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Opportunities in Lubricants: North America Market Analysis

Regional Coverage: North America: United States, Canada, and Mexico

Consumer Automotive
Base Year: 2021
Published in June 2022
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Industrial Oils & Fluids
Base Year: 2022
To be Published in 2023
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Commercial Automotive
Base Year: 2023
To be Published in June 2024
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In continuous publication since 1984, Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of automotive and industrial finished lubricant products, end-use industries/trade classes, major suppliers, and market trends in the United States, along with the summary coverage of Canada and Mexico.


  • Size and segmentation for finished lubricants by country, product type, and market segment
    • — United States
    • — Canada
    • — Mexico
  • Detailed U.S. finished lubricants demand by trade class or end-use industry
  • Demand estimates to take into account the recovery in 2021 from the impact of COVID-19 on the automotive and industrial segments in 2020
  • A five-year demand outlook
  • Product and service requirements by various trade class and end-use industries
  • Market trends, drivers, and restraints by various market segments, trade classes, and end-use industries
  • Impact of sustainability trends on lubricant demand in various segments, trade classes, and end-use industries
  • Supplier profiles of leading lubricants marketers, providing an assessment of their lubricant business position, sales, and market share
  • Market outlook and opportunities

Table of Contents


Year in Review

  • Overall market summary: North America
  • Overall market summary: United States
  • Suppliers
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and supplier developments
  • Market developments
  • Sustainability trends 
  • Outlook

Overall Market: United States

The executive summary of the report includes finished lubricants demand in volume and value for the market segment under analysis for that base year. 

End-Use Industries and Trade Classes

This section of the report will detail lubricants demand by end-use industry or trade class (listed in Table 1), supplier market share, five-year demand outlook, and critical analysis of business opportunities specific to the industry or trade class.

Products: United States

Product overview: properties, functions and specifications, packaging and prices, maintenance practices, consumption, distribution channels, major suppliers, market developments, and outlook and appraisal for products listed in Table 2.

Lubricants Overview: Canada

Lubricants Overview: Mexico

These will feature an overview of each country, covering the following:

  • Key economic, political, and demographic indicators
  • Lubricant basestock refineries
  • Finished lubricants demand by market segment, product category and type, and viscosity grade (including impact of COVID-19)
  • Supplier market shares
  • Maintenance and purchasing practices
  • Product packaging and distribution
  • Market developments
  • Outlook
  • Appraisal and opportunities

Suppliers: North America

The following information will be provided for leading North American finished lubricants suppliers:

  • Background and financial overview
  • Organizational structure
  • New products and recent developments
  • Lubricants business overview
  • Lubricants manufacturing
  • Sales
  • U.S. market share
Consumer automotive​ ​Commercial automotive Industrial​
Installed​​​​ Retail​​​​ On-highway​ ​Off-highway ​End-use industries
Quick lubes​​​​ Mass merchandisers​​​​ For-hire trucking​ ​Construction Rubber and plastic products​ ​Mining
New car dealerships​​​​ Auto parts stores​​​​ Private fleets​​​​ Mining​ Transportation equipment​ ​Food processing
Tire, brake, and muffler shops​​​​ Other retail outlets​​​​ State and local governments​ Federal government​​​​ Chemicals and allied products​ Wood and paper products​
General repair garages ​​​​ ​​​​ Lease-rental​​​​ Agriculture ​​​​ Electrical equipment and energy transmission ​Agriculture, forestry, and fishing
Other installed service providers​​​​ ​​​​ Transportation​​​​ ​​​​ Aviation and railroad​ ​Oils and gas extraction and petroleum ref.
​​​​ ​​​​ Other on-highway​​​​ ​​​​ Marine​ ​Machinery
​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​Primary metals manufacturing ​Textiles
​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ Printing​ Other end-use industries​
​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ ​​​​ Fabricated metal products​
Consumer automotive​ ​Commercial automotive Industrial​
Installed​​​​ On-highway​ ​End-use industries
Passenger car motor oil​​​​ ​​​​Heavy-duty motor oil ​​​​Process oil-a
​​​​Automatic transmission fluid ​​​​Hydraulic and transmission fluid ​​​​General industrial oil-b
​​​​Gear oil ​​​​Gear oil ​​​​Metalworking fluids-c
​​​​Grease ​​​​Grease ​​​​Industrial engine oil-d
​​​​Two/four-stroke engine oil ​​​​ ​​​​Grease
​​​​a- Includes aromatic, electrical, rubber, white, and other paraffinic, naphthenic, and synthetic oils
b- Includes hydraulic, turbine and circulating, gear, compressor and refrigeration, heat transfer fluids, and other industrial oils
c- Includes removal, forming, protecting, and treating fluids
d- Includes marine, railroad, natural gas, and aviation engine oils

Report Benefits

This report provides an accurate and independent appraisal of the North America lubricant market in terms of its size and segmentation; key end-use segments; and trends, business opportunities, and competitive forces. It will also offer:

  • A highly reliable and independent assessment of the North America finished lubricants demand and supplier market shares
  • An examination of demand shifts among various trade classes and end-use industries as well as among lubricant products
  • A resource tool for sales, marketing, and strategy personnel to quickly learn the fundamentals and current trends in the leading trade classes and end-use markets

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