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

Base Year: 2020 and 2021
Published: Q1 2022
Regional Coverage: Asia-Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Western Europe, North America, South America

This report is a comprehensive analysis of the global used oil and re-refined lubricants industry in the wake of record low crude oil prices and low baseoil demand due to COVID-19. With crude oil prices rising again and improvements in baseoil demand, the industry is expected to recover quickly. Our report  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 different routes to dispose collected 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 basestock suppliers at a global and regional level
  • 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) are provided, 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
Table 1: List of Countries/Regions Profiled
Brazil​ ​​​India
U.S. and Canada ​​​Indonesia
Mexico ​​​Japan
​​Russia ​​​Malaysia
Western Europe ​​​South Korea
China ​​​Thailand

Report Benefits

This report 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 these opportunities
  • Recognize key competitors and evaluate their market position

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