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Diesel Engine Lubricants Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027

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  • 263 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Arizton
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Diesel engine lubricants are used in heavy machines, construction equipment, commercial vehicles, agricultural machines & equipment, and others. The continued requirement of lubricants in these end-use applications for effective and efficient performance drives the demand for diesel engine lubricants. Increasing demand for heavy vehicles and construction equipment will drive the growth of diesel engine lubricants globally. The demand for commercial vehicles in India, China, Brazil, South Korea, Argentina, Mexico, and South Africa is growing because of rapid development in the automotive and infrastructure industry. This has created a healthy environment for the diesel engine lubricants market growth.


a) Infrastructure development in emerging economies due to subsidies offered by local governments for industrial development and FDIs. This increases the demand for heavy equipment, ultimately increasing lubricants' demand.
b) Diesel engines are used in heavy and light commercial vehicles, passenger cars, heavy construction equipment, warehousing machines & equipment, railway and marine transportation, and others. However, the use of diesel engines is decreasing in passenger cars due to environmental regulations and emission control rules. However, commercial and heavy equipment still require diesel engines to operate efficiently.
c) Diesel engines offer higher fuel efficiency and torque compared to petrol engines. The various characteristics of diesel engines help them deliver higher performance and fuel efficiency. Diesel engines have more torque than petrol engines due to the higher compression ratio in diesel engines; combustion speed is high, length of stroke is more, use of turbocharger and calorific value of diesel is more.
d) The US, China, India, South Korea, Brazil, the UK, Germany, Canada, and Saudi Arabia developed rapidly regarding infrastructure. These projects increased the demand for construction equipment, such as loaders, excavators, and dumpers. There is infrastructure development in emerging economies due to subsidies offered by local governments for industrial development and FDIs. This increases the demand for heavy equipment, ultimately increasing lubricants demand.

Trade Scenario in Overall Lubricants Market

The global diesel engine lubricants market is highly influenced by the supply and demand scenario of the overall lubricants. Lubricants garner a significant demand share of around 20% to 25% in the general industry. Factors such as increased commercial vehicle requirements, considerable demand for lower viscosity oils, and growth in construction activities are projected to drive the diesel engine lubricants market during the forecast period.


Oil Type

Lubricants are available in two different types: synthetic oil and mineral oil. These two oil types offer some benefits, but synthetic oil is the largest segment for diesel engine lubricants as it provides lubrication for new designs of diesel engines.

Segmentation by Oil Type

  • Mineral Oil
  • Synthetic Oil

End User

The global diesel engine lubricants market can be divided into 3 major end-use industries automotive and transport, power generation, heavy industrial, and others. The demand and production of lubricants used in automotive and transportation are expected to be the highest due to the growth in population, urbanization, increasing demand for commercial products and consumables, transportation requirements, and others.

Segmentation by End Use

  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Heavy Industrial
  • Power Generation
  • Others


The diesel engine lubricants market has many established companies operating in significant parts of the world. APAC is one of the largest industries as this region's automotive, transportation, power generation, and heavy industrial sectors are increasing significantly because of continuous industrialization and infrastructure development.

North America and Europe have established stringent emission regulations affecting the automotive industry. Still, the slowly increasing biodiesel vehicle industry is projected to drive the automotive and transportation industry in North America and Europe in the coming years.

Segmentation by Geography

  • APAC
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • South Korea
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • France
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Iran
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa


The demand and production of the diesel engine lubricant market is primarily concentrated in Europe and North America. However, emerging economies in Asia-Pacific, such as China and India, are witnessing an increased adoption of these lubricants due to their beneficial properties and changing demographics.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness substantial growth in demand for diesel engine lubricants in revenue terms by 2027. The growing demand for environmentally sustainable and efficient lubricants from commercial automotive, manufacturing, heavy machinery, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, and other industrial sectors drives the diesel engine lubricants market.


  • The industry concentration in developed economies such as the US and Western European countries is high. In contrast, the industry in developing economies such as China and India is thriving because of the entry of many international brands such as Shell PLC (UK), ExxonMobil (US), Gulf Oil, and Castrol (UK) in these countries.
  • Chevron offers lubricants under the brand Delo. For commercial vehicles and heavy industrial vehicles, Delo provides fats. Understanding the present industry scenario, Chevron has developed a dedicated portfolio for synthetic oil-based lubricants.
  • The parameters on which vendors compete in the lubricants market are product portfolio, product quality, geographical presence, brand image, cost differentiation, and others.
  • Major companies present in this industry are Shell (UK), Valvoline (US), ExxonMobil (US), Total (France), BP (UK), and others.
  • ExxonMobil is one of the leading suppliers of automotive and industrial lubricants. The company is among the world's largest base oil manufacturers. The company's product portfolio offers a wide range of automotive and industrial lubricants specially designed for diesel engines.

Key Vendors

  • Castrol Limited
  • Chevron Corporation
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Shell PLC
  • TotalEnergies

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • BP PLC
  • Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd
  • GS Caltex Corporation
  • Gulf Oil International limited
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Kuwait Dana Lubes Company
  • Liqui Moly
  • Motul
  • Pennzoil
  • Petro Canada Lubricants
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Philips 66
  • Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH (Ravenol)
  • Repsol
  • Sinopec
  • Valvoline Inc.


1. How big is the global diesel engine lubricants market in revenue?
2. What is the growth rate of the diesel engine lubricants market?
3. What are the key driving factors for the growth of the diesel engine lubricants market?
4. Who are the major vendors in the global diesel engine lubricants market?
5. Which region accounted for the largest diesel engine lubricants market share?

Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology2 Research Objectives3 Research Process
4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.1.3 Market Estimation Caveats
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the Study
4.3.1 Market Segmentation by Geography
5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation
6 Market at a Glance
7 Premium Insights
7.1.1 Factors to Be Considered while Formulating Diesel Engine Lubricants:
7.1.2 Trade Scenario in Overall Lubricants Market:
7.1.3 Why Are Diesel Engine Lubricants Important?
7.1.4 Diesel Engine Lubricants Market Trends
7.1.5 Diesel Engine Lubricants Market: Oil Type
7.1.6 Diesel Engine Lubricants Market: End-user
7.1.7 Diesel Engine Lubricants Market: Geographic Outlook
7.1.8 Diesel Engine Lubricants Market: the Future Outlook
8 Introduction
8.1 Overview
9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 Higher Efficiency and Increased Power Output Than Petrol Engine
9.2 Rapid Infrastructure Development
9.3 Increasing Demand for Commercial Vehicles in Emerging Economies
10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Increasing Demand of Bio-Diesel as Fuel
10.2 Significant Growth in Power Generation Sector
11 Market Restraints
11.1 Pollution Aspects of Diesel Engine
11.2 Increased Adoption of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Value Chain Analysis
12.3.1 Raw Material Suppliers and Manufacturers
12.3.2 Distributor & Supplier
12.3.3 End-Users
12.4 Macroeconomic Factors
12.4.1 Automotive Industry
12.4.2 Construction & Infrastructure Industry
12.4.3 Power Generation
12.4.4 Marine Transport Industry
12.5 Five Forces Analysis
12.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
12.5.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.5.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.5.4 Threat of Substitutes
12.5.5 Competitive Rivalry
13 End-User
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
13.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
13.3 Market Overview
13.4 Automotive & Transportation
13.4.1 Market Overview
13.4.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.4.3 Market by Geography
13.5 Heavy Industry
13.5.1 Market Overview
13.5.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.5.3 Market by Geography
13.6 Power Generation
13.6.1 Market Overview
13.6.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.6.3 Market by Geography
13.7 Others
13.7.1 Market Overview
13.7.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.7.3 Market by Geography
14 Oil Type
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
14.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
14.3 Market Overview
14.4 Synthetic Oil
14.4.1 Market Overview
14.4.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
14.4.3 Market by Geography
14.5 Mineral Oil
14.5.1 Market Overview
14.5.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
14.5.3 Market by Geography
15 Geography
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
15.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
15.3 Geographic Overview
16 Apac
16.1 Market Overview
16.2 Market Size & Forecast
16.2.1 Value
16.2.2 Volume
16.3 End-Use
16.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.4 Oil Type
16.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.5 Key Countries
16.6 China
16.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.7 India
16.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.8 Japan
16.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.9 South Korea
16.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.10 Indonesia
16.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.11 Rest of Apac
16.11.1 Market Size & Forecast
17 North America
17.1 Market Overview
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.2.1 Value
17.2.2 Volume
17.3 End-Use
17.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.4 Oil Type
17.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.5 Key Countries
17.6 US
17.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.7 Canada
17.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
18 Europe
18.1 Market Overview
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.2.1 Value
18.2.2 Volume
18.3 End-Use
18.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.4 Oil Type
18.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.5 Key Countries
18.6 Germany
18.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.7 France
18.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.8 UK
18.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.9 Spain
18.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.10 Italy
18.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.11 Russia
18.11.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.12 Rest of Europe
18.12.1 Market Size & Forecast
19 Latin America
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.2.1 Value
19.2.2 Volume
19.3 End-Use
19.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.4 Oil Type
19.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.5 Key Countries
19.6 Mexico
19.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.7 Brazil
19.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.8 Argentina
19.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.9 Rest of Latin America
19.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
20 Middle East & Africa
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.2.1 Value
20.2.2 Volume
20.3 End-Use
20.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.4 Oil Type
20.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.5 Key Countries
20.6 Iran
20.6.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.7 Saudi Arabia
20.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.8 South Africa
20.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.9 Uae
20.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.10 Rest of Mea
20.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
21 Competitive Landscape
21.1 Competition Overview
22 Key Company Profiles
22.1 Castrol Limited
22.1.1 Business Overview
22.1.2 Castrol in Diesel Engine Lubricants
22.1.3 Product Offerings
22.1.4 Key Strategies
22.1.5 Key Strengths
22.1.6 Key Opportunities
22.2 Chevron Corporation
22.2.1 Business Overview
22.2.2 Chevron Corporation in Diesel Engine Lubricants
22.2.3 Product Offerings
22.2.4 Key Strategies
22.2.5 Key Strengths
22.2.6 Key Opportunities
22.3 Exxonmobil Corporation
22.3.1 Business Overview
22.3.2 Exxon Mobil in Diesel Engine Lubricants
22.3.3 Product Offerings
22.3.4 Key Strategies
22.3.5 Key Strengths
22.3.6 Key Opportunities
22.4 Shell plc
22.4.1 Business Overview
22.4.2 Shell plc in Diesel Engine Lubricants
22.4.3 Product Offerings
22.4.4 Key Strategies
22.4.5 Key Strengths
22.4.6 Key Opportunities
22.5 Totalenergies
22.5.1 Business Overview
22.5.2 Totalenergies in Diesel Engine Lubricants
22.5.3 Product Offerings
22.5.4 Key Strategies
22.5.5 Key Strengths
22.5.6 Key Opportunities
23 Other Prominent Vendors
23.1 Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
23.1.1 Business Overview
23.1.2 Product Offerings
23.2 Bp plc
23.2.1 Business Overview
23.2.2 Product Offerings
23.3 Fuchs
23.3.1 Business Overview
23.3.2 Product Offerings
23.4 Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd.
23.4.1 Business Overview
23.4.2 Product Offerings
23.5 Gs Caltex
23.5.1 Business Overview
23.5.2 Product Offerings
23.6 Gulf Oil International Limited
23.6.1 Business Overview
23.6.2 Product Offerings
23.7 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
23.7.1 Business Overview
23.7.2 Product Offerings
23.8 Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
23.8.1 Business Overview
23.8.2 Product Offerings
23.9 Indian Oil Corporation Limited
23.9.1 Business Overview
23.9.2 Product Offerings
23.10 Kuwait Dana Lubes Company
23.10.1 Business Overview
23.10.2 Product Offerings
23.11 Liqui Moly
23.11.1 Business Overview
23.11.2 Product Offerings
23.12 Motul
23.12.1 Business Overview
23.12.2 Product Offerings
23.13 Pennzoil (Shell plc)
23.13.1 Business Overview
23.13.2 Product Offerings
23.14 Petro Canada Lubricants Inc.
23.14.1 Business Overview
23.14.2 Product Offerings
23.15 Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)
23.15.1 Business Overview
23.15.2 Product Offerings
23.16 Phillips 66
23.16.1 Business Overview
23.16.2 Product Offerings
23.17 Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH (Ravenol)
23.17.1 Business Overview
23.17.2 Product Offerings
23.18 Repsol
23.18.1 Business Overview
23.18.2 Product Offerings
23.19 Sinopec
23.19.1 Business Overview
23.19.2 Product Offerings
23.20 Valvoline Inc.
23.20.1 Business Overview
23.20.2 Product Offerings
24 Report Summary
24.1 Key Takeaways
24.2 Strategic Recommendations
25 Quantitative Summary
25.1 Market by End-Use
25.1.1 Automotive & Transportation (Value & Volume)
25.1.2 Heavy Industrial (Value & Volume)
25.1.3 Power Generation (Value & Volume)
25.1.4 Others (Value & Volume)
25.2 Market by Oil Type
25.2.1 Synthetic Oil (Value & Volume)
25.2.2 Mineral Oil (Value & Volume)
26 Geography
26.1 North America
26.1.1 End Use (Value & Volume)
26.1.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
26.2 Europe
26.2.1 End Use (Value & Volume)
26.2.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
26.3 Apac
26.3.1 End Use (Value & Volume)
26.3.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
26.4 Latin America
26.4.1 End Use (Value & Volume)
26.4.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
26.5 Middle East & Africa
26.5.1 End Use (Value & Volume)
26.5.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
27 Appendix
27.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • Castrol Limited
  • Chevron Corporation
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Shell PLC
  • TotalEnergies
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • BP PLC
  • Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd
  • GS Caltex Corporation
  • Gulf Oil International limited
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Kuwait Dana Lubes Company
  • Liqui Moly
  • Motul
  • Pennzoil
  • Petro Canada Lubricants
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Philips 66
  • Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH (Ravenol)
  • Repsol
  • Sinopec
  • Valvoline Inc.


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Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.