Volume 6 Issue 30
Russia imported 227,000 passenger cars in the first half of 2023 – more than tripling the amount in the same period last year – and around 75% came from Chinese suppliers, but this won’t affect the country’s automotive lubricant market, according to an industry analyst.
Finished lubricant demand in France dipped in May by 14%, according to data released last week by the Paris-based Professional Lubricants Center, the fourth consecutive month that consumption declined year-on-year.
The Special Report on Electric Vehicles examines the greasing and heat management needs of this new category of automobiles plus some lessons gleaned from an electrified racing circuit.
Germany’s demand for finished lubricants fell 21% in April, the second straight month with a decrease of 20% or more, according to data released by a government agency.