Commercial Usage, Female Riders, and Rural Markets Support Strong Growth for the MCO Market through 2022

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Percentage of female riders in the two-wheeler market is increasing

The global two-wheeler population is estimated to increase at a CAGR of over 5% through 2022, with the highest growth coming from Asia-Pacific. Consequently, the total demand for motorcycle oils (MCO) is forecast to grow strong at a CAGR of 3.5% during the same period. Three-fourths of the total MCO demand comes from Asia-Pacific, where four countries—India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand—combined account for more than half of the total MCO demand globally, (more…)

Webinar – The PCMO Market in 2040: Analysis of Emerging Structural Challenges and Opportunities







Join Sharbel Luzuriaga, Project Manager in Kline’s Energy/Petroleum Practice, who will provide attendees with the following insights:

  • Key market developments and industry trends
  • Areas where growth opportunities exist
  • How the market is performing
  • The market’s outlook

If you are interested in joining us for this webinar, please, register by Monday, May 14.


Or read our latest blog Multiple Scenarios of PCMO Demand through 2040 Unveiled in Kline’s New Analysis.

Genuine Oil in Japan – A Different Distribution Pattern from ROW

OEM-Genuine-oil-marketGenuine oil (OEM-branded engine oil) demand growth in Asia-Pacific will be driven by growth in the overall passenger car motor oil (PCMO) demand, which in turn is driven by an increase in automotive production and car population. Japan, a mature market of the region, Japan, shows slower vehicle growth with an average service life of passenger cars around 12 to 13 years. Toyota and Honda together account for 50% of passenger vehicle sales in Japan. (more…)

Multiple Scenarios of PCMO Demand through 2040 Unveiled in Kline’s New Analysis

The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook
The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook

The global passenger car motor oil (PCMO) market is on the cusp of significant change triggered by forces shaping the future of mobility. Kline’s soon-to-be-published analysis The PCMO Market in 2040: A Long-term Outlook evaluates how and when PCMO demand will change as a reaction to emerging disruptive technologies redefining mobility, including the advent of ride sharing, autonomous vehicles, and the emergence of electric vehicles (EVs). (more…)

Where is the Lubricants Industry Headed? – New Kline Perspectives 2018 Report Identifies Key Trends

Kline PerspectivesA new research report outlining the key trends that have had a lasting impact on the lubricants industry has been published by Kline, a global market research and management consulting firm specializing in the lubricants industry. Kline Perspectives 2018 looks at the events happening in the past year, provides information on the current state of the industry, and analyzes the top 10 trends that are forecast to be shaping the industry in the medium term.

Regulations, Innovative Formulations, and New Niches will Drive the Global Bio-lubricants Market


Plenty of space for growth resides within the finished lubricants market, particularly within niche markets, such as bio-lubricants. Currently comprised of roughly 1% of the total finished lubricant market and driven by governmental regulations, it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% over the next five years, according to the latest report Opportunities in Bio-lubricants: Global Market Analysis by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.


Hidden Opportunities for All Players Behind Low Volumetric Demand for Finished Lubricants

Finding opportunities in the global finished lubricants industry is becoming increasingly challenging as volumetric demand growth in many of the leading countries has been flat as Kline’s Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and Assessment report shows. This market situation asks for an aggressive plan when all marketers must watch for the far-out signals. Savvy marketers can then decode these signals into an actionable plan to grow lubricants sales and market share for years to come.

New Specifications are Driving Increased Activity within the Lubricant Additives Market

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Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities

Energy conservation, GHG regulations, and modernization of vehicle fleets and heavy equipment drive the lubricants market towards higher performance oils which in turn leads to an increase in additive consumption, particularly for dispersants, antioxidants, and viscosity modifiers, according to the recently published Global Lubricant Additives: Market Analysis and Opportunities report by global market research and management consulting firm Kline.

Lubricant additives are used to enhance the performance of base oil. They are used to improve wear, thickening, oxidative stability, cleanliness, and dispersancy of the fully-formulated fluid, among others. Additive consumption depends on several factors, such as specification upgrades and drain intervals. (more…)

Kline’s Index of Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Indicates Market Turbulence Since 3rd Quarter 2016

Kline’s July 2017 edition of the Base Stock Production and Re-refining Cash Margins Index, which characterizes recent cash margin contributions in the U.S. base oil market, indicates market turbulence since 3rd Quarter 2016. View July’s 2017 chart demonstrating direct cash margins on conventional and re-refined Group II base stock production on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Stimulated by changing demand patterns, the global basestock industry is witnessing significant changes

According to the Global Lubricant Basestocks report, the basestock market registered a very small growth in 2016 over the previous year. While Group II and III basestocks registered good growth rates, Group I continued on a downward trajectory. The global basestock market is in the middle of witnessing substantial structural changes. These changes are stimulated by changing demand patterns due to evolving technological and environment requirements, as well as changes in the supply landscape. (more…)