Trends & Studies

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India
Photo: Henadzi Pechan/istockphoto.com High-temperature anti-seize automotive grease used to protect components and assemblies.

Grease Output Up in China, Down in India

Lube Report Asia - July 1, 2020

Reported lubricating grease production was up in China and Southeast Asia, and down in India and Japan, according to a s ...

Australia Sales Fell in April

Australia Sales Fell in April

Lube Report Asia - June 24, 2020

April sales of lubricating oil and grease in Australia fell 7 percent year on year to 25.6 million liters, according an ...

Internet-of-vehicles Looms for Oil Changes

Internet-of-vehicles Looms for Oil Changes

Lube Report Asia - June 17, 2020

An increasing number of vehicles in China are equipped to transmit information about their operations across the interne ...

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Japan’s Vehicle Sales Down in May

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Registrations of new passenger cars, trucks and buses fell 45 percent in May, compared to a year earlier, according to d ...

Sakhalin Keen on Natural Gas Transit

Sakhalin Keen on Natural Gas Transit

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2020

Russia’s Sakhalin region is preparing to convert much of its vehicle parc to run on compressed natural gas, a zero-emi ...

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Base Oil Production Falls in Japan

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2020

Japan’s base oil production for April fell 20 percent compared to the same month last year, according to data recently ...

China Base Oil Output Recovers

China Base Oil Output Recovers

Lube Report Asia - May 27, 2020

Base oil production in China has largely returned to normal levels, but demand in other parts of the world is still down ...

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Japan’s Car Sales Slump in April

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2020

Registrations for sales of new passenger cars, trucks and buses fell 29 percent in April, compared to a year earlier, ac ...

Esso Thailand’s Lube Sales Down

Esso Thailand’s Lube Sales Down

Lube Report Asia - April 23, 2020

Esso (Thailand) Public Co.’s lubricant sales fell 5.7 percent last year, in line with a decline in the country’s sal ...

Food-grade Lube Demand Spikes

Food-grade Lube Demand Spikes

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in Asia have resulted in increased demand for food-grade lubricants, industry insiders said.

Asia Leads in Wax Supply

Asia Leads in Wax Supply

Lube Report Asia - April 16, 2020

Asia accounted for more than half of 11.2 billion pounds of global wax supply in 2019, leading in petroleum waxes in lar ...

Asia-Pacific Leads in New Wind Turbines

Asia-Pacific Leads in New Wind Turbines

Lube Report Asia - April 8, 2020

Asia-Pacific continued to lead in global wind power development in 2019, accounting for 50.7 percent of new installation ...

Coronavirus Triggers Crude Crash

Coronavirus Triggers Crude Crash

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

The economic wrecking ball that is the coronavirus went into full swing this week when it sent the price of crude oil ba ...

Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Japan’s Auto Exports Rise

Lube Report Asia - March 6, 2020

Japan exported 4.8 million motor vehicles in 2019, a marginal increase from 2018, while domestic sales for all motor veh ...

Coronavirus Impacts Asia Base Oil Refiners

Coronavirus Impacts Asia Base Oil Refiners

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Base oil refiners in Asia are slashing production and looking for alternative markets amid plummeting lubricant and grea ...

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Chinas Lube Demand Slides, Retains Value

Lube Report Asia - February 28, 2020

Lube consumption in China dipped 1.3 percent to an estimated 7.4 million metric tons in 2019, while the value of the mar ...

South Korean Lube Demand Hits 10-year Low

South Korean Lube Demand Hits 10-year Low

Lube Report Asia - February 21, 2020

South Korea lubricant consumption fell to a 10-year low of 990,455 kiloliters (889,627 metric tons) in 2019, the Korea L ...