South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts Up To 2026

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 ).

South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market Size

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South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market
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Study Period 2015 - 2026
Base Year For Estimation 2020
Market Volume (2024) 240.41 Million Liters
Market Volume (2026) 259.14 Million Liters
CAGR (2024 - 2026) 3.82 %
Market Concentration High
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South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market Analysis

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market size is estimated at 240.41 Million Liters in 2024, and is expected to reach 259.14 Million Liters by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 3.82% during the forecast period (2024-2026).

  • 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 - Passenger Vehicles : 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 - Greases : 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.

South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market according to our research experts:

Largest Segment By Vehicle Type : <span style="font-family: 'regular_bold';color:#0e7db3;">Commercial Vehicles</span>

  • 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.
South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market

South Africa Automotive Lubricants Industry Overview

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market is fairly consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 150.94%. The major players in this market are Astron Energy Pty Ltd, BP PLC (Castrol), Engen Petroleum Ltd, Shell plc and TotalEnergies (sorted alphabetically).

South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market Leaders

  1. Astron Energy Pty Ltd

  2. BP PLC (Castrol)

  3. Engen Petroleum Ltd

  4. Shell plc

  5. TotalEnergies

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market News

  • 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.

South Africa Automotive 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 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

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South Africa Automotive Lubricants Industry Segmentation

By Vehicle Type
Commercial Vehicles
Motorcycles
Passenger Vehicles
By Product Type
Engine Oils
Greases
Hydraulic Fluids
Transmission & Gear Oils
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South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market Research FAQs

The South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market size is expected to reach 240.41 million Liters in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 3.82% to reach 259.14 million Liters by 2026.

In 2024, the South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market size is expected to reach 240.41 million Liters.

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

In the South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market, the Commercial Vehicles segment accounts for the largest share by vehicle type.

In 2024, the Passenger Vehicles segment accounts for the fastest growing by vehicle type in the South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market.

In 2023, the South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market size was estimated at 232.70 million Liters. The report covers the South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market historical market size for years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market size for years: 2024, 2025 and 2026.

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Statistics for the 2024 South Africa Lubricants market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. South Africa Lubricants analysis includes a market forecast outlook 202 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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South Africa Automotive Lubricants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts Up To 2026