Status : Published Published On : Dec, 2023 Report Code : VRCH2093 Industry : Chemicals & Materials Available Format : Page : 300
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Global Construction Lubricants Market – Analysis and Forecast (2025-2030)

Industry Insight by Base Oil Type (Mineral oil, synthetic oil, and bio-based oil.), by Product Type (Engine oil, Hydraulic Fluids, Gear oil, Greases, and others), by Equipment Type (earthmoving, material handling, heavy construction, and other) and Geography (U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K., France, China, Japan, India, and Rest of the World)

Industry Overview

The market for Construction Lubricants is anticipated to increase significantly, going from $13.28 billion in 2023 to $18.25 billion in 2030. The construction lubricant market is responsible for producing, distributing, and using lubricants designed for construction equipment and machinery. These lubricants are crucial for ensuring the smooth operation, efficiency, and longevity of various equipment, such as excavators, bulldozers, cranes, loaders, and trucks. The market is driven by factors such as the growth of the construction industry, infrastructure development projects, urbanization trends, and government investments in construction and public works. The market includes various categories of lubricants, such as engine oils, hydraulic fluids, gear oils, transmission fluids, and greases, each serving a unique purpose in lubricating and protecting different parts of construction equipment. Technological advancements in lubricant formulations are characterized by improved properties, such as better viscosity control, thermal stability, increased load-carrying capacity, and resistance to extreme temperatures and harsh operating conditions. These advancements aim to provide better lubrication and protection, leading to increased equipment efficiency and reduced maintenance costs.

Construction Lubricants Market

Additionally, the construction lubricant market is experiencing a surge in demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable lubricants. Manufacturers are developing bio-based, low-toxicity, and biodegradable lubricants to meet strict regulations and reduce environmental impact. The highly competitive market includes global and regional players investing in research, development, strategic partnerships, and product innovations. They also offer technical support, training, and maintenance services to enhance their value proposition.

Overall, the demand for effective and dependable lubricating solutions to support the expansion of the construction sector drives the construction lubricant market. With ongoing developments in lubricant technology and a greater emphasis on sustainability, the market is likely to rise significantly in the coming years.

Market Segmentation

Insight by Base Oil Type

Based on oil type market is segmented into three categories as Mineral oil, synthetic oil, and bio-based oil. The mineral oil category holds a larger share of the construction lubricant market and it will continue to dominate in the projected period. This is attributed to its low cost and the broad availability of mineral oil-based lubricants. Many kinds of lubricants are used in construction equipment such as hydraulic fluid and gear oil most of which contain mineral oil. However synthetic oil is also anticipated to grow at the highest CARG during the forecast period due to its superior quality and durability

Insight by Product Type

The construction lubricant market is segmented based on the product type such as Engine oil, Hydraulic Fluids, Gear oil, Greases, and others. Engine oil holds the largest share of its market. The engine oil segment in the construction lubricant market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This highest growth is driven by the increasing demand for construction equipment, the adoption of process automation solutions, and the growing focus on sustainability. Factors driving this growth include the increasing demand for infrastructure development in emerging economies, the adoption of process automation solutions, and the development of environmentally friendly engine oil formulations. However, challenges such as rising raw material prices and competition from synthetic engine oils pose challenges to the growth of the engine oil segment.

Insight by Equipment Type

Based on equipment type market is segmented into earthmoving, material handling, heavy construction, and other kind of equipment. The heavy construction vehicles segment is the fastest-growing in the construction lubricant market due to its widespread use in various applications like road construction, mining, and quarrying. The global infrastructure market is expected to grow at a faster pace during the forecast period, driven by emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil. The construction industry is also adopting new technologies like automation and robotics, which require heavy construction vehicles. Additionally, the growing focus on sustainability is driving the development of fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly heavy construction vehicles, necessitating lubricants that meet these performance and environmental requirements.

Construction Lubricants Market Report Coverage

Report Metric

Details

Historical Period

2018–2023

Base Year Considered

2024

Forecast Period

2025-2030

Market Size in 2023

$13.28 Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2030

$18.25 Billion

Growth Rate

CAGR 4.2%

Segments Covered in the Report

By Base Oil Type, By Product Type, and By Equipment Type

       Report Scope

Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling

Regions Covered in the Report

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Rest of the World

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers

The construction lubricant market is driven by several growth drivers, including increasing infrastructure development demand, adoption of new technologies like automation and robotics, and a focus on sustainability. These factors create new opportunities for lubricant manufacturers to develop and market environmentally friendly lubricants that meet the performance and environmental requirements of these technologies. Rising disposable incomes in emerging economies also drive the demand for construction projects, further driving the demand for lubricants.

Moreover, technological advancements, such as automation and robotics, also require lubricants that meet the performance and environmental requirements of these technologies. Government regulations aimed at reducing pollution and emissions from construction equipment also drive the demand for environmentally friendly lubricants. Overall, the construction lubricant market is expected to continue growing due to these factors.

Challenges

Rising raw material prices pose a significant challenge for lubricant manufacturers in the construction lubricant market. The volatile prices of raw materials, such as crude oil, have been fueled by the growing global demand for oil and gas and supply disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent years, unpredictable crude oil prices have impacted the margins of construction lubricant manufacturing enterprises. A significant number of lubricant products are mineral oil-based and derived from crude oil. Therefore, the cost of lubricating products is affected by crude oil prices. The price increase has a major impact on the lubricant market.

Opportunities

The construction lubricant market is experiencing new opportunities due to the adoption of new technologies. These technologies require lubricants that meet performance and environmental requirements, such as those for robots and 3D-printed parts. Additionally, these technologies can improve existing lubricants by enhancing their performance and making them more environmentally friendly. Additionally, new market opportunities arise for lubricant manufacturers, as the development of new robots and 3D printing technologies has led to increased demand for lubricants specifically designed for these applications. As the construction industry continues to grow, lubricant manufacturers that can adapt to these changes are well-positioned to succeed in this rapidly growing market.

Therefore, lubricant manufacturers are capitalizing on the opportunities in the construction industry by adopting new technologies such as Shell Lubricants has developed a new line of lubricants for robots, ensuring high temperatures and non-flammability, making them ideal for harsh environments. This innovative approach enables them to meet the demands of the growing market.

Geographic Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

Asia Pacific held the largest share of the construction lubricant market and it is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period. This is due to factors such as increasing infrastructure development, growing population, market demands, adoption of new technologies like automation and robotics, and government regulations reducing pollution and emissions from construction equipment. China, India, and Indonesia are expected to dominate the construction lubricant market, driven by significant market growth in the construction sector in these regions. The demand for environmentally friendly lubricants is expected to rise due to these factors.

Additionally, the market will expand as individuals become more aware of the benefits of utilizing high-quality, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly lubricants for equipment.

Competitive Insight

The key players in the market are adopting various business growth strategies in order to expand their presence and gain a competitive edge. Product innovation, pricing, customer services, research, and development are the key business growth strategies that are being adopted by the players in the construction lubricant market:

ExxonMobil is a prominent player in the worldwide lubricants business, and it is dedicated to offering new construction products and services. The company announced an agreement with Caterpillar to create new construction lubricants. Their partnership will center on creating items that address the unique requirements of Caterpillar machinery. The partnership's initial products are scheduled to be ready in early 2024.

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has partnered with FuelBuddy, India's largest legal doorstep fuel delivery service, to market IOC's lubricants. The partnership will enable FuelBuddy to deliver IOC lubricants to customers across India. As well as IOC plans to increase its lubricants production capacity by 10% by the end of 2023, funded by internal resources and debt.

Recent Development by Key Players

In January 2023, ExxonMobil introduced a new line of synthetic lubricants for construction machinery. The new Mobil SHC Synthetic range is intended to deliver greater performance and protection in tough working environments.

In February 2023, Servo Duramax is a new construction lubricant brand launched by Indian Oil Corporation. The brand is intended to fulfill the specialized demands of the construction sector. Its products are designed to give outstanding performance in a number of applications, including concrete pumping, drilling, and earthmoving.

Key Players Covered in the Report

Some of the major players operating in the Construction lubricant market include Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, FUCHS Patrolub AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, LUKOIL, Royal Dutch Shell, TotalEnergies SE, BP p.l.c., Chevron Corporation, Sinopec (China Petrochemical Corporation), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

The Construction Lubricants Market report offers a comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with an estimation for the forecast period 2025–2030.

Segments Covered in the Report

  • By Base Oil Type
    • Mineral oil
    • Synthetic oil
    • Bio-based oil
  • By Product Type
    • Engine oil
    • Hydraulic Fluids
    • Gear oil
    • Greases
    • Others
  • By Equipment Type
    • Earthmoving
    • Material handling
    • Heavy construction
    • Others

Region Covered in the Report

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Brazil
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • U.A.E.
    • Other Countries

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The construction lubricant market is driven by several growth drivers, including increasing infrastructure development demand, adoption of new technologies like automation and robotics, and a focus on sustainability
The global Construction Lubricants Market is expected to grow at a 4.2% CAGR during the forecast period
The Global Construction Lubricants Market is segmented based on Base Oil Type, Product Type, Equipment Type and Geography.
North America is expected to dominate the global Construction Lubricants Market.
Some of the major players operating in the Construction lubricant market include Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, FUCHS Patrolub AG, Exxon Mobil Corporation, LUKOIL, Royal Dutch Shell, TotalEnergies SE, BP p.l.c., Chevron Corporation, Sinopec (China Petrochemical Corporation), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

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