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Automotive Lubricants - Market Share Analysis, Industry Trends & Statistics, Growth Forecasts 2019 - 2029

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  • 120 Pages
  • February 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5656679
The Automotive Lubricants Market size is estimated at 22.38 Billion liters in 2024, and is expected to reach 26.98 Billion liters by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.81% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, nationwide lockdowns worldwide, disruption in manufacturing activities and supply chains, and production halts negatively impacted the market in 2020. However, the conditions started recovering in 2021, restoring the market's growth trajectory.

Key Highlights

  • In the short term, one of the major factors, like increasing EV production globally and demand from the automotive components industry, is expected to drive the market.
  • On the flip side, low adoption rates of synthetic lubricants due to stringent environmental regulations for waste oil disposal are expected to hinder the market's growth.
  • The bio-based lubricants development is expected to act as a market opportunity for the market studied.
  • Asia-Pacific region is expected to dominate the market studied during the forecast period.

Automotive Lubricants Market Trends

Increasing Usage of Engine Oils

  • Engine oils are widely used for lubricating internal combustion engines in different types of automobiles. It is used for various applications such as wear reduction, corrosion protection, and ensuring the smooth operation of the engine internals.
  • The oils create a thin film between the moving parts to enhance heat transfer and reduce tension during contact.
  • The automobile manufacturing industry in Germany is a prominent shareholder of the overall automotive production in the European region. The country hosts major car-making brands, including Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Porsche, etc. The consistent investments in R & D activities and the increasing automotive production in the country are likely to support the lubricants market growth.
  • Even though general car sales in the country declined, electric vehicle registrations grew tremendously over the past few years. This growth is supported by the government's push toward all-electric cars by 2040.
  • As of March 2022, Volkswagen approved an investment in a new electric car plant. The new German factory construction, which would be built next to the group's historic home in Wolfsburg, would begin in 2023, with production set to begin in 2026.
  • According to data published by OICA, global automobile production increased from 80,205,102 in 2021 to 85,016,728 in 2022, boosting engine oil demand.
  • All the factors above are expected to propel the market's growth studied.

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Market

  • Rapid industrialization in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to drive market growth. The growth of industries such as automotive in the region will result in lubricant growth.
  • Also, the automotive industry consumes lubricants in automotive parts for finishes which are anticipated to boost the market's growth. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to hold a major market share, with the largest consumption coming from developing and emerging countries such as China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.
  • According to OICA, automotive production in the region reached 50,020,793 units in 2022, increasing by 7% from 46,768,800 units produced in 2021. China was the largest producer in 2022, followed by Japan, India, and South Korea.
  • Furthermore, in the first nine months of 2022, Indian passenger car sales remained strong due to savings, lower interest rates, and an increasing preference for personal mobility, which convinced customers to buy new cars. As a result, new car registrations in India grew by around 20.2% in the first three quarters of 2022 to reach 2.8 million units. Also, Government reforms such as "Aatma Nirbhar Bharat" and "Make in India" programs supported the automotive industry in the country.
  • Further, the automobile industry in India is witnessing switching trends as the consumer inclination toward battery-operated vehicles is on the higher side.
  • Moreover, the government of China estimates a 20% penetration rate of electric vehicle production by 2025. It is reflected in the electric vehicle sales trend in the country, which went record-breaking high in 2022. As per the China Passenger Car Association, the country sold 5.67 million EVs and plug-ins in 2022, almost double the sales figures achieved in 2021. The market is anticipated to increase the demand for automotive lubricants in the country, poised to continue sales at this momentum.
  • The factors above and supportive government regulations are contributing to the increased demand for lubricants in the region.

Automotive Lubricants Industry Overview

The automotive lubricants market is partially consolidated, with intense competition among the top players. These major companies include Shell PLC, China Petrochemical National Corporation, BP PLC, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and TotalEnergies.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from EV Production Worldwide
4.1.2 Growing Demand for Automotive Components in Emerging Economies
4.1.3 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations Regardng Used Oil Disposal
4.2.2 Other Restraints
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)
5.1 Product Type
5.1.1 Engine Oil
5.1.2 Transmission and Gear Oils
5.1.3 Hydraulic Fluids
5.1.4 Greases
5.2 Vehicle Type
5.2.1 Passenger Vehicles
5.2.2 Commercial Vehicles
5.2.3 Motorcycles
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea ASEAN Countries Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.2 Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
6.4.3 BP PLC (Castrol)
6.4.4 Chevron Corporation
6.4.5 China National Petroleum Corporation
6.4.6 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
6.4.7 ENEOS
6.4.8 Exxon Mobil Corporation
6.4.9 FUCHS
6.4.10 Gazprom Neft PJSC
6.4.11 Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd (Hinduja Group)
6.4.12 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
6.4.13 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
6.4.14 LUKOIL
6.4.15 Motul
6.4.16 Petrobras
6.4.17 PETRONAS Lubricants International
6.4.18 Phillips 66 Company
6.4.19 PT Pertamina Lubricants
6.4.20 Repsol
6.4.21 Shell PLC
6.4.22 SK Lubricants Co. Ltd
6.4.23 TotalEnergies
6.4.24 Valvoline Inc.
6.4.25 Veedol International Limited
7.1 Development of Bio Based Lubricants
7.2 Other Opportunities

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • BP PLC (Castrol)
  • Chevron Corporation
  • China National Petroleum Corporation
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Gazprom Neft PJSC
  • Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd (Hinduja Group)
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
  • Motul
  • Petrobras
  • PETRONAS Lubricants International
  • Phillips 66 Company
  • PT Pertamina Lubricants
  • Repsol
  • Shell PLC
  • SK Lubricants Co. Ltd
  • TotalEnergies
  • Valvoline Inc.
  • Veedol International Limited