Base Oil Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2028

Base Oil Market Research Report: Information by Group (Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, Group V), Application (Engine Oils, Gear Oils, Metal working Fluids, General Industrial Oils, Greases, Process Oils, Others), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa)—Forecast till 2028

ID: MRFR/CnM/9202-HCR | September 2021 | Region: Global | 280 pages

Base Oil Market Overview

The base oil market is projected to
register a CAGR of around 4.71% to reach USD 39,683.45 million by the end of 2028.

Base oil forms the basic constituent of any lubricant or grease used across the world. Various additives are added to the base oil to obtain lubricants. These additives help in improving viscosity, hydraulic stability, high-temperature performance, and cleansing properties of a lubricant. On the other hand, grease is obtained by blending base oil with additives and thickener. Base oil is primarily synthesized by refining crude oil. However, some of the base oils are derived from vegetable oils and manmade synthetic oil sources.


According to various studies, more than 70% of all lubricant requirements in the world annually are met with the use of mineral oil-based fluids. The lower cost has been the primary factor responsible for the demand for mineral-based lubricants throughout the world. However, the use of these lubricants is beset with the problems of oxidation and acid development and facilitate the formation of sludge, particularly in high-temperature applications. Furthermore, these lubricants exhibit irregular surfaces at the molecular level and generate friction within the fluid, increasing power requirements and reducing efficiency. As a result, synthetic oil-based lubricates such as PAO (Polyalphaolefin) are gradually replacing mineral oil-based lubricants


PAO (Polyalphaolefin) -based lubricants are used extensively in automotive applications as well as hydraulic, gear, and bearing oils, working in extremely cold or hot climates. They are also employed as base fluids in some wide temperature range greases. With growing sales of modern automobiles in Asia-Pacific and growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is expected to drive the demand for synthetic lubricants such as PAO (Polyalphaolefin) and thereby the demand for synthetic base oil over the forecast period.


The global sales number of electric vehicles is increasing each year. According to the International Energy Agency estimates, electric vehicles accounted for over 3% of the total automobile sales worldwide. The favorable regulatory environment and various incentives offered by various governments are major reasons driving the demand for electric vehicles. Additionally, improvements in battery technology and a significant decrease in electric vehicle prices have also positively impacted the global demand for electric vehicles.Electric vehicles use significantly lower amounts of lubricants due to the absence of internal combustion engines. Thus, the growing adoption of electric vehicles is expected to drastically impact the global lubricants demand over the forecast period and thereby affect the growth of the base oil market.


Key Players


Key players operating in the global base oil market include GS Caltex Corporation (U.S.), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) (Malaysia), Chevron Corporation (U.S.), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), Royal Dutch Shell plc (The Netherlands), Sinopec Corp (China), Petrochina Company Limited China), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) (UAE), ENEOS Corporation (Japan), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (India), Repsol S.A. (Spain), Rosneft (Russia), China National Offshore Oil Corporation  (China), and Eni S.p.A. (Italy).


In order to reduce the dependence on fossilfuel-based feedstock, major manufacturers are making significant investments in R&D activities to develop renewable base oils. For instance, Novvi LLC based in California, US, has developed ultra-high performance base oils derived entirely from renewable plant oils. This base oil is designed to meet the next generation of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) requirements. Additionally, it is expected to help lubricant manufacturers to lower carbon footprints and help achieve carbon neutrality targets.


CoVid Impact Analysis


Crude oil forms as a basic raw material for the base oil production process. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent implementation of lockdown strategies resulted ina steep fall in demand for crude oil and petroleum products across the world. According to Rystad Energy, the crude oil demand fell by around 27 million barrels per day in March 2020. Major oil-producing countries across the world were forced to cut down on production by a significant margin. Additionally, the disruption of shipping lines across the world curtailed the crude oil supplies to base manufacturers and forced them to cut their refining and production capacities.


The demand for passenger cars and commercial vehicles underwent a steep decline across the world. Moreover, the implementation of lockdown strategies caused a massive fall in demand for automotive lubricants, thereby adversely impacting the global base oil demand. Additionally, the restrictions of functioning of industrial production facilities hampered the use of industrial lubricants and base oil.


Segmentation


The global base oil market has been segmented on the basis of group, application, and region.


Based on group, the global base oil market has been divided into Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, and Group V. Among these, the Group II base oil segment accounted for the largest share of the global base oil market in 2020.Moreover, the Group II base oil segment is expected to grow at the fastest pace over the forecast period. Changes in automotive engine designs demand more versatile lubrication systems. Additionally, the adoption of strict emission control norms such as Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) in India and China 6 in China is expected to fuel the demand for Group II base oils due to their versatility and superior performance attributes. The Group IV base oil segment is projected to grow at a significant pace owing to the growing adoption of synthetic oil in the automotive industry.


On the basis of application, the global base oil market has been segmented into engine oils, gear oils, metalworking fluids, general industrial oils, greases, process oils, and others. The other applicationsof the base oils include agriculture, additives, and detergents/dispersants.In 2020, The engine oil segment emerged as the largest application segment due to the wide-ranging use of engine oils across automotive, power generation, and industrial machinery applications. Engine oil plays a key role in protecting overall engine assembly by reducing friction and protecting against corrosion. Growing focus on energy efficiency and downtimes have been driving the demand for engine oils and thereby driving the growth of global base oils market.


Regional Analysis


The global base oil market has been studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. With over 60% share, Asia-Pacificemerged as the largest market for base oilin 2020 and is expected to grow at the fastest pace over the forecast period. The automotive sector is proving to be the principal factor driving the regional base oil market.Key countries in the region, including India, China, and Indonesia, have emerged as the fastest-growing markets for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the world. These countries are projected to generate significant demand for automotive lubricants in the coming years, thereby boosting the Asia-Pacific base oil market. Additionally, presence of largescale metalworking industry and capital goods manufacturing sector is generating a major demand for metalworking fluids and thereby the demand for base oil.


Europe emerged as the second-largest market for base oil in 2020.The presence of a well-developed automotive and industrial sector was the primary factor driving the base oil demand within the region. Additionally, the robust growth of the metalworking industry is expected to positively impact the European base oil market in the upcoming period. Planned adoption Euro 7 emission control norms in 2025 is expected to drive the demand for synthetic engine oils within Europe and thereby drive the demand for Group IV base oils over the forecast period.


North America is the leading producer and exporter of base oil across the world. The discovery oflarge-scale shale oil reserves and significant investments in expanding refining capacities are two of the primary reasons driving the base oil production within the region. Growing incentives for domestic production of industrial and automotive goods in the US leads to a resurgence of the North American manufacturing industry. This ongoing recovery of the manufacturing sector is expected to generate significant demand for automotive and industrial lubricants and thereby the demand for base oil over the forecast period.


The Middle East & Africa region has also emerged as one of the significant suppliers of base oils to the world. Presence of large-scale crude oil production and refining capacities has been the primary factor for the growth of base oil manufacturing industry within the region.


Market Segmentation


Global Base Oil market, by Group



  • Group I

  • Group II

  • Group III

  • Group IV

  • Group V


Global Base Oil market, by Application



  • Engine Oils

  • Gear Oils

  • Metalworking Fluids

  • General Industrial Oils

  • Greases

  • Process Oils

  • Others


Global Base Oil market, by Region



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • Russia

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • South Korea

    • Indonesia

    • Malaysia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Latin America

    • Mexico

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America



  • Middle East & Africa

    • GCC Countries

    • Turkey

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East& Africa




Available Additional Customizations



  • Customer Analysis of Major Consumers

  • Additional Company Profiles

  • Trade Data (Imports and Exports)


Recent Developments

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Intended Audience



  • Base oilmanufacturers

  • Lubricants manufacturers

  • Oil & gas companies

  • Suppliers and traders of automotive lubricants & greases

  • Suppliers and traders of industrial lubricants & greases

  • Government, associations, and industrial associations

  • Investors and trade experts



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2028: USD 39,683.45 Million
  CAGR   4.71% (2021-2028)
  Base Year   2020
  Forecast Period   2021-2028
  Historical Data   2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Group, Application, and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   GS Caltex Corporation (U.S.), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) (Malaysia), Chevron Corporation (U.S.), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.), Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), Royal Dutch Shell plc (The Netherlands), Sinopec Corp (China), Petrochina Company Limited China), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) (UAE), ENEOS Corporation (Japan), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (India), Repsol S.A. (Spain), Rosneft (Russia), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (China), and Eni S.p.A. (Italy)
  Key Market Opportunities   Growing focus on energy efficiency and downtimes have been driving the demand for engine oils and thereby driving the growth of global base oils market.
  Key Market Drivers   The automotive sector is proving to be the principal factor driving the regional base oil market


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


Base Oil Market is predicted to grow at 4.71 % through forecast period of 2019-2028.

The forecast period for Base Oil Market research report is 2020-2027.

Global Base Oil Market is dominated by APAC region.

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1. Market Attractiveness Analysis

1.1.1. Global Base OilMarket, byGrade

1.1.2. Global Base OilMarket, by Application

1.1.3. Global Base OilMarket, by Region

2. MARKET INTRODUCTION

2.1. Definition

2.2. Scope of the Study

2.3. Market Structure

3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1. Research Process

3.2. Primary Research

3.3. Secondary Research

3.4. Market Size Estimation

3.5. Forecast Model

3.6. List of Assumptions

4. MARKET DYNAMICS

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Drivers

4.3. Restraints

4.4. Opportunities

4.5. Challenges

4.6. Trends

5. MARKET FACTOR ANALYSIS

5.1. Supply Chain Analysis

5.1.1. Raw Material Suppliers

5.1.2. Base OilManufacturers

5.1.3. Distribution & Sales Channel

5.1.4. End-Users

5.2. Porter’s Five Forces Model

5.2.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

5.2.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

5.2.3. Threat of New Entrants

5.2.4. Threat of Substitutes

5.2.5. Intensity of Rivalry

5.3. Pricing Analysis(USD/Tons), by Region

5.4. Impact of COVID–19 on Global Base Oil Market

5.4.1. Impact on Supply of Calcinated Bauxite Resin

5.4.1.1. Impact on Raw Material Supplier

5.4.1.2. Impact on Manufacturers

5.4.1.3. Impact on Sales & Distribution

5.4.2. Impact on Demand from End-use Industries

6. GLOBAL BASE OILMARKET, BY GRADE

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Grade I

6.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast,by Region/Country, 2019–2028

6.3. Grade II

6.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

6.4. Grade III

6.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

6.5. Grade IV

6.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

6.6. Grade V

6.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

7. GLOBAL BASE OILMARKET, BYAPPLICATION

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Engine Oils

7.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast,by Region/Country, 2019–2028

7.3. Gear Oils

7.3.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

7.4. Metalworking Fluids

7.4.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

7.5. General Industrial Oils

7.5.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

7.6. Greases

7.6.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

7.7. Process Oils

7.7.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

7.8. Others

7.8.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region/Country, 2019–2028

8. GLOBAL BASE OILMARKET, BYREGION(KILO TONS) (USD MILLION)

8.1. Overview

8.2. North America

8.2.1. US

8.2.2. Canada

8.3. Europe

8.3.1. Germany

8.3.2. UK

8.3.3. France

8.3.4. Spain

8.3.5. Italy

8.3.6. Russia

8.3.7. Rest of Europe

8.4. Asia-Pacific

8.4.1. China

8.4.2. Japan

8.4.3. India

8.4.4. South Korea

8.4.5. Indonesia

8.4.6. Malaysia

8.4.7. Rest of Asia-Pacific

8.5. Latin America

8.5.1. Brazil

8.5.2. Mexico

8.5.3. Argentina

8.5.4. Rest of Latin America

8.6. Middle East & Africa

8.6.1. GCC Countries

8.6.2. Turkey

8.6.3. South Africa

8.6.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa

9. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

9.1. Market Introduction

9.2. Recent Developments

9.2.1. Mergers/Acquisitions, Expansion, Investment, Partnership, Collaboration, Product Launch

9.3. Global Market Strategy Analysis

10. COMPANY PROFILES

10.1. GS Caltex Corporation

10.1.1. Company Overview

10.1.2. Financial Overview

10.1.3. Products Offered

10.1.4. Key Developments

10.1.5. SWOT Analysis

10.1.6. Key Strategies

10.2. Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)

10.2.1. Company Overview

10.2.2. Financial Overview

10.2.3. Products Offered

10.2.4. Key Developments

10.2.5. SWOT Analysis

10.2.6. Key Strategies

10.3. Chevron Corporation

10.3.1. Company Overview

10.3.2. Financial Overview

10.3.3. Products Offered

10.3.4. Key Developments

10.3.5. SWOT Analysis

10.3.6. Key Strategies

10.4. Exxon Mobil Corporation

10.4.1. Company Overview

10.4.2. Financial Overview

10.4.3. Products Offered

10.4.4. Key Developments

10.4.5. SWOT Analysis

10.4.6. Key Strategies

10.5. Saudi Aramco

10.5.1. Company Overview

10.5.2. Financial Overview

10.5.3. Products Offered

10.5.4. Key Developments

10.5.5. SWOT Analysis

10.5.6. Key Strategies

10.6. Royal Dutch Shell plc

10.6.1. Company Overview

10.6.2. Financial Overview

10.6.3. Products Offered

10.6.4. Key Developments

10.6.5. SWOT Analysis

10.6.6. Key Strategies

10.7. Sinopec Corp

10.7.1. Company Overview

10.7.2. Financial Overview

10.7.3. Products Offered

10.7.4. Key Developments

10.7.5. SWOT Analysis

10.7.6. Key Strategies

10.8. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

10.8.1. Company Overview

10.8.2. Financial Overview

10.8.3. Products Offered

10.8.4. Key Developments

10.8.5. SWOT Analysis

10.8.6. Key Strategies

10.9. Petrochina Company Limited

10.9.1. Company Overview

10.9.2. Financial Overview

10.9.3. Products Offered

10.9.4. Key Developments

10.9.5. SWOT Analysis

10.9.6. Key Strategies

10.10. ENEOS Corporation

10.10.1. Company Overview

10.10.2. Financial Overview

10.10.3. Products Offered

10.10.4. Key Developments

10.10.5. SWOT Analysis

10.10.6. Key Strategies

10.11. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

10.11.1. Company Overview

10.11.2. Financial Overview

10.11.3. Products Offered

10.11.4. Key Developments

10.11.5. SWOT Analysis

10.11.6. Key Strategies

10.12. Repsol S.A.

10.12.1. Company Overview

10.12.2. Financial Overview

10.12.3. Products Offered

10.12.4. Key Developments

10.12.5. SWOT Analysis

10.12.6. Key Strategies

10.13. Eni S.p.A.

10.13.1. Company Overview

10.13.2. Financial Overview

10.13.3. Products Offered

10.13.4. Key Developments

10.13.5. SWOT Analysis

10.13.6. Key Strategies

10.14. Rosneft

10.14.1. Company Overview

10.14.2. Financial Overview

10.14.3. Products Offered

10.14.4. Key Developments

10.14.5. SWOT Analysis

10.14.6. Key Strategies

10.15. China National Offshore Oil Corporation

10.15.1. Company Overview

10.15.2. Financial Overview

10.15.3. Products Offered

10.15.4. Key Developments

10.15.5. SWOT Analysis

10.15.6. Key Strategies

11. APPENDIX

11.1.1. Discussion Blueprint