Global Lubricants Market Intelligence

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  • What are the key trends in Global Lubricants category?
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  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Global Lubricants industry?
  • How is Global Lubricants industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Global Supply–Demand Analysis
  • Global Trade Dynamics
  • Factors Affecting the Lubricants Market
  • Regional market outlook- North America, Europe, APAC

Production Size

Global Production Size/ Capacity

36.2 MMT

Production Size North America

6.25 MMT

Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Global Market Outlook
  3. Supply Market Outlook
  4. Demand Market Outlook
  5. Industry Best Practice
  1. Market Analysis
  2. Value Chain Analysis
  3. Global Market Outlook
  4. Current market size
  5. Demand Supply trends and forecast
  6. Key end use industries
  7. Trade dynamics
  8. Regional Market Outlook [North America, Europe and Asia]
  9. Current market size
  10. Demand-Supply trends and forecast
  11. Key end use
  12. Trade dynamics
  1. Industry Analysis
  2. Industry Outlook [North America, Europe and Asia]
  3. Drivers and constraints for the industry
  4. Mergers and acquisitions
  5. Innovations
  6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  1. Cost and Pricing Analysis
  2. Cost and Price Analysis [North America, Europe and Asia]
  3. Cost Structure Analysis
  4. Cost Drivers for Lubricants
  1. Food Grade Lubricants and Grease
  2. Category Definition
  3. Food Grade Lubricants
  4. Value Chain Analysis
  5. Regulatory Environment governing Food Grade Lubes
  6. Application Areas for Food Grade Lubricants
  7. Case Studies
  8. Global Market for Grease
  9. Grease - Category Definition
  10. Types of Base fluids for production of Grease
  11. Characteristics of Grease
  12. Comparison of Grease with Oils
  13. Grease Global Market Analysis
  14. Pricing of Grease
  1. Supplier Analysis
  2. Key global and regional suppliers
  3. Key supplier’s capability analysis
  4. Capacity
  5. Product Portfolio
  6. Expansions, if any
  7. Geographical footprint
  8. Supplier market share - global
  9. Detailed supplier profiling of the top global suppliers
  10. SWOT Analysis for the top global suppliers
  1. Industry Best Practices
  2. Contract Structures
  3. Engagement Models

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Global Market Outlook on Lubricants

  • Global lubricant supply stands at 36.4 MMT in 2016. Demand is expected to grow at a CAGR of –0.5 to –1.5 percent CAGR until 2020
  • Demand from the automotive sector and industrial sector is expected to lead the industry growth
  • About 2.2 MMT of capacity was added globally during 2016, and 1.5 MMT of capacity was removed, globally, during the same period. Emission regulations, improved quality and OEM requirements will have an impact on the demand of lubricants. Lubricant recycling programs will also impact the demand and supply of lubricants base stock in the market, affecting the prices

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Demand Market Outlook

Lubricant prices and availability is highly driven by the lubricant stock (base oil) in the region. The US and Europe have shifted their base oil stock to Group 2 and Group 3 stocks respectively, while Asian and LATAM markets continue using Group 1 and Group 3 stocks

Industry Best Practice

Asia Pacific's market for lubricants will be driven by the growing population of the region, coupled with the rising economic level. Markets in North America and Australia are expected to decline, as they are mature markets, and due to the decline or average growth in production and sales of vehicles and demand moving away from mineral oil lubricants

Supply Risk–Low 

  • A modest demand growth of 1 percent surplus capacity and weak margins have made base oil market a buyer's market in 2015
  • With the declining growth of demand of lubricant oil, inefficient refineries will close down and the market will move towards consolidation. By 2021, there will be fewer and diverse product offering suppliers controlling the market The lubricant category is expected to shift from leveragein 2015 to strategicby 2021

Global Market Size: Lubricants

  • The global lubricant market reached $148 billion in 2016, and it is projected to reach $167 billion by 2021
  • APAC remains the largest market for lubricants. MEA has seen the fastest growth of lubricant demand
  • The increasing number of passenger, commercial vehicles, and more disposable income in the developing economies would drive the lubricant demand in the upcoming years

Global Supply–Demand Analysis

  • Global lubricant supply stands at 36.4 MMT for 2016. The market is oversupplied on a global scale, with about 2.0 MMT of excess capacity in 2015
  • Demand is expected to see a negative growth of –0.5 to –1.5 percent (CAGR) until 2017–2018, post which, the lubricant market is anticipated to grow modestly from 0 to 0.75 percent until 2021, due to slower growth in the African and LATAM region and slow economic recovery in the European and North American countries

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