South Africa Lubricants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2026)

The Market Report Covers Lubricants Manufacturers in South Africa and is Segmented by End User (Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Metallurgy & Metalworking, Power Generation) and by Product Type (Engine Oils, Greases, Hydraulic Fluids, Metalworking Fluids, Transmission & Gear Oils).

South Africa Lubricants Market Size

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Study Period 2015 - 2026
Base Year For Estimation 2020
Market Volume (2024) 419.90 Million Liters
Market Volume (2026) 454.14 Million Liters
CAGR (2024 - 2026) 4.00 %
Market Concentration High

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South Africa Lubricants Market Analysis

The South Africa Lubricants Market size is estimated at 419.90 Million Liters in 2024, and is expected to reach 454.14 Million Liters by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period (2024-2026).

  • Largest Segment by End-user Industry - Automotive : Automotive was the largest end-use segment in South Africa, owing to the higher amount of engine oils and gear oils used in vehicles over industrial applications.
  • Fastest Segment by End-user Industry - Power Generation : Power generation will be South Africa's fastest-growing end-user due to the rising demand for energy from wind turbines and steep drops in wind turbines' installation costs.
  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Engine Oils : Due to the high volume of engine oil and high replacement frequency required to lubricate gasoline engines, engine oil is the most consumed product type in South Africa.
  • Fastest Segment by Product Type - Greases : The growing construction, mining and agriculture actitives in South Africa is expected to provide fastest growth for hydraulic fluid segment among all product type, over the forecast period.

South Africa Lubricants Market Trends

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

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

  • In 2021, the South Africa lubricant market was dominated by the automotive industry which accounted for around 58% of the total lubricant consumption in the country. During 2015-2019, the lubricant consumption in the automotive industry increased by a CAGR of 2.39%.
  • In 2020, COVID-19 restrictions led to declined maintenance requirements in various industries. Metallurgy & Metalworking Segment recorded highest dip of 14.63% in lubricant consumption. In 2021, the highest rebound of 5.26% in lubricant consumption was observed in automotive industry.
  • Power generation is likely to be the fastest-growing end-user industry of the market studied with a CAGR of 3.66% over the period 2022-2027, followed by automotive (3.37%). The growing capacity addition and expanding distribution network in the country is likely to drive the consumption of lubricants in the power generation industry.

South Africa Lubricants Industry Overview

The South Africa Lubricants Market is fairly consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 86.58%. 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 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 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.
  • May 2022: Engen Petroleum Ltd company has entered into a tripartite agreement with Nedbank and PetroCONNECT.This partnership is likely to help Engen Petroleum Ltd to expand its business in oil refining and synthetic fuel manufacturing plants, including lubricants and oil and gas sectors.
  • April 2022: FUCHS company introduced AGRI FARM lubricants which are especially suited for high-end agricultural machines.

South Africa 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

  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 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
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South Africa Lubricants Market Research FAQs

The South Africa Lubricants Market size is expected to reach 419.90 million Liters in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 4% to reach 454.14 million Liters by 2026.

In 2024, the South Africa Lubricants Market size is expected to reach 419.90 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 Lubricants Market.

In the South Africa Lubricants Market, the Automotive segment accounts for the largest share by end user.

In 2024, the Power Generation segment accounts for the fastest growing by end user in the South Africa Lubricants Market.

In 2023, the South Africa Lubricants Market size was estimated at 405.95 million Liters. The report covers the South Africa Lubricants Market historical market size for years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the South Africa Lubricants Market size for years: 2024, 2025 and 2026.

South Africa Lubricants Industry Report

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 to 2026 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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South Africa Lubricants Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2026)