South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2027

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market is segmented by Vehicle Type ( Commercial Vehicles, Motorcycles, Passenger Vehicles ) and by Product Type ( Engine Oils, Greases, Hydraulic Fluids, Transmission & Gear Oils )

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Market Snapshot

https://s3.mordorlabs.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period: 2015 - 2027
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/base%20year/1629296433432_test~base_year_base_year.svg Base Year: 2021
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/passenger_vehicles/1629285650768_test~passenger_vehicles_passenger_vehicles.svg Largest Share by Vehicle Type: Commercial Vehicles
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/passenger_vehicles/1629285650768_test~passenger_vehicles_passenger_vehicles.svg Fastest Growing by Vehicle Type: Motorcycles
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 3.37 %

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Market Overview

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market stood at 228.22 million liters in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.37% to reach 269.36 million liters in 2027.

  • Largest Segment by Vehicle Type - Commercial Vehicles : The commercial vehicle (CV) category in South Africa consumes the bulk of lubricants as the country has roughly 3.4 million CVs, with a high percentage of old CVs.
  • Fastest Segment by Vehicle Type - Motorcycles : During the next few years, the demand for motorcycle lubricants is projected to be driven by the strong rebound in low-cost motorcycle sales and rising travel rates.
  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Engine Oils : As it is used in enormous amounts and replenished more frequently than other product categories, engine oil is highly popular in different vehicles in South Africa.
  • Fastest Segment by Product Type - Hydraulic Fluids : Hydraulic fluid is projected to have the fastest growth among all product types due to increased travel rates and expected growth in production outputs in the coming years.

Scope of the Report

By Vehicle Type
Commercial Vehicles
Motorcycles
Passenger Vehicles
By Product Type
Engine Oils
Greases
Hydraulic Fluids
Transmission & Gear Oils

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Key Market Trends

Largest Segment By Vehicle Type : Commercial Vehicles

  • In South Africa, the passenger vehicles (PV) segment accounted for the largest share of 66.7% in the total number of on-road vehicles in 2020, followed by the commercial vehicles (CV) and motorcycles (MC) segments, which held shares of 30.24% and 3.01%, respectively.
  • The CV segment accounted for the highest share of around 56% in total automotive lubricant consumption in 2020, followed by PV (39%) and MC (4.95%), respectively. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic led to a notable dip in lubricants consumption, whereas CV lubricant consumption recorded the highest drop of 3.2%, followed by PV (2.87%) and MC (0.84%).
  • The motorcycle segment is projected to be the fastest-growing lubricant consumer, registering a CAGR of 5.42% over 2021-2026. This growth is expected to be driven by a recovery in low-cost moped sales and increasing penetration of foreign motorcycle brands over the coming years.

Competitive Landscape

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market is fairly consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 143.39%. The major players in this market are Astron Energy Pty Ltd, BP PLC (Castrol), Engen Petroleum Ltd, Shell plc and TotalEnergies (sorted alphabetically).

Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players are sorted alphabetically

Recent Developments

  • March 2022: FUCHS company introduced Maintain Fricofin and Titan GT1 Flex small pack lubricants for automotive applications.
  • January 2022: Effective April 1, ExxonMobil Corporation was organized along three business lines – ExxonMobil Upstream Company, ExxonMobil Product Solutions and ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions.
  • September 2021: Engen has made a ground-breaking development by launching its Engen App for the convenience of its customers. Engen will offer all its products and services through this app, making it easier for the consumers. This is expected to increase the sales of its lubricants and gain brand recognition in the region.

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 Regulatory Framework

    3. 3.3 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

  4. 4. Market Segmentation

    1. 4.1 By Vehicle Type

      1. 4.1.1 Commercial Vehicles

      2. 4.1.2 Motorcycles

      3. 4.1.3 Passenger Vehicles

    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 Transmission & Gear Oils

  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 Astron Energy Pty Ltd

      2. 5.3.2 BP PLC (Castrol)

      3. 5.3.3 Engen Petroleum Ltd

      4. 5.3.4 ExxonMobil Corporation

      5. 5.3.5 FUCHS

      6. 5.3.6 Puma Energy

      7. 5.3.7 Q8Oils

      8. 5.3.8 Sasol

      9. 5.3.9 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

List of Tables & Figures

    Figure 1:  

    VEHICLE POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, SOUTH AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 2:  

    COMMERCIAL VEHICLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, SOUTH AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 3:  

    MOTORCYCLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, SOUTH AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 4:  

    PASSENGER VEHICLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, SOUTH AFRICA, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 5:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2015-2026

    Figure 6:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2020

    Figure 7:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, 2015-2026

    Figure 8:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 9:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, MOTORCYCLES, 2015-2026

    Figure 10:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOTORCYCLES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 11:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, 2015-2026

    Figure 12:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, PASSENGER VEHICLES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 13:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015-2026

    Figure 14:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 15:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, ENGINE OILS, 2015-2026

    Figure 16:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, ENGINE OILS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2020

    Figure 17:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, GREASES, 2015-2026

    Figure 18:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, GREASES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2020

    Figure 19:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, 2015-2026

    Figure 20:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2020

    Figure 21:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, TRANSMISSION & GEAR OILS, 2015-2026

    Figure 22:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, TRANSMISSION & GEAR OILS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY VEHICLE TYPE, 2020

    Figure 23:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 24:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 25:  

    SOUTH AFRICA AUTOMOTIVE LUBRICANTS MARKET SHARE(%), BY MAJOR PLAYERS, 2020

Market Definition

  • Vehicle Types - Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles and Motorcycles are the vehicle types considered under the automotive lubricants market.
  • Product Types - For the purpose of this study, lubricant products such as engine oils, transmission oils, greases and hydraulic fluids are taken into consideration.
  • Service Refill - Service refill is the primary factor considered while accounting the lubricant consumption for each of the vehicle segments, under the study.
  • Factory Fill - First lubricant fill-ups for newly produced vehicles are considered.

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Research Methodology

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  • Step-1: Identify Key Variables: The quantifiable key variables (industry and extraneous) pertaining to the specific product segment and country are selected from a group of relevant variables & factors based on desk research & literature review; along with primary expert inputs. These variables are further confirmed through regression modeling (wherever required).
  • Step-2: Build a Market Model: In order to build a robust forecasting methodology, the variables and factors identified in Step-1 are tested against available historical market numbers. Through an iterative process, the variables required for market forecast are set and the model is built on the basis of these variables.
  • Step-3: Validate and Finalize: In this important step, all market numbers, variables and analyst calls are validated through an extensive network of primary research experts from the market studied. The respondents are selected across levels and functions to generate a holistic picture of the market studied.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market market is studied from 2015 - 2027.

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market stood at 228.22 million liters in 2022 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.37% to reach 269.36 million liters in 2027.

The commercial vehicle (CV) category in South Africa consumes the bulk of lubricants as the country has roughly 3.4 million CVs, with a high percentage of old CVs.

During the next few years, the demand for motorcycle lubricants is projected to be driven by the strong rebound in low-cost motorcycle sales and rising travel rates.

As it is used in enormous amounts and replenished more frequently than other product categories, engine oil is highly popular in different vehicles in South Africa.

Hydraulic fluid is projected to have the fastest growth among all product types due to increased travel rates and expected growth in production outputs in the coming years.

Astron Energy Pty Ltd,BP PLC (Castrol),Engen Petroleum Ltd,Shell plc and TotalEnergies. are the major companies operating in South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market.