadian GAAP. Accordingly, the change in fair value during the fourth quarter of 2006 was charged to earnings resulting in a decrease to interest and other income.

Income Taxes

The effective tax rate for the first quarter of 2007 was 30% compared with 28% for the fourth quarter of 2006. Excluding the unusual item related to the Trinidad tax adjustment, the effective tax rate was 34% for the first quarter of 2006. The statutory tax rate in Chile and Trinidad, where we earn a substantial portion of our pre-tax earnings, is 35%. Our Atlas facility in Trinidad has partial relief from corporation income tax until 2014.

In Chile the tax rate consists of a first category tax that is payable when income is earned and a second category tax that is due when earnings are distributed from Chile. The second category tax is initially recorded as future income tax expense and is subsequently reclassified to current income tax expense when earnings are distributed. Accordingly, the ratio of current income tax expense to total income tax expense is highly dependent on the level of cash distributed from Chile.

During 2005, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago introduced new tax legislation retroactive to January 1, 2004. As a result, during 2005 we recorded a $17 million charge to increase future income tax expense to reflect the retroactive impact for the period January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004. In February 2006, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago passed an amendment to this legislation that changed the retroactive effective date to January 1, 2005. As a result of this amendment we recorded an adjustment to decrease future income tax expense by a total of $26 million during the first quarter of 2006. The adjustment includes a reversal of the previous charge to 2005 earnings and an additional adjustment to recognize the benefit of tax deductions that were reinstated as a result of the change in the retroactive effective date.

PRODUCTION SUMMARY


                                    Q1 2007            Q4 2006      Q1 2006
(thousands of tonnes)       Capacity   Production   Production   Production
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Chile and Trinidad:
 Chile I, II, III and IV         947          751          766          882
 Titan                           210          225          229          215
 Atlas (63.1% interest)          265          180          268          253
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                               1,422        1,156        1,263        1,350

Other:
 New Zealand                     131          118          111          104
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                               1,553        1,274        1,374        1,454
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Our methanol facilities in Trinidad are capable of operating above design capacity. For the first quarter of 2007, our Titan methanol production facility produced 225,000 tonnes or 107% of design capacity. Our Atlas methanol production facility produced 180,000 tonnes, or 87% of design capacity, after taking into account planned maintenance activities that commenced in mid-March and which resulted in reduced production of approximately 50,000 tonnes for the first quarter of 2007. These maintenance activities have been completed. The remaining lost production primarily relates to technical issues experienced at our Atlas facilities during the first quarter of 2007. We believe these technical issues have been addressed through the maintenance activities performed at our Atlas facility and we expect to have improved performance for the remainder of 2007.

Our methanol production facilities in Chile produced 751,000 tonnes during the first quarter of 2007 compared with an operating capacity of 947,000 tonnes. During the first quarter of 2007, we lost approximately 70,000 tonnes of methanol production as a result of ongoing problems with delivery infrastructure being experienced by our Chilean natural gas supplier. We experienced a reduction in natural gas supply from Argentina due to a temporary labour dispute in Argentina in February and March resulting in lost production of approximately 40,000 tonnes. The remaining lost production of approximately 90,000 tonnes is primarily due to one of our Argentiean gas suppliers undergoing repairs to natural gas delivery infastructure. All of our gas suppliers from Argentina, with the exception of this supplier, are currently supplying their full contract obligations.

We currently source approximately 62% of our natural gas requirements for our production facilities in Chile from natural gas suppliers in Argentina that are affiliates of international oil and gas companies. The remaining natural gas requirements are supplied from gas reserves in Chile, mainly by Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (ENAP), the Chilean state-owned energy company.

Effective July 25, 2006, the government of Argentina increased the duty on exports of natural gas from Argentina to Chile, which have been in place since May 2004, from approximately $0.30 per mmbtu to $2.25 per mmbtu. Exports of natural gas from the province of Tierra del Fuego were exempt from this duty until late October 2006 when the government of Argentina extended this duty to include this province at the same rates applicable to the other provinces. As a result, the increased duty on exports of natural gas applies to all of the natural gas feedstock that we source from Argentina. Assuming we receive all of our Argentinean natural gas entitlements, the total annual cost of the export duty to our natural gas suppliers from Argentina has increased to approximately $200 million. While our natural gas contracts provide that natural gas suppliers are to pay any duties levied by the government of Argentina, we have been contributing towards the cost of these duties and are in continuing discussions with our Argentinean natural gas suppliers regarding the impact of the increased export duty.

We have interim agreements in place with all of our Argentinean natural gas suppliers. In principle, we have agreed to share the cost of duties based in part on prevailing methanol prices while providing a minimum price to our natural gas suppliers. At methanol prices below approximately $250 per tonne, we pay substantially all of the export duty. We have gained considerable flexibility to take the natural gas depending on prevailing methanol market conditions, and to the extent that these arrangements are not economic then we will not purchase the natural gas. We cannot provide assurance that we will be able to reach continuing arrangements with our natural gas suppliers or that the impact of this export duty will not have an adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition. During the first quarter of 2007, we received approximately 75% of our Argentinean natural gas entitlements and we accrued $26 million to record the estimated cost of sharing export duties for this natural gas. Based on the timing of inventory flows, the amount charged to earnings related to the cost of sharing export duties during the first quarter of 2007 was $22 million.

We continue to work on sourcing additional natural gas supply for our Chile facilities from alternative sources. There is renewed interest in natural gas exploration in Southern Chile and our Chilean natural gas supplier, ENAP, and others are undertaking gas exploration and development programs in areas of Southern Chile that are relatively close to our production facilities. In addition, we are pursuing investment opportunities to help accelerate the discovery and development of natural gas in Southern Chile. For example, we signed a memorandum of understanding with Geopark Holdings Limited which would provide long-term supply from the development and acquisition of new natural gas reserves in Southern Chile. If these programs are successful we believe that some additional gas could be available during 2007. In addition, the government of Chile has announced its intention to assign exploration areas which lie close to our facilities in a bidding round during 2007. However, there can be no assurance that ENAP or others will be successful or that we would obtain any additional natural gas on economic terms.

We produced 118,000 tonnes at our Waitara Valley facility in New Zealand during the first quarter of 2007. We have sufficient contracted natural gas supply to allow us to produce at this facility at least until the end of 2007. This facility has been positioned as a flexible production asset with operations dependant upon methanol industry supply and demand and the availability of natural gas on commercially acceptable terms.

SUPPLY/DEMAND FUNDAMENTALS

We commenced 2007 in a tight methanol market environment which began in the latter half of 2006 as a result of a global methanol supply shortage brought on by planned and unplanned supplier outages. This resulted in high methanol pricing levels which in a normal supply and demand environment are unsustainable. During the first quarter of 2007, global methanol inventories recovered, and as a result, methanol prices have recently moderated. Methanex non-discounted posted prices for April are about $330 per tonne in all of the major regions and we have announced the same price level for May in North America.


Methanex Non-Discounted Regional Posted Prices(1)

                        Apr       Mar       Feb       Jan
(US$ per tonne)        2007      2007      2007      2007
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United States           336       516       549       599
Europe(2)               329       545       545       545
Asia                    320       490       490       520
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(1) Discounts from our posted prices are offered to customers based on
    various factors.
(2) EUR 250 at April 2007 (Feb 2007 - EUR 420) converted to United
    States dollars at the date of settlement.

We estimate global methanol demand to be approximately 40 million tonnes annually. The 1.65 million tonne per year NPC plant in Iran commenced operations late in the first quarter of 2007. We understand that during startup there were technical problems that constrain maximum production to approximately 50% and could take up to one year to repair. In recent weeks there were approximately 1.3 million tonnes of high cost capacity shut-down and we believe further closures may occur. Over the next twelve months, we expect new capacity and expansions to add approximately 1.2 million tonnes of annual capacity to the global industry, outside of China. Over the same period, we believe a similar volume of high cost capacity could shut down as a result of high feedstock prices. The next increment of world-scale capacity is the 1.0 million tonne per year plant in Oman which is under construction and we expect product from this plant to be available to the market in the second half of 2007.

We believe global demand for methanol for traditional uses remains healthy and is underpinned by strong global economies, particularly in China. In addition, we believe that high energy prices combined with the current methanol environment has improved the economics for energy related derivatives such biodiesel, MTBE and fuel blending.

We believe methanol demand growth in China will continue to grow at high rates, in line with industrial production growth rates. We believe that a large proportion of this additional demand is related to non-traditional uses for methanol such as gasoline blending and di-methyl ether (DME) as well as very strong traditional demand. In the current price environment we expect China will not be a significant net exporter of methanol and that substantially all domestic methanol production will be consumed within the local market. We also expect that imports of methanol into China will grow over time.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital in the first quarter of 2007 were $179 million compared with $113 million for the same period in 2006. The increase in cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital are primarily the result of higher earnings during the first quarter of 2007 compared with first quarter of 2006.

During the first quarter of 2007, we repurchased 1.7 million common shares at an average price of US$26.03 per share under our current normal course issuer bid that expires May 16, 2007. On March 5, 2007, we announced an increase to the normal course issuer bid, increasing the maximum allowable repurchases by 2.0 million common shares to 7.5 million common shares. At March 31, 2007, we had repurchased a total of 5.6 million common shares at an average price of US$23.84 per share under this bid.

During the first quarter of 2007, we paid a quarterly dividend of US$0.125 per share, or $13 million.

We are developing a methanol project to build a 1.3 million tonne per year methanol facility in Egypt. This project is a joint venture in which we have a 60 percent interest and the marketing rights for all of the production. We are in the final stages of developing the project and expect to be in a position to make a final investment decision shortly. We expect the joint venture will fund ongoing construction costs through a combination of project financing and equity contributions.

We have excellent financial capacity and flexibility. Our cash balance at March 31, 2007 was $474 million and we have a strong balance sheet with an undrawn $250 million credit facility. Our planned capital maintenance expenditure program directed towards major maintenance, turnarounds and catalyst changes is currently estimated to total approximately $100 million for the period to the end of 2009.


The credit ratings for our unsecured notes at March 31, 2007
were as follows:
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Standard & Poor's Rating Services                   BBB- (negative)
Moody's Investor Services                           Ba1  (stable)
Fitch Ratings                                       BBB  (stable)

Credit ratings are not recommendations to purchase, hold or sell
securities and do not comment on market price or suitability for a
particular investor. There is no assurance that any rating will
remain in effect for any given period of time or that any rating
will not be revised or withdrawn entirely by a rating agency in
the future.
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We are well positioned to meet our financial requirements related to the methanol project in Egypt, complete our capital maintenance spending program, pursue new opportunities to enhance our leadership position in the methanol industry, pursue opportunities to invest to accelerate the development of natural gas in Southern Chile, investigate opportunities related to new methanol demand for energy applications and continue to deliver on our commitment to return excess cash to shareholders.

SHORT-TERM OUTLOOK

We believe the global methanol industry fundamentals continue to be favourable and are underpinned by high global energy prices. We also believe there is considerable potential for demand growth for methanol use in traditional and emerging applications, including MTBE, fuel blending, biodiesel, DME and methanol for power generation. The methanol price will ultimately depend on industry operating rates, the rate of industry restructuring and the strength of global demand. We believe that our excellent financial position and financial flexibility, outstanding global supply network and asset position will provide a sound basis for Methanex continuing to be the leader in the methanol industry.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES

These interim consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (Canadian GAAP) on a basis consistent with those followed in the most recent annual consolidated financial statements, except as described in Note 2 to our interim consolidated financial statements. Certain of our accounting policies are recognized as critical because they require management to make subjective or complex judgments about matters that are inherently uncertain. Our critical accounting policies and estimates relate to property, plant and equipment, asset retirement obligations, and income taxes. For further details, refer to pages 29 to 30 of our 2006 Annual Report.

CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES OR ESTIMATES

On January 1, 2007, we adopted, on a prospective basis, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants ("CICA") Handbook Section 1530, Comprehensive Income, Section 3251, Equity, Section 3855, Financial Instruments - Recognition and Measurement, Section 3861, Financial Instruments - Disclosure and Presentation, and Section 3865, Hedges. These standards, and the impact on our financial statements, are discussed in Note 2 to our interim consolidated financial statements.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

For the three months ended March 31, 2007, no changes were made in our internal control over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - SUPPLEMENTAL NON-GAAP MEASURES

In addition to providing measures prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (Canadian GAAP), we present certain supplemental non-GAAP measures. These are Adjusted EBITDA, income before unusual items (after-tax), diluted income before unusual items (after-tax) per share, operating income and cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital. These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by Canadian GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. We believe these measures are useful in evaluating the operating performance and liquidity of the Company's ongoing business. These measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, net income, cash flows and other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with Canadian GAAP.

Adjusted EBITDA

This supplemental non-GAAP measure is provided to assist readers in determining our ability to generate cash from operations. We believe this measure is useful in assessing performance and highlighting trends on an overall basis. We also believe Adjusted EBITDA is frequently used by securities analysts and investors when comparing our results with those of other companies. Adjusted EBITDA differs from the most comparable GAAP measure, cash flows from operating activities, primarily because it does not include changes in non-cash working capital, other cash payments related to operating activities, stock-based compensation expense, other non-cash items, interest expense, interest and other income (expense), and current income taxes.

The following table shows a reconciliation of cash flows from operating activities to Adjusted EBITDA:


                                                 Three Months Ended
                                        ----------------------------------
                                           Mar 31       Dec 31      Mar 31
($ thousands)                                2007         2006        2006
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Cash flows from operating activities    $ 191,102    $ 149,731   $  19,913
Add (deduct):
 Changes in non-cash working capital      (12,109)      68,761      93,298
 Other cash payments                          740       15,612       6,050
 Stock-based compensation expense          (3,522)      (8,702)     (6,019)
 Other non-cash items                      (2,647)      (2,854)       (983)
 Interest expense                          11,067       11,096      10,958
 Interest and other income (expense)       (5,072)         316      (2,535)
 Current income taxes                      57,326       45,252      45,864
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Adjusted EBITDA                         $ 236,885    $ 279,212   $ 166,546
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Income before Unusual Items (after-tax) and Diluted Income before Unusual Items (after-tax) Per Share

These supplemental non-GAAP measures are provided to assist readers in comparing earnings from one period to another without the impact of unusual items that management considers to be non-operational and/or non-recurring. Diluted income before unusual items (after-tax) per share has been calculated by dividing income before unusual items (after-tax) by the diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding.

The following table shows a reconciliation of net income to income before unusual items (after-tax) and the calculation of diluted income before unusual items (after-tax) per share:


                                                Three Months Ended
                                    --------------------------------------
($ thousands, except number of            Mar 31       Dec 31       Mar 31
 shares and per share amounts)              2007         2006         2006
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Net income                          $    144,706  $   172,445  $   115,177
Add (deduct) unusual items:
 Future income tax recovery related
  to change in tax legislation                -             -      (25,753)
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Income before unusual items
 (after-tax)                        $   144,706   $   172,445  $    89,424

Diluted weighted average number
 of common shares                   105,597,445   106,890,909  112,906,382
Diluted income before unusual
 items (after-tax) per share        $      1.37   $      1.61  $      0.79
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Operating Income and Cash Flows from Operating Activities before Non-Cash Working Capital

Operating income and cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital are reconciled to Canadian GAAP measures in our consolidated statements of income and consolidated statements of cash flows, respectively.

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)

A summary of selected financial information for the prior eight quarters is as follows:


                                             Three Months Ended
                                ------------------------------------------
($ thousands, except per           Mar 31     Dec 31     Sep 30     Jun 30
 share amounts)                      2007       2006       2006       2006
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Revenue                         $ 673,932  $ 668,159  $ 519,586  $ 460,915
Net income                        144,706    172,445    113,230     82,097
Basic net income per
 common share                        1.38       1.62       1.05       0.75
Diluted net income per
 common share                        1.37       1.61       1.05       0.75
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                                             Three Months Ended
                                ------------------------------------------
($ thousands, except per           Mar 31     Dec 31     Sep 30     Jun 30
 share amounts)                      2006       2005       2005       2005
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Revenue                         $ 459,590  $ 459,615  $ 349,291  $ 410,914
Net income (loss)                 115,177     48,574    (21,789)    62,935
Basic net income (loss) per
 common share                        1.02       0.42      (0.19)      0.53
Diluted net income (loss)
 per common share                    1.02       0.42      (0.19)      0.53
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HOW WE ANALYZE OUR BUSINESS

We review our results of operations by analyzing changes in the components of our Adjusted EBITDA (refer to Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures for a reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure), depreciation and amortization, interest expense, interest and other income, unusual items and income taxes. In addition to the methanol that we produce at our facilities, we also purchase and re-sell methanol produced by others. We analyze the results of produced methanol sales separately from purchased methanol sales as the margin characteristics of each are very different.

Produced Methanol

The key drivers of changes in our Adjusted EBITDA for produced methanol are average realized price, sales volume and cash costs. We provide separate discussion of the changes in Adjusted EBITDA related to our core Chile and Trinidad production hubs and the changes in Adjusted EBITDA related to our Kitimat and New Zealand facilities.

Our production hubs in Chile and Trinidad are underpinned by long-term take-or-pay natural gas purchase agreements and the operating results for these facilities represent a substantial portion of our Adjusted EBITDA. Accordingly, in our analysis of Adjusted EBITDA for our facilities in Chile and Trinidad we separately discuss the impact of changes in average realized price, sales volume and cash costs.

Over the last few years we have been shutting down our high cost production which was exposed to volatile prices for natural gas. We permanently closed our Kitimat facility on November 1, 2005. Our facilities in New Zealand have been positioned as flexible production assets with future operations dependent on securing natural gas on commercially acceptable terms. As the operating results for these facilities represent a smaller proportion of our Adjusted EBITDA, the impact of changes in average realized price, sales volumes and total cash costs have been combined and presented as the change in cash margin related to these facilities in our analysis of Adjusted EBITDA.

The price, cash cost and volume variances included in our Adjusted EBITDA analysis for produced methanol are defined and calculated as follows:

PRICE

The change in our Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in average realized price is calculated as the difference from period-to-period in the selling price of produced methanol multiplied by the current period sales volume of produced methanol. Sales under long-term contracts where the prices are either fixed or linked to our costs plus a margin are included as sales of produced methanol. Accordingly, the selling price of produced methanol will differ from the selling price of purchased methanol.

COST

The change in our Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in cash costs is calculated as the difference from period-to-period in cash costs per tonne multiplied by the sales volume of produced methanol in the current period plus the change in unabsorbed fixed cash costs. The change in selling, general and administrative expenses and fixed storage and handling costs are included in the analysis of methanol produced at our Chile and Trinidad facilities.

VOLUME

The change in our Adjusted EBITDA as a result of changes in sales volume is calculated as the difference from period-to-period in the sales volume of produced methanol multiplied by the margin per tonne for the prior period. The margin per tonne is calculated as the selling price per tonne of produced methanol less absorbed fixed cash costs per tonne and variable cash costs per tonne.

Purchased Methanol

The cost of sales of purchased methanol consists principally of the cost of the methanol itself, which is directly related to the price of methanol at the time of purchase. Accordingly, the analysis of purchased methanol and its impact on our Adjusted EBITDA is discussed on a net margin basis.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Information contained in this press release and the attached First Quarter 2007 Management's Discussion and Analysis contains forward-looking statements. Certain material factors or assumptions were applied in drawing the conclusions or making the forecasts or projections that are included in these forward-looking statements. Methanex believes that it has a reasonable basis for making such forward-looking statements. However, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those attendant with producing and marketing methanol and successfully carrying out major capital expenditure projects in various jurisdictions, the ability to successfully carry out corporate initiatives and strategies, conditions in the methanol and other industries including the supply and demand balance for methanol, actions of competitors and suppliers, changes in laws or regulations in foreign jurisdictions, world-wide economic conditions and other risks described in our 2006 Management's Discussion & Analysis and the attached First Quarter 2007 Management's Discussion and Analysis. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. They are not a substitute for the exercise of one's own due diligence and judgment. The outcomes anticipated in forward-looking statements may not occur and we do not undertake to update forward-looking statements.


Methanex Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
(thousands of U.S. dollars, except number of common shares and per share 
 amounts)

                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                 -------------------------
                                                      Mar 31        Mar 31
                                                        2007          2006
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Revenue                                          $   673,932   $   459,590

Cost of sales and operating expenses                 437,047       293,044
Depreciation and amortization                         23,739        23,623
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Operating income before undernoted items             213,146       142,923
Interest expense                                     (11,067)      (10,958)
Interest and other income                              5,072         2,535
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Income before income taxes                           207,151       134,500
Income taxes:
 Current                                             (57,326)      (45,864)
 Future                                               (5,119)          788
 Future income tax recovery related to change
  in tax legislation (note 6)                              -        25,753
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                                                     (62,445)      (19,323)
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Net income                                       $   144,706   $   115,177
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Net income per common share:
 Basic                                           $      1.38   $      1.02
 Diluted                                         $      1.37   $      1.02

Weighted average number of common
 shares outstanding:
 Basic                                           105,104,712   112,389,364
 Diluted                                         105,597,445   112,906,382

Number of common shares outstanding at
 period end                                      104,199,092   110,640,628

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


Methanex Corporation
Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
(thousands of U.S. dollars)

                                                      Mar 31        Dec 31
                                                        2007          2006
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ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                      $   473,919   $   355,054
  Receivables                                        323,109       366,387
  Inventories                                        275,421       244,766
  Prepaid expenses                                    21,115        24,047
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                                                   1,093,564       990,254
 Property, plant and equipment (note 3)            1,346,413     1,352,719
 Other assets                                         94,770       100,518
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                                                 $ 2,534,747   $ 2,443,491
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 LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       $   304,345   $   309,566
  Current maturities on long-term debt
   (note 5)                                           14,032        14,032
  Current maturities on other long-term
   liabilities                                        16,544        17,022
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                                                     334,921       340,620
 Long-term debt (note 5)                             472,884       472,884
 Other long-term liabilities                          69,895        68,818
 Future income tax liabilities (note 6)              357,037       351,918
 Shareholders' equity:
  Capital stock                                      469,735       474,739
  Contributed surplus                                 12,322        10,346
  Retained earnings                                  818,333       724,166
  Accumulated other comprehensive income                (380)            -
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                                                 $ 1,300,010   $ 1,209,251
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                                                 $ 2,534,747   $ 2,443,491
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See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


Methanex Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity (unaudited)
(thousands of U.S. dollars, except number of common shares)

                                    Number of
                                       Common        Capital   Contributed
                                       Shares          Stock       Surplus
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Balance, December 31, 2005        113,645,292      $ 502,879   $     4,143
 Net income                                 -              -             -
 Compensation expense recorded
  for stock options                         -              -         8,568
 Issue of shares on exercise
  of stock options                    680,950          7,519             -
 Reclassification of grant date
  fair value on exercise of
  stock options                             -          2,365        (2,365)
 Payments for shares repurchased   (8,525,300)       (38,024)            -
 Dividend payments                          -              -             -
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Balance, December 31, 2006        105,800,942        474,739        10,346
 Net income                                 -              -             -
 Compensation expense recorded
  for stock options                         -              -         2,638
 Issue of shares on exercise
  of stock options                    137,350          2,139             -
 Reclassification of grant date
  fair value on exercise of
  stock options                             -            662          (662)
 Payments for shares repurchased   (1,739,200)        (7,805)            -
 Dividend payments                          -              -             -
 Other comprehensive income,
  net of tax                                -              -             -
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Balance, March 31, 2007           104,199,092      $ 469,735   $    12,322
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                                                 Accumulated
                                                       Other         Total
                                     Retained  Comprehensive  Shareholders'
                                     Earnings         Income        Equity
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Balance, December 31, 2005          $ 442,492      $       -   $   949,514
 Net income                           482,949              -       482,949
 Compensation expense recorded
  for stock options                         -              -         8,568
 Issue of shares on exercise
  of stock options                          -              -         7,519
 Reclassification of grant date
  fair value on exercise of
  stock options                             -              -             -
 Payments for shares repurchased     (148,755)             -      (186,779)
 Dividend payments                    (52,520)             -       (52,520)
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Balance, December 31, 2006            724,166              -     1,209,251
 Net income                           144,706              -       144,706
 Compensation expense recorded
  for stock options                         -              -         2,638
 Issue of shares on exercise
  of stock options                          -              -         2,139
 Reclassification of grant date
  fair value on exercise of
  stock options                             -              -             -
 Payments for shares repurchased      (37,467)             -       (45,272)
 Dividend payments                    (13,072)             -       (13,072)
 Other comprehensive income,
  net of tax                                -           (380)         (380)
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Balance, March 31, 2007             $ 818,333      $    (380)  $ 1,300,010
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See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.


Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)
(thousands of U.S. dollars)

                                                        Three months ended
                                                    ----------------------
                                                                    Mar 31
                                                                      2007
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Net income                                                         144,706
 Other comprehensive income, net of tax
  Change in fair value of forward exchange
   contracts, net of tax (note 2)                                     (380)
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Comprehensive income                                               144,326
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See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

Methanex Corporation
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)
(thousands of U.S. dollars)

                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                    ---------------------
                                                       Mar 31      Mar 31
                                                         2007        2006
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CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 Net income                                         $ 144,706   $ 115,177
 Add (deduct) non-cash items:
  Depreciation and amortization                        23,739      23,623
  Future income taxes                                   5,119     (26,541)
  Stock-based compensation expense                      3,522       6,019
  Other                                                 2,647         983
 Other cash payments                                     (740)     (6,050)
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 Cash flows from operating activities before
  undernoted                                          178,993     113,211
 Changes in non-cash working capital (note 10)         12,109     (93,298)
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                                                      191,102      19,913
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CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 Payments for shares repurchased                      (45,272)    (65,107)
 Dividend payments                                    (13,072)    (12,239)
 Proceeds on issue of shares on exercise of
  stock options                                         2,139       1,889
 Release of restricted cash                             2,476           -
 Repayment of other long-term liabilities              (1,010)     (1,210)
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                                                      (54,739)    (76,667)
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CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 Property, plant and equipment and other assets       (18,258)     (7,533)
 Changes in non-cash working capital (note 10)            760      (1,496)
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                                                      (17,498)     (9,029)
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 Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     118,865     (65,783)
 Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period       355,054     158,755
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 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period           $ 473,919   $  92,972
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SUPPLEMENTARY CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 Interest paid                                      $  13,423   $  12,997
 Income taxes paid, net of amounts refunded         $  29,120   $  35,867

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

Methanex Corporation

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

Except where otherwise noted, tabular dollar amounts are stated in thousands of U.S. dollars.

1. Basis of presentation

These interim consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Canada on a basis consistent with those followed in the most recent annual consolidated financial statements, except as described in Note 2 below. These accounting principles are different in some respects from those generally accepted in the United States and the significant differences are described and reconciled in Note 13. These interim consolidated financial statements do not include all note disclosures required by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles for annual financial statements, and therefore should be read in conjunction with the annual consolidated financial statements included in the Methanex Corporation 2006 Annual Report.

2. Changes in accounting policies

On January 1, 2007, the Company adopted the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants ("CICA") Handbook Section 1530, Comprehensive Income, Section 3251, Equity, Section 3855, Financial Instruments - Recognition and Measurement, Section 3861, Financial Instruments - Disclosure and Presentation, and Section 3865, Hedges. These new accounting standards, which apply to fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 2006, provide comprehensive requirements for the recognition and measurement of financial instruments, as well as standards on when and how hedge accounting may be applied. Section 1530 establishes standards for reporting and presenting comprehensive income, which is defined as the change in equity from transactions and other events from non-owner sources. Other comprehensive income refers to items recognized in comprehensive income that are excluded from net income calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Under these new standards, financial instruments must be classified into one of five categories and, depending on the category, will either be measured at amortized cost or fair value. Held-to-maturity, loans and receivables and other financial liabilities are measured at amortized cost. Held for trading and available-for-sale financial assets are measured on the balance sheet at fair value. Changes in fair value of held-for-trading financial assets are recognized in earnings while changes in fair value of available-for-sale financial instruments are recorded in other comprehensive income until the investment is derecognized or impaired at which time the amounts would be recorded in earnings. Under adoption of these new standards, the Company classified its cash as held-for-trading, which is measured at fair value. Accounts receivable are classified as loans and receivables, which are measured at amortized cost. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities, long-term debt and other long-term liabilities are classified as other financial liabilities, which are also measured at amortized cost.

Under these new standards, derivative financial instruments, including embedded derivatives, are classified as held for trading and are recorded on the balance sheet at fair value unless exempted as a normal purchase and sale arrangement. The Company records all changes in fair value of derivative financial instruments in earnings unless the instruments are designated as cash flow hedges. The Company enters into and designates as cash flow hedges certain forward exchange sales contracts to hedge foreign exchange exposure on anticipated sales. The effective portion of changes in these forward exchange sales contracts is recognized in other comprehensive income. Any gain or loss in fair value relating to the ineffective portion is recognized immediately in earnings. For the three months ended March 31, 2007, the Company recognized a decrease to earnings before tax of $0.7 million related to the fair value of foreign exchange derivatives which have been designated as cash flow hedges. The effective portion of the change in fair value of $0.6 million ($0.4 million - net of tax recovery of $0.2 million) has been recorded as a decrease in other comprehensive income and the ineffective portion of $0.1 million has been charged to earnings.

These standards have been adopted on a prospective basis beginning January 1, 2007.

3. Property, plant and equipment


                                                 Accumulated      Net Book
                                         Cost   Depreciation         Value
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March 31, 2007
 Plant and equipment              $ 2,741,486  $   1,472,450  $  1,269,036
 Other                                123,551         46,174        77,377
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                                  $ 2,865,037  $   1,518,624  $  1,346,413
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December 31, 2006
 Plant and equipment              $ 2,728,837  $   1,451,162  $  1,277,675
 Other                                118,896         43,852        75,044
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                                  $ 2,847,733  $   1,495,014  $  1,352,719
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4. Interest in Atlas joint venture

The Company has a 63.1% joint venture interest in Atlas Methanol Company (Atlas). Atlas owns a 1.7 million tonne per year methanol production facility in Trinidad. Included in the consolidated financial statements are the following amounts representing the Company's proportionate interest in Atlas:


                                                       Mar 31       Dec 31
Consolidated Balance Sheets                              2007         2006
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Cash and cash equivalents                            $ 38,824     $ 19,268
Other current assets                                   41,719       62,420
Property, plant and equipment                         269,704      264,292
Other assets                                           19,895       22,471
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities               23,077       28,644
Long-term debt, including current
 maturities (note 5)                                  136,916      136,916
Future income tax liabilities (note 6)                 11,752       10,866
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                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                     ---------------------
                                                       Mar 31       Dec 31
Consolidated Statements of Income                        2007         2006
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Revenue                                              $ 66,334     $ 48,451
Expenses                                               58,289       39,845
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Income before income taxes                              8,045        8,606
Income tax recovery (expense) (note 6)                 (1,673)      13,778
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Net income                                           $  6,372     $ 22,384
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                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                     ---------------------
                                                       Mar 31       Dec 31
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                    2007         2006
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Cash inflows from operating activities               & 27,038    $   8,654
Cash inflows from financing activities                  2,476            -
Cash outflows from investing activities                (9,958)         (77)
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5. Long-term debt:


                                                       Mar 31       Dec 31
                                                         2007         2006
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Unsecured notes
 8.75% due August 15, 2012                          $ 200,000    $ 200,000
 6.00% due August 15, 2015                            150,000      150,000
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                                                      350,000      350,000
Atlas limited recourse debt facilities                136,916      136,916
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                                                      486,916      486,916
Less current maturities                               (14,032)     (14,032)
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                                                    $ 472,884    $ 472,884
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The limited recourse debt facilities of Atlas are described as limited recourse as they are secured only by the assets of the joint venture.

6. Future income tax recovery related to change in tax legislation:

During 2005, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago introduced new tax legislation retroactive to January 1, 2004. As a result, during 2005 we recorded a $16.9 million charge to increase future income tax expense to reflect the retroactive impact for the period January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004. In February 2006, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago passed an amendment to this legislation that changed the retroactive date to January 1, 2005. As a result of the amendment we recorded an adjustment to decrease future income taxes by a total of $25.8 million. The adjustment is made up of the reversal of the previous charge to 2005 earnings of $16.9 million and an additional adjustment of $8.9 million to recognize the benefit of tax deductions that were reinstated as a result of the change in the implementation date.

7. Net income per common share:

A reconciliation of the weighted average number of common shares outstanding is as follows:


                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                  ------------------------
                                                       Mar 31       Dec 31
                                                         2007         2006
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Denominator for basic net income per common
 share                                            105,104,712  112,389,364
Effect of dilutive stock options                      492,733      517,018
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Denominator for diluted net income per common
 share                                            105,597,445  112,906,382
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8. Stock-based compensation:

a) Stock options:

(i) Incentive stock options:

Common shares reserved for outstanding incentive stock options at March 31, 2007:


                                           Options                  Options
                              Denominated in CAD $      Denominated in US $
                           -----------------------  -----------------------
                                          Weighted                 Weighted
                              Number       Average     Number       Average
                            of Stock      Exercise   of Stock      Exercise
                             Options         Price    Options         Price
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Outstanding at
 December 31, 2006           162,250  $       8.40  2,404,925  $      18.76
 Granted                           -             -  1,109,491         24.96
 Exercised                   (11,800)        12.13   (125,550)        16.05
 Cancelled                    (6,500)        13.65          -             -
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Outstanding at
 March 31, 2007              143,950  $       7.86  3,388,866  $      20.89
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Information regarding the incentive stock options outstanding at March 31, 2007 is as follows:


                              Options Outstanding at Options Exercisable at
                                      March 31, 2007         March 31, 3007
                 ----------------------------------- ----------------------
                    Weighted
                     Average      Number                 Number
                   Remaining    of Stock    Weighted   of Stock    Weighted
                 Contractual     Options     Average    Options     Average
Range of                Life         Out-   Exercise       Exer-   Exercise
Exercise Prices       (Years)   standing       Price    cisable       Price
---------------------------------------------------- ----------------------
Options denominated
 in CAD
 $3.29 to 11.60          3.0     143,950 $      7.86    143,950 $      7.86
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Options denominated
 in USD
 $6.45 to 9.23           5.6     208,450 $      8.42    208,450 $      8.42
 $11.56 to 25.10         6.1   3,180,416       21.70    804,575       19.50
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                         6.1   3,388,866 $     20.89  1,013,025 $     17.22
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(ii) Performance stock options:

As at March 31, 2007, there were 50,000 shares reserved for performance stock options with an exercise price of CAD $4.47. All outstanding performance stock options have vested and are exercisable.

(iii) Compensation expense related to stock options:

For the three months ended March 31, 2007, compensation expense related to stock options included in cost of sales and operating expenses was $2.6 million (2006 - $0.8 million). The fair value of each stock option grant was estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:


                                                     Three months ended
                                                   --------------------
                                                      Mar 31     Mar 31
                                                        2007       2006
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Risk-free interest rate                                    4%         5%
Expected dividend yield                                    2%         2%
Expected life                                        5 years    5 years
Expected volatility                                       31%        38%
Expected forfeitures                                       5%         5%
Weighted average fair value of options
 granted (US$ per share)                           $    7.06  $    7.01
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b) Deferred, restricted and performance share units:

Deferred, restricted and performance share units outstanding at March 31, 2007 are as follows:


                                    Number of    Number of    Number of
                                     Deferred   Restricted  Performance
                                  Share Units  Share Units  Share Units
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Outstanding at December 31, 2006      318,746      518,757      406,082
 Granted                               28,561        6,000      325,779
 Granted in-lieu of dividends           1,923        2,771        3,880
 Redeemed                                   -            -            -
 Cancelled                                  -       (4,392)      (3,238)
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Outstanding at March 31, 2007         349,230      523,136      732,503
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Compensation expense for deferred, restricted and performance share units is initially measured at fair value based on the market value of the Company's common shares and is recognized over the related service period. Changes in fair value are recognized in earnings for the proportion of the service that has been rendered at each reporting date. The fair value of deferred, restricted and performance share units at March 31, 2007 was $37.1 million compared with the recorded liability of $23.4 million. The difference between the fair value and the recorded liability of $13.7 million will be recognized over the weighted average remaining service period of approximately 1.8 years.

For the three months ended March 31, 2007, compensation expense related to deferred, restricted and performance share units included in cost of sales and operating expenses was $0.9 million (2006 - $5.3 million). For the three months ended March 31, 2007, the compensation expense included a recovery of $1.8 million (2006 - expense of $2.5 million) related to the effect of the change in the Company's share price. As at March 31, 2007, the Company's share price was US$22.33 per share.

9. Retirement plans:

Total net pension expense for the Company's defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans during the three months ended March 31, 2007 was $1.9 million (2006 - $1.2 million).

10. Changes in non-cash working capital:

The change in cash flows related to changes in non-cash working capital for the three months ended March 31, 2007 were as follows:


                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                   -----------------------
                                                       Mar 31       Mar 31
                                                         2007         2006
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Decrease (increase) in non-cash working capital:
 Receivables                                        $  43,278    $ (12,671)
 Inventories                                          (30,655)     (25,355)
 Prepaid expenses                                       2,932        1,193
 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities              (5,221)     (58,821)
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                                                       10,334      (95,654)
Adjustments for items not having a cash effect          2,535          860
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Changes in non-cash working capital having
 a cash effect                                      $  12,869    $ (94,794)
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These changes relate to the following activities:
 Operating                                          $  12,109    $ (93,298)
 Investing                                                760       (1,496)
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Changes in non-cash working capital                 $  12,869    $ (94,794)
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11. Derivative financial instruments:

a) Forward exchange contracts:

As at March 31, 2007, the Company's forward exchange contracts to purchase and sell foreign currency in exchange for US dollars were as follows:


                                                          Average
                                              Notional   Exchange
                                                Amount       Rate  Maturity
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Forward exchange purchase contracts
 New Zealand dollar                          8 million     0.6655      2007

Forward exchange sales contracts 
 Euro                                       92 million     1.3156      2007
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As at March 31, 2007, the carrying value of the forward exchange purchase and sales contracts was positive $0.5 million which approximates the fair value of these contracts.

b) Interest rate swap contract:

The Company has an interest rate swap contract recorded in other long-term liabilities with a carrying value of negative $1.1 million which approximates fair value.

c) Foreign currency call options:

The Company has foreign currency call option contracts recorded in receivables with a carrying value of positive $2.3 million which approximates fair value.

12. Argentina export duty costs:

Effective July 25, 2006, the government of Argentina increased the duty on exports of natural gas from Argentina to Chile, which have been in place since May 2004, from approximately $0.30 per mmbtu to $2.25 per mmbtu. Exports of natural gas from the province of Tierra del Fuego were exempt from this duty until late October 2006 when the government of Argentina extended this duty to include this province at the same rates applicable to the other provinces. As a result, the increased duty on exports of natural gas applies to all of the natural gas feedstock that the Company sources from Argentina. Assuming the Company receives all of its Argentinean natural gas entitlements, the total annual cost of the export duty to its natural gas suppliers from Argentina has increased to approximately $200 million. While the Company's natural gas contracts provide that natural gas suppliers are to pay any duties levied by the government of Argentina, the Company has been contributing towards the cost of these duties and is in continuing discussions with its Argentinean natural gas suppliers regarding the impact of the increased export duty.

The Company has interim agreements in place with all of its Argentinean natural gas suppliers. In principle, the Company has agreed to share the cost of duties based in part on prevailing methanol prices while providing a minimum price to its natural gas suppliers. At methanol prices below $250 per tonne, the Company pays substantially all of the export duty. The Company has gained considerable flexibility to take the natural gas depending on prevailing methanol market conditions, and to the extent that these arrangements are not economic then the Company will not purchase the natural gas. The Company cannot provide assurance that it will be able to reach continuing arrangements with its natural gas suppliers or that the impact of this export duty will not have an adverse effect on its results of operations and financial condition. During the first quarter of 2007, the Company received approximately 75% of its Argentinean natural gas entitlements and the Company accrued $26 million to record the estimated cost of sharing export duties for this natural gas. Based on the timing of inventory flows, the amount charged to earnings related to the cost of sharing export duties during the first quarter of 2007 was $22 million.

13. United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles:

The Company follows generally accepted accounting principles in Canada ("Canadian GAAP") which are different in some respects from those applicable in the United States and from practices prescribed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("U.S. GAAP").

The significant differences between Canadian GAAP and U.S. GAAP with respect to the Company's consolidated statements of income for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and 2006 are as follows:


                                                        Three Months Ended
                                                  ------------------------
                                                       Mar 31       Mar 31
                                                         2007         2006
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Net income in accordance
 with Canadian GAAP                               $   144,706  $   115,177

Add (deduct) adjustments for:
 Depreciation and amortization (a)                       (478)        (478)
 Stock-based compensation (b)                             165         (145)
 Uncertainty in income taxes (c)                       (1,789)           -
 Income tax effect of above adjustments (d)               168          168
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Net income in accordance with U.S. GAAP           $   142,772  $   114,722
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Per share information in accordance
 with U.S. GAAP:
 Basic net income per share                       $      1.36  $      1.02
 Diluted net income per share                     $      1.35  $      1.02
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The significant differences between Canadian GAAP and U.S. GAAP with respect to the Company's consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the three months ended March 31, 2007 and 2006 are as follows:


                                             Three Months Ended

                                  March 31, 2007            March 31, 2006
                        --------------------------------------------------
                           Canadian                              U.S. GAAP
                               GAAP  Adjustments    U.S. GAAP           (1)
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Net income              $   144,706  $    (1,934) $   142,772  $   114,722
Change in fair value of
 forward exchange
 contracts, net of tax         (380)           -         (380)           -
Change related to
 pension, net of tax (e)          -          225          225            -
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Comprehensive income    $   144,326  $    (1,709) $   142,617  $   114,722
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(1) A Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income was introduced under
    Canadian GAAP upon the adoption of Section 1530 on January 1, 2007.
    Accordingly, there is no reconciliation of Canadian GAAP to U.S. GAAP
    for the prior period.

(a) Business combination:

Effective January 1, 1993, the Company combined its business with a methanol business located in New Zealand and Chile. Under Canadian GAAP, the business combination was accounted for using the pooling-of-interest method. Under U.S. GAAP, the business combination would have been accounted for as a purchase with the Company identified as the acquirer. For the three months ended March 31, 2007, an adjustment to increase depreciation expense by $0.5 million (2006 - $0.5 million) was recorded in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

(b) Stock-based compensation:

The Company has 31,350 stock options that are accounted for as variable plan options under U.S. GAAP because the exercise price of the stock options is denominated in a currency other than the Company's functional currency or the currency in which the optionee is normally compensated. For Canadian GAAP purposes, no compensation expense has been recorded as these options were granted in 2001 which is prior to the effective implementation date for fair value accounting under Canadian GAAP. During the three months ended March 31, 2007, an adjustment to decrease operating expenses by $0.2 million (2006 - increase of $0.1 million) was recorded in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

(c) Accounting for uncertainty in income taxes:

On January 1, 2007, the Company adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes - an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109 (FIN 48). FIN 48 clarifies the accounting for income taxes recognized in a Company's financial statements in accordance with FASB Statement No. 109, Accounting for Income Taxes (SFAS 109). FIN 48 prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return. This interpretation also provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, and transition. In accordance with the interpretation, the Company has recorded the cumulative effect adjustment as a $4.8 million increase to opening retained earnings, with no restatement of prior periods. During the three months ending March 31, 2007, an adjustment to increase income tax expense by $1.8 million was recorded in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

(d) Income tax accounting:

The income tax differences include the income tax effect of the adjustments related to accounting differences between Canadian and U.S. GAAP. During the three months ended March 31, 2007, this resulted in an adjustment to increase net income by $0.2 million (2006 - $0.2 million).

(e) Defined benefit pension plans:

Effective January 1, 2006, under U.S. GAAP, the Company prospectively adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) FAS No. 158, Employers' Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans - an Amendment of FASB Statements No. 87, 88, 106, and 132(R), which requires the Company to measure the funded status of a defined benefit pension plan at its balance sheet reporting date and recognize the unrecorded overfunded or underfunded status as an asset or liability with the change in that unrecorded funded status recorded to accumulated comprehensive income. As at December 31, 2006, the impact of this standard on the Company was the reclassification of all deferred pension amounts for Canadian GAAP to comprehensive loss in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Accordingly, the portion of the Company's pension expense related to amortization of these deferred pension amounts to earnings will result in a reclassification of a similar amount from accumulated other comprehensive loss for U.S. GAAP. As a result, the net pension expense recognized will not change with the adoption of FAS 158. During the three months ended March 31, 2007, this resulted in an increase to other comprehensive income of $0.2 million (2006 - nil) in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

(f) Interest in Atlas joint venture:

U.S. GAAP requires interests in joint ventures to be accounted for using the equity method. Canadian GAAP requires proportionate consolidation of interests in joint ventures. The Company has not made an adjustment in this reconciliation for this difference in accounting principles because the impact of applying the equity method of accounting does not result in any change to net income or shareholders' equity. This departure from U.S. GAAP is acceptable for foreign private issuers under the practices prescribed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.


Methanex Corporation
Quarterly History (unaudited)

                            Q1 2007    2006     Q4      Q3      Q2      Q1
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METHANOL SALES VOLUMES
(thousands of tonnes)

Company produced              1,140   5,310  1,160   1,478   1,351   1,321

Purchased methanol              375   1,101    288     222     294     297

Commission sales(1)             139     584    134     176     133     141
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                              1,654   6,995  1,582   1,876   1,778   1,759
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METHANOL PRODUCTION
(thousands of tonnes)

Chile                           751   3,186    766     666     872     882

Titan, Trinidad                 225     864    229     206     214     215

Atlas, Trinidad (63.1%)         180   1,057    267     264     273     253

New Zealand                     118     404    111      71     118     104

Kitimat                           -       -      -       -       -       -
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                              1,274   5,511  1,373   1,207   1,477   1,454
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AVERAGE REALIZED METHANOL
 PRICE(2)

 ($/tonne)                      444     328    460     305     279     283
 
 ($/gallon)                    1.34    0.99   1.38    0.92    0.84    0.85

PER SHARE INFORMATION
 ($ per share)

 Basic net income (loss)    $  1.38    4.43   1.62    1.05    0.75    1.02

 Diluted net income (loss)  $  1.37    4.41   1.61    1.05    0.75    1.02


                                       2005     Q4      Q3      Q2      Q1
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METHANOL SALES VOLUMES
(thousands of tonnes)

Company produced                      5,341  1,504   1,130   1,332   1,375

Purchased methanol                    1,174    285     325     269     295

Commission sales(1)                     537    158      75     158     146
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                                      7,052  1,947   1,530   1,759   1,816
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METHANOL PRODUCTION
(thousands of tonnes)

Chile                                 3,029    916     684     702     727

Titan, Trinidad                         715    195     184     135     201

Atlas, Trinidad (63.1%)                 895    251     157     252     235

New Zealand                             343      -     120     103     120

Kitimat                                 376     34     102     120     120
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                                      5,358  1,396   1,247   1,312   1,403
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AVERAGE REALIZED METHANOL PRICE(2)

 ($/tonne)                              254    256     240     256     262

 ($/gallon)                            0.76   0.77    0.72    0.77    0.79

PER SHARE INFORMATION ($ per share)

Basic net income (loss)                1.41 $ 0.42   (0.19)   0.53    0.63

Diluted net income (loss)              1.40 $ 0.42   (0.19)   0.53    0.63

(1) Commission sales volumes include the 36.9% of production from Atlas
    that we do not own.

(2) Average realized price is calculated as revenue, excluding commissions
    earned, divided by the total sales volumes of produced and purchased
    methanol. Prior to 2005, in-market distribution costs were also
    deducted from revenue when calculating average realized methanol price
    for presentation in the Management's Discussion and Analysis. The
    presentation of average methanol price for prior periods has been
    restated.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Methanex Corporation
Jason Chesko
Director, Investor Relations
(604) 661-2600

Website: www.methanex.com


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