Lubricant Additives: United States

This report forecasts US lubricant additive demand in pounds and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total demand in pounds is segmented by product in terms of deposit control additives, viscosity modifiers, antiwear and extreme pressure antioxidiants, and other lubricant additives. Total demand in pounds and dollars is also segmented by market in terms of automotive and industrial.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in pounds is provided in an annual series from 2002 to 2012; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on environmental and regulatory issues and trade.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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