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

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  • September 2022
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5656715
UP TO OFF until Dec 31st 2023
The South America Passenger Vehicles Lubricants Market stood at 592.44 million liters in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 2.76% to reach 678.94 million liters in 2026.

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Engine Oils: Engine oil is the leading product type in South America due to high volume requirements and shorter drain intervals as it has high-temperature and high-pressure applications.
  • Fastest Segment by Product Type - Greases: The increasing production of motor vehicles in South America, combined with the recovering annual travel rates, is likely to boost the demand for greases in the coming years.
  • Largest Country Market - Brazil: Brazil has the highest proportion of passenger cars among all South American countries, making it the largest consumer of passenger vehicle lubricants in the region.
  • Fastest Growing Country Market - Colombia: The presence of an older passenger vehicle fleet and the potential expansion in new vehicle sales are likely to augment the Colombian passenger vehicle lubricants market.

Key Market Trends

Largest Segment By Product Type: Engine Oils

  • During 2015-2019, lubricant consumption in the South American passenger vehicle (PV) sector increased at a CAGR of 1.36%. Engine oil was the dominating lubricant product type in this sector, which accounted for a share of nearly 78% in lubricant consumption of this sector in 2020. Engine oil is followed by transmission oils, which accounted for 14.2% of the lubricant consumption in 2020.
  • 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. As a result, automotive lubricant consumption in this sector fell by nearly 9.53%, in comparison to 2019.
  • The expected recovery in production and sales of new passenger vehicles is likely to drive the lubricant consumption in this sector. As a result, PV lubricant consumption is likely to register a CAGR of 2.58% during 2021-2026.

Largest Country: Brazil

  • In the South American region, passenger vehicle (PV) lubricant consumption is the highest in Brazil, followed by Argentina and Colombia. In 2020, Brazil accounted for 64.6% of the total PV lubricant consumption in the region, whereas Argentina and Colombia accounted for a share of 10% and 3.9%, respectively.
  • In 2020, the reduced usage of the passenger vehicle fleet after the COVID-19 outbreak negatively affected the PV lubricant consumption across the region. Argentina was the most affected as it witnessed a 15.08% drop in consumption during 2019-2020, followed by Colombia, which witnessed an 11.6% drop.
  • During 2021-2026, Colombia is likely to be the fastest-growing PV lubricant market, as the consumption is likely to register a CAGR of 4.73%, followed by Brazil and Argentina, which are expected to witness a CAGR of 3.25% and 2.43%, respectively.

Competitive Landscape

The South America Passenger Vehicles Lubricants Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 57.88%. The major players in this market are ExxonMobil Corporation, Iconic Lubrificantes, Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Terpel (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 Argentina
4.2.2 Brazil
4.2.3 Colombia
4.2.4 Rest of South America
5 Competitive Landscape
5.1 Key Strategic Moves
5.2 Market Share Analysis
5.3 Company Profiles
5.3.1 Chevron Corporation
5.3.2 ExxonMobil Corporation
5.3.3 Gulf Oil International
5.3.4 Iconic Lubrificantes
5.3.5 Petrobras
5.3.6 PETRONAS Lubricants International
5.3.7 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
5.3.8 Terpel
5.3.9 TotalEnergies
5.3.10 YPF
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:

  • Chevron Corporation
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Gulf Oil International
  • Iconic Lubrificantes
  • Petrobras
  • PETRONAS Lubricants International
  • Royal Dutch Shell Plc
  • Terpel
  • TotalEnergies
  • YPF