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Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis

Commercial Automotive
June 2015
Base Year: 2014
  Consumer Automotive
June 2016
Base Year: 2015
  Industrial Oils & Fluids
August 2017
Base Year: 2016
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  • Description
  • Regional Coverage: North America

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    In continuous publication since 1984, Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of automotive and industrial finished lubricant products, end-use industries/ trade classes, major suppliers, and market trends in the United States plus summary coverage of Canada and Mexico.

    This Report Helps Subscribers to:

    • Analyze finished lubricant market in North America in terms of countries, products, and market segments
    • Understand current and future product and service requirements of B2B installers and retailers in the consumer automotive segment
    • Understand current and future product and service requirements in various on-highway, and off-highway commercial automotive segments
    • Understand current and future product and service requirements in 15 major end-use industries representing the core of North American industry and manufacturing
    • Assess the competitive landscape and evaluate performance of key competitors
    • Conduct “what if” scenario analysis and evaluate industry outlook
  • Contents
  • Introduction

    Year in Review
    The following finished lubricant demand information in volume and value is provided for all three market segments for each of the three base years under analysis:
    • Overall market summary: North America
    • Overall market summary: United States
    • Suppliers
    • Mergers, acquisitions, and supplier developments
    • Market developments
    • Outlook
    Overall Market: United States
    This chapter serves as the executive summary of the report and will include the following finished lubricant demand information in volume and value for the market segment under analysis for that base year:
    • Introduction
    • Product descriptions and prices
    • Base year consumption by product and industry/trade class
    • Synthetics penetration
    • Consumption by region
    • Major supplier and product category
    • Packaging and distribution channels
    • Purchasing practices
    • Historical perspective
    • FutureView Analytical Forecasting Model
    End-Use Industries and Trade Classes: United States
    This section of the report details lubricant demand by end-use industry or trade class, supplier market shares, end-use perception about suppliers, five-year demand outlook, and critical analysis of business opportunities specific to the industry or trade class. The end-use industries or trade class covered in each volume is specified in Table 1.

    Products: United States
    The following information is provided for each product category listed in Table 2:
    • Product overview – properties, functions, and specifications
    • Applications
    • Packaging
    • Grades and prices
    • Maintenance practices
    • Consumption
    • Distribution channels
    • Major suppliers
    • Market developments
    • Outlook
    • Appraisal and opportunities

    Lubricants Overview: Canada

    Lubricants Overview: Mexico
    Lubricants overview for Canada and Mexico features an overview of each country covering the following:
    • Key economic, political, and demographic indicators
    • Lubricant basestock refineries
    • Demand by market segment, product category and type, and viscosity grade
    • Supplier market shares
    • Market developments
    • Outlook
    • Appraisal and opportunities
    Suppliers: North America
    The following information is provided for each of the leading North American finished lubricant manufacturers listed in Table 3:
    • Background and financial overview
    • Organizational structure
    • New products and recent developments
    • Lubricants business overview
    • Lubricants manufacturing
    • Sales
    • U.S. market share
    Market Opportunities and Outlook
    Produced as a PowerPoint slide deck suitable for your internal client meetings or for sales and distributor channel meetings, this chapter provides market segment demand data by trade class or end-use industry, product type, and major supplier. A growth driver section summarizes leading indicators that will positively and negatively influence demand for the next five years. A historical demand view is also provided for additional perspective.
    Table 1: Trade Class and End-Use Industries Covered in the Report Series
    Consumer automotive Commercial automotive Industrial
    Installed Retail On-highway Off-highway End-use industries  
    Quick lube centers Mass merchandisers For-hire trucking Construction Rubber and plastic products Mining
    New car dealerships Auto parts stores Private fleets Mining Transportation equipment Food processing
    Tire, brake, and muffler
    Other retail outlets State and local
    Federal government Chemicals and allied
    Wood and paper
    General repair garages   Lease-rental   Electrical equipment and
    energy transmission
    Agriculture, forestry,
    and fishing
    Other installed service
      Transportation   Off-highway transportation Oils and gas extraction
    and petroleum refining
          Primary metals
            Printing Textiles
          Fabricated metal products Other end-use industries

    Table 2: Lubricant Products Covered in the Report Series
    Consumer automotive Commercial automotive Industrial
    Passenger car motor oil Heavy-duty motor oil Process oils-a
    Automatic transmission fluid Hydraulic and transmission fluid General industrial oil-b
    Gear oil Gear oil Metalworking fluids-c
    Grease Grease Industrial engine oil-d
    Two/four-stroke engine oil Grease
    a- Includes aromatic, electrical, rubber, white, and other paraffinic, naphthenic, and synthetic oils.
    b- Includes hydraulic, turbine and circulating, gear, compressor and refrigeration, heat transfer fluids, and other industrial oils.
    c- Includes removal, forming, protecting, and treating fluids.
    d- Includes marine, railroad, natural gas, and aviation engine oils.

    Table 3: Finished Lubricant Manufacturers Profiled in the Report Series
    Supplier Consumer automotive Commercial automotive Industrial
    BP X X X
    Chevron X X X
    Phillips 66 X X X
    ExxonMobil X X X
    Quaker Chemical     X
    Royal Dutch Shell X X X
    Valvoline X X X
  • Scope
  • Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis is an in-depth analysis of automotive and industrial lubricant products, markets, and suppliers in North America. The report series is designed to provide subscribers with an accurate and independent resource to assess business opportunities in the North American finished lubricants business. Specifically, the report covers:

    • Finished lubricant demand by country, product type, and market segment
    • Finished lubricant demand by trade class or enduse industry
    • Product and service requirements by various trade class or end-use industry
    • Market trends, drivers, and restraints by various market segment, trade class, or end-use industry
    • Supplier profiles of leading lubricant marketers providing an assessment of their lubricant business position, sales, and market share
    • Market outlook and opportunities
  • Key Benefits
  • The report provides subscribers with an accurate and independent appraisal of the North American lubricant market in terms of its size and segmentation, key end-use segments and trends, business opportunities, and competitive forces. Specifically, the report assists subscribers by providing:

    • A highly reliable and independent assessment of North American conventional and synthetic lubricant demand and supplier market share
    • An unbiased assessment of current and future lubricant requirements from the perspective of B2B, commercial, and industrial end users, as well as perceptions of product and service quality offerings
    • An examination of the continuing demand shifts throughout the entire market in critical areas, such as viscosity grade, conventional to synthetic formulations, and retail to installed service providers
    • A resource tool for sales, marketing, and strategy personnel to quickly learn the fundamentals and lubricant requirements of the leading enduse markets
    • Competitive intelligence for use in benchmarking
  • 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.

    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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