Global Lubricant Basestocks
Regional Coverage: Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America
Request Fact Sheet
The global basestock industry is witnessing sea changes. The rapid new supply creation has consistently outpaced demand
growth leading to a flood of new basestocks supply in the market. This has put pressure on the existing high cost
plants to shut down. The Group I capacity reduction will constrain the availability of heavy neutrals and brightstocks.
On the other hand, the tightening emission and fuel economy regulations and original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) specification is driving use of
high quality and synthetic lubricants. The next five-year period is interesting as basestocks suppliers strive to place their
surplus production, and blenders explore alternatives to make up for the shortfall in certain grades of basestocks, optimize their cost, explore new market positioning strategies using the basestocks available.
This Report Helps Subscribers to:
- Assess where the basestocks business is today and
where it is going to be in the future
- Understand the critical supply and demand drivers
- Assess the future supply and demand for lubricant
- Conduct manufacturing cost analysis of typical basestock plants under different
crude oil price scenarios
- Conduct critical evaluation of basestock market
pricing mechanism, price drivers, product premiums
commanded based on key performance
characteristics, and price outlook for key grades
Overall Market Summary
North America Basestock Market
Profiles of each region will cover the following information:Profiles of each region will cover the following information:
South America Basestock Market
- Market Overview
- Finished Lubricants Market (current demand
by product types and viscosity grades, demand
growth, and viscosity grade shifts)
- Formulation Trends
- Current and Projected Basestock Demand
- Key Basestock Supply Plants (capacity,
production, viscosity grades produced by API
- Projected Capacity Addition, Capacity Creep,
and Plant Closures
- Current and Projected Basestock Supply
- Basestock Trade
Europe Basestock Market
Asia-Pacific Basestock Market
Africa and the Middle East Basestock
Basestock Pricing Analysis and Forecast
Manufacturing Cost Analysis of Select
Special focus on naphthenic basestocks and synthetic basestocks (covering Group III, III+, PAO, and Group V basestocks)
- Europe Group I plant
- North America Group II plant
- Asia Group III plant
Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities is an in-depth analysis of the
global lubricant basestocks industry. Specifically, the report will offer the following:
- Lubricant basestock demand and supply analysis
at a global level and by key regions, covering
Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe,
North America, and South America.
- Supply and demand estimates for API Group I,
II/II+, III/III+, and naphthenic basestocks, as well
as demand estimates for Group IV and Group V
- Manufacturing cost analysis of typical Group I,
II, and III basestock manufacturing plants.
- Analysis of current pricing levels and price
forecast for various crude oil price scenarios.
Subscribers to the study receive an in-depth understanding of the current status the
basestocks industry in terms of basestock supply, basestock application space and demand,
lubricant formulation trends, basestock pricing mechanism, inter-region trade, inter-material
competition, and manufacturing costs.
Subscribers to the study receive supply demand
models for each trade region. These models are an
invaluable tool for conducting “what-if” analysis
based on different assumptions of lubricant formulation
approach, current viscosity grades and quality
levels used, viscosity grade and quality level shifts,
and overall lubricant growth.
- The study is a useful tool for sales, marketing,
finance, technology and strategy personnel to
quickly learn the fundamentals of the basestock
business, understand lubricant basestock
requirements of the leading end-use markets,
and make business decisions.
As the leading global consultancy covering lubricants and functional fluids, Kline & Company has developed
an analysis approach based heavily on primary research (in-person and telephone interviews). This approach
has a proven track record as the most effective and reliable in analyzing the lubricant basestocks and finished
lubricant and additives businesses, as well as in identifying business opportunities and threats.
Basestock supply information is developed based on interviews with all basestock refiners located in North
America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East regions. Finished lubricant demand
numbers are a result of primary research carried out in different country markets. “Market average” blend
recipe sets for different regions will be developed on basis of interviews with a wide range of industry
experts: formulators, additive suppliers, and basestock marketers. The “market average” blend recipe so
developed is tested with a number of market participants and their feedback is incorporated where relevant.
Basestock demand estimates follow from finished lubricant demand estimates and market average blend
We Know Who to Talk to. We Know How to Listen.
A high number of in-depth discussions are conducted
by each analyst. Up to 60% of interviews are done
with the true industry insiders!
Kline’s analysts draw upon pragmatic experience to
understand global impacts and local perspectives.
Our interviews engage experts across all pertinent
fields and sectors including:
- Government agencies
- Trade organizations
We Know Where to Look – Mining the Details.
Analysis is further supplemented by secondary
research, consisting of constant tracking of annual
company reports, national statistics bureaux, trade/
industrial/professional associations and the like.
Relevant developments are diligently followed and
their impact closely monitored. Reports also draw
upon non-confidential data from Kline’s internal
database, consisting of over half a century’s
Comprehensive Market Intelligence
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Data are rigorously analyzed, cross-checked, distilled
and validated. Kline’s proven methodology allows
exceptionally effective, precise and reliable market intelligence procurement and assessment, giving
subscribers a solid foundation on which to grow, refine and expand their business with confidence.
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of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy,
life sciences, and consumer products industries for
over 50 years.