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Europe Passenger Vehicles Lubricants Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts Up To 2026

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  • 105 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Europe
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5419812
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The Europe Passenger Vehicles Lubricants Market is at 1.62 billion liters in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.14% to reach 1.89 billion liters in 2026. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant decline in the Europe passenger vehicle sales. Reduced travel needs because of social restrictions and low incentives for the dealers to move vehicles have been the key challenges of this market segment. However, unlike the traditional fuel-based vehicles, electric cars have witnessed a surge in their sales during this period due to changing consumer preferences and growing government regulations.

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Engine Oils: Engine oil is the leading product type due to its shorter drain interval than other product types and application needs in high-temperature and pressure conditions.
  • Fastest Segment by Product Type - Transmission & Gear Oils: Post 2020, the increase in the usage, production, and sales of passenger vehicles in the country is expected to drive the transmission oil demand during the forecast period.
  • Largest Country Market - Germany: Germany holds the largest share in the passenger vehicle lubricants market in Europe, owing to the large number of active cars and huge production capacities in the country.
  • Fastest Growing Country Market - Russia: The sales recovery of new vehicles and the increasing demand for imported vehicles are projected to drive the Russian passenger vehicle lubricants market in the coming years.

Key Market Trends

Largest Segment By Product Type: Engine Oils

  • During 2015-2019, lubricant consumption in the European passenger vehicle sector increased at a CAGR of 1.21%. This growth is due to the rise in active passenger vehicle fleets and their maintenance requirements. Additionally, the high average age of vehicles in countries like Russia has been a driving factor for lubricant consumption.
  • In 2020, post the COVID-19 outbreak, the usage of passenger cars significantly dropped due to the restrictions put in place as a response to the pandemic. Hence, lubricant consumption fell by 18.6% compared to 2019.
  • The supply shortage of semiconductors and the ongoing pandemic are likely to restrict the growth of lubricant consumption in passenger vehicles in Europe in 2021 and 2022. Expected recovery in sales and production of new vehicles are likely to support the demand for lubricants of passenger vehicles in the coming years.

Largest Country: Germany

  • In Europe, passenger vehicle (PV) lubricant consumption is the highest in Germany, followed by Russia. In 2020, Germany accounted for 17.61% of the total PVs' lubricant consumption in Europe. The country also accounted for the largest shares in grease, hydraulic fluid, and transmission oil consumption, occupying 15.56%, 16.06%, and 20.51%, respectively, in 2020.
  • Russia recorded the largest volume share of 18.63% in the European PV engine oils market in 2020. However, in 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social restrictions significantly impacted vehicle production and sales.
  • Uncertainties caused by consequent COVID-19 waves and production issues due to semiconductor shortages are expected to reduce the pace of sales recovery. However, the automotive sector is likely to grow from 2022, projecting a CAGR of 3.14% for the European PV lubricants market.

Competitive Landscape

The Europe Passenger Vehicles Lubricants Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 53.61%. The major players in this market are BP PLC (Castrol), ExxonMobil Corporation, LUKOIL, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TotalEnergies (sorted alphabetically).

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary & Key Findings
2 Introduction
2.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
2.2 Scope of the Study?
2.3 Research Methodology
3 Key Industry Trends
3.1 Automotive Industry Trends
3.2 Regulatory Framework
3.3 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis
4 Market Segmentation
4.1 By Product Type
4.1.1 Engine Oils
4.1.2 Greases
4.1.3 Hydraulic Fluids
4.1.4 Transmission & Gear Oils
4.2 By Country
4.2.1 Bulgaria
4.2.2 France
4.2.3 Germany
4.2.4 Italy
4.2.5 Norway
4.2.6 Poland
4.2.7 Russia
4.2.8 Spain
4.2.9 United Kingdom
4.2.10 Rest of Europe
5 Competitive Landscape
5.1 Key Strategic Moves
5.2 Market Share Analysis
5.3 Company Profiles
5.3.1 BP PLC (Castrol)
5.3.3 ExxonMobil Corporation
5.3.4 FUCHS
5.3.5 Gazprom
5.3.6 LUKOIL
5.3.7 PETRONAS Lubricants International
5.3.8 Rosneft
5.3.9 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
5.3.10 TotalEnergies
6 Appendix
6.1 Appendix-1 References
6.2 Appendix-2 List of Tables & Figures
7 Key Strategic Questions for Lubricants CEOs

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • BP PLC (Castrol)
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Gazprom
  • PETRONAS Lubricants International
  • Rosneft
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • TotalEnergies