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Global Base Oils Industry Report: Country Overview; Recent Events; Value Chain Analysis; Production Process; Price Analysis; Indicator Analysis; Market Dynamics: Drivers & Constraints, Innovations & Trends, SWOT Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces; Industry Best Practices: Sourcing Strategy, Procurement Model, Key Factors Influencing the Quotation; Key Supplier Analysis, 2022-2027

Base Oils Industry Report by Regional Category Spend, Price Analysis, Key Demand, and Price Indicators, and Best Buying Practices


The global Base Oils market reached a value of about 31.2 million litres in 2021. The industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 2.4% in the forecast period of 2022-2027 to reach a value of about 36.7 million litres by 2027.

The global Base Oils industry report gives a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including key segments, trends, drivers, restraints, the competitive landscape, and other essential market aspects. The application of the product in the automotive and industrial sectors is driving the industry. The Asia Pacific is the highest category spender by region, driving the demand for the Base Oils industry.

Industry Definition and Segmentation

An oil that is devoid of impurities or additives and to which other substances can be added for a specific use is referred to as base oil. A refinery may create a variety of speciality products, including base oils. The oils are made by extracting and processing high-viscosity material from vacuum gas oil or vacuum resid distillation cuttings. They are used to make lubricating greases, motor oil, and metal processing fluids, among other things. The Base Oils industry report comprises segments by type (Mineral, Synthetic, and Bio-Based Based), group (Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, and Group V), application (Automotive oil, Industrial oil, Metalworking Fluids, Hydraulic Oil, Grease, and Others) and region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa, and South America).

The Asia Pacific Region is Driving the Growth of the Industry

The Asia Pacific holds the largest share in the industry as China, Japan, and India are the significant users of base oil. The demand has grown owing to the growing G.D.P. and increased industrial activity. Furthermore, the rise of the base oil market is due to the expansion of transportation, power generating, mining, and other sectors and the increasing rate of motorisation in underdeveloped nations. As a result, demand for lubricants increases, raising the need for base oil. The region's growing disposable income and the presence of rising economies make it an attractive market for lubricant makers.

The industry is being aided due to the rising demand for high-grade oils in the automobile industry. They're often employed for engine internal wear reduction, corrosion prevention, and smooth operation. They operate by creating a thin coating between the moving parts to improve heat transmission and lower tension during part contact driving the market's expansion. Advanced engine technology is driving demand for high-grade lubricants that can withstand high temperatures and fast-moving components. As a result, the market is developing due to the rising demand for high-grade oils in the automobile sector. Furthermore, the expansion of the oil base market is fueled by a rise in demand for hydraulic oil in the vehicle sector.

Despite that, factors like fluctuating crude oil prices and pollution standards, the market is likely to witness a negative impact.

Best Procurement Practices

The global Base Oils industry report by Procurement Resource gives an in-depth analysis of the best buying practices followed by major global Base Oils regions, such as engagement models, contract terms, and buyer and supplier negotiation levers, among others.

Category Management Studies

Base oils are created by extracting and processing high-viscosity material from vacuum gas oil or vacuum resid distillation cuttings. This necessitates unique processing through a variety of various lubes plant units. During the heating procedure, lightweight and heavy hydrocarbons are; the lighter ones can be treated to create petrol and other fuels, though the heavier ones can be utilised to produce bitumen and base oils. The extraction or conversion procedure is involved. A set of subtractive techniques eliminates unwanted components from the final output. Separation of lighter boiling materials, distillation into base oil viscosity categories, selective impurity removal, de-waxing to increase low-temperature fluidity, and a finishing process to achieve high-quality base oils are among these stages.

Rapid Industrialisation, Further Boosting the Procurement of Base Oils

The market is aided by the extensive application of the commodity in the industrial sector. The rapid industrialisation in emerging countries, which considers industrial applications of base oil such as hydraulic fluid and industrial gear oil, is propelling the industry forward. The rising demand for greases, industrial lubricants, thermal oils, and hydraulic fluids generated from raw stock fluids like base oil furthers the market demand. Also, the rising production capacities of base oils in emerging nations are anticipated to create new market opportunities.

The regional markets for the industry can be divided into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Key Industry Players Mentioned in the Base Oils Industry Report

  • Chevron Corporation
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
  • Shell Plc
  • Evonik Industries AG

Market Landscape

The base oil industry is highly fragmented, with many firms holding tiny shares and hence having little influence on market dynamics. The major industry players have identified the global market's future development opportunities and continually acquired small and medium-sized businesses. They are combining with other firms to produce significant quantities of essential oils. These industry leaders are also launching innovative items to preserve their market supremacy. These companies have used agreements, expansions, new product launches, acquisitions, partnerships, contracts, investments, and divestments to improve their market position.

Key Initiatives by Companies

  • Lukoil and Diamler AG increased their engine oil solutions for first-fill applications to Diamler's premium passenger automobiles manufactured in Europe in September 2021.
  • Through one of its subsidiaries, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Chevron Corporation entered into a deal with Novvi, L.L.C. (U.S.) in May 2018 to research and commercialise renewable base oil technology. This will enable Chevron Corporation to provide internationally sustainable and high-quality renewable base oils.

1.    Executive Summary
2.    Base Oil Market Snapshot

    2.1.    Base Oil Market Outlook
    2.2.    Base Oil Industry Analysis by Type
        2.2.1.    Mineral
        2.2.2.    Synthetic
        2.2.3.    Bio-Based Based
    2.3.    Base Oil Industry Analysis by Group
        2.3.1.    Group I
        2.3.2.    Group II
        2.3.3.    Group III
        2.3.4.    Group IV
        2.3.5.    Group V
    2.4.    Base Oil Industry Analysis by Application
        2.4.1.    Automotive oil 
        2.4.2.    Industrial oil
        2.4.3.    Metalworking Fluids
        2.4.4.    Hydraulic Oil
        2.4.5.    Grease
        2.4.6.    Others
    2.5.    Region Overview
        2.5.1.    North America
        2.5.2.    Asia Pacific
        2.5.3.    Europe
        2.5.4.    Latin America
        2.5.5.    Middle East and Africa
3.    Impact of Recent Events
4.    Base Oil Value Chain Analysis
5.    Base Oil Production Process
6.    Trade Analysis
7.    Major Risk Factors in Sourcing
8.    Base Oil Cost Structure
9.    Base Oil Price Analysis
10.    Key Demand Indicator Analysis
11.    Key Price Indicator Analysis
12.    Base Oil Market Dynamics

    12.1.    Drivers & Constraints
    12.2.    Industry Events
    12.3.    Innovations & Trends
    12.4.    Swot Analysis
    12.5.    Porter’s Five Forces
        12.5.1.    Buyer Power
        12.5.2.    Supplier Power
        12.5.3.    Threat of New Entrants
        12.5.4.    Threat of Substitutes
        12.5.5.    Industry Rivalry
13.    Industry Best Practices
    13.1.    Sourcing Strategy
    13.2.    Procurement Model
    13.3.    Contract Structure
    13.4.    Negotiation Levers
    13.5.    Pricing Model
    13.6.    Key Factors Influencing the Quotation 
14.    Key Supplier Analysis
    14.1.    Chevron Corporation
    14.2.    Exxon Mobil Corporation
    14.3.    China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation 
    14.4.    Shell Plc
    14.5.    Evonik Industries AG

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global Base Oils market size was valued at 31.2 million litres in 2021.

As per the application provided, the automotive segment is anticipated to lead the market between the period 2022 – 2027.

The significant demand for the commodity in the industrial sector is one of the essential drivers of the Base Oils market growth.

Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Shell Plc, and Evonik Industries AG are some of the major companies in the market.

The Asia Pacific region of the Base Oils industry holds a significant share in the market.

Analyst Review

The global Base Oils market attained a value of 31.2 million litres in 2021 due to rising demand for high-grade oils in the automobile industry. Aided by the extensive application of the commodity in the industrial sector, the market is expected to witness further growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.4%. The market is projected to reach 36.7 million litres by 2027. Some of the leading players in the industry are Chevron Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Shell Plc, and Evonik Industries AG.

Procurement Resources' detailed research approach explores deep into the industry, encompassing the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Its team of experts uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and their expertise, thus, delivering its customers with market insights that are accurate and actionable and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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