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The experts at Kline conduct interviews and contribute articles to key industry and business publications. Below is a selection of recent press coverage.

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Jan. 16, 2017:  South American Finished Lubricants Market: Time for Rebuilding
OEM Lubes News
In a presentation at the ICIS Pan-American Conference held in December 2016, Sergio Rebelo, Managing Director in Kline's South America affiliate, Factor, discussed the struggles and opportunities of the South American finished lubricants market.
Jan. 11, 2017:  Synthetics Expected to Grow
The overall lubricant market is expected to grow less than 1 percent annually through 2020, however, synthetics are projected to grow almost 4 percent per year, and semi-synthetics just under 1.5 percent, according to projections by Kline & Co. consultants. Milind Phadke, the director of Kline's Energy Practice, told the Union of the European Lubricant Industry's Annual Congress in October that synthetics will grow faster than semi-synthetics because the ample availability of Group IIIs will hold down their relative cost.


Dec. 6, 2016:  Asia Dominates White Oils Demand
Asia-Pacific demands more white oils than any other region, according to an industry consultancy, due to China being the world's largest consumer of the base oil-derived products and India remaining a key market. White oil consumption was between 1.6 million and 1.7 million metric tons worldwide in 2015, an official with United States-based consultancy Kline & Co. explained in a webinar last week.


Nov. 30, 2016:  Forecast Sees Slim Lube Demand Growth
Global lubricant demand - including process and marine oils - is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of less than 1 percent, to 40 million metric tons by 2020, according to consultancy Kline & Co.
Nov. 29, 2016:  Synthetics Forecast to Lead Asia-Pacific's Lube Growth
Asia-Pacific's synthetic lubricants demand will expand at a compound annual rate of more than 6 percent to 2020, with Japan and South Korea leading the region in market penetration, according to consultancy Kline & Co. Semi-synthetics' CAGR is expected to be nearly 9 percent.
Nov. 23, 2016:  Finished Lubes to Recover in Latin America
Despite economic slowdown and political uncertainty that has hindered key countries in the region, demand for finished lubricants in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to increase a total of 5.4 percent to 3.9 million tons in 2020, consultancy Kline & Co. forecast.
F+L Asia
Shell Lubricants has retained its global market leading position in 2015 with an 11.6% market share, according to Kline & Company's Global Lubricants Industry: Market Analysis and Assessment 2016 report. This is the tenth consecutive year that Shell Lubricants has been named the number one global lubricants supplier.
Nov. 21, 2016:  After Declining Growth in 2014 to 2016, Latin America Lube Demand Expected to Rebound in 2017
OEM/Lube News
After the region experienced slow growth during the period 2014 to 2016, finished lubricant demand in Latin America and the Caribbean is forecast to reach 3.9 MT (3,900 KT) in 2020 and 4.3 MT in 2025, with Brazil, Mexico, and Chile leading the way, according to a report from consultancy Kline & Co.
Nov. 16, 2016:  Steady Growth for Wind Energy Lubes
Lubricant demand for use in wind energy applications will grow at a 7.4 percent compound annual rate over the next five years, likely reaching more than 50,000 metric tons consumption by 2020, Kline & Co. estimated.
Nov. 10, 2016:  Pfizer exploring OTC divestiture? RB, Sanofi most likely suitors
Drug Store News
Pfizer CEO and chairman Ian Read may have hinted earlier this month at the company's interest in divesting its consumer health unit, which recent reports value at $14 billion. "The consumer business [is] a valuable business," Read told analysts during the company's discussion on its third quarter results. "It's growing well. We're investing. We've made acquisitions. But like all our businesses, we all look at them and we subject them to tests of are they worth more inside or outside of Pfizer?" he said. "And we'll continue to run those tests."

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