The Middle East 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 ( Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE )

Middle-East Lubricants Market Size

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Study Period 2015 - 2026
Base Year For Estimation 2020
Market Volume (2024) 2.60 Billion Liters
Market Volume (2026) 2.77 Billion Liters
CAGR (2024 - 2026) 3.22 %
Market Concentration High

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Middle-East Lubricants Market Analysis

The Middle East Lubricants Market size is estimated at 2.60 Billion Liters in 2024, and is expected to reach 2.77 Billion Liters by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.22% during the forecast period (2024-2026).

  • Largest Segment by End-user Industry - Automotive : Among all end-user segments, automotive is the largest end user due to the high proportion of engine and gear oil usage in motor vehicles than other industrial applications.
  • Fastest Segment by End-user Industry - Power Generation : Due to rising demand for low-cost energy from natural-gas-fueled power plants, power generation is likely to be the fastest-growing lubricant end user in the Middle East.
  • Largest Country Market - Iran : Iran is the largest lubricant market in the Middle East, as the country possesses a higher number of motor vehicles and active industrial machinery than any other country.
  • Fastest Growing Country Market - Turkey : Turkey is expected to be the fastest-growing lubricant-consuming country in the Middle East due to increased ownership of used vehicles and a growing heavy-equipment sector.

Middle-East Lubricants Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Middle-East Lubricants Market according to our research experts:

Largest Segment By End User : <span style="font-family: 'regular_bold';color:#0e7db3;">Automotive</span>

  • In 2020, the Middle Eastern lubricant market was dominated by the automotive industry, which accounted for around 58.9% of the total lubricant consumption in the country. During 2015-2019, lubricant consumption in the automotive industry increased by around 8.69%.
  • In 2020, COVID-19-related restrictions led to decreased maintenance requirements from several industries. The major impact was observed in the automotive industry, which recorded a dip of 6.86% during 2019-2020, followed by heavy equipment (6.1%) during the year.
  • Power generation is expected to be the fastest-growing end-user industry of the market studied, recording a CAGR of 5.33% during 2021-2026, followed by automotive (3.22%). The growing capacity addition of power generation in the country is anticipated to drive lubricant consumption in the power generation industry.

Largest Country : <span style="font-family: 'regular_bold';color:#0e7db3;">Iran</span>

  • In 2020, Iran was the leading consumer of lubricants in the Middle Eastern region, accounting for around 34.6% of the region's total lubricant consumption. During 2015-2019, lubricant consumption in Iran increased by 4.36%.
  • In 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak restrained the operations of several industries, including lubricant consumption, across the Middle Eastern region. The United Arab Emirates was the most affected, with a 9.1% drop in its lubricant consumption during 2019-2020, followed by Qatar (8.3% drop).
  • Turkey is likely to be the fastest-growing lubricants market in the Middle East during the forecast period, with a CAGR of around 4.94%. The recovering automotive sales and usage and the growing industrial activities are likely to drive lubricant growth in countries like Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Middle-East Lubricants Industry Overview

The Middle East Lubricants Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 44.32%. The major players in this market are Behran Oil Company, BP Plc (Castrol), Petromin Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TotalEnergies (sorted alphabetically).

Middle-East Lubricants Market Leaders

  1. Behran Oil Company

  2. BP Plc (Castrol)

  3. Petromin Corporation

  4. Royal Dutch Shell Plc

  5. TotalEnergies

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Middle-East Lubricants Market News

  • 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.
  • March 2022: ExxonMobil Corporation company has appointed Jay Hooley as lead managing director of the company.
  • January 2022: Effective April 1, ExxonMobil Corporation was organized along three business lines - ExxonMobil Upstream Company, ExxonMobil Product Solutions and ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions.

Middle-East Lubricants Market Report - 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 Iran

      2. 4.3.2 Qatar

      3. 4.3.3 Saudi Arabia

      4. 4.3.4 Turkey

      5. 4.3.5 UAE

      6. 4.3.6 Rest of Middle East

  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 ADNOC

      2. 5.3.2 Behran Oil Company

      3. 5.3.3 BP Plc (Castrol)

      4. 5.3.4 ExxonMobil Corporation

      5. 5.3.5 Iranol Oil Company

      6. 5.3.6 Petrol ofisi

      7. 5.3.7 Petromin Corporation

      8. 5.3.8 Qatar Lubricants Company (QALCO)

      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

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Middle-East Lubricants Industry Segmentation

By End User
Heavy Equipment
Metallurgy & Metalworking
Power Generation
Other End-user Industries
By Product Type
Engine Oils
Hydraulic Fluids
Metalworking Fluids
Transmission & Gear Oils
Other Product Types
By Country
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East
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Middle-East Lubricants Market Research FAQs

The Middle East Lubricants Market size is expected to reach 2.60 billion Liters in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.22% to reach 2.77 billion Liters by 2026.

In 2024, the Middle East Lubricants Market size is expected to reach 2.60 billion Liters.

Behran Oil Company, BP Plc (Castrol), Petromin Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TotalEnergies are the major companies operating in the Middle East Lubricants Market.

In the Middle East Lubricants Market, the Automotive segment accounts for the largest share by end user.

In 2024, Iran accounts for the largest share by country in the Middle East Lubricants Market.

In 2023, the Middle East Lubricants Market size was estimated at 2.51 billion Liters. The report covers the Middle East Lubricants Market historical market size for years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Middle East Lubricants Market size for years: 2024, 2025 and 2026.

Middle East Lubricants Industry Report

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