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Global Automotive Lubricants Market: Asia Pacific to Remain Frontrunner Due to Rising Consumer Purchasing Power, says TMR

Posted on May 03, 2017

According to a new study by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global automotive lubricants market exhibits a high degree of competition and is likely to increase with the entry of new players in the near future. The top three players, namely ExxonMobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and BP PLC, accounted for 31.6% of the overall market in 2015, indicating at highly fragmented nature of the market. “The dominance of these players can be attributed to their diversified product portfolio and robust distribution channels,” says TMR’s lead analyst. 

The global automotive lubricants market had a valuation of US$55.44 bn in 2015 and is poised to rise to US$78.92 bn by the end of 2024. Between 2016 and 2024, the market is expected to progress at a CAGR of 4.10%. 

automotive lubricants market

Passenger Vehicles to Remain Leading Consumer of Automotive Lubricants until 2024 

On the basis of vehicle type, passenger vehicles will continue to dominate the market in terms of volume until 2024, with sales over 32.3 mn tons by that year. The expanding base of affluent consumers is translating into the greater purchase of passenger vehicles, driving the demand for automobile lubricants. 

Geographically, Asia Pacific will continue to be the leading market for automotive lubricants in terms of value until 2024. The increasing purchasing power of consumers along with strengthening economic conditions is one of the primary reasons behind the dominance of the region. China and Japan are among the leading consumers of automotive lubricants, owing to the robust growth of the automotive sector in the countries. Owing to these factors, the region is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 5.40% during the forecast period. 

Growing Sales of Motor Vehicles Fuel Growth Prospects 

With the rising sales of motor vehicles, the demand for automotive lubricants is expected to follow a notable growth trajectory. “Since automotive lubricants enhance the operation and lifespan of vehicles, by protecting their engine against friction, their demand is directly influenced by the number of automobiles on the road,” says a TMR analyst. 

In addition, the growing global population is translating into the higher requirements of vehicles to meet the transportation needs of people across the globe. Besides this, the increasing purchasing power of consumers is reflecting positively on the sales of motor vehicles, which in turn, is providing a significant boost to the global demand for automotive lubricants. 

Increasing Usage of Biofuels Inhibits Market Growth 

Despite an array of drivers, the high costs of fully- or semi-synthetic lubricants are adversely affecting the growth of the global automotive lubricants market. Moreover, the rising enforcement of stringent regulations and norms on emissions caused due to fuel and lubricants, particularly in developed regions, is likely to deter the pace of development of the overall market. This, coupled with the growing trend of using biofuels in motor vehicles, is impacting the growth of the market negatively. However, the flourishing growth of the automotive sector in emerging economies is opening new growth avenues for market players. 

The above data has been derived from a report, titled “Automotive Lubricants Market (Product - Engine Oil, Gear Oil, and Transmission Fluid; Base Oil - Mineral Oil, Synthetic Oil, and Bio-based Fluid; Vehicle Type - Passenger Car, Light-weight Commercial Vehicle, and Heavy-weight Commercial Vehicle; Distribution Channel - Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and Aftermarket) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016-2024.” 

The global refinery catalysts market has been segmented as follows: 

Automotive Lubricants Market, by Product

  • Engine oil
  • Gear oil
  • Transmission fluid
  • Automotive Lubricants Market – Base oil Analysis
  • Mineral oil
  • Synthetic oil
  • Bio-based fluid 

Automotive Lubricants Market, by Vehicle Type

  • Passenger car (PC)
  • Light-weight Commercial Vehicle (LCV)
  • Heavy-weight Commercial Vehicle (HCV) 

Automotive Lubricants Market, by Distribution Channel

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Aftermarket 

Automotive Lubricants Market, by Geography

  • North America
    • U.S
    • Canada 
  • Europe
    • U.K
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America

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