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Methanex Completes Highly Profitable Year-Momentum Continues Into 2004

January 28, 2004

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--Methanex Corporation recorded income before unusual items (after-tax) of US$29.2 million (US$0.24 per share) and generated EBITDA(1) of US$82.8 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2003. This compares to income before unusual items (after-tax) of US$32.1 million (US$0.27 per share) and EBITDA of US$83.0 million for the third quarter 2003, and to income before unusual items (after-tax) of US$55.3 million (US$0.44 per share) and EBITDA of US$99.0 million for the same period in 2002. Including the impact of previously announced asset restructuring charges related to the write down of the New Zealand and Medicine Hat production facilities, the Company recorded a net loss in the fourth quarter 2003 of US$110.2 million (US$0.92 per share). This compares to a net loss of US$7.8 million (US$0.06 per share) for the third quarter 2003 and a net loss of US$30.4 million (US$0.24 per share) for the same period in 2002.

For the year ended December 31, 2003, income before unusual items (after-tax) was US$186.7 million (US$1.52 per share) and EBITDA was US$391.6 million. In 2002, income before unusual items (after-tax) was US$112.1 million (US$0.89 per share) and EBITDA was US$269.6 million. Including the impact of unusual items, net income for the year ended December 31, 2003 was US$7.5 million (US$0.06 per share) compared with US$26.4 million (US$0.21 per share) for 2002.

Bruce Aitken, President and COO of Methanex commented, "We continue to operate in an environment of strong methanol prices. Our average realized price for the fourth quarter 2003 was US$204 per tonne compared with US$216 per tonne for the previous quarter and US$188 per tonne for the fourth quarter 2002. Tight methanol market conditions are creating upward price momentum early in 2004. In the United States, the Methanex non-discounted reference price for January 2004 is US$249 per tonne (US$0.75 per gallon). In Europe, we posted a first quarter contract transaction price of EURO 200, before discounts, or approximately US$250 per tonne (US$0.75 per gallon) while non-discounted prices in Asia are currently between US$260 - 275 per tonne."

Mr. Aitken continued, "Looking ahead, we are optimistic that the favourable methanol market conditions enjoyed throughout 2003 will continue in 2004. We expect that the impact of planned new capacity additions is likely to be largely offset by further shut-downs of high cost North American production. As announced in the fourth quarter, we acquired the customer contracts and certain production rights to Terra Industries' 700,000 tonne per year methanol plant located in Beaumont, Texas. This transaction, which is similar to the arrangement announced with Lyondell in 2002, provides us with valuable flexibility as we add two increments of low cost capacity in Trinidad and Chile over the next twelve months. These new plants will improve the quality of our earnings and enhance our ability to generate substantial cash from our business."

Mr. Aitken concluded, "During the fourth quarter, we finalized a US$250 million three-year revolving credit facility replacing the expiring US$291 million facility. This undrawn facility, combined with the close to US$300 million of cash on hand at year end, allows us to maintain our strong and flexible financial position. We have the financial capacity to complete our capital spending programs and pursue new opportunities to enhance our strategic position in methanol and continue to deliver on our commitment to return excess cash to shareholders."

A conference call is scheduled for Thursday, January 29 at 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST) to review these fourth 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 security passcode for the call is 75577. A playback version of the conference call will be available for seven days at (877) 653-0545. The reservation number for the playback version is 190522. There will be a simultaneous audio-only webcast of the conference call, which can be accessed from our website at www.methanex.com.

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 National Market in the United States under the trading symbol "MEOH."

1 For a definition of EBITDA, please refer to "Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures" included in this Interim Report.

Information in this news release and the attached management's discussion and analysis may contain forward-looking statements. By their nature, such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. They include world-wide economic conditions, the availability and cost of gas feedstock, the ability to implement business strategies and pursue business opportunities, conditions in the methanol and other industries including the supply and demand for methanol and the risks attendant with producing and marketing methanol, integrating acquisitions and realizing anticipated synergies and carrying out major capital expenditure projects. Please also refer to page 40 of our 2002 Annual Report for more information on forward-looking statements.

Interim Report
For the year ended December 31, 2003

At December 31, 2003, the number of common shares outstanding
was 120,007,767.

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

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

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Investor Information
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can be accessed on our web site at www.methanex.com.

E-mail:
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1-800-661-8851

Fourth Quarter Management's Discussion and Analysis

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

This fourth quarter 2003 Management's Discussion and Analysis should be read in conjunction with the 2002 annual consolidated financial statements and the Management's Discussion and Analysis included in the Methanex 2002 Annual Report.

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                                      2003                   2002
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                           Three     Three             Three
                          months    months     Year   months     Year
                           ended     ended    ended    ended    ended
                        December September December December December
                              31        30       31       31       31
($ millions, except
 where noted)
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Sales volumes (thousands
 of tonnes)

Company produced           1,328     1,200    4,933    1,347    5,686

Purchased                    399       350    1,392      278      809

Commission sales               -         -      254      197      725
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                           1,727     1,550    6,579    1,822    7,220

Average realized methanol
 price ($ per tonne)     $   204   $   216  $   220  $   188  $   155

Net income (loss)        $(110.2)  $  (7.8) $   7.5  $ (30.4) $  26.4

Income before unusual
 items (after-tax) 1     $  29.2   $  32.1  $ 186.7  $  55.3  $ 112.1

Operating income         $  55.9   $  59.0  $ 296.5  $  72.9  $ 158.3

Cash flows from
 operating activities 2  $  63.3   $  69.0  $ 330.4  $  91.7  $ 244.6

EBITDA 3                 $  82.8   $  83.0  $ 391.6  $  99.0  $ 269.6

Basic net income (loss)
 per share               $ (0.92)  $ (0.06) $  0.06  $ (0.24) $  0.21

Basic income before
 unusual items
 (after-tax) per share 1 $  0.24   $  0.27  $  1.52  $  0.44  $  0.89

Number of common shares
 outstanding (millions
 of shares)                120.0     119.5    120.0    125.7    125.7

Weighted average number
 of common shares
 outstanding (millions
 of shares)                119.7     119.2    123.0    125.2    126.6
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1 Unusual items include items that are considered by management to be
  non-operational and/or non-recurring. For a reconciliation of net
  income (loss) to income before unusual items (after-tax) and the
  basis for the calculation of basic income before unusual items
  (after-tax) per share, refer to "Additional Information -
  Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures".

2 Before changes in non-cash working capital and the utilization of
  prepaid natural gas.

3 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 and the utilization of prepaid
  natural gas, cash flows from interest, income taxes, asset
  restructuring charges and other unusual items. For a reconciliation
  of cash flows from operating activities to EBITDA, refer to
  "Additional Information -Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures".
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Continued Strong Financial Results

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2003, we recorded income before unusual items (after-tax) of $29.2 million ($0.24 per share) and EBITDA of $82.8 million. This compares to income before unusual items (after-tax) of $32.1 million ($0.27 per share) and EBITDA of $83.0 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2003. For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2002, we recorded income before unusual items (after-tax) of $55.3 million ($0.44 per share) and EBITDA of $99.0 million. Including the impact of unusual items, we recorded a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2003 of $110.2 million ($0.92 per share). This compares with a net loss of $7.8 million ($0.06 per share) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2003 and a net loss of $30.4 million ($0.24 per share) for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2002.

For the year ended December 31, 2003, we recorded income before unusual items (after-tax) of $186.7 million ($1.52 per share) and EBITDA of $391.6 million compared with income before unusual items (after-tax) of $112.1 million ($0.89 per share) and EBITDA of $269.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2002. Including the impact of unusual items, net income for the year ended December 31, 2003 was $7.5 million ($0.06 per share) compared with net income of $26.4 million ($0.21 per share) for the year ended December 31, 2002.

For a description and analysis of unusual items refer to "Unusual Items".

EBITDA

The change in EBITDA resulted from:

                               Q4-2003        Q4-2003           2003
                         compared with  compared with  compared with
($ millions)                   Q3-2003        Q4-2002           2002
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Higher (lower) realized price
 of produced methanol              (16)            21            325
Lower (higher) cash cost             3            (25)          (110)
Higher (lower) sales volume of
 produced methanol                  12             (6)           (61)
Higher (lower) margin on the sale
 of purchased methanol               1             (6)           (32)
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Increase (decrease) in EBITDA        -            (16)           122
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Higher (lower) realized price of produced methanol - Methanol prices are characterized by volatility and are affected by the methanol supply/demand balance, which is influenced by global industry capacity, industry operating rates and the strength of demand. Methanol prices are also influenced by the cost structure of North American production that is determined primarily by prevailing natural gas prices.

Our average realized price for the fourth quarter of 2003 was $204 per tonne compared with $216 per tonne for the third quarter of 2003 and $188 per tonne for the fourth quarter of 2002. The change in average realized price for produced methanol decreased EBITDA by $16 million in comparison with the third quarter of 2003 and increased EBITDA by $21 million in comparison with the fourth quarter of 2002. The average realized price for the year ended December 31, 2003 was $220 per tonne compared with $155 per tonne for the same period in 2002 and this increased EBITDA by $325 million.

Lower (higher) cash cost - The most significant components of our cash costs are natural gas and distribution costs associated with delivering methanol to customers from our production facilities. We purchase natural gas for our Kitimat facility on a short-term basis and the purchase price is set in a competitive market that can fluctuate widely. Natural gas costs for our Chilean facility are adjusted by a formula related to methanol prices on a twelve-month trailing average basis. In Trinidad, we purchase natural gas through a take-or-pay supply contract and prices are adjusted quarterly by a formula related to methanol prices. In New Zealand, due to the redetermination of the Maui gas field completed in 2003 we lost substantially all of our long-term natural gas entitlements. Natural gas in New Zealand is purchased through take-or-pay and other purchase contracts reflecting the current prevailing market price for natural gas.

Our cash costs for the fourth quarter of 2003 were slightly lower than the third quarter of 2003 and this increased EBITDA by $3 million.

Higher cash costs decreased EBITDA by $25 million for the fourth quarter of 2003 compared with the fourth quarter of 2002 and by $110 million for the year ended December 31, 2003 compared with the same period in 2002. For the fourth quarter of 2003 compared with the fourth quarter of 2002, higher natural gas costs in Chile, New Zealand and Kitimat decreased EBITDA by $12 million, $2 million and $4 million, respectively. For the year ended December 31, 2003 compared with the same period in 2002, higher natural gas costs in Chile, New Zealand and Kitimat decreased EBITDA by $27 million, $13 million and $33 million, respectively. The remaining increase in cash costs for both periods is primarily due to higher unit costs resulting from reduced production at our New Zealand facilities and higher ocean freight costs as a result of increased fuel costs and changes in shipping patterns.

Higher (lower) sales volume of produced methanol - Due to planned sales increases and strong demand, our sales of produced methanol in the fourth quarter were higher than the third quarter and this increased EBITDA by $12 million. Our sales volume of produced methanol in 2003 has been impacted by lower production from our facilities in New Zealand, however, sales of production from the Titan plant in Trinidad acquired in May 2003 have partially offset this impact. Lower sales volume of produced methanol decreased EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2003 by $6 million compared with the fourth quarter of 2002 and decreased EBITDA by $61 million for the year ended December 31, 2003 compared with the same period in 2002.

Higher (lower) margin on the sale of purchased methanol - We purchase methanol at market prices and realize holding gains or losses on the resale of this product depending on the prevailing methanol price at the time of resale. The cost for purchased methanol also includes storage and handling costs. We incurred a loss of $12 million on the sale of approximately 399,000 tonnes of purchased methanol in the fourth quarter of 2003 compared with a loss of $13 million in the third quarter of 2003 and a loss of $6 million in the fourth quarter of 2002. For the year ended December 31, 2003, we incurred a loss of $40 million on the sale of approximately 1,392,000 tonnes of purchased methanol compared with a loss of $8 million for the same period in 2002.

Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization expense for the fourth quarter of 2003 was $27 million compared with $26 million for the same period in 2002. For the year ended December 31, 2003, depreciation and amortization expense was $95 million compared with $111 million for the same period in 2002. Depreciation expense was lower due primarily to reduced sales volume of produced product. In addition, we wrote off our Fortier facility at the end of 2002 and this has resulted in lower depreciation expense for 2003.

Interest Expense and Interest and Other Income


                              Three      Three
                             months     months       Year       Year
                              ended      ended      ended      ended
                           December   December   December   December
Interest expense           31, 2003   31, 2002   31, 2003   31, 2002
 ($ millions)
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Interest expense before
 capitalized interest          $ 17       $ 10       $ 59       $ 38

Less: capitalized interest       (7)        (4)       (20)        (9)
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Interest expense               $ 10       $  6       $ 39       $ 29
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The increase in interest expense, net of capitalized interest, relates primarily to an increase in the level of long-term debt.

Interest and other income - Interest and other income for the fourth quarter of 2003 was $3 million compared with $2 million for the same period in 2002. For the year ended December 31, 2003, interest and other income was $14 million compared with $10 million for the same period in 2002.

Unusual Items

                      Three         Three
                     months        months         Year          Year
                      ended         ended        ended         ended
                   December      December     December      December
($ millions)       31, 2003      31, 2002     31, 2003      31, 2002
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Asset restructuring
 charges              $ 139         $ 115        $ 139         $ 115
Write-off of plant
 and equipment
 under development        -             -           40             -
Site restoration
 adjustment               -           (27)           -           (27)
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Total                 $ 139         $  88        $ 179         $  88
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During the fourth quarter of 2003 we recorded a non-cash asset impairment charge of $130 million, before and after-tax, to write down property, plant and equipment and related assets in New Zealand and Medicine Hat, Alberta. We also incurred costs and made payments of $9 million primarily for employee termination benefits to reduce the workforce at our New Zealand operations by approximately 82 employees and for costs to re-mothball the Medicine Hat facility. The Medicine Hat facility has been idled since 2001. The asset restructuring charges reflect changed economics for natural gas in both New Zealand and North America. The write-downs in 2003 complete the restructuring of our assets not supported by long-term low-cost natural gas supply.

During the third quarter of 2003 we recorded a $40 million write off of plant and equipment under development as a result of our decision to not proceed with the construction of a 1.3 million tonne methanol plant in Western Australia.

During the fourth quarter of 2002 we recorded an asset restructuring charge of $115 million related to the write-off of our Fortier, Louisiana methanol facility which has been idled since March of 1999. The Fortier asset restructuring charge was partially offset by a $27 million reduction in the accrual for site restoration for our New Zealand facilities.

Income Taxes

The effective income tax rate for the fourth quarter ended December, 2003, excluding unusual items, was 40% compared with 19% for the same period in 2002. For the year ended December 31, 2003, the effective tax rate, excluding unusual items, was 31% compared with 20% for 2002. Due to the existence of unrecorded tax benefits in New Zealand, our income earned in this region does not attract accounting income taxes. As a result of a reduction in our natural gas entitlements in New Zealand and the resulting lower production levels, we earned a higher proportion of our 2003 earnings from product produced in Chile, where we record accounting income taxes, and this resulted in a higher effective tax rate compared with 2002.

Operating Performance

During the fourth quarter of 2003 we experienced planned and unplanned shutdowns at our Chile facilities. These shutdowns represented approximately 100,000 tonnes of reduced production. We operated our Kitimat, Chile and Trinidad facilities during the fourth quarter of 2003 at 89% of their combined capacity. These facilities operated at 92% of their combined capacity for the year ended December 31, 2003.

Natural gas supply constraints during 2003 resulted in reduced production at our New Zealand facilities and during the fourth quarter of 2003 production in New Zealand was limited to 158,000 tonnes. At this time, we have sufficient contracted natural gas to produce approximately 0.5 million tonnes at our New Zealand facilities in 2004 and we are continuing to pursue our efforts to secure additional natural gas supply which could increase 2004 production to 1.0 million tonnes. There can be no assurance, however, that we will be able to secure additional natural gas on commercially acceptable terms.

Supply/Demand Fundamentals

We continue to operate in an environment of strong methanol prices and favourable industry fundamentals. Stronger demand, particularly in Asia, combined with higher North American natural gas prices and low global inventory levels has recently resulted in even tighter market conditions and higher methanol prices.

We expect that the 1.7 million tonne Atlas plant, in which we have a 63.1% interest, will be the first increment of new production this year. NPC in Iran is also planning for new capacity in 2004 and we expect that this facility will commence production during the second half of the year. We expect that the impact of the planned new capacity additions is likely to be largely offset by further shut-downs of high cost North America production. During 2004, we have certain production rights for the methanol plants owned by Lyondell and Terra Industries in Texas. Through these arrangements we are able to determine the level of production from these facilities. These facilities have a combined annual capacity of approximately 1.5 million tonnes. The production rights and exclusive rights to all methanol produced at Terra Industries' 700,000 tonne per year methanol facility and the related methanol customer contracts were acquired during the fourth quarter of 2003 for $25 million.

The Methanex non-discounted reference prices for January 2004 are $249 per tonne ($0.75 per gallon), EURO 200 per tonne (approximately US$250 per tonne) and $250 per tonne for the United States, Europe and Asia, respectively. Currently, spot prices in the United States are approximately $233-241 per tonne ($0.70 -0.73 per gallon). Prices in Asia are currently between $260 and $275 per tonne.

Low-cost Methanol Capacity Under Development

We are currently constructing low-cost methanol production facilities in Trinidad and Chile. Construction of Atlas is continuing and we expect this facility to start production during the second quarter of 2004. With the acquisition in May 2003 of Titan, which is adjacent to Atlas, we have established a Trinidad production hub underpinned by long-term natural gas contracts. These facilities will provide us with low-cost, duty-free supply to North America and Western Europe.

Chile IV, an 840,000 tonne per year expansion to our low-cost Chilean methanol production facility, is progressing and we expect to complete construction in early 2005.

Liquidity and Capital Projects

Cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital and the utilization of prepaid natural gas in the fourth quarter of 2003 were $63 million compared with $92 million for the same period in 2002. The decrease relates primarily to cash settlements as a result of the asset restructuring charges and lower EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2003.

Our proportionate share of capital expenditures during the fourth quarter of 2003 for the Atlas methanol project was $21 million. Our share of the amount drawn on the Atlas joint venture debt facilities during the fourth quarter was $17 million and our estimated remaining cash equity contribution to complete the construction of Atlas and fund the debt reserve fund is approximately $44 million.

Capital expenditures for Chile IV during the fourth quarter of 2003 were $53 million. The total project is estimated to cost $275 million, including $25 million of capitalized interest. Total capital expenditures to December 31, 2003 were $142 million, including $6 million of capitalized interest.

During the fourth quarter of 2003 we paid a quarterly dividend of US$0.06 per share, or approximately $7 million.

We have excellent financial capacity and flexibility. Our cash balance at December 31, 2003 was $288 million. During the fourth quarter we finalized a $250 million three-year revolving credit facility replacing the expiring $291 million facility, allowing us to maintain our strong and flexible financial position. The revolving credit facility was undrawn at December 31, 2003. The planned capital maintenance expenditure program directed towards major maintenance, turnarounds and catalyst changes is estimated to total approximately $80 million for the period to the end of 2006. We have the financial capacity to complete the capital maintenance spending program, fund the remaining equity contribution for Atlas and complete the construction of Chile IV. We also have the capacity to pursue new opportunities to enhance our strategic position in methanol.

Short-term Outlook

Industry fundamentals continue to be favourable. High North American natural gas prices, low global inventory levels and stronger demand have resulted in tight market conditions and higher methanol prices in early 2004. In this environment we are continuing to focus on maximizing the value generated from our low-cost facilities and maintaining our global market position. 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 low-cost position will ensure that Methanex continues to be the leader in the methanol industry.

January 28, 2004

Additional Information - Supplemental Non-GAAP Measures

In addition to providing measures prepared in accordance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Methanex presents certain supplemental non-GAAP measures. These are EBITDA, income before unusual items (after-tax) and basic income before unusual items (after-tax) per share. These measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. These measures are provided to assist readers 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 from operating activities and other measures of financial performance and liquidity reported in accordance with GAAP.

Income before Unusual Items (after-tax) and Basic 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 are considered to be non-operational and/or non-recurring. Basic income before unusual items (after-tax) per share has been calculated by dividing income before unusual items (after-tax) by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding.

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


                                     2003                  2002
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                          Three     Three   Twelve    Three   Twelve
                         months    months   months   months   months
                          ended     ended    ended    ended    ended
                       December September December December December
($ thousands)                31        30       31       31       31
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Net income
 (loss)               $(110,195) $ (7,750) $ 7,508 $(30,382) $26,414
Add (deduct)
 unusual items:

 Site restoration
  adjustment                  -         -        -  (26,972) (26,972)

 Asset
  restructuring
  charges
  (after-tax)           139,352         -  139,352  112,687  112,687

 Write-off of
  plant and
  equipment under
  development                 -    39,833   39,833        -        -
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Income before
 unusual items
 (after-tax)           $ 29,157  $ 32,083 $186,693 $ 55,333 $112,129
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EBITDA

This supplemental non-GAAP measure is provided to assist readers in determining the ability of Methanex to generate cash from operations. 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 and the utilization of prepaid natural gas, cash flows related to interest, income taxes, asset restructuring charges and other unusual items.

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


                                     2003                  2002
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                          Three     Three   Twelve    Three   Twelve
                         months    months   months   months   months
                          ended     ended    ended    ended    ended
                       December September December December December
($ thousands)                31        30       31       31       31
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Cash flows from
 operating
 activities            $ 95,357  $ 73,611 $360,964 $ 87,236 $190,109

Add (deduct):
 Changes in
  non-cash working
  capital and the
  utilization of
  prepaid natural
  gas                   (32,093)   (4,606) (30,554)   4,509   54,485

 Other non-cash
  operating
  expenses               (6,159)   (2,372) (13,158)  (3,162) (10,030)

 Asset
  restructuring
  charges - cash
  settlements             9,787         -    9,787        -        -

 Interest expense        10,358    11,035   38,815    5,945   28,972

 Interest and
  other income           (3,195)   (2,372) (13,843)  (1,665) (10,365)

 Income taxes -
  current                 8,783     7,745   39,586    6,159   16,465
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EBITDA                 $ 82,838  $ 83,041 $391,597 $ 99,022 $269,636
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Methanex Corporation

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

                        Three months ended               Years ended
                               December 31               December 31
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                         2003         2002         2003         2002


Revenue            $  351,555   $  306,993   $1,394,450   $1,008,792

Cost of sales and
 operating expenses   268,717      207,971    1,002,853      739,156
Depreciation and
 amortization          26,939       26,084       95,107      111,289
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Operating income
 before undernoted
 items                 55,899       72,938      296,490      158,347

Interest expense
 (note 8)             (10,358)      (5,945)     (38,815)     (28,972)
Interest and other
 income                 3,195        1,665       13,843       10,365
Asset restructuring
 charges (note 9)    (139,352)    (115,387)    (139,352)    (115,387)
Write-off of plant
 and equipment under
 development (note 2)       -            -      (39,833)           -
Site restoration
 adjustment                 -       26,972            -       26,972
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Income (loss) before
 income taxes         (90,616)     (19,757)      92,333       51,325

Income taxes:
 Current               (8,783)      (6,159)     (39,586)     (16,465)
 Future               (10,796)      (4,466)     (45,239)      (8,446)
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                      (19,579)     (10,625)     (84,825)     (24,911)
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Net income (loss)  $ (110,195)  $  (30,382)  $    7,508   $   26,414

Retained earnings,
 beginning of
 period               401,705      423,532      386,868      397,310
Excess of repurchase
 price over assigned
 value of common
 shares                     -            -      (51,523)     (24,349)
Dividend payments      (7,194)      (6,282)     (58,537)     (12,507)
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Retained earnings,
 end of period     $  284,316   $  386,868   $  284,316   $  386,868
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Weighted average number
 of common shares
 outstanding(x)   119,677,786  125,183,497  122,961,809  126,610,754
Diluted weighted
 average number of
 common shares
 outstanding(x)   119,677,786  125,183,497  125,631,509  128,801,974

Basic and diluted
 net income (loss)
 per common share  $    (0.92)  $    (0.24)  $     0.06   $     0.21

(x) number of common shares outstanding at December 31, 2003:
    120,007,767   (December 31, 2002: 125,651,639)


Methanex Corporation

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

                                         December 31    December 31
                                                2003           2002
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Assets

Current assets:
 Cash and cash equivalents                $  287,863     $  421,387
 Receivables                                 220,871        201,037
 Inventories                                 126,729        119,125
 Prepaid expenses                             14,852         12,079
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                                             650,315        753,628

Property, plant and equipment (note 2)     1,320,227        979,935

Other assets                                 111,258         85,748
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                                          $2,081,800     $1,819,311
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Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Current liabilities:
 Accounts payable and accrued
  liabilities                             $  178,420     $  136,035
 Current maturities on long-term debt
  and other long-term liabilities             33,026          6,079
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                                             211,446        142,114

Long-term debt (note 4)                      756,185        547,224

Other long-term liabilities                   69,377         52,980

Future income taxes                          261,218        172,915

Shareholders' equity:
 Capital stock (note 5)                      499,258        517,210
 Retained earnings                           284,316        386,868
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                                             783,574        904,078
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                                          $2,081,800     $1,819,311
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Methanex Corporation

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

                        Three months ended               Years ended
                               December 31               December 31
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                         2003         2002         2003         2002

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss)  $ (110,195)  $  (30,382)  $    7,508   $   26,414
Add:
 Depreciation and
  amortization         26,939       26,084       95,107      111,289
 Future income taxes   10,796        4,466       45,239        8,446
 Asset restructuring
  charges (note 9)    129,565      115,387      129,565      115,387
 Write-off of plant
  and equipment under
  development (note 2)      -            -       39,833            -
 Site restoration
  adjustment                -      (26,972)           -      (26,972)
 Other                  6,159        3,162       13,158       10,030
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Cash flows from operating
 activities before
 undernoted changes    63,264       91,745      330,410      244,594

Receivables and accounts
 payable and accrued
 liabilities           25,935        4,557       30,627      (33,521)
Inventories and
 prepaid expenses       6,158       (8,826)      (2,222)     (22,998)
Utilization of
 prepaid natural gas        -         (240)       2,149        2,034
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                       95,357       87,236      360,964      190,109
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Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds on issue of
 unsecured notes            -            -            -      200,000
Proceeds on issue of
 limited recourse
 long-term debt        17,434       97,578       46,547       97,578
Repayment of
 long-term debt       (11,731)           -      (40,731)    (150,000)
Proceeds on issue
 of shares on exercise
 of stock options       3,118        4,723       19,173       10,684
Dividend payments      (7,194)      (6,282)     (58,537)     (12,507)
Payment for shares
 repurchased                -            -      (88,648)     (55,974)
Repayment of other
 long-term
 liabilities           (3,638)      (3,245)     (10,335)      (8,352)
Other                  (1,765)      (5,996)      (6,135)     (11,772)
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                       (3,776)      86,778     (138,666)      69,657
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Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisition of Titan
 Methanol Company,
 net of cash acquired
 (note 1)                   -            -      (74,130)           -
Plant and equipment
 under construction
 or development       (74,208)     (29,190)    (206,968)    (142,245)
Property, plant
 and equipment         (6,956)     (10,542)     (35,982)     (17,913)
Accounts payable and
 accrued liabilities
 related to capital
 expenditures          (6,930)         (56)       1,522       (6,542)
Other assets          (24,204)      (1,191)     (40,264)      (3,808)
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                     (112,298)     (40,979)    (355,822)    (170,508)
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Increase (decrease)
 in cash and cash
 equivalents          (20,717)     133,035     (133,524)      89,258
Cash and cash
 equivalents, beginning
 of period            308,580      288,352      421,387      332,129
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Cash and cash
 equivalents,
 end of period     $  287,863   $  421,387   $  287,863   $  421,387
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Supplementary cash flow information:
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Interest paid, net
 of capitalized
 interest          $    1,389   $        -   $   34,278   $   21,641
Income taxes paid  $    5,500   $    3,035   $   33,716   $    3,147
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Non-cash investing and financing activities:
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Long-term liability
 incurred relating
 to the acquisition
 of the ammonia assets
 of Pacific Ammonia
 Inc. (note 2)     $        -   $        -   $   12,976   $       -
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Methanex Corporation
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements 
(unaudited)

Year ended December 31, 2003

These consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Canada. These consolidated financial statements have been prepared from the books and records without audit, however, in the opinion of management, all adjustments which are necessary to the fair presentation of the results of the interim period have been made.

These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements included in the Methanex 2002 Annual Report.

1. Business combination

Effective May 1, 2003, the Company acquired the remaining 90% interest in Titan Methanol Company ("Titan"). Titan's principal asset is an 850,000 tonne per year methanol facility in Trinidad. The Company had acquired a 10% interest in Titan in 2000. The acquisition has been accounted for under the purchase method of accounting with its results of operations consolidated from the date of acquisition. The Company's 100% interest in the net assets at fair values at the date of acquisition is as follows:

($ thousands)
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Net Assets Acquired:
 Cash                                                       $  4,384
 Other current assets                                         35,323
 Property, plant and equipment                               327,480
 Other assets - debt service reserve account                   9,874
 Current liabilities, excluding current
  portion of long-term debt                                  (11,969)
 Other long-term liabilities                                 (10,055)
 Long-term debt, including current portion                  (222,959)
 Future income taxes                                         (43,064)
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                                                            $ 89,014
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Consideration, including costs on acquisition:
 Cash                                                       $ 78,514
 Carrying value of original 10% investment in Titan           10,500
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                                                            $ 89,014
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2. Property, plant and equipment 

                                           Accumulated      Net Book
($ thousands)                        Cost  Depreciation        Value
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December 31, 2003
Plant and equipment           $ 2,482,673   $ 1,563,032  $   919,641
Plant and equipment under
 construction or
 development                      377,840             -      377,840
Other                              48,827        26,081       22,746
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                              $ 2,909,340   $ 1,589,113  $ 1,320,227
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December 31, 2002
Plant and equipment           $ 2,111,575   $ 1,363,277  $   748,298
Plant and equipment under
 construction or
 development                      210,705             -      210,705
Other                              41,548        20,616       20,932
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                              $ 2,363,828   $ 1,383,893  $   979,935
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During the third quarter of 2003, the Company recorded a write-off of plant and equipment under development in the amount of $40 million related to the decision to not proceed with the development of a 1.3 million tonne per year methanol plant located in Western Australia.

On July 1, 2003, the Company acquired the Kitimat, British Columbia ammonia production assets of Pacific Ammonia Inc. for consideration of $20 million to be paid in installments over the period to December 31, 2005. As part of the acquisition the Company entered into an agreement to supply Mitsui & Co., Ltd. with 100% of the ammonia produced through the end of 2005, during which time the Company is not subject to cost or market risk. As at December 31, 2003, $14 million is included in liabilities relating to this acquisition.

3. Interest in Atlas joint venture

The Company has a 63.1% joint venture interest in Atlas Methanol Company ("Atlas"). The joint venture is constructing a 1.7 million tonne per year methanol plant in Trinidad. Construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2004.

The consolidated financial statements include the following amounts representing the Company's interest in the Atlas joint venture:

($ thousands)                   December 31, 2003  December 31, 2002
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Consolidated Balance Sheets
 Cash and cash equivalents               $ 18,429            $ 7,168
 Other current assets                       2,443              1,349
 Property, plant and equipment            235,718            161,808
 Other assets                               5,996              5,996
 Current liabilities                        4,486              3,847
 Limited recourse long-term
  debt (note 4)                           144,125             97,578
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                        Three        Three
                       months       months         Year         Year
                        ended        ended        ended        ended
                  December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
($ thousands)            2003         2002         2003         2002
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Consolidated 
Statements of
Cash Flows
 Cash inflows
  from financing
  activities         $ 17,434     $ 97,578     $ 46,547     $ 97,578
 Cash outflows
  from investing
  activities           20,962       19,741       74,365      108,516
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To December 31, 2003, the joint venture had no revenue and all expenditures were capitalized.

The Company estimates that its remaining share of capital expenditures to complete the construction of Atlas, including capitalized interest and funding of a debt reserve fund, will be approximately $56 million. The Company expects that these expenditures will be funded from cash generated from operations, cash and cash equivalents and the proceeds from the limited recourse debt facilities. The Company estimates its future cash equity contribution to complete the construction of Atlas and fund the debt reserve fund will be approximately $44 million.

4. Long-term debt

Long-term debt includes unsecured notes of the Company, limited recourse long-term debt of Titan and the Company's proportionate share of limited recourse long-term debt of the Atlas joint venture. The debt of Titan and Atlas are described as limited recourse as they are secured only by the assets of the related subsidiary or joint venture.



($ thousands)                              December 31,  December 31,
                                                  2003          2002
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Unsecured notes
i)  7.75% due August 15, 2005 (effective
     yield 7.83%)                            $ 249,783     $ 249,046
ii) 8.75% due August 15, 2012 (effective
     yield 8.75%)                              200,000       200,000
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                                             $ 449,783     $ 449,646
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Atlas - limited recourse facilities 
i)   Senior commercial bank loan facility
     to a maximum amount of $72 million with
     interest rates based on LIBOR plus a 
     spread ranging from 2.25% to 2.75%. 
     Principal will be paid in twelve semi-
     annual payments commencing six months 
     after the earlier of completion of 
     construction and December 31, 2004.        64,203        43,513

ii)  Senior secured notes to a maximum amount
     of $63 million bearing an interest rate
     based on the yield to maturity on a ten-
     year U.S. treasury security plus 3.85% 
     with semi-annual interest payments. 
     Principal will be paid in twelve semi-
     annual payments commencing six years 
     after the earlier of completion of
     construction and December 31, 2004.        56,229        38,432

iii) Senior fixed rate bonds to a maximum
     amount of approximately $15 million 
     bearing an interest rate of 8.25% 
     with semi-annual interest payments. 
     Principal will be paid in four semi-
     annual payments commencing eleven years
     after the earlier of completion of 
     construction and December 31, 2004.        15,144         9,825

iv)  Subordinated loans to a maximum amount
     of $9 million with an interest rate
     based on LIBOR plus a spread ranging
     from 2.25% to 2.75%. Principal will be
     paid in twenty semi-annual payments 
     commencing six years after the earlier
     of completion of construction and
     December 31, 2004.                          8,549         5,808
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                                             $ 144,125     $  97,578
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 Titan - limited recourse facilities
i)   Senior loans with an average fixed 
     interest rate of 7.4%. Principal and
     interest is repayable by semi-annual
     payments. The loans mature in April 
     2010.                                      50,810             -

ii)  Senior commercial bank loan facility
     and senior loans with interest rates
     based on LIBOR plus a spread ranging
     from 0.75% to 2.25%. Principal and 
     interest is repayable by semi-annual
     payments. The loan matures in April
     2010.                                      62,556             -

iii) Senior revolving working capital
     facilities to a maximum amount of 
     $35 million with interest payable 
     semi-annually and interest rates based
     on LIBOR plus a spread of 3%. The 
     facilities expire in 2010.                 25,000             -

iv)  Senior liquidity support facility, to
     a maximum amount of $22 million, with
     interest payable semi-annually and 
     interest rates based on LIBOR plus a
     spread of 3%. Principal is repayable
     over time from available cash flows
     of Titan in accordance with the terms
     of the agreement. The facility expires
     in 2008.                                   15,367             -

v)   Subordinated loans with current interest
     rates based on LIBOR plus 4%. Principal
     and interest is scheduled to be repaid
     semi-annually over the period to 2010. 
     To date payments have not been made. 
     Principal and interest is payable from
     the available cash flows of Titan 
     following full repayment of the senior
     liquidity support facility.                29,905             -
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                                             $ 183,638     $       -
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                                             $ 777,546     $ 547,224
Less: current maturities                       (21,361)            -
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                                             $ 756,185     $ 547,224
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At December 31, 2003, Titan has an interest rate swap contract with a remaining notional principal amount of $65 million. Under the contract, Titan has agreed to exchange, with another party, at specified intervals, the difference between LIBOR and a fixed interest rate of 6.6%. The swap contract matures over the period to 2010. On acquisition of Titan, the Company recorded a liability of $10 million representing the fair value of the interest rate swap contract.

5. Capital stock

Changes in the capital stock of the Company during the period January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003 were as follows:

                                           Number of   Consideration
                                       Common Shares    ($ thousands)
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Balance, December 31, 2002               125,651,639       $ 517,210
Issued on exercise of stock options        2,896,778          16,055
Shares repurchased                        (9,000,000)        (37,125)
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Balance, September 30, 2003              119,548,417       $ 496,140
Issued on exercise of stock options          459,350           3,118
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Balance, December 31, 2003               120,007,767       $ 499,258
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On June 30, 2003, the Company repurchased for cancellation 9 million of its common shares from NOVA Chemicals. The cost to acquire the shares in the amount of $89 million was allocated $37 million to capital stock and $52 million to retained earnings.

6. Net income per share

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

                        Three        Three
                       months       months         Year         Year
                        ended        ended        ended        ended
                  December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
                         2003         2002         2003         2002
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Denominator 
 for basic net
 income per
 share            119,677,786  125,183,497  122,961,809  126,610,754
Effect of
 dilutive stock
 options                    -            -    2,669,700    2,191,220
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Denominator
 for diluted
 net income 
 per share        119,677,786  125,183,497  125,631,509  128,801,974
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For periods in which there was a net loss, any outstanding stock options with exercise prices less than the average market price for the period are excluded from the calculation of the denominator for diluted net income per share, as inclusion of these securities would be antidilutive to the net loss per share.

7. Stock-based compensation

(a) Stock options:

(i) Incentive stock options:

Common shares reserved for incentive stock options at December 31, 2003 were as follows:

                                    Options                  Options
                        denominated in CAD$       denominated in US$
                     ----------------------    ---------------------
                                   Weighted                 Weighted
                     Number of      Average    Number of     Average
                         Stock     Exercise        Stock    Exercise
                       Options        Price      Options       Price
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Outstanding at
 December 31,
 2002                6,848,328     $ 10.53     2,432,000      $ 6.47
Granted                      -           -     1,194,000        9.23
Exercised           (1,787,728)       8.69      (393,850)       6.45
Cancelled              (22,625)       9.70       (41,000)       6.85
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Outstanding at
 September, 30 
 2003                5,037,975     $ 11.19     3,191,150      $ 7.50
Exercised             (333,450)       9.97       (54,100)       6.58
Cancelled              (21,750)      11.02       (31,500)       8.48
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Outstanding at
 December 31,
 2003                4,682,775     $ 11.27     3,105,550      $ 7.51
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As at December 31, 2003, 3,969,644 incentive stock options denominated in CAD$ and 746,300 incentive stock options denominated in US$ had vested and were exercisable at an average price of CAD$11.58 and US$6.48, respectively.

(ii) Performance stock options:

Common shares reserved for performance stock options at December 31, 2003 were as follows:

                                         Number of  Average Exercise
                                     Stock Options       Price (CAD$)
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Outstanding at December 31, 2002         1,662,200            $ 4.47
Exercised                                 (715,200)             4.47
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Outstanding at September 30, 2003          947,000            $ 4.47
Exercised                                  (71,800)             4.47
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Outstanding at December 31, 2003           875,200            $ 4.47
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The vesting of the performance stock options is tied to the market value of the Company's common shares subsequent to the date of grant. As at December 31, 2003, 210,200 outstanding performance stock options have vested and are exercisable. The remaining 665,000 options will vest if the Company's shares trade at or above CAD $20 per share.

(iii) Fair value method disclosure:

The Company does not recognize compensation expense when stock options are granted and instead provides pro forma disclosure as if a fair value based method had been used. The Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair value of each stock option at the date of grant.

If the fair value based method had been used to measure and recognize stock-based compensation, the Company's net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share would have been as follows:

                        Three        Three
                       months       months         Year         Year
($ thousands,           ended        ended        ended        ended
 except per       December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
 share amounts)          2003         2002         2003         2002
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Net income
 (loss) - as
 reported          $ (110,195)  $  (30,382)  $    7,508   $   26,414
Stock
 compensation
 expense                 (927)      (1,035)      (3,790)      (3,444)
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Net income
 (loss) - pro
 forma             $ (111,122)  $  (31,417)  $    3,718   $   22,970
Basic and
 diluted net
 income (loss)
 per share - pro
 forma             $    (0.93)  $    (0.25)  $     0.03   $     0.18
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The pro forma amounts exclude the effect of stock options granted prior to January 1, 2002.

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:

                                              2003              2002
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Risk-free interest rate                          5%                5%
Expected dividend yield                          2%                -
Expected life                              5 years           5 years
Expected volatility                             35%               35%
Weighted average fair value of options
 granted ($US/share)                         $2.59             $2.46
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(b) Restricted share units:

Commencing in 2003, executive officers may elect to receive either 50% or 100% of the value of their annual long-term incentive award in the form of restricted share units (RSU's). RSU's are grants of notional shares that are non-dilutive to shareholders. Holders of RSU's are entitled to dividend-equivalents in the form of additional RSU's. Upon vesting, RSU's are redeemed at a value based on the trading price of the Company's shares. Compensation expense for RSU's is measured at fair value based on the market value of the Company's shares at the date of grant and is recognized, together with changes in fair value, over the period from the date of grant to the date of vesting. As at December 31, 2003 a total of 500,640 RSU's are outstanding and will vest on December 1, 2005.

8. Interest expense

                        Three        Three
                       months       months         Year         Year
                        ended        ended        ended        ended
                  December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
($ thousands)            2003         2002         2003         2002
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Interest expense
 before
 capitalized
 interest            $ 17,531     $  9,768     $ 58,991     $ 38,314
Less:
 capitalized
 interest              (7,173)      (3,823)     (20,176)      (9,342)
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Interest expense     $ 10,358      $ 5,945     $ 38,815     $ 28,972
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9. Asset restructuring charges

                        Three        Three
                       months       months         Year         Year
                        ended        ended        ended        ended
                  December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,
($ thousands)            2003         2002         2003         2002
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Non-cash
 settlements:
Asset impairment
 charges            $ 129,565    $ 108,704    $ 129,565    $ 108,704
Other                       -        6,683            -        6,683
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                    $ 129,565    $ 115,387    $ 129,565    $ 115,387
Cash
 settlements:
Employee and
 contract
 termination
 benefits           $   8,129    $       -    $   8,129    $       -
Other                   1,658            -        1,658            -
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                    $   9,787    $       -    $   9,787    $       -
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Asset
 restructuring
 charges            $ 139,352   $ 115,387     $ 139,352    $ 115,387
--------------------------------------------------------------------

During the fourth quarter of 2003 the Company recorded a non-cash asset impairment charge totaling $129.6 million relating to the carrying value of property, plant and equipment and related assets in New Zealand and Medicine Hat, Alberta. The Company also incurred costs and made payments of $9.8 million primarily for employee termination benefits to reduce the workforce at the Company's New Zealand operations by approximately 82 employees and for costs to re-mothball the Medicine Hat facility.

In the fourth quarter of 2002, the Company recorded a pre-tax asset restructuring charge of $115.4 million related to the write-off of the Fortier, Louisiana methanol facility which had been idled since 1999.

10. Acquisition of marketing and production rights

In the fourth quarter of 2003, the Company acquired certain production rights and exclusive rights to all methanol produced at Terra Industries' 700,000 tonne per year methanol facility in Texas until the end of 2008 and the related customer contracts for $25 million.


Quarterly History
(unaudited)

                               2003      Q4      Q3      Q2      Q1 
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Methanol sales volume
(thousands of tonnes)
 Company produced product     4,933   1,328   1,200   1,211   1,194
 Purchased product            1,392     399     350     332     311
 Commission sales(1)            254       -       -      55     199
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                              6,579   1,727   1,550   1,598   1,704
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Methanol production
(thousands of tonnes)
 Chile                        2,704     640     624     732     708
 New Zealand                    968     158     229     225     356
 Canada                         449     109      91     122     127
 Trinidad(1)                    577     222     202     153       -
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                              4,698   1,129   1,146   1,232   1,191
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Methanol price(2)
 ($/tonne)                      220     204     216     240     223
 ($/gallon)                    0.66    0.61    0.65    0.72    0.67

Per share information
 Net income (loss)         $   0.06   (0.92)  (0.06)   0.39    0.60



                               2002      Q4      Q3      Q2      Q1
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Methanol sales volume
(thousands of tonnes)
 Company produced product     5,686   1,347   1,419   1,489   1,431
 Purchased product              809     278     207     129     195
 Commission sales(1)            725     197     188     183     157
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                              7,220   1,822   1,814   1,801   1,783
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Methanol production
(thousands of tonnes)
 Chile                        2,932     735     748     743     706
 New Zealand                  2,281     552     593     601     535
 Canada                         478     126     125     103     124
 Trinidad(1)                      -       -       -       -       -
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                              5,691   1,413   1,466   1,447   1,365
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Methanol price(2)
 ($/tonne)                      155     188     182     138     111
 ($/gallon)                    0.47    0.57    0.55    0.42    0.33

Per share information
 Net income (loss)         $   0.21   (0.24)   0.47    0.12   (0.13)



                               2001      Q4      Q3      Q2      Q1
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Methanol sales volume
(thousands of tonnes)
 Company produced product     5,390   1,522   1,327   1,296   1,245
 Purchased product            1,280     170     301     404     405
 Commission sales(1)            720     169     184     146     221
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                              7,390   1,861   1,812   1,846   1,871
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Methanol production
(thousands of tonnes)
 Chile                        2,783     662     710     708     703
 New Zealand                  2,133     592     520     447     574
 Canada                         445     127     123      93     102
 Trinidad(1)                      -       -       -       -       -
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                              5,361   1,381   1,353   1,248   1,379
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Methanol price(2)
 ($/tonne)                      172     115     147     200     225
 ($/gallon)                    0.52    0.35    0.44    0.60    0.68

Per share information
 Net income (loss)         $   0.46   (0.10)  (0.15)   0.25    0.43


(1) Effective May 1, 2003 we acquired the remaining interest in the
    850,000 tonne per year Titan methanol facility ("Titan"). Prior to
    May 1, 2003 we had a 10% interest in Titan and marketed its
    entire production on a commission basis.

(2) Produced and purchased product.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:



Methanex Corporation
Chris Cook
Director, Investor Relations
(604) 661-2600 or Toll Free: 1-800-661-8851
Email: invest@methanex.com
Website: www.methanex.com