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Refrigeration Oil Market: Synthetic Oil Product Type Segment Projected to Remain Dominant Through 2026: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026

Refrigeration Oil Market: Synthetic Oil Product Type Segment Projected to Remain Dominant Through 2026: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026

Refrigeration oil is a lubricant derived from either mineral oil or synthetic oil. It is a special high-temperature formulation of oil to provide lubrication to compressors. Global consumption of refrigeration oil was pegged at 300,420.6 tonnes in 2015. Sales revenue of refrigeration oil is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.3% over the forecast period (2016–2026).

Cold chain logistics have sparked an interest in refrigeration equipment and in turn refrigeration oil

Changing food habits coupled with spending capacity have resulted in a number of licenced and franchised stores of limited service restaurants such as McDonald’s and Subway, KFC and local services and is driving demand for frozen and chilled food products. Moreover, storage of medical products (such as vaccines, other medical products, etc.) is expected to increase demand for refrigeration systems. Hence, it is expected to increase installation of refrigeration equipment in warehouses as well as in vehicles for distribution.

Synthetic oil segment is expected to gain traction over the forecast period

On the basis of product type, the global refrigeration oil market is segmented into mineral oil and synthetic oil. Synthetic oil segment holds major share in global refrigeration oil market and is anticipated to remain dominant throughout the forecast period. This segment is expected to expand at a value CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period. This is mainly attributed to compatibility of synthetic oils with refrigerant used in refrigeration systems.

On the basis of refrigerant type, the global refrigeration oil is segmented into CFC, HCFC, HFC, Ammonia and others. HFC segment in the global refrigeration oil market is estimated to be valued at US$ 285.7 Mn by 2016 end and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period to reach US$ 476.4 Mn by 2026 end.

However, global warming potential of HFC is expected to drive the demand for natural refrigerants. Thus, others segment is estimated to dominate the market by the end of forecast period.

On the basis of application, the global refrigeration oil market is segmented into air conditioners, coolers, chillers, refrigerators/ freezers, condensers and others. Air conditioners segment occupied a major share in 2015 and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period. Moreover, this segment is anticipated to expand at relatively high CAGR over the forecast period. The installation of air conditioners in vehicles, residences, centralised systems in offices and in industries is one of the reasons for the growth of the segment during the forecast period.

On the basis of the end user, the global refrigeration oil market is segmented into industrial, commercial and residential. Use of chillers, refrigerators, and air conditioners in pharmaceutical research laboratories, research & development department of food & beverage, fine chemical industries are expected to witness a significant growth of industrial segment over the forecast period.

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Revenue generated from sales of refrigeration oil in APEJ is set to register a CAGR of 5.7% during 2016–2026

Development of supermarkets, shopping complexes, research and development in food & beverage, automotive, pharmaceutical industries is expected to increase the demand for air conditioners, chillers, and refrigerators in APEJ region. This, in turn, is expected to increase the demand for refrigeration oil in the APEJ region. The refrigeration oil market in North America and Western Europe is expected to be relatively mature than the APEJ market over the forecast period.

Strengthening the sales channel of refrigeration oil is the main strategy adopted by key players across the globe

The major players operating the global refrigeration oil market are ExxonMobil Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd, Royal Dutch Shell plc, MEIWA CORPORATION, BASF SE, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, FUCHS Lubricants and The Lubrizol Corporation. These key players are focusing on strengthening their sales channels to cater to the rising demand for refrigeration oil across the globe.


1. Executive Summary
2. Refrigeration Oil Market Introduction
2.1. Refrigeration Oil Market Definition
2.2. Refrigeration Oil Market Taxonomy
3. Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis Scenario
3.1. Market Volume Analysis
3.2. Pricing Analysis
3.2.1. Price Projections Per Region
3.3. Refrigeration Oil Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast
3.3.1. Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
3.3.2. Absolute $ Opportunity
3.4. Refrigeration Oil Market Overview
3.4.1. Value Chain
3.4.2. List of Active Participants
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Drivers
4.2. Restraints
4.3. Opportunity
4.4. Trends
5. Global Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast, By Product Type
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Product Type
5.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Product Type
5.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Product Type
5.2.1. Mineral Oil
5.2.2. Synthetic Oil
5.2.2.1. Polyol Ester
5.2.2.2. Poly Alpha Olefins
5.2.2.3. Alkyl Benzene
5.2.2.4. Poly Alkylene Glycols
5.2.2.5. Polyvinyl ether
5.2.2.6. Others (Pheno lpropoxylate Oil etc.)
5.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Product Type
6. Global Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast, By Refrigerant Type
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Refrigerant Type
6.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Refrigerant Type
6.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Refrigerant Type
6.2.1. Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
6.2.2. Hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)
6.2.3. Hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC)
6.2.4. Ammonia
6.2.5. Others
6.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Refrigerant Type
7. Global Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast, By Application
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
7.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Application
7.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Application
7.2.1. Air Conditioners
7.2.2. Coolers
7.2.3. Chillers
7.2.4. Refrigerators/Freezers
7.2.5. Condensers
7.2.6. Others (ice machines etc.)
7.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
8. Global Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast, By End User
8.1. Introduction
8.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By End User
8.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By End User
8.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By End User
8.2.1. Industrial
8.2.2. Commercial
8.2.3. Residential
8.3. Market Attractiveness Analysis By End User
9. Global Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast, By Region
9.1. Introduction
9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Region
9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Region
9.1.3. Market Attractiveness By Region
9.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Region
9.2.1. North America
9.2.2. Latin America
9.2.3. Western Europe
9.2.4. Eastern Europe
9.2.5. APEJ
9.2.6. Japan
9.2.7. Middle East & Africa
10. North America Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast
10.1. Introduction
10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
10.1.3. Key Regulations
10.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Country
10.2.1. U.S.
10.2.2. Canada
10.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Product Type
10.3.1. Mineral Oil
10.3.2. Synthetic Oil
10.3.2.1. Polyol Ester
10.3.2.2. Poly Alpha Olefins
10.3.2.3. Alkyl Benzene
10.3.2.4. Poly Alkylene Glycols
10.3.2.5. Polyvinyl ether
10.3.2.6. Others (Pheno lpropoxylate Oil etc.)
10.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Refrigerant Type
10.4.1. Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
10.4.2. Hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)
10.4.3. Hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC)
10.4.4. Ammonia
10.4.5. Others
10.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Application
10.5.1. Air Conditioners
10.5.2. Coolers
10.5.3. Chillers
10.5.4. Refrigerators/Freezers
10.5.5. Condensers
10.5.6. Others (ice machines etc.)
10.6. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By End User
10.6.1. Industrial
10.6.2. Commercial
10.6.3. Residential
10.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
10.7.1. By Product Type
10.7.2. By Refrigerant Type
10.7.3. By Application
10.7.4. By End User
10.7.5. BY Country
10.8. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
11. Latin America Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast
11.1. Introduction
11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
11.1.3. Key Regulations
11.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Country
11.2.1. Brazil
11.2.2. Mexico
11.2.3. Rest of Latin America
11.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Product Type
11.3.1. Mineral Oil
11.3.2. Synthetic Oil
11.3.2.1. Polyol Ester
11.3.2.2. Poly Alpha Olefins
11.3.2.3. Alkyl Benzene
11.3.2.4. Poly Alkylene Glycols
11.3.2.5. Polyvinyl ether
11.3.2.6. Others (Pheno lpropoxylate Oil etc.)
11.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Refrigerant Type
11.4.1. Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
11.4.2. Hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)
11.4.3. Hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC)
11.4.4. Ammonia
11.4.5. Others
11.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Application
11.5.1. Air Conditioners
11.5.2. Coolers
11.5.3. Chillers
11.5.4. Refrigerators/Freezers
11.5.5. Condensers
11.5.6. Others (ice machines etc.)
11.6. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By End User
11.6.1. Industrial
11.6.2. Commercial
11.6.3. Residential
11.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
11.7.1. By Product Type
11.7.2. By Refrigerant Type
11.7.3. By Application
11.7.4. By End User
11.7.5. BY Country
11.8. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
12. Western Europe Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast
12.1. Introduction
12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country / Region
12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
12.1.3. Key Regulations
12.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Country
12.2.1. Germany
12.2.2. France
12.2.3. U.K.
12.2.4. Italy
12.2.5. Spain
12.2.6. Rest of Western Europe
12.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Product Type
12.3.1. Mineral Oil
12.3.2. Synthetic Oil
12.3.2.1. Polyol Ester
12.3.2.2. Poly Alpha Olefins
12.3.2.3. Alkyl Benzene
12.3.2.4. Poly Alkylene Glycols
12.3.2.5. Polyvinyl ether
12.3.2.6. Others (Pheno lpropoxylate Oil etc.)
12.4. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Refrigerant Type
12.4.1. Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
12.4.2. Hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)
12.4.3. Hydro-fluorocarbon (HFC)
12.4.4. Ammonia
12.4.5. Others
12.5. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Application
12.5.1. Air Conditioners
12.5.2. Coolers
12.5.3. Chillers
12.5.4. Refrigerators/Freezers
12.5.5. Condensers
12.5.6. Others (ice machines etc.)
12.6. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By End User
12.6.1. Industrial
12.6.2. Commercial
12.6.3. Residential
12.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
12.7.1. By Product Type
12.7.2. By Refrigerant Type
12.7.3. By Application
12.7.4. By End User
12.7.5. BY Country
12.8. Drivers and Restraints: Impact Analysis
13. Eastern Europe Refrigeration Oil Market Analysis and Forecast
13.1. Introduction
13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Country
13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections By Country
13.1.3. Key Regulations
13.2. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Country
13.2.1. Russia
13.2.2. Poland
13.2.3. Rest of Eastern Europe
13.3. Market Size (US$ Mn) and Volume (Tonnes) Forecast By Product Type
13.3.1. Mineral Oil
13.3.2. Synthetic Oil

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