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Market Research Reports: Used Oils and Re-refined Lubricants

Global Used Oil and Re-refined Lubricants: Market Analysis and Opportunities
Published August 2016
Base Year: 2015
Forecasts to 2020 and 2025

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  • Description
  • 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 industry?
  • Contents
  • Introduction

    Executive Summary
    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
    North America
    Saudi Arabia*
    South Africa*
    Western Europe

    Profile covers country background, vehicle parc, regulations, collection infrastructure, and profiles of re-refiners.

  • Scope
  • 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 by region/country
    • 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 challenges
  • Key Benefits
  • 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 industry
    • 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 position
    • Evaluate key market opportunities and challenges facing the business
  • Methodology
  • Kline’s approach places the principal emphasis on primary research techniques to ensure that the foundation of business intelligence and insight is accurate, current, and reliable. Building on our 50-plus years in the business and leveraging our worldwide network of offices, our teams of seasoned professionals draw upon pragmatic industrial and commercial experience to understand and interpret global impacts and local perspectives.

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    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
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    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.

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