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Global Synthetic Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Regional Coverage: Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

Base Year: 2021
Published: Q4 2022

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Base Year: 2023
To be Published: Q2 2024

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A comprehensive analysis of the fast-growing synthetic basestocks market, the report highlights growth opportunities for basestock marketers in a flat-to-declining market for finished lubricants and growing focus on sustainability. As demand for synthetic lubricants grows, new opportunities arise for synthetic basestock marketers.


  • Global synthetic lubricant demand and trends
  • Global synthetic basestocks demand by region, lubricant application, and viscosity grade in the case of automotive engine oils
  • Comparison of leading basestock types
  • Formulation and substitution trends and inter-material competition
  • Synthetic basestock demand outlook
  • Profiles of leading suppliers

Table of Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of key findings

Global Finished Lubricant Market

  • Finished lubricant demand by product and region
  • Penetration of synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants
  • Product performance trends
  • Demand outlook

Global Synthetic Lubricant Basestock Market

  • Comparison of different synthetic basestocks
  • Application by basestock type
  • Pricing
  • Demand by basestock type and application
  • Inter-material competition
  • Demand outlook

Synthetic Basestock Profiles

Detailed profiles of synthetic basestocks (listed in Table 1) are provided, including the following information:

  • Product overview
  • Supply
  • Pricing
  • Consumption
  • Demand trends
  • Demand outlook

Supplier Profiles

Detailed profiles of leading synthetic basestocks suppliers (listed in Table 2) are provided, including the following information:

  • Company background
  • Overview of synthetic basestocks business
  • Product portfolio/manufacturing
  • Appraisal


Polyalphaolefins​​ Group III/III+​​
Synthetic esters​​​​​ Polyalkylene glycol​​​​​
Polyisobutylene​​​​ Phosphate esters​​​​
​Alkylated aromatics​​​​


BASF​​​ Chevron Phillips​​​ Clariant​
Croda​​​​​​ Daihachi​​​​​​ Dow ​​​​​​
ExxonMobil​​​​​ Huntsman​​​​​ ICL​​​​​
​Idemitsu​ INEOS​ CNPC Lanzhou
Lanxess​​​​​​ Lu’an​​​​​​ Lubrizol​​​​​​
NACO​​​​​​ Nanjing Well​​​​​​ NOF​​​​​​
NYCO​​​​​​ Oleon​​​​​​

Subscriber Benefits

This report assists industry participants in identifying business opportunities within the global synthetic lubricant basestocks industry. It also serves as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process. Specifically, the report helps subscribers to:

  • Develop pricing and market entry strategies, and maximize returns along the value chain
  • Perform competitive intelligence assessments, and identify new applications and business development opportunities
  • Develop strategic plans, and focus on product/service offerings and target markets

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