Sustainability: A New Opportunity for PAO

Sustainability: A New Opportunity for PAO

The global finished lubricants market has been going through a phase of uncertainty, with a multitude of factors hampering its growth outlook. Several years ago, some countries faced a sovereign debt crisis, which cast a shadow on the global economic environment. Thereafter, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into a recession. More recently, the emerging geopolitical situation has had a cascading effect on the global economy, leading to high inflation and interest rates, simultaneously creating an uncertain trade environment. All of these events invariably have impacted the demand for finished lubricants, contributing to the inherent changes that the lubricants and basestocks market had already been witnessing—a shift toward better-quality lubricants and the increasing use of high-performance basestocks, reducing the need for lubricants. Continue reading

The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook

Multiple Scenarios of PCMO Demand through 2040 Unveiled in Kline’s New Analysis

The global passenger car motor oil (PCMO) market is on the cusp of significant change triggered by forces shaping the future of mobility. Kline’s soon-to-be-published analysis The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook evaluates how and when PCMO demand will change as a reaction to emerging disruptive technologies redefining mobility, including the advent of ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs).Continue reading

Where is the Lubricants Industry Headed? – New Kline Perspectives 2018 Report Identifies Key Trends

Where is the Lubricants Industry Headed? – New Kline Perspectives 2018 Report Identifies Key Trends

A new research report outlining the key trends that have had a lasting impact on the lubricants industry has been published by Kline, a global market research and management consulting firm specializing in the lubricants industry. Kline Perspectives 2018 looks at the events happening in the past year, provides information on the current state of the industry, and analyzes the top 10 trends that are forecast to be shaping the industry in the medium term.
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Hidden Opportunities for All Players Behind Low Volumetric Demand for Finished Lubricants

Hidden Opportunities for All Players Behind Low Volumetric Demand for Finished Lubricants

Finding opportunities in the global finished lubricants industry is becoming increasingly challenging as volumetric demand growth in many of the leading countries has been flat as Kline’s Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment report shows. This market situation asks for an aggressive plan when all marketers must watch for the far-out signals. Savvy marketers can then decode these signals into an actionable plan to grow lubricants sales and market share for years to come.
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Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities

New Specifications are Driving Increased Activity within the Lubricant Additives Market

Energy conservation, GHG regulations, and modernization of vehicle fleets and heavy equipment drive the lubricants market towards higher performance oils which in turn leads to an increase in additive consumption, particularly for dispersants, antioxidants, and viscosity modifiers, according to the recently published Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.

Lubricant additives are used to enhance the performance of base oil. They are used to improve wear, thickening, oxidative stability, cleanliness, and dispersancy of the fully-formulated fluid, among others. Additive consumption depends on several factors, such as specification upgrades and drain intervals.Continue reading

Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Trends and Insights gathered from the CIS Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

About the conference and impressions

The CIS Base Oils and Lubricants conference has gained significant traction since its start five years ago, becoming a highly recognized event within the CIS (Community of Independent States) region. The conference’s agenda is exclusively dedicated to the base oils and lubricants industries in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and other CIS countries; however, every year, the number of international guests increases, mainly from Western Europe, but also from the United States, India, China, etc.Continue reading

Moroccan Consumer Automotive Segment

The Emerging Moroccan Consumer Automotive Segment Benefits from an Improved Economy and Modernized Vehicle Parc

The total demand for consumer automotive lubricants in Morocco is an estimated 29 kilotonnes in 2015. The largest share of the demand comes from engine oils, including PCMO, PCDO, and 2T/4T, with a demand of over 70% of the total consumer lubricant volume. This is followed by gear oil with about 13% and grease and ATF with the remaining share.

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Opportunities in Lubricants: China Market Analysis

The Consumer Automotive Segment is Expected to Drive the Chinese Finished Lubricants Market

Written By: Eric Pimenta and David Tsui

According to the recently published Opportunities in Lubricants: China Market Analysis report from global market research and management consulting firm Kline, total consumption of lubricants in China is estimated at 7,000 kilotonnes, valued at an estimated USD 26 billion in 2015.

In China, the total consumption of consumer automotive lubricants in 2015 is estimated at 1,400 kilotonnes, valued at approximately USD 11 billion and forecast to grow 3.7% by 2020, with new passenger car sales growing 9.2% during the first half of 2016. This includes factory-fill for all product categories and greases.Continue reading

Bio-based Lubricants to Become More Prevalent

Meet the New Normal: Bio-based Lubricants to Become More Prevalent in the Coming Years

Historically, bio-lubricants have constituted a small percentage of the finished lubricants market globally. The leading markets for bio-lubricants are primarily in North America and Europe, including the United States, Germany, and the Nordic countries.

In 2014, the market seemed to have tremendous potential. Now, in the early days of 2017, we are slowly witnessing the fruits of that potential. Government regulations and procurement seem to have created a demand for bio-based lubricants. However, it seems government initiatives alongside regulations and emergence of high performance basestocks are pushing the once niche segment to the forefront, albeit moderately. Continue reading