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

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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Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis

Free Webinar – Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis – Consumer Automotive

Join Sushmita Dutta, a Project Lead in Kline’s Energy/Petroleum Practice as she presents insights from the recently published Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis – Consumer Automotive edition in a live webinar that will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9 AM EDT|1:00 PM GMT.

You Will Learn About:

  • Key market developments and industry trends
  • Areas where growth opportunities exist
  • How the market is performing
  • Market outlook

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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

Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Lubricant Additives Market Outpaces the Overall Lubricant Growth, which Varies by Additive Function

Global lubricant additive consumption exhibited moderate growth in 2015, estimated to have increased by 1.0% over 2014. This consumption is forecast to increase by 1.6% through 2019, with strong growth stemming from regions like Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and South America, according to the recently published Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.

The growth rate for lubricant additives is higher than the growth rate for finished lubricants. Growth varies significantly across function class. For instance, the focus on long-lasting engine oils, engine cleanliness, and fuel economy drives an increase in the usage of dispersants, antioxidants, and friction modifiers. Greater use of multigrade engine oils drives the usage of viscosity index improvers. In contrast, due to issues of compatibility with emission control devices, the use of detergents and antiwear additives is dampened.Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Finished Lubricants Market

China Strengthens its Grip, while Malaysia is a Rising Star in the Asia-Pacific Finished Lubricants Market

Accounting for 40% of the global market, Asia-Pacific is the leading region for finished lubricant demand. Emphasis on fuel economy and a modern vehicle parc will drive the use of synthetics and other lighter viscosity grade lubricants for passenger car motor oil (PCMO) in the region. Capitalizing on this shift, China and Malaysia are integral to the strong performance of finished lubricants in the Asia-Pacific region, capturing about 45% of regional demand, according to the soon-to-be-published Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment report by global market research and management consulting firm, Kline.

In China, synthetic oils have grown at more than 10% annually since 2013. Mobil 1 from ExxonMobil is the best-known full synthetic product in China, and similar products from Shell and BP products are also very popular.Continue reading