Lubricants: United States

This report forecasts US lubricant demand and production in gallons to 2020. Total demand is segmented by type in terms of: engine oils, transmission and hydraulic fluids, process oils, metalworking fluids, and other types. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: light vehicle, commercial/industrial, nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation equipment, and durable goods manufacturing.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2005 to 2015; production is reported at five-year intervals for 2005, 2010, and 2015; and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends; key economic indicators; and trends in trade, environmental and regulatory factors, and demand by formulation. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines lubricant types and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each lubricant type and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 30-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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