Heavy Equipment Lubricants Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Base Oil (Mineral Oil, Synthetic Oil), By Product Type (Gear Oil, Grease, Engine Oil, Transmission And Hydraulic Fluids, Others), By End-User Industry (Construction, Mining, Agriculture, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061615204
  • Pages : 138

The heavy equipment lubricants market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.05% during the forecast period.

Heavy equipment lubricants are specialized oils and greases designed to protect and maintain the performance of heavy machinery such as construction equipment, industrial machinery, and agricultural equipment. These lubricants are essential for the smooth operation of such machines as they reduce friction and wear between moving parts, further preventing breakdowns and repair expenses for companies and farmers. They play a critical role in maintaining the productivity and efficiency of equipment, directly impacting companies' marginal profit and operational costs. Investing in high-quality lubricants and implementing a regular maintenance program enable consumers to extend the lifespan of their machinery. Additionally, the usage of the right lubricant for different components of equipment aids in reducing energy consumption and saving costs on fuel or electricity bills. The advancements in lubricant technology are driving the growth of the heavy equipment lubricant market since manufacturers are developing products that can perform better in extreme conditions, last longer, and provide better protection for heavy equipment components. In addition, the heavy equipment lubricant market is also expected to grow over the forecast period due to the increase in environmental regulations, resulting in the development of eco-friendly products by various manufacturers that comply with such regulations.

Market Drivers

  • Rise in construction activities.

Heavy equipment lubricants play a critical role in the construction industry by protecting and maintaining the performance of construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and loaders as they operate in demanding conditions, such as high temperatures, heavy loads, and dusty environments. The growth in construction activities across several nations fueled by the economic development of nations and the rise in urban population is driving the demand for heavy equipment lubricants as these lubricants are frequently replaced due to the harsh operating conditions. The International Trade Administration has estimated that China contains the biggest construction sector in the world, and it is estimated to witness an additional investment of US$4.2 trillion from 2021 to 2025 to support an initiative announced by the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

The inconsistency in oil prices and the emergence of new technologies limit the growth of the heavy equipment lubricants market.

The fluctuations in oil prices significantly impact the cost of producing lubricants since it further leads to fluctuations in the cost of producing heavy equipment lubricants, affecting their price and demand. In addition, the emergence of alternative technologies such as electric vehicles and fuel cells as potential alternatives to traditional heavy equipment is limiting the growth of the heavy equipment lubricant market, as businesses are shifting to adopt alternative technologies that require different lubricants or no lubricants for their functioning. The shift towards other equipment types and the development of such technologies fueled by the research conducted by various companies have the potential to slow the growth of heavy equipment lubricants over the forecast period.

Market Developments:

  • In March 2023, Petro-Canada Lubricants, a subsidiary of HF Sinclair Corporation that specializes in producing greases and lubricants, introduced a new multi-functional lubricant, PRODURO TO-4+ UHP, to enhance the productivity of different heavy-duty mobile equipment used in the mining and construction sector.
  • In February 2022, the Indian subsidiary of Schwing GmbH producing and supplying different types of construction equipment, Schwing Stetter India, announced its strategic partnership with Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd, a leading company producing lubricants in India to produce a new heavy equipment lubricant product range to cater to the needs of the construction sector.
  • In July 2021, Valvoline Inc., a company providing automobile services and manufacturing different lubricants in the US, introduced a heavy equipment engine oil lubricant, ValvolineTM All-Terrain, to be used during extreme duty cycles and conditions.

The market is segmented by base oil into mineral and synthetic oil.

Mineral oil-based lubricants are the most consumed type of heavy equipment lubricants as they are widely available, cost-effective, and suitable for different heavy equipment applications. However, governments worldwide are implementing stricter environmental regulations to reduce emissions and improve air and water quality, limiting the use of mineral oil-based lubricants as they are not environmentally friendly. In addition, the rise in consumption of synthetic oil-based lubricants in high-end heavy equipment is further restraining the market share of mineral oil in the heavy equipment lubricants market.

The agriculture sector is expected to grow over the forecast period prominently.

Heavy equipment lubricants play a critical role in agriculture by protecting and maintaining the performance of machinery such as tractors, harvesters, and other farm equipment. Engine oil, hydraulic oil, transmission oil, gear oil, and grease are the agricultural sector's most consumed heavy equipment lubricants. The rising demand for crop yield to meet the global food demand and the provision of other financial and non-financial assistance to farmers by the governments of different developing nations, such as India, is expected to increase the consumption of heavy machinery, which will further increase the demand for heavy equipment lubricants.  

North America holds a major share of the heavy equipment market and is expected to grow in the forecast period.

The increase in mining and agricultural activities across the region is anticipated to drive the development of the North American heavy equipment lubricants market. The Mineral Commodity Summaries generated by the US Geological Survey revealed that the nonfuel mineral commodities manufactured by the mining sector in the US increased by 3.8% to increase from US$94.6 billion in 2021 to US$98.2 billion in 2022. Further, the aggregate amount of industrial minerals produced in the US amounted to US$63.5 billion in 2022. The rising demand for metal by steel manufacturing companies and the extensive consumption of minerals across different industries are promoting the mining and extraction activities in North American countries, which is expected to increase the consumption of heavy equipment lubricant oils proportionately.

Heavy Equipment Lubricants Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Growth Rate CAGR of 2.05% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Billion
Segments Covered Base Oil, Product Type, End-User Industry, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered BP PLC, Lubrita, Total Energies, Chevron Lubricants, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, JX Nippon, Gazprom Neft PJSC, Gulf Oil Corporation Limited, Sinopec
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Base Oil
    • Mineral Oil
    • Synthetic Oil
  • By Product Type
    • Gear oil
    • Grease
    • Engine oil
    • Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids
    • Others
  • By End-User Industry
    • Construction
    • Mining
    • Agriculture
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The global heavy equipment lubricants market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.05% during the forecast period.
Prominent key market players in the heavy equipment lubricants market include BP PLC, Lubrita, Total Energies, Chevron Lubricants, and Exxon Mobil Corporation, among others.
The heavy equipment lubricants market has been segmented by base oil, product type, end-user industry, and geography.
The advancements in lubricant technology are driving the heavy equipment lubricants market growth.
North America holds a prominent share of the heavy equipment market owing to the increase in mining and agricultural activities across the region.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Mineral Oil

5.3. Synthetic Oil


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Gear oil

6.3. Grease

6.4. Engine oil

6.5. Transmission and Hydraulic Fluids

6.6. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Construction

7.3. Mining

7.4. Agriculture

7.5. Others


8.1. Introduction 

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Israel

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Taiwan

8.6.8. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. BP PLC

10.2. Lubrita

10.3. Total energies

10.4. Chevron Lubricants

10.5. Exxon Mobil Corporation

10.6. Royal Dutch Shell PLC

10.7. JX Nippon

10.8. Gazprom Neft PJSC

10.9. Gulf Oil Corporation Limited

10.10. Sinopec



Total energies

Chevron Lubricants

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

JX Nippon

Gazprom Neft PJSC

Gulf Oil Corporation Limited