Africa Lubricants Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

The Africa Lubricants Market is segmented by Group (Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, and Group V), Base Stock (Bio-based Lubricant, Mineral Oil Lubricant, Synthetic Lubricant, and Semi-synthetic Lubricant), Product Type (Engine Oil, Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid, Metalworking Fluid, General Industrial Oil, Gear Oil, Grease, Process Oil, and Other Product Types), End-user Industry (Power Generation, Automotive and Other Transportation , Heavy Equipment, Food and Beverage, Metallurgy and Metalworking, Chemical Manufacturing, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, and Rest of Africa).

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Market Overview

The African lubricants market is expected to register a CAGR of 2.64% during the forecast period, 2019 - 2024. This market is driven by the factors, such as stringent environment regulations against emissions, and modest impact of electric vehicles (EVs) in the future is expected to be a hurdle to the growth of the market.

  • Increasing demand from the automotive and manufacturing industries is expected to drive the demand for the market studied during the forecast period.
  • Increasing drain intervals in the automotive and industrial sectors is likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • Developments in synthetic and bio-based lubricants is projected to act as an opportunity for the market in the future.

Scope of the Report

The African lubricants market report include:

Group I
Group II
Group III
Group IV
Group V
Base Stock
Bio-based Lubricant
Mineral Oil Lubricant
Synthetic Lubricant
Semi-synthetic Lubricant
Product Type
Engine Oil
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid
Metalworking Fluid
General Industrial Oil
Gear Oil
Process Oil
Other Product Types
End-user Industry
Power Generation
Automotive and Other Transportation
Heavy Equipment
Food and Beverage
Metallurgy and Metalworking
Chemical Manufacturing
Other End-user Industries
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand from the Growing Power Generation Sector (Wind Energy Sector)

  • According to the energy ministry of South Africa, there was a huge boom in the South African wind and renewables sectors, owing to the emission regulations set by Paris Climate Pact.
  • The lubricant requirements in wind turbine gearboxes are more stringent, when compared to other industrial gear oils. This is because of the high temperatures, bearing wear, corrosion and oxidation, and load weights involved during the process of power generation.
  • There is an increasing demand for synthetic gear oils in wind turbines, due to their enhanced properties, over their mineral-based counterparts, owing to the performance additives used during the formulation of synthetic oils, as per requirement.
  • Despite facing competition from solar power generation, the wind power sector is expected to continue its growth during the forecast period. This, in turn, is expected to boost the demand for gear oil in a significant manner.

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South Africa to Experience Continued Growth

  • South Africa is the largest market of the African region and is expected to grow at stagnant growth rate over the forecast period.
  • The South African automotive sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the region. Automotive sector has a stronghold in the domestic market by continuous investments by major manufacturers of automotive vehicles.
  • The country has become a hub of operations for major players, such as Shell, Engen, BP/Castrol, Total Lubricants, and Chevron. The demand for synthetic-based lubes is likely to surge amid the increasing demand of these lubricants for new cars, as they extend the life of the engine significantly, and also increase the oil change time.
  • The transportation sector is expected to play a vital role in the mineral oil-based lubricants’ demand growth. 
  • These factors are driving the lubricants market over the forecast period in South Africa.

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Competitive Landscape

The African lubricants market is fragmented. Key players in the African lubricants market include Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Total SA, ExxonMobil Corporation, Chevron Corporation, and BP PLC.

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Table Of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand from the Automotive and Manufacturing Industries

      2. 4.2.2 Stringent Environment Regulations against Emissions

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Increasing Drain Intervals in the Automotive and Industrial Sectors

      2. 4.3.2 Modest Impact of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the Future

    4. 4.4 Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Regulatory Policy Analysis


    1. 5.1 Group

      1. 5.1.1 Group I

      2. 5.1.2 Group II

      3. 5.1.3 Group III

      4. 5.1.4 Group IV

      5. 5.1.5 Group V

    2. 5.2 Base Stock

      1. 5.2.1 Bio-based Lubricant

      2. 5.2.2 Mineral Oil Lubricant

      3. 5.2.3 Synthetic Lubricant

      4. 5.2.4 Semi-synthetic Lubricant

    3. 5.3 Product Type

      1. 5.3.1 Engine Oil

      2. 5.3.2 Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid

      3. 5.3.3 Metalworking Fluid

      4. 5.3.4 General Industrial Oil

      5. 5.3.5 Gear Oil

      6. 5.3.6 Grease

      7. 5.3.7 Process Oil

      8. 5.3.8 Other Product Types

    4. 5.4 End-user Industry

      1. 5.4.1 Power Generation

      2. 5.4.2 Automotive and Other Transportation

      3. 5.4.3 Heavy Equipment

      4. 5.4.4 Food and Beverage

      5. 5.4.5 Metallurgy and Metalworking

      6. 5.4.6 Chemical Manufacturing

      7. 5.4.7 Other End-user Industries

    5. 5.5 Geography

      1. 5.5.1 Egypt

      2. 5.5.2 South Africa

      3. 5.5.3 Nigeria

      4. 5.5.4 Algeria

      5. 5.5.5 Morocco

      6. 5.5.6 Rest of Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BP PLC

      2. 6.4.2 Chevron Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Conoil PLC

      4. 6.4.4 Coperative Soceite Des Petroleum (Co-op)

      5. 6.4.5 Engen Petroleum Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 ExxonMobil Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Forte Oil PLC

      8. 6.4.8 FUCHS

      9. 6.4.9 Hass Petroleum

      10. 6.4.10 Kenolkobil Limited

      11. 6.4.11 Libya Oil Holdings Limited

      12. 6.4.12 MISR Petroleum

      13. 6.4.13 MRS Oil Nigeria PLC

      14. 6.4.14 Oando PLC

      15. 6.4.15 Royal Dutch Shell PLC

      16. 6.4.16 Sasol Ltd

      17. 6.4.17 Total SA

      18. 6.4.18 Vivo Energy

  7. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Industrial Growth in Africa

    2. 7.2 Developments in Synthetic and Bio-based Lubricants

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