Latin America Lubricants Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Base Stock (Mineral Oil Lubricant, Synthetic Lubricant, Semi-Synthetic Lubricant, and Bio-based 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 Transportation, Heavy Equipment, Food and Beverage, Metallurgy and Metal Working, Chemical Manufacturing, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America)

Market Snapshot

Market Summary-Latin America Lubricants Market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: <2 %

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Market Overview

The market for Latin America lubricants is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 2% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for high-performance lubricants and growing demand from Construction and Power Generation Industries are driving the market. On the flip side, the growing adoption of electrical & hybrid vehicles, an increase in the life-time of lubricants, and stringent environmental regulations coupled with unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak are hindering the market growth.

  • The lubricant market in Latin America is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to its wide range of applications in different end-user industries including construction and power generation industries.
  • Brazil is expected to dominate the market across Latin America with the largest consumption of lubricants.

Scope of the Report

The Latin America Lubricants Market Report include:

Base Stock
Mineral Oil Lubricant
Semi-Synthetic Lubricant
Synthetic Lubricant
Bio-based 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 Transportation
Heavy Equipment
Food and Beverage
Metallurgy and Metalworking
Chemical Manufacturing
Other End-user Industries
Rest of Latin America

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Key Market Trends

Engine Oil Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Engine oils are crucial in the smooth running of engines, reducing fuel emissions and improving the engine's performance and they are generally composed of 75-90% base oils and 10-25% additives.
  • Engine oils are mostly used in applications such as wear reduction, corrosion protection, and smooth operation of engine internals. They function by creating a thin film between the moving parts for enhancing the transfer of heat and reducing tension during the contact of parts.
  • The light motor vehicle segment records the highest consumption rate of engine oils among all the segments. Owing to the technological improvements and government-mandated requirements for fuel economy, the automakers have been manufacturing lighter vehicles with tighter tolerances (which make the vehicles more durable).
  • High-mileage engine oils are in demand lately, owing to the properties that help in the prevention of oil leaks and reduction of oil consumption.
  • According to International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers OICA 5,61,77 units of light commercial vehicles are produced alone in Brazil and Argentina where the application of engine oils in reducing wear and tear of the engine has a prominent role.
  • However, there is a decline in the manufacturing and sales of automobiles in major regions of Latin America due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and some other factors as well. This decline in the sale of vehicles during 2019 is further expected to affect the demand for engine oils.
  • Hence, owing to the growing application of engine oils in vehicles to reduce wear and tire, the demand for is expected to increase over the forecast period.
Latin America Lubricants Market Volume Share

Brazil to Dominate the Market

  • Brazil is expected to dominate the market for lubricants in the Latin America region during the forecast period due to an increase in demand from the end-use industries such as construction, automotive, automotive, and others.
  • Turbines play a key role in the energy sector, for generating electricity. A large amount of heat is emitted from the turbine, during the production of electricity. In general, other than turbines, the major components used in the power generation sector include pumps, bearings, fans, compressors, gears, and hydraulic systems which are subjected to severe wear and tire. Gear and turbine oils are widely used in this sector, for lubrication purposes.
  • In 2019, Brazil added 7,246 gigawatts (GW) of installed electricity generation capacity, closing the year with a total 170,071 GW, of which more than 75% come from renewable energy (hydroelectric, wind power and solar) where the application of lubricants play a vital role.
  • In the construction sector, lubricants prevent premature failure and decline in the performance of construction equipment, which are subjected to extremely harsh operating conditions that involve heat, dirt, and moisture.
  • Lubricants perform various functions, in order to safeguard construction equipment from bearing failures, short life-span of engine oil, lower resistance of diesel fuel to water, rusting of cables, ropes, and draglines.
  • The automotive industry is one of the largest consumers of lubricants in the region. In 2019. The total vehicle production of vehicles increased by 2.2% from 28,81,018 units in 2018 to 29,44,988 units in 2019.This increase in the production is increasing the usage of lubricants in vehicles thereby growing the market studied in the region.
  • The aforementioned factors, coupled with government support, are contributing to the increasing demand for the lubricants market in the Brazil region during the forecast period.
Latin America Lubricants Market Volume Share

Competitive Landscape

The Latin America lubricant market is fragmented with players accounting for a marginal share of the market. Few companies include Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, BP p.l.c, Valvoline Inc., and Total.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Demand for High Performance Lubricants

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Demand Form Construction and Power Generation Industries

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Adoption of Electrical & Hybrid Vehicles

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Life-Time of Lubricants and Stringent Environmental Regulations

      3. 4.2.3 Unfavourable Conditions Arising Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      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. 4.5 Regulatory Policy Analysis


    1. 5.1 Base Stock

      1. 5.1.1 Mineral Oil Lubricant

      2. 5.1.2 Semi-Synthetic Lubricant

      3. 5.1.3 Synthetic Lubricant

      4. 5.1.4 Bio-based Lubricant

    2. 5.2 Product Type

      1. 5.2.1 Engine Oil

      2. 5.2.2 Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid

      3. 5.2.3 Metalworking Fluid

      4. 5.2.4 General Industrial Oil

      5. 5.2.5 Gear Oil

      6. 5.2.6 Grease

      7. 5.2.7 Process Oil

      8. 5.2.8 Other Product Types

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Power Generation

      2. 5.3.2 Automotive and Transportation

      3. 5.3.3 Heavy Equipment

      4. 5.3.4 Food and Beverage

      5. 5.3.5 Metallurgy and Metalworking

      6. 5.3.6 Chemical Manufacturing

      7. 5.3.7 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Brazil

      3. 5.4.3 Argentina

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of Latin America


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

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

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BP p.l.c

      2. 6.4.2 Chevron Corporation

      3. 6.4.3 Eni SpA

      4. 6.4.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 FUCHS

      6. 6.4.6 Kluber Lubrication (FREUDENBERG)

      7. 6.4.7 Royal Dutch Shell PLC

      8. 6.4.8 Schlumberger Limited

      9. 6.4.9 Total

      10. 6.4.10 Valvoline Inc.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Growing Prominence for Bio-Lubricants

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Latin America Lubricants Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Latin America Lubricants Market is growing at a CAGR of <2% over the next 5 years.

Chevron Corporation , Exxon Mobil Corporation , Valcoline Inc., BP p.l.c, Total are the major companies operating in Latin America Lubricants Market.

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