United Kingdom Lubricants Market - SIZE, SHARE, COVID-19 IMPACT & FORECASTS UP TO 2026

The United Kingdom Lubricants Market 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 )

UK Lubricants Industry Overview

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https://s3.mordorlabs.com/study%20period/1629296433432_test~study_period_study_period.svg Study Period: 2015 - 2026
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Largest Share by End User: Automotive
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/hydraulic_fluids/1629285650767_test~hydraulic_fluids_hydraulic_fluids.svg Fastest Growing by End User: Heavy Equipment
https://s3.mordorlabs.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg CAGR: 2.08 %

Major Players

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Key Players

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UK Lubricants Market Analysis

The United Kingdom Lubricants Market stood at 390.10 million liters in 2021 and is projected to register a CAGR of 2.08% to reach 432.40 million liters in 2026.

  • Largest Segment by End-user Industry - Automotive : Automotive was the largest end-user segment in the United Kingdom, owing to the higher amount of engine and gear oils used in vehicles compared to industrial applications.
  • Fastest Segment by End-user Industry - Heavy Equipment : Heavy equipment is projected to be the fastest-growing end user in the UK, owing to the rising usage of tractors and other machines in the agriculture and construction fields.
  • Largest Segment by Product Type - Engine Oils : Due to the massive engine size of cars, trucks, and buses and the high oil changing frequencies, engine oil is the most widely used product category in the United Kingdom.
  • Fastest Segment by Product Type - Transmission & Gear Oils : Recovery in vehicle production rates and expected rebound in industrial production activities are likely to support the consumption of transmission and gear oils.

UK Lubricants Industry Segments

By End User
Automotive
Heavy Equipment
Metallurgy & Metalworking
Power Generation
Other End-user Industries
By Product Type
Engine Oils
Greases
Hydraulic Fluids
Metalworking Fluids
Transmission & Gear Oils
Other Product Types

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UK Lubricants Market Trends

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

Largest Segment By End User : Automotive

  • In 2020, the automotive sector dominated the UK lubricant market and accounted for around 46.85% of the total lubricant consumption in the country. During 2015-2019, lubricant consumption in the automotive sector declined by a CAGR of 0.78%.
  • In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions led to declined maintenance requirements from several sectors. The major impact was observed in the automotive sector, which recorded a dip of 17.24%, followed by heavy equipment (12.35%), during the year.
  • Heavy equipment is likely to be the fastest-growing end-user segment of the market studied, with a CAGR of 3.23% over 2021-2026, followed by automotive (2.08%). The potential for growth in public infrastructure and commercial buildings is expected to drive the market over the coming years.
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UK Lubricants Market Competitor Analysis

The United Kingdom Lubricants Market is moderately consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 61.06%. The major players in this market are BP Plc (Castrol), Exol Lubricants Limited, ExxonMobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and TotalEnergies (sorted alphabetically).

UK Lubricants Market Top Players

  1. BP Plc (Castrol)

  2. Exol Lubricants Limited

  3. ExxonMobil Corporation

  4. Royal Dutch Shell Plc

  5. TotalEnergies

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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UK Lubricants Market Recent Developments

  • 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.

UK 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. BP Plc (Castrol)

      2. 5.3.2. Chevron Corporation

      3. 5.3.3. Exol Lubricants Limited

      4. 5.3.4. ExxonMobil Corporation

      5. 5.3.5. FUCHS

      6. 5.3.6. Morris Lubricants

      7. 5.3.7. Petronas Lubricants International

      8. 5.3.8. Q8Oils

      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

List of Tables & Figures

    Figure 1:  

    VEHICLE POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, UNITED KINGDOM, 2015 - 2026

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    COMMERCIAL VEHICLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, UNITED KINGDOM, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 3:  

    MOTORCYCLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, UNITED KINGDOM, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 4:  

    PASSENGER VEHICLES POPULATION, NUMBER OF UNITS, UNITED KINGDOM, 2015 - 2026

    Figure 5:  

    MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED, USD BILLION (CURRENT VALUE), UNITED KINGDOM, 2015 - 2020

    Figure 6:  

    POWER GENERATION CAPACITY, GIGAWATT (GW), UNITED KINGDOM, 2015 - 2020

    Figure 7:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, BY END USER, 2015-2026

    Figure 8:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 9:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, AUTOMOTIVE, 2015-2026

    Figure 10:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, AUTOMOTIVE, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 11:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, 2015-2026

    Figure 12:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 13:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, METALLURGY & METALWORKING, 2015-2026

    Figure 14:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, METALLURGY & METALWORKING, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 15:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, POWER GENERATION, 2015-2026

    Figure 16:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, POWER GENERATION, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 17:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, OTHER END-USER INDUSTRIES, 2015-2026

    Figure 18:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, OTHER END-USER INDUSTRIES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 19:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015-2026

    Figure 20:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2020

    Figure 21:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, ENGINE OILS, 2015-2026

    Figure 22:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, ENGINE OILS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 23:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, GREASES, 2015-2026

    Figure 24:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, GREASES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 25:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, 2015-2026

    Figure 26:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, HYDRAULIC FLUIDS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 27:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, METALWORKING FLUIDS, 2015-2026

    Figure 28:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, METALWORKING FLUIDS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 29:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, TRANSMISSION & GEAR OILS, 2015-2026

    Figure 30:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, TRANSMISSION & GEAR OILS, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 31:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, VOLUME IN LITERS, OTHER PRODUCT TYPES, 2015-2026

    Figure 32:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, OTHER PRODUCT TYPES, VOLUME SHARE (%), BY END USER, 2020

    Figure 33:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOST ACTIVE COMPANIES, BY NUMBER OF STRATEGIC MOVES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 34:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET, MOST ADOPTED STRATEGIES, 2018 - 2021

    Figure 35:  

    UNITED KINGDOM LUBRICANTS MARKET SHARE(%), BY MAJOR PLAYERS, 2020

Market Definition

  • Vehicle Types and Industrial Equipment - Automotive (Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles and Motorcycles), Power Generation, Heavy Equipment, Metallurgy & Metalworking and Other End-user Industries (Marine, Aviation etc.) are considered under the lubricants market.​
  • Product Types - For the purpose of this study, lubricant products such as engine oils, transmission & gear oils, hydraulic fluids, metalworking fluids, and greases are taken into consideration.​
  • Service Refill - Service/maintenance refill is considered while accounting the lubricant consumption for each of the vehicle and equipment, under the study.​
  • Factory Fill - First lubricant fill-ups for newly produced vehicles and industrial equipment are considered under the study.

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Research Methodology

Mordor Intelligence follows a four-step methodology in all our reports.

  • 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.
  • Step-4: Research Outputs: Syndicated Reports, Custom Consulting Assignments, Databases & Subscription Platforms

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UK Lubricants Market Research FAQs

The United Kingdom Lubricants Market is studied from 2015 - 2026.

The United Kingdom Lubricants Market is growing at a CAGR of 2.08% over the next 5 years.

Automotive is growing at the highest CAGR over 2015 - 2026.

Heavy Equipment holds highest share in 2020.

BP Plc (Castrol), Exol Lubricants Limited, ExxonMobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, TotalEnergies are the major companies operating in United Kingdom Lubricants Market.

United Kingdom Lubricants Industry Reports

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