UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) LUBRICANTS MARKET - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Lubricants Market is segmented by Product Type (Engine Oil, Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid, General Industrial Oil, Gear Oil, Grease, and Other Product Types), End-user Industry (Power Generation, Automotive and Transportation, Heavy Equipment, Food and Beverage, and Other End-user Industries)

Market Snapshot

UAE lubricants market
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: <2 %
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Market Overview

The UAE lubricants market is expected to witness a CAGR of less than 2% during the forecast period. The major factor driving the growth of the market studied is the expanding construction sector in the United Arab Emirates. On the flipside, the high price of synthetic lubricants and the increasing drain intervals are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied.

  • Investments and government plans to support industrial growth in the country are likely to provide a major growth opportunity for the market studied during the forecast period.
  • Automotive and other transportation segment dominated the market and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The UAE lubricants market report include:

Product Type
Engine Oil
Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid
General Industrial Oil
Gear Oil
Other Product Types
End-user Industry
Power Generation
Automotive and Transportation
Heavy Equipment
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Industries

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Construction Activities to Drive the Demand in the Country

  • The construction sector in the country has been expanding at a significant rate, since the past few years. The trend is expected to continue during the forecast period, primarily due to the increasing number of initiatives taken by the government to develop infrastructure and construction, as well as the improving investor confidence in the country’s economy.
  • Dubai is expected to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the entire Middle East & African region, as the country is preparing to host the Dubai World Expo 2020.
  • Additionally, the construction sector is expected to witness a considerable growth in Abu Dhabi. This growth is primarily owing to the implementation of grand ventures in the major cities of the United Arab Emirates.
  • The domestic residential construction market is dominated by the United Arab Emirates’ two major cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UAE government announced its decision to bridge the gap between the supply and demand of housing units. The government has also allocated land in Al Quoz and Muhaisnah (Dubai) for the construction of affordable housing units.
  • Such aforementioned factors are driving the demand for the market studied.
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Engine Oil Segment to Dominate the Market

  • Engine oils are widely used for lubricating internal combustion engines in different types of automobiles. They are generally composed of base oils and additives.
  • The base stock is either made using petroleum and synthetic chemicals, or from a mixture of both. The base stock is responsible for lubricating the moving parts in the engine and for removing the excess built-up heat. Meanwhile, additives are added for controlling the oil viscosity and lubricity, as well as protecting the engine parts against wear and tear.
  • Various types of additives that are added in engine oils include oxidation inhibitor additives, dispersant additives, detergent additives, anti-foaming additives, viscosity index modifiers, anti-wear additives, corrosion inhibitor additives, and anti-freeze additives.
  • Some of the chief functions offered by engine oils are resistance against corrosion and wear and tear to ensure increased engine life and better performance; reduce friction; increase engine performance; reduce fuel consumption; remove impurities and achieve engine cleanliness; optimize engine efficiency; and prevent energy loss by providing optimum cooling.
  • Due to the persistence of very high temperature in the United Arab Emirates, engine oils that are thick in nature are widely used. The usage of thin oils leads to the quick exhaustion of oils and engine damage.
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Competitive Landscape

The market studied is consolidated among the top five players. The top companies have been utilizing competitive strategies and investments to retain and expand their shares. The key players include, Adnoc, ENOC Company, Total, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, and Exxon Mobil Corporation, accounting for about 70% of the market studied.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Construction Activities in the Country

    2. 4.2 Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's 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


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Engine Oil

      2. 5.1.2 Transmission and Hydraulic Fluid

      3. 5.1.3 General Industrial Oil

      4. 5.1.4 Gear Oil

      5. 5.1.5 Grease

      6. 5.1.6 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Power Generation

      2. 5.2.2 Automotive and Transportation

      3. 5.2.3 Heavy Equipment

      4. 5.2.4 Food and Beverage

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries


    1. 6.1 Market Share Analysis

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Chevron Corporation (Caltex)

      2. 6.3.2 Total

      3. 6.3.3 Royal Dutch Shell PLC

      4. 6.3.4 ADNOC

      5. 6.3.5 EMA LUBRICANTS CO. LTD (Exxon Mobil Corporation)

      6. 6.3.6 DANA Lubricants Factory LLC

      7. 6.3.7 Emarat

      8. 6.3.8 Gulf Oil Middle East Ltd (GOMEL)

      9. 6.3.9 Castrol

      10. 6.3.10 Lukoil

      11. 6.3.11 ENOC Lubricants

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Investments and Government Plans to Support Industrial Growth in the Country

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Frequently Asked Questions

The UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) LUBRICANTS MARKET market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) LUBRICANTS MARKET is growing at a CAGR of <2% over the next 5 years.

Adnoc, ENOC Company, Total, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corporation are the major companies operating in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) LUBRICANTS MARKET.

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