Bangladesh Lubricants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Bangladesh Lubricants Market is segmented by Product Type (Engine Oil, Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid, Metalworking Fluid, General Industrial Oil, Gear Oil, Grease, and Other Product Types) and End-user Industry (Power Generation, Automotive and Other Transportation, Heavy Equipment, Food and Beverage, Metallurgy and Metalworking, and Other End-user Industries).

Market Snapshot

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: >1.5 %
Bangladesh Lubricants Market Major Players

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Market Overview

The Bangladeshi lubricants market is projected to register a CAGR of about 2% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the country during the first half of 2020, the automobile and transportation, and various other industrial sectors have been affected significantly. For instance, the automobile industry in the country witnessed uncertainty in 2020 and registered a decline of around 40% in sales during the year.

  • In the short term, one of the major factors, like increasing construction activities in the country, is expected to drive the market. On the flip side, low adoption rates of synthetic lubricants due to high prices are expected to hinder the growth of the market.
  • The automotive and other transportation segments dominated the market with a share of around 70% in terms of demand, and it is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The Bangladesh lubricants market is segmented by product type and end-user industry. By product type, the market is segmented into engine oil, transmission and hydraulic fluid, metalworking 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, metallurgy and metalworking, and other end-user industries. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of volume (thousand metric ton).

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
Food and Beverage
Metallurgy and Metalworking
Other End-user Industries

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Key Market Trends

Engine Oils Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Engine oils are widely used for lubricating the internal combustion engines in different types of automotive and are generally composed of 75%-90% base oils and 10%-25% additives.
  • Engine oils are typically used for applications, such as wear reduction, corrosion protection, and ensuring the smooth operation of the engine internals. The oils function by creating a thin film between the moving parts for enhancing heat transfer and reducing tension during contact of the parts.
  • The demand for engine oils in Bangladesh has been rising steadily for the past five years, owing to the rapid growth in the sales of motor vehicles (both domestically manufactured and imported) in the country.
  • MJL Bangladesh Limited, Ranks Petroleum Limited, and BP PLC (Castrol) are among the leading engine oil manufacturers in Bangladesh in the current scenario.
  • All the aforementioned factors are expected to increase the demand for engine oils during the forecast period.
Bangladesh Lubricants Market Key Trends

Automotive and Other Transportation Segment Expected to Dominate the Market

  • Lubricants are used in automotive for various applications, such as the engine, brake systems, fuel systems, transmission manufacturing, steering systems, exhaust systems, and many others. Lubricants in automobiles reduce friction by creating a thin layer or film (clearance) between the moving parts. Shock absorption during heavy loads and the absorption of contaminants are a few of the various advantages.
  • Lubricants in marine transportation are used to dissipate heat, for reducing friction, and combat wear and tear between the surfaces of two moving components. Additionally, lubricants help fight corrosion and rust in the engine, whether it is an aviation engine or a wheel burning on a car.
  • Although the sales of new vehicles have been decreasing in the country for the past three years, the sales of used cars have increased significantly in the country, thereby driving the demand for automotive lubricants.
  • In 2020, the car sales in the country came down to 900 per month from 1500 per month in the previous year due to the COVID-19 impact.
  • Bangladesh is anticipating a growth in the aviation market, with the population increasing the use of the aerial route for traveling increasing gradually, owing to the growing middle-class incomes. The increasing air travel rates in the country are, in turn, supporting the growth of aviation lubricants.
  • Owing to all the above mentioned factors, the demand for lubricants is expected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period.
Bangladesh Lubricants Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The Bangladeshi lubricants market is partially consolidated, with the top five players accounting for almost 60% of the total consumption. The key players in the market include MJL Bangladesh Limited, BP PLC (Castrol), Trade Services International, Navana Petroleum Limited, and Ranks Petroleum Limited, among others.

Recent Developments

  • In February 2019, BNO Lubricants introduced Nynas technology-based transformer oil and nanotechnology lubricants to minimize carbon emission and ensure the longevity of engines.
  • In April 2018, MJL Bangladesh Limited introduced a multi-compartment delivery truck for lubricant delivery for the first time in Bangladesh.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Construction Activities

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Activities of Metalworking and Metallurgy

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Price of Synthetic Lubricants

      2. 4.2.2 Impact of COVID-19

    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

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    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 Food and Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Metallurgy and Metalworking

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Industries


    1. 6.1 Mergers, 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 APSCO Bangladesh

      2. 6.4.2 Basumati Group of Companies

      3. 6.4.3 BP PLC (Castrol)

      4. 6.4.4 City Lub Oil Industries Ltd

      5. 6.4.5 Corona Group (Lukoil)

      6. 6.4.6 Gulf Oil Bangladesh Limited

      7. 6.4.7 Imam Group (FUCHS and Conoco)

      8. 6.4.8 Lub-rref (Bangladesh) Ltd

      9. 6.4.9 MJL Bangladesh Limited (Exxon Mobil)

      10. 6.4.10 Navana Petroleum Limited (Caltex/Chevron)

      11. 6.4.11 Padma Oil Company Limited

      12. 6.4.12 Trade Services International (Total)

      13. 6.4.13 United Lube Oil Limited (Petronas)

      14. 6.4.14 Ranks Petroleum Limited (Royal Dutch Shell PLC)

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Bangladesh Lubricants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Bangladesh Lubricants Market is growing at a CAGR of >1.5% over the next 5 years.

Trade Services International (Total), Ranks Petroleum Limited (Royal Dutch Shell PLC), Navana Petroleum Limited (Caltex/Chevron), MJL Bangladesh Limited (Exxon Mobil), BP PLC (Castrol) are the major companies operating in Bangladesh Lubricants Market.

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