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Mining Lubricants Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027

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  • October 2022
  • Region: Global
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Mining lubricant is used for lubricating equipment and heavy-duty vehicles which perform various mining activities. The mining industry's working conditions put extreme pressure and temperature on equipment. Therefore, for the smooth functioning of the equipment, better-quality mining lubricants are required to offer a wide temperature and pressure range. Additionally, the equipment and heavy-duty vehicles used for mining are exposed constantly to dust and moisture; therefore, to avoid the formation of sludge, frequent change of lubricants is required. The global mining lubricants market witnessed a volume of 1,952 kilotons in 2021.

Mining lubricants also perform a variety of secondary roles, such as cleaning and cooling engine parts and hydraulic systems, as well as inhibiting rust and corrosion build-up on turbines, pistons, and gears. The mining lubricant market is changing as the customers demand good quality and higher-performing mining lubricants, which would enhance the performance aspects of the equipment and vehicles by offering better fuel efficiency. Continuous innovation and technological advancements supported catering to diverse mining needs such as increasing the shelf life of turbines and engines, reducing carbon footprint, improving fuel economy, supplying mining lubricants with low viscosity, and meeting the changing emission standards set by various governmental and non-governmental entities. Increasing industrialization and rapidly growing infrastructure and construction industry in the emerging economies have boosted the mining lubricants market.


Significant Growth in Mining Industry

  • The mining industry has shown significant growth in recent years due to rapid industrial development and the use of advanced technology for mining. Industry 4.0 have digitalized the mining industry, boosting production capacity. Additionally, the mining industry provides raw materials for various industries such as automotive, manufacturing, steel, aluminum, building materials, electronics, glass, and others. All industries mentioned above have grown significantly and are expected to grow in the future. Therefore, the growth in these industries may increase the demand for mining industries.
  • Furthermore, the coal industry has shown significant growth in recent years. According to International Energy Agency (IEA), 37% of world electricity production is currently generated from coal. This significant growth in coal consumption has boosted the coal mining industry, and that has positively impacted the mining industry. In addition, the iron ore mining industry is expected to grow rapidly during the forecasted period. End-use industries of iron ore mining are steel, and according to a report from Canada.ca, around 98% of iron ore is used for steel production. Therefore, the growing automotive and construction industry has created a positive environment for the steel industry that is expected to increase the demand for iron ore mining.

Increasing Demand for Bio-Based Lubricants

  • Biobased mining lubricants are manufactured from vegetable oil, synthetic esters, and animal fats. There is an increasing demand for biobased lubricants in developed countries compared to developing countries. Regions such as North America and Europe are the largest biobased lubricant consuming regions due to government laid stringent environmental regulations and environmentally conscious consumer base. The market in these regions tends to have high regulation and sustainability standards. Additionally, consumers are willing to pay a high premium in the European market if biobased mining lubricants can deliver the same performance as conventional mining lubricants.


Environmental Concerns Related to Mining Industry

The mining industry provides various types of raw materials to the manufacturing industry that helps in the economic development of various countries. Even though the mining industry is essential for economic growth, the environmental impact of mining industry is very serious. Mining activities can pollute the air and water, and also these activities can harm wildlife and habitat. Therefore, governments worldwide have set stringent regulations to mitigate the mining industry's environmental impacts. Additionally, various non-governmental agencies such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Western Mining Action Network (WMAN), European Environmental Agency (EEA), and others are working with local governments to develop processes and practices that will reduce pollution and promote sustainable growth.



Coal mining is expected to be the largest segment in the mining lubricants market. Coal mining is the largest segment of mining lubricants as the demand for coal has increased significantly. According to a report from IEA, in 2019, coal is the largest fuel used for electricity generation. Additionally, coal is used in various industries such as steel manufacturing, cement production, chemical, and various manufacturing industries. Therefore, the demand for coal has increased significantly in the last few decades due to rapid industrial development and an increase in population. Thus, the need for coal mining is expected to grow significantly, which may drive the mining lubricants market in the coming future.

Segmentation by Application

  • Coal Mining
  • Bauxite Mining
  • Iron Ore Mining
  • Precious Metal Mining
  • Industrial Mineral Mining
  • Others


Synthetic oil, mineral oil, and biobased oil are the key segments in the oil type segment of the global mining lubricants market. Under this, synthetic oil holds the industry’s most prominent share amongst others. Synthetic oil offers a wide range of working temperatures, pressure, and good resistance against dust and moisture. Therefore for the mining industry, synthetic oil-based lubricants are the preferred choice by various mining companies. Additionally, synthetic oil can perform better even below zero temperature conditions than mineral oil. Synthetic oil-based lubricants provide better performance and protection than conventional mineral oil-based lubricants. The synthetic oil-based mining lubricants deliver and meet most of the mining industry's performance aspects and meet the environmental regulations laid down by various countries. Therefore, the demand for synthetic oil-based mining lubricants will grow significantly during the forecasted period. Also, biobased lubricants show healthy industry growth during the projected period. Biobased lubricants are produced using biodegradable vegetable oils; when these oils are disposed of in the environment, they are entirely non-toxic. Features like this resulted in increased demand for biobased lubricants over synthetic lubricants.

Segmentation by Oil Type

  • Synthetic Oil
  • Mineral Oil
  • Biobased Oil


Oil is the largest segment amongst others in the market. In this oil segment, products such as engine oil, hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, and axle oil are the major oil types used in the mining industry. The mining industry uses various heavy equipment and heavy-duty vehicles that run on diesel engines due to the high power and torque requirement to carry out various mining operations. Therefore, the different types of oils are required for the smooth functioning of mining equipment and vehicles. Since the mining industry is expected to grow significantly during the forecasted period, the oil segment of the mining lubricant market is projected to grow.

Grease is the second significant product type segment in the global mining lubricants market. Grease is a lubricant that keeps equipment and vehicle parts from rubbing together. The thickening quality of grease improves its consistency and texture, making it more durable and efficient. The grease segment of the global mining lubricants market expects to grow a CAGR of 4.44% during the forecast period.

Segmentation by Product Type

  • Oil
  • Grease


  • APAC is one of the largest markets in the global mining lubricants market
The global mining lubricants market is diverse, with many established and potential growth markets. APAC is the leading industry for mining lubricants because of rapid industrialization, rapidly developing infrastructure, and construction industry, increasing demand for various industries such as food & beverage, aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing. Furthermore, demand for power generation is expected to grow significantly as the APAC region population has grown tremendously in recent years. Coal is a primary fuel that is being used for the production of electricity. Therefore, coal mining in APAC is expected to drive the global mining industry, which is projected to boost the global mining lubricants market.
  • North America: The 2nd largest mining lubricants market
The North American region is home to many industrial lubrication manufacturers due to the high production and processing of oil & gas. Companies such as ExxonMobil, Valvoline, and Petro Canada have regional headquarters. Also, the U.S. and Canada contribute significantly to North America's high demand for mining lubricants.

Segmentation by Geography

  • APAC
  • China
  • Australia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Russia
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Columbia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Iran
  • South Africa


  • The global mining lubricants market has formed strategic partnerships with mining companies to provide better quality lubricants. This gives companies a competitive advantage that boosts their market share of the company. The key companies have undertaken various strategies to grow in the mining lubricants market. Companies in the mining lubricant industry compete strategically. The growth in sustainable processes and initiatives has challenged all companies globally. Investments in R&D, technological advancement, and environmental and economic challenges drive the demand for innovative and sustainable mining lubricant products.
  • Some major players in the global mining lubricants market include ExxonMobil (US), Shell (UK), Castrol (UK), Chevron (US), and Total Energies (France). These players have adopted strategies such as expansion, acquisitions, new product development, joint ventures, and others to increase their revenues in the mining lubricants market. Furthermore, other prominent companies such as HPCL, BPCL, Phillips 66, Liqui Moly, Lukoil, and others have invested significant capital in R&D to develop mining lubricants products that appeal to the customers. Therefore, these other prominent companies are giving tough competition to major companies.

Key Vendors

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

Other Prominent Vendors

  • BP PLC
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd.
  • GS Caltex Corporation
  • Gulf Oil India Lubricants Limited
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Liqui Moly
  • Lukoil
  • Morris lubricants
  • Motul
  • Petro Canada Lubricants INC.
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Philips 66
  • Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH (Ravenol)
  • Repsol
  • Sinopec
  • Valvoline Inc.


1. What is the projected market size of the global Mining Lubricants Market by 2027?
2. What is the growth rate of the Mining Lubricants Market?
3. What is the expected growth rate of the grease oil segment in the global Mining Lubricants Market by 2027?
4. What are the key driving factors in the Mining Lubricants Market?
4. Who are the key players in the global Mining Lubricants Market?
6. Which region has the highest growth rate in Mining Lubricants Market?

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 Premium Insights
6.1 Market Synopsis
6.1.1 Opportunities
6.1.2 Drivers
6.1.3 Challenges
6.2 Segment Review
6.2.1 Application
6.2.2 Oil Type
6.2.3 Product Type
6.2.4 Geography
6.3 Companies & Strategies
7 Market at a Glance
8 Introduction
8.1 Overview
9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 Use of High-Performance Lubricants
9.2 Growth of Mining Industry
9.3 Growth of Power Generation Sector
10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Increased Demand for Bio-Based Lubricants
10.2 Rapid Industrialization of Emerging Economies
11 Market Restraints
11.1 Environmental Concerns Related to Mining
11.2 Fluctuations in Crude Oil Prices
12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Value Chain Analysis
12.3.1 Raw Material Suppliers
12.3.2 Manufacturers
12.3.3 Distributors
12.3.4 End-Users
12.4 Five Forces Analysis
12.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
12.4.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.4.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.4.4 Threat of Substitutes
12.4.5 Competitive Rivalry
13 Application
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
13.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
13.3 Market Overview
13.4 Coal Mining
13.4.1 Market Overview
13.4.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.4.3 Market by Geography
13.5 Bauxite Mining
13.5.1 Market Overview
13.5.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.5.3 Market by Geography
13.6 Iron Ore Mining
13.6.1 Market Overview
13.6.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.6.3 Market by Geography
13.7 Precious Metal Mining
13.7.1 Market Overview
13.7.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.7.3 Market by Geography
13.8 Industrial Mineral Mining
13.8.1 Market Overview
13.8.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.8.3 Market by Geography
13.9 Others
13.9.1 Market Overview
13.9.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
13.9.3 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
14.6 Bio-Based Oil
14.6.1 Market Overview
14.6.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
14.6.3 Market by Geography
15 Product Type
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
15.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
15.3 Market Overview
15.4 Oil
15.4.1 Market Overview
15.4.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
15.4.3 Market by Geography
15.5 Grease
15.5.1 Market Overview
15.5.2 Market Size & Forecast (Value & Volume)
15.5.3 Market by Geography
16 Geography
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Value)
16.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Volume)
16.3 Geographic Overview
17 Apac
17.1 Market Overview
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.2.1 by Value
17.2.2 by Volume
17.3 Application
17.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.4 by Oil Type
17.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.5 by Product Type
17.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.6 Key Countries
17.7 China
17.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.8 Australia
17.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.9 India
17.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.10 Indonesia
17.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.11 Malaysia
17.11.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.12 Rest of Apac
17.12.1 Market Size & Forecast
18 North America
18.1 Market Overview
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.2.1 by Value
18.2.2 by Volume
18.3 Application
18.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.4 Oil Type
18.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.5 Product Type
18.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.6 Key Countries
18.7 US
18.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.8 Canada
18.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
19 Europe
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.2.1 by Value
19.2.2 by Volume
19.3 Application
19.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.4 Oil Type
19.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.5 Product Type
19.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.6 Key Countries
19.7 Russia
19.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.8 Germany
19.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.9 Austria
19.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.10 Turkey
19.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.11 Poland
19.11.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.12 Spain
19.12.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.13 Rest of Europe
19.13.1 Market Size & Forecast
20 Latin America
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.2.1 by Value
20.2.2 by Volume
20.3 Application
20.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.4 Oil Type
20.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.5 Product Type
20.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.6 Key Countries
20.7 Brazil
20.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.8 Mexico
20.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.9 Colombia
20.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.10 Rest of Latin America
20.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
21 Middle East & Africa
21.1 Market Overview
21.2 Market Size & Forecast
21.2.1 by Value
21.2.2 by Volume
21.3 Application
21.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.4 Oil Type
21.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.5 Product Type
21.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.6 Key Countries
21.7 Saudi Arabia
21.7.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.8 South Africa
21.8.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.9 Iran
21.9.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.10 Uae
21.10.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.11 Rest of Mea
21.11.1 Market Size & Forecast
22 Competitive Landscape
22.1 Competition Overview
23 Key Company Profiles
23.1 Castrol Limited
23.1.1 Business Overview
23.1.2 Financial Overview
23.1.3 Product Offerings
23.1.4 Key Strategies
23.1.5 Key Strengths
23.1.6 Key Opportunities
23.2 Chevron Corporation
23.2.1 Business Overview
23.2.2 Financial Overview
23.2.3 Product Offerings
23.2.4 Key Strategies
23.2.5 Key Strengths
23.2.6 Key Opportunities
23.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation
23.3.1 Business Overview
23.3.2 Financial Overview
23.3.3 Product Offerings
23.3.4 Key Strategies
23.3.5 Key Strengths
23.3.6 Key Opportunities
23.4 Shell plc
23.4.1 Business Overview
23.4.2 Financial Overview
23.4.3 Product Offerings
23.4.4 Key Strategies
23.4.5 Key Strengths
23.4.6 Key Opportunities
23.5 Totalenergies Se
23.5.1 Business Overview
23.5.2 Financial Overview
23.5.3 Product Offerings
23.5.4 Key Strategies
23.5.5 Key Strengths
23.5.6 Key Opportunities
24 Other Prominent Vendors
24.1 Bp plc
24.1.1 Company Overview
24.1.2 Business Overview
24.1.3 Product Offerings
24.2 Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
24.2.1 Company Overview
24.2.2 Business Overview
24.2.3 Product Offerings
24.3 Fuchs
24.3.1 Company Overview
24.3.2 Business Overview
24.3.3 Product Offerings
24.4 Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd.
24.4.1 Company Overview
24.4.2 Business Overview
24.4.3 Product Offerings
24.5 Gs Caltex Corporation
24.5.1 Company Overview
24.5.2 Business Overview
24.5.3 Product Offerings
24.6 Gulf Oil India Lubricants Limited
24.6.1 Company Overview
24.6.2 Business Overview
24.6.3 Product Offerings
24.7 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
24.7.1 Company Overview
24.7.2 Business Overview
24.7.3 Product Offerings
24.8 Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd.
24.8.1 Company Overview
24.8.2 Business Overview
24.8.3 Product Offerings
24.9 Indian Oil Corporation Limited
24.9.1 Company Overview
24.9.2 Business Overview
24.9.3 Product Offerings
24.10 Liqui Moly
24.10.1 Company Overview
24.10.2 Business Overview
24.10.3 Product Offerings
24.11 Lukoil
24.11.1 Company Overview
24.11.2 Business Overview
24.11.3 Product Offerings
24.12 Morris Lubricants
24.12.1 Company Overview
24.12.2 Product Offerings
24.13 Motul
24.13.1 Company Overview
24.13.2 Product Offerings
24.14 Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.
24.14.1 Company Overview
24.14.2 Product Offerings
24.15 Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)
24.15.1 Company Overview
24.15.2 Business Overview
24.15.3 Product Offerings
24.16 Phillips 66
24.16.1 Company Overview
24.16.2 Business Overview
24.16.3 Product Offerings
24.17 Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH (Ravenol)
24.17.1 Company Overview
24.17.2 Product Offerings
24.18 Repsol
24.18.1 Company Overview
24.18.2 Business Overview
24.18.3 Product Offerings
24.19 Sinopec
24.19.1 Company Overview
24.19.2 Product Offerings
24.20 Valvoline Inc.
24.20.1 Company Overview
24.20.2 Business Overview
24.20.3 Product Offerings
25 Report Summary
25.1 Key Takeaways
25.2 Strategic Recommendations
26 Quantitative Summary
26.1 Market by Application
26.1.1 Coal Mining (Value & Volume)
26.1.2 Bauxite Mining (Value & Volume)
26.1.3 Iron Ore Mining (Value & Volume)
26.1.4 Precious Metal Mining (Value & Volume)
26.1.5 Industrial Mineral Mining (Value & Volume)
26.1.6 Others (Value & Volume)
26.2 Market by Oil Type
26.2.1 Synthetic Oil (Value & Volume)
26.2.2 Mineral Oil (Value & Volume)
26.2.3 Bio-Based Oil (Value & Volume)
26.3 Market by Product Type
26.3.1 Oil (Value & Volume)
26.3.2 Grease (Value & Volume)
27 Geography
27.1 North America
27.1.1 Application (Value & Volume)
27.1.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
27.1.3 Product Type (Value & Volume)
27.2 Europe
27.2.1 Application (Value & Volume)
27.2.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
27.2.3 Product Type (Value & Volume)
27.3 Apac
27.3.1 Application (Value & Volume)
27.3.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
27.3.3 Product Type (Value & Volume)
27.4 Latin America
27.4.1 Application (Value & Volume)
27.4.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
27.4.3 Product Type (Value & Volume)
27.5 Middle East & Africa
27.5.1 Application (Value & Volume)
27.5.2 Oil Type (Value & Volume)
27.5.3 Product Type (Value & Volume)
28 Appendix
28.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • Castrol
  • Chevron Corporation,
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Shell PLC
  • TotalEnergies
  • BP PLC
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd.
  • GS Caltex Corporation
  • Gulf Oil India Lubricants Limited
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Liqui Moly
  • Lukoil
  • Morris lubricants
  • Motul
  • Petro Canada Lubricants INC.
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • Philips 66
  • Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH (Ravenol)
  • Repsol
  • Sinopec
  • Valvoline Inc.


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

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.



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