Global Fuel Additives Market: Snapshot

A large number of consumers today are aware of the benefits of fuel additives, especially in North America and Europe. This has spurred the demand for fuel additives in these regions. In an earlier report by ATC Europe, over 95% of the fuel made available in the EU-28 region is usually treated with fuel additives. A similarly high proportion of fuel additives is also used by the North American refineries in order to meet the stringent emission standards.

In comparison, Latin America and Asia Pacific hold much more lenient regulatory action against higher emissions and the necessity to treat fuel. This is expected to change in the coming years, as emission standards are being consolidated due to climate control issues and the reduction in air quality. As a result, the penetration of fuel additives manufacturers in these regions over the coming years will prove to be highly beneficial to this market.

Apart from the lack of regulatory pressure, other problems that fuel additive manufacturers are facing currently include the high price of the additives. This will especially continue to be a problem in developing economies where price sensitivity is higher for more consumers. At the same time, there are multiple alternative fuels available that can completely negate the need for the current lineup of fuel additives.

Overall, the global market for fuel additives is expected to reach US$2.64 bn by the end of 2023. It is expected reach US$1.62 bn by the end of 2016 and progress at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2015 to 2023.

Low Global Penetration of Fuel Additives Outside North America Put This Region in Lead

North America holds a substantial lead in the consumption rate of fuel additives when compared to other key regions. By the end of 2023, North America is expected to accrue US$3.93 bn in fuel additives. The two key reasons facilitating this high consumption rate are the higher level of awareness and extremely stringent emission standards and regulations. One of the key reasons spurring an increase in the demand for fuel additives is the growing consumption of ultra-low-sulfur diesel. This diesel variant gives out very low emissions but requires a larger proportion of fuel additives to function as desired.

While the consumption levels of fuel additives in Europe and Asia Pacific have been relatively equal, Asia Pacific is expected to overtake Europe owing to a much higher demand surge that will occur in this region. With emission standards being taken more seriously in this region, a higher market penetration is possible for the manufacturers of fuel additives.

Deposit Control Additives Leading in Consumption

Reducing the rate of deposits formed along the fuel lines of vehicles is one of the more efficient ways to curb overconsumption of fuel. These deposits can end up choking the injector nozzles, thereby reducing the efficiency with which the engine uses fuel. The automotive industry considers this as a core problem in fuel consumption rates and has been followed up by government bodies. As a result of the strict regulatory pressure to reduce the formation of deposits, deposit control fuel additives are used in a much higher quantity. By the end of 2023, the revenue generated through fuel additives is expected to reach US$1.20 bn.

The key producers of fuel additives in the world currently include Innospec, Afton Chemical Corporation, The Lubrizol Corporation, BASF SE, and Evonik Industries AG.

Emerging Chemistries to Tap Into New Avenues in Fuel Additives Market

Fuel additives have emerged as an array of chemicals added to improve the performance of fuels, and the effect is seen across variety of performance parameters. The fuel additives market has progressed in relation to the availability of wide range of formulations to meet the end-use functional characteristics. A crucial aspect gaining traction, notably in response to new vehicular emission norms, is to opt for fuel additives that reduce the overall carbon dioxide emissions, both during production and the use. A number candidates that fit the business budget have shaped the competitive dynamics for the fuel additives market. Advances in chemistries of fuel additives meant to be used diesel engines have shaped interesting and lucrative market prospects. Of note—and, increasingly for the sake of engine fuel systems—advancements in gasoline fuel additives encourage new R&D investments. Some of the popular candidates attracting attention are deposit control additives, fluidizers and carrier oils, and friction modifiers. Each can have varying modes of action, and may be suitable for improving specific engine performance characteristics of vehicles, in addition to complying with the prevailing regulations. Growing prospect of corrosion inhibitors as fuel additives have spurred research in organic chemistry mechanisms, thereby expanding the avenue in the fuel additives market.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent waves that caused a debilitating impact on the healthcare systems is still looming large. Worldwide, policy makers, regulators, and industry organizations across verticals, have increasingly shown solidarity in combating the pandemic. Various government-imposed regulations and self-restrictions by the common populations had actually shown results in 2020, with the virus spread not able to assume community transmission. However, new variants of the virus have proved to be strikingly much more contagious in infecting the populations, and compromising the healthcare systems in some countries. Amid these backdrop, the uncertainty in consumer demand still prevails, and initiatives are being taken to not just contain the virus but also to bring optimisms to populations. This might help mitigate the social and emotional burden caused by the pandemic’s new waves.


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.2 Report Scope
1.3 Assumptions
1.4 Market Segmentation
1.5 Research methodology

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global Fuel Additives Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
2.2 Global Fuel Additives Market: Snapshot

Chapter 3 Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Product and Application Overview 
3.3 Emission Standards 
3.4 Value Chain Analysis
3.5 Market Dynamics
     3.5.1 Driver 1 - Growing Awareness About Use of Fuel Additives Among Consumers
     3.5.2 Driver 2 - Rising Demand for Transportation Fuel Across all Regions
     3.5.3 Driver 3 - Stringent Environmental Regulations in Regions such as North America and Europe
     3.5.4 Driver 4 - Growing Penetration of Ultra-low-sulfur Diesel (ULSD) in Transportation Industry
3.6 Restraints
     3.6.1 Restraints 1 - Availability of Alternative Fuels, High Price of Fuel Additives, and Absence of Regulations in Developing Economies
3.7 Opportunity
     3.7.1 Opportunity 1 - Development of Fuel Additives Using Renewable Alternatives
     3.7.2. Opportunity 2 - Growing Demand For Transportation Fuel in Asia Pacific
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.7 Global Fuel Additives Market Attractiveness, by Application, 2014
3.8 Global Fuel Additives Market Attractiveness, by Country, 2014
3.9 Global Fuel Additives Market Share by Company, 2014

Chapter 4 Fuel Additives Market: Price Trend Analysis
4.1 Global and Regional Price Trend Analysis, 2014 - 2023 
4.2 Price Trend Analysis: Fuel Additives, 2014–2023

Chapter 5 Fuel Additives Market – Product Analysis
5.1 Fuel Additives Market: Product Overview
     5.1.1 Global Deposit Control Additives Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     5.1.2 Global Cetane Improvers Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     5.1.3 Global Antioxidants Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
     5.1.4 Global Stability Improvers Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     5.1.5 Global Lubricity Improvers Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
     5.1.6 Global Corrosion Inhibitors Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     5.1.7 Global Cold Flow Improvers Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
     5.1.8 Global Others Market (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 

Chapter 6 Fuel Additives Market – Application Analysis
6.1 Fuel Additives Market: Application Overview
     6.1.1 Global Fuel Additives Market for Gasoline (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
     6.1.2 Global Fuel Additives Market for Diesel (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
     6.1.3 Global Fuel Additives Market for Aviation Fuel (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 
     6.1.4 Global Fuel Additives Market for Others (Kilo Tons) (US$ Mn), 2014–2023 

Chapter 7 Fuel Additives Market – Regional Analysis
7.1 Fuel Additives Market: Regional Overview
7.2 North America Fuel Additives Market, by Regional Sub-Segment, 2014–2023
     7.2.1 North America Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.2 North America Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.3 North America Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.4 North America Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.5 North America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.6 North America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.7 U.S. Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.8 U.S. Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.9 U.S. Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.10 U.S. Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.11 U.S. Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.12 U.S. Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.13 Rest of North America Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.14 Rest of North America Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.15 Rest of North America Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.16 Rest of North America Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.2.17 Rest of North America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.2.18 Rest of North America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
7.3 Europe Fuel Additives Market, by Regional Sub-Segment, 2014–2023
     7.3.1 Europe Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.2 Europe Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.3 Europe Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.4 Europe Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.5 Europe Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.6 Europe Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.7 U.K. Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.8 U.K. Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.9 U.K. Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.10 U.K. Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.11 U.K. Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.12 U.K. Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.13 Germany Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.14 Germany Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.15 Germany Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.16 Germany Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.17 Germany Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.18 Germany Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.19 France Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.20 France Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.21 France Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023     
     7.3.22 France Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023     
     7.3.23 France Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.24 France Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.25 Spain Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.26 Spain Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.27 Spain Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.28 Spain Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.29 Spain Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.30 Spain Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.31 Italy Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.32 Italy Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.33 Italy Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.34 Italy Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.35 Italy Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.36 Italy Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.37 Rest of Europe Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.38 Rest of Europe Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.39 Rest of Europe Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.40 Rest of Europe Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.3.41 Rest of Europe Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.3.42 Rest of Europe Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
7.4 Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market, by Regional Sub-Segment, 2014–2023
     7.4.1 Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.2 Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.3 Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.4 Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.5 Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.6 Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.7 China Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.8 China Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.9 China Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.10 China Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.11 China Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.12 China Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.13 Japan Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.14 Japan Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.15 Japan Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.16 Japan Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.17 Japan Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.18 Japan Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.19 ASEAN Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.20 ASEAN Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.21 ASEAN Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.22 ASEAN Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.23 ASEAN Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.24 ASEAN Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.25 Rest of Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.26 Rest of Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.27 Rest of Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.28 Rest of Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.4.29 Rest of Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.4.30 Rest of Asia Pacific Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
7.5 Latin America Fuel Additives Market, by Regional Sub-Segment, 2014–2023
     7.5.1 Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.2 Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.3 Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.4 Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.5 Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.6 Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.7 Brazil Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.8 Brazil Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.9 Brazil Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.10 Brazil Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.11 Brazil Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.12 Brazil Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.13 Rest of Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.14 Rest of Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.15 Rest of Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.16 Rest of Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.5.17 Rest of Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.5.18 Rest of Latin America Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
7.6 Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market, by Regional Sub-Segment, 2014–2023
     7.6.1 Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.2 Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.3 Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.4 Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.5 Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.6 Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.7 GCC Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.8 GCC Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.9 GCC Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.10 GCC Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.11 GCC Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.12 GCC Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.13 South Africa Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.14 South Africa Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.15 South Africa Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.16 South Africa Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.17 South Africa Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.18 South Africa Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.19 Rest of Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Product (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.20 Rest of Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Product (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.21 Rest of Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Application (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.22 Rest of Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Application (US$ Mn), 2014–2023
     7.6.23 Rest of Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (Kilo Tons), 2014–2023
     7.6.24 Rest of Middle East & Africa Fuel Additives Market by Antioxidant Types (US$ Mn), 2014–2023

Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 Afton Chemical Corporation
8.2 AkzoNobel N.V.
8.3 Baker Hughes Incorporated
8.4 BASF SE 
8.5 Chemtura Corporation
8.6 Evonik Industries AG
8.7 Huntsman Corporation
8.8 Innospec Inc.
8.9 Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas Group)
8.10 The Dow Chemical Company 
8.11 The Lubrizol Corporation
8.12 Total S.A.

Chapter 9 List of Customers

Chapter 10 Primary Research - Key Findings

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