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Industrial Lubricants Market Research Report Information By Type (Hydraulic Lubricants, Compressor Lubricants, Gear Lubricants, Metal Working Fluids, Others), By End User (Automotive, Manufacturing, Heavy Industries, Power Generation, Other), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030.


ID: MRFR/CnM/2002-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| May 2024

Global Industrial Lubricants Market Overview


The Industrial Lubricants Market Size was valued at USD 70.78 Billion in 2022. The Industrial Lubricants industry is projected to grow from USD 73.17 Billion in 2023 to USD 89.87 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.03% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). lubricants are crucial for the efficient operation of machinery. These might be described as chemicals similar to fluids, oils, and greases. These lubricants shield dyes and complete component tooling from metal-to-metal contact. Industrial lubricants are used in machinery to conveying power, function as a sealant, cool components, decrease friction, disperse impurities, limit wear, and prevent corrosion. They are also essential for changing surface characteristics, controlling temperature, and clearing away waste. The primary drivers of the market's expansion in recent years have been the rise in demand for grease and low-viscosity fluids in the automotive sector, the expanding food industry, and the quickening industrialization in emerging nations.Industrial Lubricants Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Industrial Lubricants Market Trends




  • Rising Adoption of Automation in Manufacturing




The market's main driver will be the growing need for automation in the industrial sector. Automated systems' machinery is used in industrial production processes. By expanding production capacity, providing predictable maintenance, and reducing costs, automation encourages greater efficiency. These benefits aid the company in creating a wide variety of product types that appeal to consumers by requiring minimal work and yielding a positive return on investment. Automation has led to a rise in the use of machinery and equipment, both of which require routine lubrication and maintenance. These tools include centrifuges, hydraulics, compressors, and industrial engines. Due to the growth in demand for automated industrial equipment.


Savita Oil Technologies Ltd. (Savita Oil), a renowned Indian provider of lubricants and petroleum specialties, will debut its new Ester 5 lubricant brand in 2024, focusing on the automobile and construction equipment sectors. The company is currently testing its Ester molecule with electric two- and three-wheeler startups for use as battery coolants.


Castrol, the worldwide lubricant brand, will debut 'Castrol MoreCircular' in 2024, which aims to minimize the carbon footprint of corporate lubricants in the United States. 'Castrol MoreCircular' refers to the full process of collecting spent oil from business clients, re-refining it, and incorporating re-refined base oil into premium lubricants for distribution to companies.


Industrial Lubricants Market Segment Insights


Industrial Lubricants Type Insights


The market segmentation, based on Type, includes Hydraulic Lubricants, Compressor Lubricants, Gear Lubricants, Metal Working Fluids, and Others. The Hydraulic Lubricants segment may dominate the market. Hydraulic lubricants are specially formulated fluids that are used in hydraulic systems to transfer power and provide lubrication to moving parts. Hydraulic systems are widely used in various industries such as construction, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. The growth of these industries is expected to drive the demand for hydraulic lubricants in the coming years. The increasing demand for efficient and reliable hydraulic systems, especially in emerging economies, is expected to further boost the growth of the market.


Industrial Lubricants End-User Insights


Based on End-User, the market segmentation includes Automotive, Manufacturing, Heavy Industries, Power Generation, Other. The Automotive application is holding the largest market share. This is accounted for by the rise in sales of passenger vehicles like buses, lorries, and other consumer cars. Public transportation has improved in rising economies like China, India, and Brazil as a result of economic expansion in these countries. The demand for commercial automotive lubricants is anticipated to increase as a result of this trend. Sales of commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and equipment for construction such as cranes, bulldozers, and concrete mixers.


Figure 2: Industrial Lubricants Market, by End User, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)Industrial Lubricants Market, by End User, 2022 & 2030Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Industrial Lubricants Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The largest market share in the market is held by the Asia-Pacific region owing to the presence of countries like South Korea, Japan, China, and India which are regarded as hubs of the automotive market and hence drive the market demand in this region. Moreover, increasing urbanization is another factor that creates more market demand.


Figure 3: INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS MARKET SHARE BY REGIONSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


The second-largest market share in the market is held by the North American region owing to the presence of countries like the US, Canada, and Mexico that drive the market demand in this region. Increasing investment in various construction and power generation programs creates more market demand. The presence of various major key players also drives the market demand in this region.


The third-largest market share in the market is held by the European region owing to the presence of a well-established technologically advanced infrastructure that requires more power generation and hence creates more growth opportunities in this region. Moreover, increasing investment coupled with increased expenditure in various power generation projects drives the market demand in this region.


The Latin American region and the Middle East and African region show the least market share due to the presence of low infrastructure in both these regions. Low per capita income is another contributing factor that restricts the market growth in these regions.


Industrial Lubricants Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Industrial Lubricants industry must offer affordable products.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the Industrial Lubricants industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major market players, including Chevron Corporation, Fuchs Petrolub, ExxonMobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, and others are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.


Chevron is a multinational oil and technology corporation. It discovers, produces, and transports crude oil and natural gas, refines, distributes, and markets transportation fuels and other energy products, and develops and sells lubricants, additives, and petrochemicals. Chevron also produces geothermal energy and coal, generates electricity, and develops energy resources such as biofuels and other renewables. The Chevron, Texaco, and Caltex brands are all owned by the firm.


The FUCHS Group, usually known as FUCHS PETROLUB, is a multinational corporation that creates, manufactures, and sells lubricants and associated products. It provides industrial lubricants, metal processing lubricants, special application lubricants, lubricating greases, automotive lubricants, and associated services. The business provides services to original equipment manufacturers (OEM), original equipment suppliers (OES), and the mining, metalworking, agricultural, forestry, aerospace, power generation, mechanical engineering, food, and glass manufacturing industries.


In 2023, Chevron's subsidiary and state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) will officially debut the US oil giant's lubricant brand Caltex in India. The long-term arrangement with Chevron Brands International LLC, a Chevron subsidiary, will enable HPCL to license, market, produce, and distribute Caltex-branded lubricants in the country.


Key Companies in the Industrial Lubricants market include



Industrial Lubricants Industry Developments


January 2022: Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, announced a marketing deal with Rock Energy in Bangladesh for its lubricant products.


December 2021: Castrol, BP, and Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) announced the joint venture agreement they had extended for another 20 years, from 2022 to 2042. Castrol BP Petco Co. Ltd is the name of the joint venture company.


Industrial Lubricants Market Segmentation


Industrial Lubricants Type Outlook




  • Hydraulic Lubricants




  • Compressor Lubricants




  • Gear Lubricants




  • Metal Working Fluids




  • Others




Industrial Lubricants End-User Outlook




  • Automotive




  • Manufacturing




  • Heavy Industries




  • Power Generation




  • Other




Industrial Lubricants Regional Outlook




  • North America




    • US




    • Canada






  • Europe




    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 70.78 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 73.17 Billion
Market Size 2030 USD 89.87 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.03% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, End-User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Petrochina Company Limited, Total S.A, Sinopec Limited, LUKOIL, BP Plc, Chevron Corporation, Fuchs Petrolub, ExxonMobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd
Key Market Opportunities The demand for hybrid electric vehicles is rising due to reduced maintenance costs and eco-friendly features
Key Market Dynamics Increased use of grease in industries to avoid friction and ease the working of the machinery parts This not only saves time and makes working smooth but also increases the productivity


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Industrial Lubricants market size was valued at USD 70.78 Billion in 2022

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 3.03% during the forecast period, 2023-2030

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the Industrial Lubricants market

The key players in the market are PetroChina Company Limited, Total S.A, Sinopec Limited, LUKOIL, BP Plc, Chevron Corporation, Fuchs Petrolub, ExxonMobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd

The Hydraulic Lubricants category dominated the market in 2022

Automotive had the largest share in the market for Industrial lubricants

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