Global Industrial Lubricants Market: Overview
Lubricants play an important role in ensuring the efficient working of industrial machineries by reducing friction between machine parts that are mutually connected to each other. In a vast variety of industrial applications that require the usage of massive machines, lubricants help reduce wear and tear of machine components operating at high speeds, lower down the amount of heat that is generally generated, and avoid losses. Lubricants also play a crucial role in preventing accidents that are caused by leaks and spills and help increase productivity.
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While witnessing expansion at a steady pace across the globe in the recent years, the market has gone through a significant phase of transformation owing to changing consumer preferences and increased inclination of the industrial sector towards bio-based products owing to stringent regulations. Thus the market has witnessed an increased focus of leading vendors towards research and development activities in the recent years. The trend is expected to remain strong in the next few years as well.
Global Industrial Lubricants Market: Trends and Opportunities
The global industrial lubricants market is estimated to expand at a steady pace in the next few years. Key factors working in favor of the market include the massive rise in industrialization, especially across emerging economies, rising demand for automation and integration of advanced machineries in the industrial sector, and the reducing costs of crude oil and derivatives. However, stringent environment-related regulations are posing a threat to the market for conventional oil-based and synthetic lubricants. Nevertheless, the scenario could prove to be beneficial for companies who have already started investing in the field of bio-based and eco-friendly products.
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Global Industrial Lubricants Market: Segmentation
For providing a much thorough account of the global industrial lubricants market, the report segments the market based on criteria such as end-use industry, applications, type of source, and geography.
Key end-use industries for the industrial lubricants market covered in the report include oil and gas, manufacturing, food, power generation, and automotive. Of these, the automotive industry, like present times, is likely to remain the leading consumer of industrial lubricants in the next few years. The thriving expansion of the industry across emerging economies and its steady recovery in developed economies have reinstated it as a mammoth force driving a number of associated industries and markets, which also includes the industrial lubricants market. With analysts predicting a healthy future for the automotive industry in the near future, the demand for lubricants, associated with the automotive sector, is also expected to be influences positively.
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Based on application, the market has been segmented into hydraulic lubricants, gear lubricants, and compressor lubricants. Based on the type of source, the market has been examined for synthetic oil, bio-based oil, and mineral oil. Presently, the market witnesses the dominance of the mineral oil segment owing to the mechanical superiority of lubricants manufactured from mineral oils. However, the market for lubricants made from bio-based sources is expected to see expansion at a massive pace, thanks to stringent regulations forcing industries to switch to eco-friendly lubricants.
Global Industrial Lubricants Market: Geographical and Competitive Dynamics
From a geographical standpoint, the report examines the industrial lubricants market for region such as Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and North America. The global market presently gains a large share of its overall revenue owing to sales across the Asia Pacific region. The thriving industrial sector in emerging economies of India and China has made the region a hotspot for a number of markets associated with industrial applications in the recent years. The trend is likely to continue to drive the market for industrial lubricants in the next few years as well, allowing Asia Pacific to remain a key force in the global industrial lubricants market in the next few years as well.
Some of the leading companies operating in the highly competitive global industrial lubricants market are Shell, Total, Chevron Corporation, ExxonMobil, and BP.