Global Used Oil and Re-refined Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities
Published August 2016
Base Year: 2015
Forecasts to 2020 and 2025
Regional Coverage: Asia-Pacific, Western Europe, North America, South America, Rest of the World
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The used oil re-refining market has evolved tremendously in recent years. From being a disposal liability, used
oil is now a product with significant economic value. The growth in basestock prices creates the incentive to
maximize used oil collection. At the same time, the used oil collection infrastructure and re-refining technology
continues to improve. This has motivated a number of new re-refining projects, especially in North America.
However, the rapid growth in re-refining capacity brings its own challenges. With growing re-refining capacity,
the competition to acquire used oil and sell re-refined basestocks is increasing. This will affect the viability of
many re-refining projects.
This Report Helps Subscribers to Understand:
- What is the material flow leading from finished lubricants to used oil and collection and disposal
in different regions?
- How are collected used oils disposed in terms of
energy recovery, re-refining, and other applications?
- What is the used oil collection infrastructure and
preferred disposal routes in each region/country?
- What are the target markets for re-refined oils?
Which finished lubricant product/market segments
use re-refined base stocks, and why?
- Who are the leading used oil collectors and re-refiners
in each region/country?
- What is the outlook for re-refined basestocks
Overview of key findings
Country/regional Market Profiles
Detailed regional profiles focusing on key markets (listed in Table 1) are provided, including the following information:
- Economic background
- Vehicle population
- Used oil and re-refining regulations
- Finished lubricant, used oil, and re-refining material balances
- Used oil collection and disposal
- Used oil re-refining market
- Market outlook and evaluation
|Table 1: Countries/Regions Profiled
Profile covers country background, vehicle parc, regulations, collection infrastructure, and profiles of re-refiners.
Global Used Oil and Re-refined Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities provides a
detailed independent appraisal of this complex market and explores market opportunities and
challenges for used oil collectors, re-refiners, lubricant blenders, and marketers, worldwide. Key
insights provided in the report include the following:
- Assessment of material flows from finished lubricant to used oil collection to used oil disposal
and re-refined basestocks production in different
regions including a discussion on used oil collection
infrastructure and regulations
- Assessment of different routes to dispose collected
used oil – including energy recovery,
re-refining, and other end-uses
- Profiles of current and emerging re-refining suppliers
- Evaluation of re-refined basestocks and lubricants
and their key end-use segments
- Analysis of market trends, growth drivers and
restraints, and regulation
- Evaluation of re-refined basestock suppliers at a
global and regional level
- Evaluation of market opportunities and
This report assists used oil collectors, re-refiners, lubricant blenders, and marketers in
identifying opportunities within the global used oil re-refining industry. It also serves as an
invaluable tool in the strategic planning process. Specifically, the report helps subscribers:
Develop business strategies by understanding
the trends and developments that are driving
the used oil re-refining market
- Understand market, regulatory, technology, and
other trends and their impact on the re-refining
- Identify end-use markets and applications with
high potential for growth and the challenges and
barriers for catering these opportunities
- Identify key competitors and evaluate their market
- Evaluate key market opportunities and challenges
facing the business
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