Market Research Logo

Lubricants

Lubricants

US demand for lubricants is projected to increase 0.7% per year to 2.4 billion gallons in 2022. Growth in motor vehicle production and vehicle miles traveled will boost demand for engine oils and transmission and hydraulic fluids. However, growing fill intervals and longer lasting, higher quality lubricants will restrain stronger gains.

This report covers lubricant product demand by Type and Market, along with a discussion of basestocks used in production and lubricant formulation. Data are given in volume (million gallons) and dollar value.

Lubricant product types covered in the study include:
Engine Oils
Process Oils
Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids
Metalworking Fluids
General Industrial Oils
Gear Oils
Greases

Markets for lubricants include:
Light Vehicle
Commercial & Industrial
Nondurable Goods Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment
Durable Goods Manufacturing

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US lubricants market including key trends in products and market segmentation. Historical data are provided for 2007, 2012, and 2017 with forecasts for 2022, with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Data are provided in both volume and dollar value. Also included is analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table Figure 1-1 | US Lubricants Market
  • OVERVIEW
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Lubricants Market
    • Scope
    • Environmental & Regulatory Issues
      • Regulatory Agencies & Related Legislation
      • Biobased Lubricants
      • Recycling
      • Re-Refining
    • Motor Vehicle Lubricant Classification & Testing
    • Foreign Trade
      • Table US Finished Lubricant Foreign Trade, 2007 - 2022
    • International Activity
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table Selected Lubricant Pricing, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 2-2 | Lubricants Pricing Trends, 2007 - 2017
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table Lubricant Market in the US, 2007 - 2017
      • Table Figure 2-3 | Lubricant Market in the US, 2007 - 2017
    • Formulations
      • Formulations: Product Comparison
      • Formulations: Demand Forecast
        • Table Lubricants: Demand by Formulation, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 2-4 | Lubricants: Market Share by Formulation, 2007 - 2022
      • Conventional Formulations
        • Table Conventional Lubricant Formulations: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 2-5 | Conventional Lubricant Formulations: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Synthetic Lubricants
        • Table Synthetic Lubricant Formulations, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Synthetic Lubricant Formulations: Advantages & Disadvantages
      • Re-Refined Lubricants
        • Table Re-Refined Lubricant Formulations, 2007 - 2022
      • Biobased Lubricants
        • Table Biobased Lubricant Formulations, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Biobased Lubricants: Selected Suppliers & Products
  • LUBRICANT BASESTOCKS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 | Lubricant Basestocks in the US
    • Lubricant Production Overview
      • Finished Lubricant Production
        • Table Figure 3-2 | Lubricant Production Flowchart
      • Basestock Classifications
        • Table Lubricant Basestock Classifications
      • Basestock Demand
        • Table Lubricant Basestocks: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Petroleum Base Oil
      • Petroleum Base Oil: Paraffinic & Naphthenic
      • Petroleum Base Oil: Supply & Demand Drivers & Constraints
        • Table Petroleum Base Oil Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 3-3 | Petroleum Base Oil Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Petroleum Base Oil: Refining Capacity
        • Table US Petroleum Base Oil Refining Capacity by Company, 2017
        • Table Figure 3-4 | US Petroleum Base Oil Refining Capacity by Company, 2017
    • Nonconventional Basestocks
      • Scope
      • Demand by Type
        • Table Nonconventional Basestocks: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
  • PRODUCTS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 | Lubricant Products in the US
    • Demand by Type
      • Table Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 4-2 | Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2017 - 2022
    • Engine Oils
      • Engine Oils: Product Characteristics
      • Engine Oils: Demand by Type & Formulation
        • Table Engine Oils: Demand by Type, Formulation, & Outlet, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-3 | Engine Oils: Product Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Motor Vehicle Engine Oils
        • Table Motor Vehicle Engine Oil: Demand by Engine Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Light Vehicle Engine Oil: Demand by Viscosity Grade, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-4 | Light Vehicle Engine Oil: Demand by Viscosity Grade, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Other Engine Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-5 | Other Engine Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Engine Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table Engine Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids
      • Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Product Description
      • Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Type & Market
        • Table Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-6 | Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Industrial Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-7 | Industrial Hydraulic Fluids: Product Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats
        • Table Automatic Transmission Fluids: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-8 | Automatic Transmission Fluids: Product Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats
        • Table Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Other Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-9 | Other Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Process Oils
      • Process Oils: Product Description
      • Process Oils: Demand by Type & Market
        • Table Process Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-10 | Process Oils: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Rubber Oils: Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table White Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-11 | White Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Electrical Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-12 | Electrical Oils: Key Market Trends, Opportunities, & Threats
        • Table Other Process Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Other Processing Oils: Product Types & Characteristics
      • Process Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table Process Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Metalworking Fluids
      • Metalworking Fluids: Scope & Characteristics
        • Table Metalworking Fluids: Selected Product Characteristics
      • Metalworking Fluids: Demand by Market
        • Table Metalworking Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-13 | Metalworking Fluids: Product Characteristics & Key Trends
      • Metalworking Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table Metalworking Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • General Industrial Oils
      • General Industrial Oils: Product Description
      • General Industrial Oils: Demand by Type & Market
        • Table General Industrial Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-14 | General Industrial Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Turbine Oils: Demand, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Other General Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Other General Oils: Product Types & Characteristics
      • General Industrial Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table General Industrial Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Gear Oils
      • Gear Oils: Product Description
      • Gear Oils: Demand by Type & Market
        • Table Gear Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Gear Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table Gear Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products
    • Greases
      • Greases: Product Description
      • Greases: Demand by Type & Market
        • Table Greases: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 4-15 | Greases: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Greases: Selected Suppliers & Products
        • Table Greases: Selected Suppliers & Products
  • MARKETS
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 | Lubricants Market in the US
    • Demand by Market
      • Table Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Table Figure 5-2 | Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2017 - 2022
    • Light Vehicles
      • Light Vehicles: Scope
      • Light Vehicles: Demand by Type
        • Table Light Vehicles Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-3 | Light Vehicle Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Engine Oils
      • Automatic Transmission Fluids
      • Other Lubricants
      • Light Vehicles: Engine Oil Demand by Outlet
        • Table Light Vehicles Engine Oil: Demand by Sector & Outlet, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-4 | Do-It-Yourself Oil Change Market Share, 2007 - 2022
      • Light Vehicles: Selected Suppliers
        • Table Light Vehicles Lubricants: Selected Suppliers & Brands
    • Commercial & Industrial
      • Commercial & Industrial: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-5 | Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Agricultural
        • Table Agricultural Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-6 | Agricultural Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Construction Equipment
        • Table Construction Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-7 | Construction Equipment Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Oil & Gas Production
        • Table Oil & Gas Production Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-8 | Oil & Gas Production Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Electricity Generation & Transmission
        • Table Electricity Generation Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-9 | Electricity Generation Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Other Commercial & Industrial Markets
        • Table Other Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-10 | Other Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats
    • Nondurable Goods Manufacturing
      • Nondurable Goods Manufacturing: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table Nondurable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-11 | Nondurable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Plastics & Rubber
        • Table Plastics & Rubber Lubricants: Demand by End Use & Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-12 | Plastics & Rubber Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Cosmetics & Toiletries
        • Table Cosmetics & Toiletries Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Food & Beverages
        • Table Food & Beverage Production Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-13 | Food & Beverage Production Lubricants: Market Characteristics & Key Trends
      • Chemical Production
        • Table Chemical Production Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Paper & Textiles
        • Table Papers & Textiles Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Other Nondurable Goods Manufacturing
        • Table Other Nondurable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Transportation Equipment
      • Transportation Equipment: Scope
      • Transportation Equipment: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table Transportation Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-14 | Transportation Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Heavy Trucks & Buses
        • Table Heavy Trucks & Buses Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-15 | Heavy Trucks & Buses Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Marine Equipment
        • Table Marine Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-16 | Marine Equipment Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats
      • Railroad Equipment
        • Table Railroad Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Aerospace Equipment
        • Table Aerospace Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Other Transportation Equipment
        • Table Other Transportation Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
    • Durable Goods Manufacturing
      • Durable Goods Manufacturing: Scope
      • Durable Goods Manufacturing: Demand by Market & Type
        • Table Durable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-17 | Durable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Machinery
        • Table Machinery Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-18 | Machinery Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022
      • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
        • Table Transportation Equipment OEM Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 5-19 | Transportation Equipment OEM Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Metals
        • Table Metal Products Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
      • Other Durable Goods Manufacturing
        • Table Other Durable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • Key Findings & Industry Composition
      • Table US Lubricants Sales by Company, 2017
    • Market Share
      • Table Figure 6-1 | US Lubricants Market Share, 2017
      • Table Figure 6-2 | US Lubricants: Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-3 | US Lubricants: Second Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-4 | US Lubricants: Third Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-5 | US Lubricants: Fourth Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-6 | US Lubricants: Fifth Market Leader
      • Table Figure 6-7 | US Lubricants Market: Sixth Market Leader
    • Acquisitions & Divestures
      • Table Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • Competitive Strategies
      • Table Selected Cooperative Agreements
    • Marketing
      • Overview
      • Industrial Lubricant Marketing Strategies
      • Automotive Lubricant Marketing Strategies
    • Distribution
    • Refining & Blending
    • List of Industry Participants
  • APPENDIX
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant Trade Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Freedonia Group Studies
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Economic Environment
        • Table Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average
      • Demographic Trends
        • Table Population & Households, 2007 - 2022
        • Table Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022
    • Markets Overview
      • Manufacturing
        • Table Manufacturers' Shipments, 2007 - 2022
      • Vehicles Outlook
        • Table Vehicle Indicators

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report