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Research and Markets: China Lubricant Industry Report, 2012-2015


DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "China Lubricant Industry Report, 2012-2015" report to their offering.

After several decades of development, China has become a leading lubricant producer and consumer, with the average annual output growing by 8.4% between 2006 and 2010, far higher than the global growth rate of 1.4%. However, directly stricken by the 2011 European debt crisis as well as inflation, China's automotive and machinery manufacturing industries suffered severe setback, causing the slowdown of growth or even negative growth in the output and demand of lubricant in China. In 2011, the lubricant output of China declined by 3.6% year-on-year to 8.262 million tons, and the apparent consumption dropped by 3.5% year-on-year to 8.493 million tons.

Nevertheless, the huge potential of domestic demand for motor vehicles coupled with the growing investment in infrastructure construction during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015) surely will fuel the lubricant consumption market. But on the other hand, a series of factors such as complicated and uncertain international situations, waste discharge regulations, profit-driven consideration of refineries and technological upgrade will exert influence on the supply of lubricant, especially high-quality lubricant products, in China to some extent. Thus, it is conservatively estimated that China's output and demand of lubricant will reach 9.747 million tons and 9.941 million tons by 2015, respectively.

China currently has roughly over 3,000 lubricant enterprises with more than 30 foreign ones included. But most of them are small-scale enterprises that have no access to high-quality lubricant market, especially automotive lubricant market.

Foreign lubricant brands show every confidence in the Chinese lubricant market and continue to increase their investment in China.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Brief Introduction of Lubricant and Lubricant Base Oil

1.1 Definition of Lubricant

1.2 Major Lubricants

1.2.1 Internal Combustion Engine Oil

1.2.2 Gear Oil

1.2.3 Hydraulic Oil

2. Development of China Lubricant Market

2.1 International Market Environment

2.2 Supply & Demand

2.2.1 Supply

2.2.2 Demand

2.3 Competition Pattern

2.4 Import & Export

2.4.1 Import

2.4.2 Export

2.5 Market Price

2.6 Outlook

3. Influence of Upstream Industries

3.1 Base Oil

3.1.1 Supply & Demand

3.1.2 Competition Pattern

3.1.3 Import & Export

3.1.4 Market Price

3.2 Additive

4. China Waste Lubricant Recovery Market

4.1 Policies and Regulations

4.2 Current Development

4.3 Supply & Demand and Outlook

5. Global Suppliers

6. Domestic Producers (including Joint Ventures)

Companies Mentioned:

- BP

- Beijing Lidixin Technology Development

- Chevron

- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Lubricant Branch (Great Wall Lubricant)

- ExxonMobil


- Guangdong Delian Group

- JiangSu Lopal Petrochemical

- Jiangsu Gaoke Petrochemical

- PetroChina Lubricant Company (Kunlun Lubricant)

- Qingdao Copton Petrochemical

- Shell

- Total

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Source: Research and Markets