Synthetic Lubricants & Functional Fluids: United States

This report forecasts US synthetic lubricants and functional fluids demand in gallons and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand in gallons is segmented by product in terms of: engine coolant, engine oils, transmission and hydraulic fluids, heat transfer fluids, and other products. Total demand in value terms is segmented by market as follows: automotive, metal processing, energy and power generation, industrial equipment, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in both volume and value terms is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; 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, competitive products, environmental and regulatory factors, and materials. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines product and market segments, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and 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 firms competing in the US market, as well as their market share. 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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