Global Group I Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Base Year: 2020
Published Q3 2021
Regional Coverage: Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

The Group I basestock market faces twin challenges of declining technical demand due to stricter performance specifications of modern engines and growing competition from surplus Group II and III basestocks. This has resulted in a substantial Group I capacity reduction. The Group I market will continue to witness these changes, presenting both opportunities and challenges for Group I suppliers.

This Report Helps Subscribers to:

  • Understand the current market for Group I and where it is headed over the next 10 years
  • Identify key applications that continue to demand Group I basestocks
  • Identify applications where Group I faces challenges from other basestocks
  • Assess likely capacity reductions over the next 10 years
  • Understand the outlook for key Group I grades, especially heavy neutrals and brightstocks

Report Contents


Executive Summary

Group I Basestock Supply
This section covers historical supply of Group I basestocks, current capacity/supply by region, viscosity grades, a brief discussion on factors impacting production, and supply/capacity forecasts for the period 2020 to 2030.

Group I Basestock Demand
This section covers historical demand for Group I basestocks, current demand by applications, viscosity grades, regions, a brief discussion on factors impacting demand for Group I basestocks and competition from Group II and III basestocks, and demand forecast for 2020 to 2030.

Supply Demand Balance
This section covers current and forecast supply and demand balance by region and viscosity grades.

Brightstock Market
This section covers current and forecast global capacity/supply by region and brightstock type; current and forecast brightstock demand by region, applications and brightstock type; and the role of substitutes in various applications.

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