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Philippines Lubricants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 80 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Philippines
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5764742
The Philippines lubricants market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period. COVID-19 negatively impacted the market in 2020. However, the market has now been estimated to have reached pre-pandemic levels and is forecasted to grow steadily in the future.

Key Highlights

  • The increasing construction activities in the country are expected to drive market growth over the projection period.
  • On the other hand, the increasing penetration of electric vehicles is likely to hamper the market growth.
  • Investments and government plans to support industrial growth shall create market opportunities in the future.
  • The engine oil product type dominates the market and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.

Key Market Trends

Increasing Construction Activities

  • Lubricants such as de-molding oils are used for de-molding concrete, primarily during construction activities.
  • The construction sector in the country has been expanding at a significant rate over the past few years. The trend is expected to continue during the forecast period, primarily due to the increasing number of initiatives taken by the government to develop infrastructure and construction and higher investor confidence in the country’s economy.
  • There are several ongoing construction projects in the country. The construction of the Metrotowne Residential Complex worth USD 150 million is a good example. The project entails the construction of five 15-story residential towers with 1,650 units in Metro Manila, Philippines. It is expected to be finished in Q4 2026, aiming to improve regional residential facilities.
  • Furthermore, in Central Luzon, the Hamana Homes Magalang project construction started in Q2 2022. The project involves the construction of 1,000 townhouses on 15 ha of land. With the aim to provide improved regional residential facilities, the project is expected to be finished in Q1 2026.
  • As of 2021, the gross value added by the construction industry in the Philippines was estimated to be 1.34 trillion Philippine Pesos (around USD 27.21 Billion), representing a growth of 14% from 2020.

Expanding Automotive and Transportation Sector

  • Automotive and other transportation media, such as aircraft and marine, are the largest markets for lubricants. Engine designs are continually improved to enhance performance, increase efficiency, and meet environmental emission regulations.
  • Light-duty vehicles include two-wheelers and passenger cars. Engine oils, gear oils, transmission oils, greases, and compressor oils are these automobiles' most widely used lubricants. Engine oils are widely used for lubricating internal combustion engines in different types of automobiles. They are generally composed of base oils and additives.
  • Some of the major functions offered by engine oils are resistance against corrosion and wear and tear to ensure increased engine life and better performance; reduction of friction; increased engine performance; reduction of fuel consumption; removal of impurities and achieving engine cleanliness; optimizing engine efficiency; and preventing energy loss by providing optimum cooling.
  • With the increase in sales of vehicles, domestic demand for engine oils observed a growth in Philippines. In 2022, the country's total motor vehicle sales increased by 31.3 percent to 352,596 units from 268,488 units in 2021, thus positively impacting the market.
  • Additionally, the country witnessed an increase in the number of on-road vechicles that includes passenger, commercial vehicles and motorcycles, registering a CAGR of more than 3% for the period.

Competitive Landscape

The lubricants market in the Philippines is consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market include BP Plc (Castrol), TotalEnergies, Chevron Corporation, Shell plc, and Petron Corporation, among others (in no particular order).

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Construction Activities
4.1.2 Other Drivers
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 The Growing Penetration of Electric Vehicles
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 Oils
5.1.2 Transmission And Gear Oils
5.1.3 Hydraulic Fluid
5.1.4 Metalworking Fluid
5.1.5 Greases
5.1.6 Other Product Types
5.2 End-user Industry
5.2.1 Power Generation
5.2.2 Automotive
5.2.3 Heavy Equipment
5.2.4 Metallurgy And Metalworking
5.2.5 Other End-user Industries

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
6.4.1 BP Plc (Castrol)
6.4.2 Shell plc
6.4.3 Chevron Corporation
6.4.4 TotalEnergies SE
6.4.5 PTT Lubricants
6.4.6 Petron Corporation
6.4.7 Gulf Oil International
6.4.8 Phoenix Petroleum
6.4.9 SEAOIL Philippines Inc.
6.4.10 ExxonMobil Corporation

7.1 Investments and Government Plans to Support Industrial Growth

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

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

  • BP Plc (Castrol)
  • Shell plc
  • Chevron Corporation
  • TotalEnergies SE
  • PTT Lubricants
  • Petron Corporation
  • Gulf Oil International
  • Phoenix Petroleum
  • SEAOIL Philippines Inc.
  • ExxonMobil Corporation