Upcoming Webinar: Global Natural Gas Engine Oils Market

Attend our live presentation led by Hareesh Nalam, Senior Consultant at Kline’s Energy Practice, on Wednesday, June 122019. This live webinar will focus on market opportunities and challenges for NGEOs globally and in key country-markets in non-transport applications.

Join this informative webinar on key findings from our recently published Natural Gas Engine Oils: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities report to learn about:Continue reading

Brazilian Finished Lubricants Market

Despite Projected Growth, Economic Conditions are Expected to Strain the Brazilian Finished Lubricants Market

Brazil’s total demand for consumer automotive lubricants is nearly 400 kilotonnes. Passenger car motor oil (PCMO) accounts for the majority of the total Brazilian market. Furthermore, there are nearly 40 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and over 14 million motorcycles in use in Brazil in 2015.

The PCMO demand profile in Brazil has changed in the last few years due to OEM recommendations. Lower multi-viscosity grades account for almost two-thirds of the total PCMO demand. Monogrades account for about 6% of the PCMO market. The leading grades consumed are 15W-40/15W-50, followed by 20W-40/20W-50. A new SAE 0W-20 grade was introduced in the market in 2013, mostly as a result of Honda’s change in factory- and service-fill oil specifications and recommendations, but volumes are low as of 2015.Continue reading