Global White Oils: Market Analysis and Opportunities

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

Base Year: 2020
Forecasts to 2025
Published: Q3 2021

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Base Year: 2023
Forecasts to 2028
Published: December 2023

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White oils are highly refined oils made from paraffinic or naphthenic basestocks. They are colorless, odorless mineral or synthetic oils that are used in a variety of applications. The global demand for white oils has been increasing slowly over the past few years. Despite the slow growth, the market remains dynamic due to the increasing use of Group II baseoils, intensifying competition from small suppliers and substitution by other products, along with increasing regulatory control.


  • Global demand for white oils in 2023 and forecast to 2028
  • Detailed profiles of major white oil markets, focusing on overall demand by application, purity grade, baseoil type, and viscosity range
  • Analysis of market trends, growth drivers and restraints, and regulations
  • Major suppliers and their market shares
  • Evaluation of market opportunities and challenges


Table of Contents


Executive Summary

An overview of the report findings includes the following:

  • Global white oil demand
  • Global white oil demand by application in key markets by:
    • Purity grade: Technical grade, food grade, pharmaceutical grade
    • Baseoil type
    • Viscosity range
    • Major supplier
  • Global white oil demand outlook
  • Market assessment

Product Analysis

  • White oil description and key applications
  • Demand by region: Focus on key countries as listed in Table 1. 
  • For each region, demand by application, purity grades, baseoil type, and viscosity ranges
  • Product pricing
  • Market structure and supply chain
  • Key supplier market shares
  • Demand outlook
Asia-Pacific India, China, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan
Europe Germany, France, and U.K.​​​
Americas U.S. and Brazil​​​
Africa and the Middle East South Africa

End-Use Analysis

  • Industry overview: Size, structure, geographic spread, and growth
  • Regulations
  • White oils used, product specifications, consumption: Overall, by viscosity range, purity grade, and baseoil type
  • Industry growth and demand outlook

Market Analysis

  • Growth drivers and restraints
  • Market opportunities and challenges

Low Carbon Footprint (LCF) White Oils

  • Product description
  • Information on regulations and approvals needed, if any
  • Assessment of need (Need gap analysis)
  • End users’ expectations from LCF white oils
  • Price estimation

Subscriber Benefits

This study assists white oil marketers in identifying opportunities within the global white oil industry. It also serves as an invaluable tool in the strategic planning process. Specifically, the study helps subscribers to:

  • Assess the global demand for white oils in terms of applications and markets
  • Analyze the impact of changing basestock use, manufacturing technology, COVID-19, and regulations
  • Design and develop products and marketing strategies for key end-use industries by assessing unmet needs and barriers to entry

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