Africa Lubricants Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2026

The Africa Lubricants Market is segmented by End User ( Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Metallurgy & Metalworking, Power Generation ) , by Product Type ( Engine Oils, Greases, Hydraulic Fluids, Metalworking Fluids, Transmission & Gear Oils ) and by Country ( Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa )

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Market Snapshot

https://s3.mordorlabs.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period: 2015 - 2026
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/base%20year/1629296433432_test~base_year_base_year.svg Base Year: 2021
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by End User: Automotive
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/globe/1629285706162_test~globe_globe.svg Largest Share by Country: Egypt
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 3.87 %

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Market Overview

The Africa Lubricants Market stood at 2.44 billion liters in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.87% to reach 2.84 billion liters in 2026.

  • Largest Segment by End-user Industry - Automotive : Automotive was the largest end-use segment throughout Africa due to the higher amount of engine oils and gear oils used in vehicles compared to industrial applications.
  • Fastest Segment by End-user Industry - Power Generation : Due to the growing regional demand for low-cost energy from natural gas-fueled power plants, power generation is the fastest-growing end-user of lubricants in Africa.
  • Largest Country Market - Egypt : Egypt is the largest lubricant market in Africa, as the country possesses a higher number of older motor vehicles (commercial vehicles) and large industrial machinery.
  • Fastest Growing Country Market - Morocco : Morocco is the fastest-growing country in terms of lubricant usage throughout Africa due to its large export-oriented manufacturing industry and growing vehicle sales.

Scope of the Report

By End User
Automotive
Heavy Equipment
Metallurgy & Metalworking
Power Generation
Other End-user Industries
By Product Type
Engine Oils
Greases
Hydraulic Fluids
Metalworking Fluids
Transmission & Gear Oils
Other Product Types
By Country
Egypt
Morocco
Nigeria
South Africa
Rest of Africa

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Key Market Trends

Largest Segment By End User : Automotive

  • In 2020, the African lubricant market was dominated by the automotive industry, which accounted for around 55% of the total lubricant consumption in the region. During 2015-2019, lubricant consumption in the automotive industry increased by around 8.6%.
  • In 2020, COVID-19-related restrictions led to declined maintenance requirements from several industries. The major impact was observed in the heavy equipment industry, which recorded a dip of 5.05%, followed by automotive (4.7%), during the year.
  • Power generation is likely to be the fastest-growing end-user industry of the market studied, with a CAGR of 4.8% over the period 2021-2026, followed by automotive (4.13%). The growing capacity addition of power generation in the country is likely to drive the consumption of lubricants in the power generation industry.

Largest Country : Egypt

  • In 2020, Egypt was the leading consumer of lubricants in the African region, accounting for around 26.5% of the total consumption. During 2015-2019, lubricant consumption in Egypt increased by around 13.5%.
  • In 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak restrained the operations of several industries and their lubricant consumption across the African region. South Africa was the most affected, with an 8.9% drop in its lubricant consumption during 2019-2020, followed by Egypt with a 4.64% drop.
  • Morocco is likely to be the fastest-growing lubricants market in Africa during the forecast period, with a CAGR of around 4.8%. The recovering vehicle production, sales, and growing industrial capacities are likely to drive the growth of lubricants in Africa in the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

The Africa Lubricants Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 46.04%. The major players in this market are BP Plc (Castrol), ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD, ExxonMobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TotalEnergies (sorted alphabetically).

Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players are sorted alphabetically

Recent Developments

  • May 2022: TotalEnergies, NEXUS Automotive Extend Strategic Partnership for a period of five years. As part of this partnership, TotalEnergies Lubricants will be expanding its presence in the burgeoning N! community, which has seen rapid growth in sales from EUR 7.2 billion in 2015 to nearly EUR 35 billion by the end of 2021.
  • May 2022: Engen Petroleum Ltd company has entered into a tripartite agreement with Nedbank and PetroCONNECT.This partnership is likely to help Engen Petroleum Ltd to expand its business in oil refining and synthetic fuel manufacturing plants, including lubricants and oil and gas sectors.
  • April 2022: FUCHS company introduced AGRI FARM lubricants which are especially suited for high-end agricultural machines.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Executive Summary & Key Findings

  2. 2. Introduction

    1. 2.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 2.2 Scope of the Study​

    3. 2.3 Research Methodology

  3. 3. Key Industry Trends

    1. 3.1 Automotive Industry Trends

    2. 3.2 Manufacturing Industry Trends

    3. 3.3 Power Generation Industry Trends

    4. 3.4 Regulatory Framework

    5. 3.5 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  4. 4. Market Segmentation

    1. 4.1 By End User

      1. 4.1.1 Automotive

      2. 4.1.2 Heavy Equipment

      3. 4.1.3 Metallurgy & Metalworking

      4. 4.1.4 Power Generation

      5. 4.1.5 Other End-user Industries

    2. 4.2 By Product Type

      1. 4.2.1 Engine Oils

      2. 4.2.2 Greases

      3. 4.2.3 Hydraulic Fluids

      4. 4.2.4 Metalworking Fluids

      5. 4.2.5 Transmission & Gear Oils

      6. 4.2.6 Other Product Types

    3. 4.3 By Country

      1. 4.3.1 Egypt

      2. 4.3.2 Morocco

      3. 4.3.3 Nigeria

      4. 4.3.4 South Africa

      5. 4.3.5 Rest of Africa

  5. 5. Competitive Landscape

    1. 5.1 Key Strategic Moves

    2. 5.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 5.3 Company Profiles

      1. 5.3.1 Astron Energy Pty Ltd

      2. 5.3.2 BP Plc (Castrol)

      3. 5.3.3 Coperative Soceite des petroleum

      4. 5.3.4 ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD

      5. 5.3.5 ExxonMobil Corporation

      6. 5.3.6 FUCHS

      7. 5.3.7 Misr Petroleum

      8. 5.3.8 Oando Plc

      9. 5.3.9 Royal Dutch Shell Plc

      10. 5.3.10 TotalEnergies

  6. 6. Appendix

    1. 6.1 Appendix-1 References

    2. 6.2 Appendix-2 List of Tables & Figures

  7. 7. Key Strategic Questions for Lubricants CEOs

List of Tables & Figures

    Figure 1:  

    VEHICLE POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 2:  

    COMMERCIAL VEHICLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 3:  

    MOTORCYCLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 4:  

    PASSENGER VEHICLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 5:  

    MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED, USD BILLION (CURRENT VALUE), AFRICA, 2015 - 2020

    Figure 6:  

    POWER GENERATION CAPACITY, GIGAWATT (GW), AFRICA, 2015 - 2020

    Figure 7:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, BY END USER, 2015-2026

    Figure 8:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 9:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, AUTOMOTIVE, 2015-2026

    Figure 10:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, AUTOMOTIVE, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 11:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, 2015-2026

    Figure 12:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 13:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, METALLURGY & METALWORKING, 2015-2026

    Figure 14:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, METALLURGY & METALWORKING, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 15:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, POWER GENERATION, 2015-2026

    Figure 16:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, POWER GENERATION, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 17:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, OTHER END-USER INDUSTRIES, 2015-2026

    Figure 18:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, OTHER END-USER INDUSTRIES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 19:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015-2026

    Figure 20:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 21:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, ENGINE OILS, 2015-2026

    Figure 22:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, ENGINE OILS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 23:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, GREASES, 2015-2026

    Figure 24:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, GREASES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 25:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, 2015-2026

    Figure 26:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 27:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, METALWORKING FLUIDS, 2015-2026

    Figure 28:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, METALWORKING FLUIDS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 29:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, TRANSMISSION & GEAR OILS, 2015-2026

    Figure 30:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, TRANSMISSION & GEAR OILS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 31:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, OTHER PRODUCT TYPES, 2015-2026

    Figure 32:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, OTHER PRODUCT TYPES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 33:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2026

    Figure 34:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY COUNTRY, 2020

    Figure 35:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, EGYPT, 2015-2026

    Figure 36:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, EGYPT, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 37:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, MOROCCO, 2015-2026

    Figure 38:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOROCCO, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 39:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, NIGERIA, 2015-2026

    Figure 40:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, NIGERIA, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 41:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, SOUTH AFRICA, 2015-2026

    Figure 42:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, SOUTH AFRICA, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 43:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, REST OF AFRICA, 2015-2026

    Figure 44:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, REST OF AFRICA, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 45:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 46:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 47:  

    AFRICA LUBRICANTS MARKET SHARE(%), BY MAJOR PLAYERS, 2020

Market Definition

  • Vehicle Types - Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles and Motorcycles are the vehicle types considered under the automotive lubricants market.
  • Product Types - For the purpose of this study, lubricant products such as engine oils, transmission oils, greases and hydraulic fluids are taken into consideration.
  • Service Refill - Service refill is the primary factor considered while accounting the lubricant consumption for each of the vehicle segments, under the study.
  • Factory Fill - First lubricant fill-ups for newly produced vehicles are considered.

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Research Methodology

Mordor Intelligence follows a four-step methodology in all our reports.

  • Step-1: Identify Key Variables: The quantifiable key variables (industry and extraneous) pertaining to the specific product segment and country are selected from a group of relevant variables & factors based on desk research & literature review; along with primary expert inputs. These variables are further confirmed through regression modeling (wherever required).
  • Step-2: Build a Market Model: In order to build a robust forecasting methodology, the variables and factors identified in Step-1 are tested against available historical market numbers. Through an iterative process, the variables required for market forecast are set and the model is built on the basis of these variables.
  • Step-3: Validate and Finalize: In this important step, all market numbers, variables and analyst calls are validated through an extensive network of primary research experts from the market studied. The respondents are selected across levels and functions to generate a holistic picture of the market studied.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Lubricants Market market is studied from 2015 - 2026.

The Africa Lubricants Market stood at 2.44 billion liters in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.87% to reach 2.84 billion liters in 2026.

Automotive was the largest end-use segment throughout Africa due to the higher amount of engine oils and gear oils used in vehicles compared to industrial applications.

Due to the growing regional demand for low-cost energy from natural gas-fueled power plants, power generation is the fastest-growing end-user of lubricants in Africa.

Egypt is the largest lubricant market in Africa, as the country possesses a higher number of older motor vehicles (commercial vehicles) and large industrial machinery.

Morocco is the fastest-growing country in terms of lubricant usage throughout Africa due to its large export-oriented manufacturing industry and growing vehicle sales.

BP Plc (Castrol),ENGEN PETROLEUM LTD,ExxonMobil Corporation,Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TotalEnergies. are the major companies operating in Africa Lubricants Market.