Russias total commercial vehicle fleet consumed 533,000 tons of lubricants in 2016, up 3.3 percent compared to the year before, driven by the increased freight turnover, introduction of new passenger transportation routes and increased road construction, a market study found.
Out of these 533,000 tons, road construction and other off-road machinery consumed 209,000 tons of lubricants, according to RPIs study. Half of the 209,000 tons was motor oils, 39 percent of it was hydraulic oils and 11 percent transmission oils, RPI said. The Moscow-based consultancy found that in spite of the recession, sales of commercial vehicles ticked up 1 percent in 2016.
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