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Global Used Oil and Re-Refined Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, USA and Canada, Western Europe

Base Year: 2020 and 2021
Published: Q1 2022

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Base Year: 2023
Published: February 2024

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This report is a comprehensive analysis of the global used oil and re-refined lubricants industry as the focus of governments and corporations around the world increases on sustainability amidst the declining demand for basestocks. This study will focus on key trends, developments, changes, challenges, and business opportunities.


  • Assessment of material flows from finished lubricants and used oil collection to used oil disposal and re-refined basestocks production
  • Assessment of disposal routes for used oil, including energy recovery, re-refining, and other end uses
  • Evaluation of re-refined basestocks and lubricants and their key end-use segments
  • Analysis of market trends, growth drivers and restraints, and regulations
  • Evaluation of re-refined basestocks suppliers at the global and regional levels
  • Evaluation of market opportunities and challenges

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of the report findings

Country/Regional Market Profiles

Detailed regional profiles focusing on key markets (listed in Table 1), including the following information:

  • Used oil market synopsis
  • Economic background
  • Vehicle population
  • Used oil and re-refining regulations
  • Finished lubricants demand, used oil generation, and re-refining material balances
  • Used oil generation, collection, and disposal
  • Used oil re-refining market overview
  • Used oil industry outlook
  • Market opportunities and challenges
Brazil​ ​​​China
India ​​​U.S. and Canada
Mexico Western Europe

Subscriber Benefits

This study assists used oil collectors, re-refiners, lubricants blenders, and marketers in identifying opportunities within the global used oil re-refining industry. It also serves as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process. Specifically, it helps subscribers:

  • Develop business strategies by understanding the trends and developments that are driving
    the used oil re-refining market
  • Identify end-use markets and applications with high potential for growth and the challenges and barriers for catering to these opportunities
  • Recognize key competitors and evaluate their market position

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