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Global Lubricant Basestocks

Base Year: 2016
Published August 2017
Forecasts to 2026

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Base Year: 2017
To be Published 3rd Qtr 2018
Forecasts to 2027

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  • Description
  • Regional Coverage: Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

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    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 basestocks
    • 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

    Provides in-depth coverage of the eight key basestock markets: Brazil, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. Also features a special focus on synthetic basestocks (Group II/III+, Group IV, and other synthetic Group V basestocks).
  • Contents
  • Introduction

    Overall Market Summary

    North America Basestock Market
    Profiles of each region cover the following information:Profiles of each region will cover the following information:
    • 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 group)
    • Projected Capacity Addition, Capacity Creep, and Plant Closures
    • Current and Projected Basestock Supply
    • Basestock Trade
    South America Basestock Market

    Europe Basestock Market

    Asia-Pacific Basestock Market
    • Brief country market profiles on China, Japan, and India
    Africa and the Middle East Basestock Market

    Basestock Pricing Analysis and Forecast

    • Key grades of paraffinic basestocks (Group I, II, II+, and III) for Northeast Asia, Northwest Europe, and U.S. Gulf Coast
    • Key grades of napthenic basestocks for U.S. Gulf Coast
    Manufacturing Cost Analysis of Select Basestock Plants
    • Europe Group I plant
    • North America Group II plant
    • Asia Group III plant
    Market Profiles
    • Brazil
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • United States

    Each country market profile contains the following:
    • Overview of the finished lubricant demand by end-use segment, product category, and product quality shifts: current and forecast (2017 to 2027)
    • Basestock demand by segment, API groups, viscosity grades, and applications: current and forecast (2017 to 2027)
    • Basestock supply by API Groups, viscosity grades and suppliers: current and forecast (2017 to 2027)
    • Basestock capacity changes (2017 to 2027)
    • Supply-demand balance by API Groups and viscosity grades: current and forecast
    • Basestock trade

    Special focus on synthetic basestocks (covering Group III, III+, PAO, and Group V basestocks) in the form of add-on reports.

    Subject to charter subscriber input.
  • Scope
  • Global Lubricant Basestocks: Market Analysis and Opportunities is an in-depth analysis of the global lubricant basestocks industry. Specifically, the report offers 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 basestocks.
    • 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.
  • Key Benefits
  • 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.
  • Approach
  • 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 recipe.

    Primary Research
    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:

    • Marketers/manufacturers
    • Distributors
    • Government agencies
    • Retailers
    • Suppliers
    • Trade organizations

    Secondary Research
    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 syndicated research.

    Comprehensive Market Intelligence
    We Know How to Verify.

    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.

    Kline Credentials

    Kline is a leading global management consulting and market research firm offering the complete spectrum of services. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for over 50 years.

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