ASEAN Lubricants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Report Covers Global ASEAN Lubricants Market Growth and is Segmented by Product Type (Engine Oil, Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid, Metalworking Fluid, Gear Oil, General Industrial Oil, Grease, and Other Product Types), End-user Industry (Power Generation, Automotive and Other Transportation, Heavy Equipment, Metallurgy and Metalworking, Food and Beverage, and Other End-user Industries) and Geography (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam). The market size and forecasts for the ASEAN lubricants market are provided in million liters for all the above segments.

ASEAN Lubricants Market Size

ASEAN Lubricants Market Summary
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Study Period 2018 - 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR > 4.08 %
Market Concentration High

Major Players

ASEAN Lubricants Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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ASEAN Lubricants Market Analysis

The ASEAN Lubricants market is estimated at 3.25 billion l currently and is expected to reach 3.97 billion l over the forecast period, registering a CAGR of over 4.08% during the forecast period.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, nationwide lockdowns around the globe disrupted manufacturing activities and supply chains, and production halts impacted the market in 2020. However, the sector is recovering well since restrictions were lifted. Over the last four years, an increase in automotive sales, power generation, and demand for food and beverages led to the market recovery.

  • Over the short term, increasing transportation usage and other factors are driving the market growth.
  • On the flip side, increasing drain intervals in the automotive and industrial sectors are some factors hindering the growth of the market studied.
  • However, the growing prominence of bio-lubricants will likely act as an opportunity.
  • Indonesia is expected to dominate the market and witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

ASEAN Lubricants Market Trends

Increasing Demand from Automobiles

  • ASEAN countries are one of the fastest developing countries in the world. The growing industrial establishments, automobiles, marine, and other transportation activities in these countries increased the demand for lubricants.
  • In Indonesia, the increasing regulations on vehicle emissions, vehicle safety advancement, driver-assist systems in vehicles, and rapidly growing logistics in the retail and e-commerce sectors significantly drove the demand for light commercial vehicles. For instance, according to OICA, in 2022, around 1,60,171 units of light commercial vehicles were produced in the country, which showed an increase of 1% compared to 2021. It is expected to increase the consumption of lubricants from the country's light commercial vehicle market.
  • Indonesia and Vietnam are the largest vehicle markets in the ASEAN region regarding vehicle units in operation. Motor vehicle sales growth in emerging nations, such as Indonesia and Vietnam, offset the sluggish growth compared to other countries.
  • Due to the relaxation of movement control orders in Malaysia, many economic sectors were allowed to re-open businesses there. It helped improve business confidence and produced new vehicles, including commercial vehicles, which are much needed for running businesses. For instance, in 2022, light commercial vehicle production in Malaysia amounted to 52,085 units, which shows an increase of 48% compared to 2021. Therefore, this is expected to support the demand for the lubricants market from the country's light commercial vehicles.
  • In the Philippines, the increased demand for goods through e-commerce is pushing the use of light commercial vehicles in logistics, paving the way for light commercial vehicle market growth in the country. Many e-commerce and logistics companies are growing in the country, further boosting the light commercial vehicle market's growth. For instance, in 2022, light commercial vehicle production in the country amounted to 50,560 units, which shows an increase of 68% compared to 2021.
  • The factors above are, in turn, expected to increase lubricant consumption in the ASEAN countries during the forecast period.
ASEAN Lubricants Market - Light Commercial Vehicle Production, in Units, Indonesia, 2019 - 2022

Indonesia to Dominate the Market

  • Indonesia's largest lubricant markets are Automotive and other transportation media, such as aircraft and marine.
  • Regarding market size, Indonesia is the biggest car market in the ASEAN and Southeast Asia regions. The country accounts for nearly one-third of the annual car sales in ASEAN, followed by Thailand. For instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), automobile sales in Indonesia amounted to 10,48,040 units in 2022, which shows an increase of 18.1% compared to 2021.
  • Moreover, Indonesia is one of Southeast Asia's largest passenger car manufacturing nations. However, Indonesia primarily relies on foreign direct investment to establish onshore car manufacturing facilities, particularly from Japan. Attracted by low per capita car ownership, low labor costs, and a rapidly expanding middle class, various global passenger carmakers decided to expand car production capacity in Indonesia. Passenger car production in the country amounted to 12,14,250 units in 2022, which shows an increase of 37% compared to 2021. Therefore, increasing the production of passenger cars in the country is expected to create an upside demand for the lubricants market.
  • According to the government of Indonesia, the 850,000 four-wheeled motorized vehicles manufacturing target set for 2021 was surpassed. Production reached 890,000 units in October 2021, a 62.4 % increase over the same time the previous year.
  • The marine industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in Indonesia. According to the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute (SEAISI), the demand for ships in Indonesia increased pointedly to at least double in volume compared to the last 4-5 years for various purposes. For instance, according to the Ministry of Transportation, the number of passenger vessels in Indonesia with Indonesian flags operating in Indonesia amounted to 4,953 vessels in 2022, which showed an increase of 3.8% compared to 2021.
  • Furthermore, in 2022, the operating coal power plants in Indonesia had a power capacity of approximately 40.16 thousand megawatts, which showed an increase of 18.24% compared to 2021. Moreover, with international support, Indonesia committed in November 2021 to retire 9.2 GW of coal capacity by 2030. Therefore, the increase in investments is expected to create an upside demand for the lubricants market from the country's power industry.
  • Due to all the factors above, Indonesia is expected to dominate the market in the upcoming years.
ASEAN Lubricants Market - Passenger Car Production, in Units, Indonesia, 2019 - 2022

ASEAN Lubricants Industry Overview

The ASEAN Lubricants Market is consolidated in nature. The major players in this market (not in a particular order) include CASTROL LIMITED (BP p.l.c.), Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corporation, PT Pertamina Lubricants, and Caltex (Chevron Corporation), among others.

ASEAN Lubricants Market Leaders

  1. Caltex (Chevron Corporation)

  2. CASTROL LIMITED (BP p.l.c.)

  3. Shell PLC

  4. Exxon Mobil Corporation

  5. PT Pertamina Lubricants

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

ASEAN Lubricants Market Concentration

ASEAN Lubricants Market News

  • Nov 2022: Shell Indonesia ('Shell') expanded its Marunda Lubricants Oil Blending Plant (LOBP) in Bekasi to meet the growing demand for premium lubricant products in Indonesia.
  • May 2022: PTT announced its partnership with Aramco to strengthen cooperation across crude oil sourcing, marketing refining, petrochemical products, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Thailand.

ASEAN Lubricants Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Usage for Transportation Purposes

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Drain Intervals in the Automotive and Industrial Sectors

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Engine Oil

      2. 5.1.2 Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid

      3. 5.1.3 Metalworking Fluid

      4. 5.1.4 General Industrial Oil

      5. 5.1.5 Gear Oil

      6. 5.1.6 Grease

      7. 5.1.7 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Power Generation

      2. 5.2.2 Automotive and Other Transportation

      3. 5.2.3 Heavy Equipment

      4. 5.2.4 Metallurgy and Metalworking

      5. 5.2.5 Food and Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Indonesia

      2. 5.3.2 Malaysia

      3. 5.3.3 Philippines

      4. 5.3.4 Singapore

      5. 5.3.5 Thailand

      6. 5.3.6 Vietnam


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Caltex (Chevron Corporation)

      2. 6.4.2 CASTROL LIMITED (BP p.l.c.)

      3. 6.4.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 FUCHS

      5. 6.4.5 Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd

      6. 6.4.6 Petronas

      7. 6.4.7 PT Pertamina Lubricants

      8. 6.4.8 PTT Lubricants

      9. 6.4.9 Shell PLC

      10. 6.4.10 TotalEnergies

      11. 6.4.11 Valvoline Global Operations

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Industrial Activites in ASEAN countries

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

ASEAN Lubricants Industry Segmentation

Lubricant products are made from a combination of base oils and additives. The composition of base oil in the formulation of lubricants is primarily between 75-90%. Base oils possess lubricating properties and make up to 90% of the final lubricant product. The market is segmented based on product type, end-user industry, and Geography. The market is segmented by product type into engine oil, transmission and hydraulic fluid, general industrial oil, gear oil, grease, and other product types. By end-user industry, the market is segmented into power generation, automotive and other transportation, heavy equipment, food and beverage, and other end-user industries. The report also covers the size and forecasts for the lubricants market in 6 regional countries. The market sizing and forecasts for each segment are based on volume (liters).

Product Type
Engine Oil
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid
Metalworking Fluid
General Industrial Oil
Gear Oil
Other Product Types
End-user Industry
Power Generation
Automotive and Other Transportation
Heavy Equipment
Metallurgy and Metalworking
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Industries

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ASEAN Lubricants Market Research FAQs

The ASEAN Lubricants Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The ASEAN Lubricants Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.08% over the next 5 years.

Caltex (Chevron Corporation) , CASTROL LIMITED (BP p.l.c.), Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corporation, PT Pertamina Lubricants are the major companies operating in ASEAN Lubricants Market.

ASEAN Lubricants Industry Report

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