Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market Report is Segmented by Base Oil (Synthetic, Mineral, and Other Base Oils), End-User Industry (Manufacturing, Chemical and Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Mining, Marine, and Other End-User Industries), and Geography (China, India, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN Countries, and Rest of Asia-Pacific). the Market Size and Forecasts are Provided in Terms of Volume (liters) for all the Above Segments.

Asia Pacific Compressor Oil Market Size

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Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Volume (2024) 187.88 Million liters
Market Volume (2029) 228.27 Million liters
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 3.97 %
Market Concentration High

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Asia Pacific Compressor Oil Market Analysis

The Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market size is estimated at 187.88 Million liters in 2024, and is expected to reach 228.27 Million liters by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.97% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

  • The outbreak of COVID-19 led to a significant reduction in output and investments in various major end-user industries of compressor oil, including oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical, and others, due to the reduction in demand as a consequence of nationwide lockdowns and other containment measures. However, the demand substantially improved in 2021 following the opening of economies, which led to increased industrial operations.
  • One of the major factors driving the market studied is the increasing investments in the oil and gas industry due to which the demand for plant utilities like compressors has been increasing, thus directly impacting the demand for oil utilized in it.
  • On the flip side, the growing popularity of oil-free compressors for operations that require cleaner, dryer air is restraining the demand for the studied market.
  • Growing research and development on the usage of bio-based compressor oil, in line with the increasing emphasis on sustainability, is expected to offer various opportunities for the growth of the market over the forecast period.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, China is expected to dominate the market in terms of demand owing to the vivid presence and continuous expansion of various end-user industries.

Asia Pacific Compressor Oil Market Trends

Increasing Investments in the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Compressors in the oil and gas industries are primarily used for collecting, pressurizing, and pushing the oil or gas through the refining process or distribution system. These compressors are mainly located in ships and drilling fields, in chemical and process plants, and also in pipes that make up the distribution network. Compressor oil is required to reduce the friction between the moving parts of these compressors and to maintain their efficiency.
  • Growing demand for oil and gas is leading to an increase in the number of exploration and refining projects, owing to which the installations of compressors are expected to increase, which will directly impact the demand for compressor oil.
  • According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the global oil demand is expected to reach 104.1 mb/d (million barrels per day) by 2026, with China and India accounting for about half of the growth through 2026, thus supporting market growth in the coming years.
  • Also, China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) oil and gas production is expected to rise by more than 6% each year during the period 2022-2024, therefore playing a critical role in China's energy supply security.
  • Under the expectation of the growth in demand for oil refining in the coming years, China Petrochemical Corporation, also known as Sinopec, announced plans in 2022 to invest CNY 198 billion (USD 31.10 billion) in the industry. Out of the overall planned investment, the company will invest CNY 81.5 billion (USD 11.38 billion) in upstream exploitation, the crude oil bases in Tahe and Shunbei fields, and natural gas fields in Sichuan province and the Inner Mongolia region.
  • The Indian government has announced various plans to meet the growing need for oil and gas. It has allowed 100% foreign direct investment (FDI) in many segments of the sector, including natural gas, petroleum products, and refineries.
  • As per the announcement by India’s Petroleum Minister in 2022, the country is aiming to more than double the area under exploration and production of oil and gas to 0.5 million square kilometers by 2025 and to 1 million square kilometers by 2030 with a focus of raising domestic output and reduce reliance on imported fuel.
  • Owing to all the factors mentioned above, the market for compressor oil in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market: Crude Oil Output, Volume in Million Tonnes, China, 2019-2022

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market

  • In the mining industry, compressors are used in a variety of operations such as ventilation systems, material conveyors, pneumatic tools, and others. Hence, compressor oil is required in the industry to ensure the proper working of these compressors.
  • The mining industry in China is one of the largest in the world. It is the leading producer of over 20 metals, including gold, graphite, iron, aluminum, cement, coal, lead, magnesium, rare earth, etc. In 2022, the mining industry's output increased by 7.3% year on year, as per the data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
  • Chinese companies are exploring the world for mining assets with booming demand for lithium, cobalt, and nickel which are the key metals used in batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles.
  • For instance, the Xiangyuan lepidolite project in Hunan led by a joint venture formed in 2022, is scheduled to bring online an additional 60 kilotons to 70 kilotons of lithium carbonate production per annum, which will be China's largest domestic hard-rock mine. The onset and completion date for the project has not been revealed yet.
  • Consistent growth and investments in the mining industry of the country are indicative of the lucrative demand for compressor oil from the industry.
  • The use of compressor oils in the chemical and petrochemicals industry guarantees the untroubled functioning of the machine parts and also helps in minimizing the expenses and increasing the lifetime of the machine. Moreover, compressor oils also serve to dissipate the heat generated by the compressors during operations thus reducing the overall power consumption and also from the wear and tear of the machine. Thus, the increase in output in the chemical industry and new investments in the industry are all indicative of a profound demand for compressor oil from the industry.
  • China is a hub for chemical processing, accounting for a major part of the chemicals produced globally. As per the data by the BASF Chemical Industry Outlook, in 2022, the output from the chemical industry in China increased by a notable 6.6% from the previous year.
  • In November 2022, Clariant partnered with Evonik and ThyssenKrupp Engineering Technology Co., Ltd. for the Qixiang Tengda project, to assist in the development of a new propylene oxide plant designed to have an annual capacity of 300 kilotons. The expected completion date of the project has not been revealed yet.
  • With continuous investments in the manufacturing capacity of various chemicals and petrochemicals in China, the demand for products and materials that are utilized in the industry is expected to increase prominently in the coming years.
  • All these factors are likely to keep China ahead of other countries in the compressor oil market in the Asia-Pacific region.
Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market: Annual Chemical Output Growth, in Percentage, China, 2019-2022

Asia Pacific Compressor Oil Industry Overview

The Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil market is partially consolidated in nature. Some of the major players (in no particular order) in the market include Chevron Corporation, FUCHS, HP Lubricants, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), among others.

Asia Pacific Compressor Oil Market Leaders

  1. Chevron Corporation

  2. FUCHS

  3. HP Lubricants

  4. Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  5. China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market Concentration
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Asia Pacific Compressor Oil Market News

  • April 2023: Exxon Mobil Corporation announced an investment of INR 9 billion USD 109.36 million) to develop a lubricant plant in Maharashtra, India. Once operational, the plant is anticipated to have the capacity to manufacture 159 million liters of finished lubricants annually to meet the domestic demand from industrial sectors such as manufacturing, steel, power, mining, and others. The plant is expected to begin operations by the end of 2025.
  • November 2022: Valvoline Cummins Private Limited launched a new product named Valcomp Compressor Oil Synth 68, which is a synthetic compressor oil suitable for applications where compressors are subjected to operations for extended periods in dusty environments and are prone to wear and tear.

Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Investments in the Oil and Gas Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand from the Manufacturing Industry

      3. 4.1.3 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Popularity of Oil Free Compressors

      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 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      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 Base Oil

      1. 5.1.1 Synthetic

      2. 5.1.2 Mineral

      3. 5.1.3 Other Base Oils (Semi-Synthetic, Biodegradable, etc.)

    2. 5.2 End-User Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Manufacturing

      2. 5.2.2 Chemical and Petrochemical

      3. 5.2.3 Oil and Gas

      4. 5.2.4 Mining

      5. 5.2.5 Marine

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-User industries (Food Processing, Power Generation, etc.)

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 China

      2. 5.3.2 India

      3. 5.3.3 Japan

      4. 5.3.4 South Korea

      5. 5.3.5 ASEAN Countries

      6. 5.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific


    1. 6.1 Merger & 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 Chevron Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec)

      3. 6.4.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      4. 6.4.4 FUCHS

      5. 6.4.5 Gandhar Oil Refinery (India) Limited

      6. 6.4.6 HP Lubricants

      7. 6.4.7 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

      8. 6.4.8 Sasol

      9. 6.4.9 Shell Plc

      10. 6.4.10 TotalEnergies SE

      11. 6.4.11 Valvoline Cummins Private Limited

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Inclination Towards Bio-based Compressor Oils

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Asia Pacific Compressor Oil Industry Segmentation

Compressor oil is required for the lubrication of the compressors to maintain their operational efficiency and effectiveness by reducing the friction between their moving parts. Compressor oils are primarily a mixture of base oils and additives.

The Asia-Pacific compressor oil market is segmented by base oil, end-user industry, and geography. By base oil, the market is segmented into synthetic, mineral, and other base oils (semi-synthetic, biodegradable, etc.). By end-user industry, the market is segmented into manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical, oil and gas, mining, marine, and other end-user industries (food processing, power generation, etc.). The report also covers the market size and forecasts in 5 countries (China, India, Japan, South Korea, ASEAN Countries, and Rest of Asia-Pacific) across the Asia-Pacific region. 

For each segment, market sizing and forecasts have been done based on volume (liters).

Base Oil
Other Base Oils (Semi-Synthetic, Biodegradable, etc.)
End-User Industry
Chemical and Petrochemical
Oil and Gas
Other End-User industries (Food Processing, Power Generation, etc.)
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
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Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market Research FAQs

The Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market size is expected to reach 187.88 million liters in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.97% to reach 228.27 million liters by 2029.

In 2024, the Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market size is expected to reach 187.88 million liters.

Chevron Corporation, FUCHS, HP Lubricants, Indian Oil Corporation Limited and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) are the major companies operating in the Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market.

In 2023, the Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market size was estimated at 180.71 million liters. The report covers the Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Industry Report

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Asia-Pacific Compressor Oil Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)