Domestic lubricant sales in Germany, including process oils, declined 10% in May according to data released Aug. 8 by a German government agency. The deepest declines were reported in the metalworking, machine, hydraulic and turbine oils categories.
The country consumed 50,326 metric tons of finished lubricants in May, compared to 55,998 tons in the same month last year. The figure is in the middle of the pack for this year. The highest total so far was 55,187 tons in March, and the lowest was 42,149 tons in April.