Lubricants

Market Maturity and Improved Product Performance to Affect Demand for Lubricants

Lubricants in the US, 15th Edition

US demand for lubricants is forecast to reach 2.4 billion gallons in 2022. Growth will be impacted by lengthening fill intervals arising from the improved performance of currently available lubricants. However, demand will be supported by increases in motor vehicle production and vehicle miles traveled.

Key Findings in the Lubricants Study:

Engine Oils to Remain the Largest Product Type Through 2022

Engine oils are expected to remain the largest product category for lubricants, supported by increases in vehicle miles traveled – particularly by the transportation industry – and motor vehicle production. The introduction of new engine regulations and standards will boost demand for high-value engine oils, primarily synthetic formulations. The increasing penetration of hybrid and electric vehicles, and improvements in both lubricants and engines will restrain stronger growth.

Commercial & Industrial Markets to Provide the Best Opportunities

Continued growth in construction expenditures, as well as a recovery in the number of active oil and gas rigs, will drive demand for lubricants – in particular engine oils and transmission fluids. The transportation equipment market is also forecast to provide good opportunities, with growth in the production of heavy trucks and buses.

Non-conventional Basestocks Will See the Fastest Growth

Petroleum basestocks will remain the largest segment, with gains restrained by slow growth in the overall finished lubricants market and ongoing competition from non-conventional basestocks, including synthetic basestocks. Environmental and safety regulations, as well as consumer demand for “greener” products, will drive demand for products made from biobased basestocks, while re-refined basestocks will benefit from projected growth in oil prices. However, both bio-based and re-refined basestocks will remain niche segments.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by basestock (petroleum and non-conventional), formulation (conventional and non-conventional), product (engine oils, transmission and hydraulic fluids, process oils, metalworking fluids, general industrial oils, gear oils, and greases), and market (light vehicle, commercial and industrial, nondurable goods manufacturing, transportation equipment, and durable goods manufacturing). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including BP, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, Shell, and Valvoline.

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  1. Lubricants

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | US Lubricants Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the US Lubricants Market

      2. 2.2 Scope

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      3. 2.3 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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        1. 2.3.1 Regulatory Agencies & Related Legislation

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        2. 2.3.2 Biobased Lubricants

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        3. 2.3.3 Recycling

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        4. 2.3.4 Re-Refining

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      4. 2.4 Motor Vehicle Lubricant Classification & Testing

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      5. 2.5 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | US Finished Lubricant Foreign Trade, 2007 - 2022

      6. 2.6 International Activity

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      7. 2.7 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Selected Lubricant Pricing, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 2-2 | Lubricants Pricing Trends, 2007 - 2017

      8. 2.8 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | Lubricant Market in the US, 2007 - 2017

        2. Figure 2-3 | Lubricant Market in the US, 2007 - 2017

      9. 2.9 Formulations

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        1. 2.9.1 Formulations: Product Comparison

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        2. 2.9.2 Formulations: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Lubricants: Demand by Formulation, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-4 | Lubricants: Market Share by Formulation, 2007 - 2022

        3. 2.9.3 Conventional Formulations

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          1. Table | Conventional Lubricant Formulations: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-5 | Conventional Lubricant Formulations: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        4. 2.9.4 Synthetic Lubricants

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          1. Table | Synthetic Lubricant Formulations, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Synthetic Lubricant Formulations: Advantages & Disadvantages

        5. 2.9.5 Re-Refined Lubricants

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          1. Table | Re-Refined Lubricant Formulations, 2007 - 2022

        6. 2.9.6 Biobased Lubricants

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          1. Table | Biobased Lubricant Formulations, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Biobased Lubricants: Selected Suppliers & Products

    3. 3 LUBRICANT BASESTOCKS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Lubricant Basestocks in the US

      2. 3.2 Lubricant Production Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Finished Lubricant Production

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          1. Figure 3-2 | Lubricant Production Flowchart

        2. 3.2.2 Basestock Classifications

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          1. Table | Lubricant Basestock Classifications

        3. 3.2.3 Basestock Demand

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          1. Table | Lubricant Basestocks: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

      3. 3.3 Petroleum Base Oil

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        1. 3.3.1 Petroleum Base Oil: Paraffinic & Naphthenic

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        2. 3.3.2 Petroleum Base Oil: Supply & Demand Drivers & Constraints

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          1. Table | Petroleum Base Oil Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 3-3 | Petroleum Base Oil Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.3.3 Petroleum Base Oil: Refining Capacity

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          1. Table | US Petroleum Base Oil Refining Capacity by Company, 2017

          2. Figure 3-4 | US Petroleum Base Oil Refining Capacity by Company, 2017

      4. 3.4 Nonconventional Basestocks

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        1. 3.4.1 Scope

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        2. 3.4.2 Demand by Type

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          1. Table | Nonconventional Basestocks: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Lubricant Products in the US

      2. 4.2 Demand by Type

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        1. Table | Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 4-2 | Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2017 - 2022

      3. 4.3 Engine Oils

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        1. 4.3.1 Engine Oils: Product Characteristics

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        2. 4.3.2 Engine Oils: Demand by Type & Formulation

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          1. Table | Engine Oils: Demand by Type, Formulation, & Outlet, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-3 | Engine Oils: Product Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats

        3. 4.3.3 Motor Vehicle Engine Oils

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          1. Table | Motor Vehicle Engine Oil: Demand by Engine Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Table | Light Vehicle Engine Oil: Demand by Viscosity Grade, 2007 - 2022

          3. Figure 4-4 | Light Vehicle Engine Oil: Demand by Viscosity Grade, 2007 - 2022

          4. Table | Other Engine Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          5. Figure 4-5 | Other Engine Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. 4.3.4 Engine Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Engine Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

      4. 4.4 Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids

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        1. 4.4.1 Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Product Description

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        2. 4.4.2 Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Type & Market

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          1. Table | Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-6 | Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          3. Table | Industrial Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          4. Figure 4-7 | Industrial Hydraulic Fluids: Product Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats

          5. Table | Automatic Transmission Fluids: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          6. Figure 4-8 | Automatic Transmission Fluids: Product Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats

          7. Table | Tractor Hydraulic & Transmission Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          8. Table | Other Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          9. Figure 4-9 | Other Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.4.3 Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Transmission & Hydraulic Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products

      5. 4.5 Process Oils

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        1. 4.5.1 Process Oils: Product Description

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        2. 4.5.2 Process Oils: Demand by Type & Market

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          1. Table | Process Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-10 | Process Oils: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          3. Table | Rubber Oils: Demand, 2007 - 2022

          4. Table | White Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          5. Figure 4-11 | White Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          6. Table | Electrical Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          7. Figure 4-12 | Electrical Oils: Key Market Trends, Opportunities, & Threats

          8. Table | Other Process Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          9. Table | Other Processing Oils: Product Types & Characteristics

        3. 4.5.3 Process Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Process Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

      6. 4.6 Metalworking Fluids

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        1. 4.6.1 Metalworking Fluids: Scope & Characteristics

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          1. Table | Metalworking Fluids: Selected Product Characteristics

        2. 4.6.2 Metalworking Fluids: Demand by Market

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          1. Table | Metalworking Fluids: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-13 | Metalworking Fluids: Product Characteristics & Key Trends

        3. 4.6.3 Metalworking Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Metalworking Fluids: Selected Suppliers & Products

      7. 4.7 General Industrial Oils

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        1. 4.7.1 General Industrial Oils: Product Description

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        2. 4.7.2 General Industrial Oils: Demand by Type & Market

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          1. Table | General Industrial Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-14 | General Industrial Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          3. Table | Turbine Oils: Demand, 2007 - 2022

          4. Table | Other General Oils: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          5. Table | Other General Oils: Product Types & Characteristics

        3. 4.7.3 General Industrial Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | General Industrial Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

      8. 4.8 Gear Oils

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        1. 4.8.1 Gear Oils: Product Description

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        2. 4.8.2 Gear Oils: Demand by Type & Market

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          1. Table | Gear Oils: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.8.3 Gear Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Gear Oils: Selected Suppliers & Products

      9. 4.9 Greases

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        1. 4.9.1 Greases: Product Description

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        2. 4.9.2 Greases: Demand by Type & Market

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          1. Table | Greases: Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 4-15 | Greases: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 4.9.3 Greases: Selected Suppliers & Products

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          1. Table | Greases: Selected Suppliers & Products

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Lubricants Market in the US

      2. 5.2 Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 5-2 | Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2017 - 2022

      3. 5.3 Light Vehicles

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        1. 5.3.1 Light Vehicles: Scope

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        2. 5.3.2 Light Vehicles: Demand by Type

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          1. Table | Light Vehicles Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-3 | Light Vehicle Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.3.3 Engine Oils

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        4. 5.3.4 Automatic Transmission Fluids

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        5. 5.3.5 Other Lubricants

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        6. 5.3.6 Light Vehicles: Engine Oil Demand by Outlet

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          1. Table | Light Vehicles Engine Oil: Demand by Sector & Outlet, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-4 | Do-It-Yourself Oil Change Market Share, 2007 - 2022

        7. 5.3.7 Light Vehicles: Selected Suppliers

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          1. Table | Light Vehicles Lubricants: Selected Suppliers & Brands

      4. 5.4 Commercial & Industrial

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        1. 5.4.1 Commercial & Industrial: Demand by Market & Type

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          1. Table | Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-5 | Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. 5.4.2 Agricultural

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          1. Table | Agricultural Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-6 | Agricultural Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats

        3. 5.4.3 Construction Equipment

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          1. Table | Construction Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-7 | Construction Equipment Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats

        4. 5.4.4 Oil & Gas Production

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          1. Table | Oil & Gas Production Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-8 | Oil & Gas Production Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats

        5. 5.4.5 Electricity Generation & Transmission

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          1. Table | Electricity Generation Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-9 | Electricity Generation Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats

        6. 5.4.6 Other Commercial & Industrial Markets

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          1. Table | Other Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-10 | Other Commercial & Industrial Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats

      5. 5.5 Nondurable Goods Manufacturing

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        1. 5.5.1 Nondurable Goods Manufacturing: Demand by Market & Type

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          1. Table | Nondurable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-11 | Nondurable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        2. 5.5.2 Plastics & Rubber

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          1. Table | Plastics & Rubber Lubricants: Demand by End Use & Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-12 | Plastics & Rubber Lubricants: Market Characteristics, Opportunities, & Threats

        3. 5.5.3 Cosmetics & Toiletries

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          1. Table | Cosmetics & Toiletries Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        4. 5.5.4 Food & Beverages

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          1. Table | Food & Beverage Production Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-13 | Food & Beverage Production Lubricants: Market Characteristics & Key Trends

        5. 5.5.5 Chemical Production

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          1. Table | Chemical Production Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        6. 5.5.6 Paper & Textiles

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          1. Table | Papers & Textiles Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        7. 5.5.7 Other Nondurable Goods Manufacturing

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          1. Table | Other Nondurable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

      6. 5.6 Transportation Equipment

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        1. 5.6.1 Transportation Equipment: Scope

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        2. 5.6.2 Transportation Equipment: Demand by Market & Type

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          1. Table | Transportation Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-14 | Transportation Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.6.3 Heavy Trucks & Buses

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          1. Table | Heavy Trucks & Buses Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-15 | Heavy Trucks & Buses Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats

        4. 5.6.4 Marine Equipment

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          1. Table | Marine Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-16 | Marine Equipment Lubricants: Key Trends, Opportunities, & Threats

        5. 5.6.5 Railroad Equipment

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          1. Table | Railroad Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        6. 5.6.6 Aerospace Equipment

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          1. Table | Aerospace Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        7. 5.6.7 Other Transportation Equipment

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          1. Table | Other Transportation Equipment Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

      7. 5.7 Durable Goods Manufacturing

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        1. 5.7.1 Durable Goods Manufacturing: Scope

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        2. 5.7.2 Durable Goods Manufacturing: Demand by Market & Type

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          1. Table | Durable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-17 | Durable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.7.3 Machinery

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          1. Table | Machinery Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-18 | Machinery Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. 5.7.4 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing

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          1. Table | Transportation Equipment OEM Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 5-19 | Transportation Equipment OEM Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        5. 5.7.5 Metals

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          1. Table | Metal Products Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

        6. 5.7.6 Other Durable Goods Manufacturing

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          1. Table | Other Durable Goods Manufacturing Lubricants: Demand by Type, 2007 - 2022

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Lubricants Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-1 | US Lubricants Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 6-2 | US Lubricants: Market Leader

        3. Figure 6-3 | US Lubricants: Second Market Leader

        4. Figure 6-4 | US Lubricants: Third Market Leader

        5. Figure 6-5 | US Lubricants: Fourth Market Leader

        6. Figure 6-6 | US Lubricants: Fifth Market Leader

        7. Figure 6-7 | US Lubricants Market: Sixth Market Leader

      3. 6.3 Acquisitions & Divestures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      4. 6.4 Competitive Strategies

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      5. 6.5 Marketing

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        1. 6.5.1 Overview

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        2. 6.5.2 Industrial Lubricant Marketing Strategies

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        3. 6.5.3 Automotive Lubricant Marketing Strategies

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      6. 6.6 Distribution

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      7. 6.7 Refining & Blending

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      8. 6.8 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant Trade Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

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      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 7.5 Study Specific Methodology

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      6. 7.6 Sources

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      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 7.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.9.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017

        3. 7.9.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

      10. 7.10 Markets Overview

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        1. 7.10.1 Manufacturing

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2007 - 2022

        2. 7.10.2 Vehicles Outlook

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          1. Table | Vehicle Indicators

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