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Lubricant Manufacturers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 2992  |  NAICS 324191

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Lubricant Oil Manufacturing  (view report)
Petroleum Products Distributors  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association
Compoundings Magazine

Monthly trade publication provides news and information for lubricant manufacturers and distributors, with topics covered in various issues including lubricant industry trends, market reports, international business insights, legislative and regulatory updates, trade events and conferences, and association
and member news. Current and archived digital editions of the publication can be viewed free online.

LNG Publishing Company, Inc.
Resources available from this organization include:

Lubes'n'Greases Magazine
Monthly publication features news and information for lubricants manufacturers and distributors, with online news sections including additives, base stocks, business, logistics and distribution, packaging, finished lubricants, plants and equipment, global regions, and regulations, specifications, and testing. Selected news articles from current and archived editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Lubes'n'Greases Factbook
Annual publication provides statistics and other information on the U.S. and global lubricants market- place, with topics covered including the U.S. marketplace, U.S. engine oil trends, engine oil category timeline, U.S. automatic transmission fluids, lubricant quality assurance programs, base oils in North America, base oils worldwide, global lubricants perspectives, and industry mergers and acquisitions.

Freedonia Group
Lubricants: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes product demand in millions of gallons, with data provided including historical demand and forecasts by product type (e.g., engine, gear, general industrial, and process oils, transmission/hydraulic and metalworking fluids, greases) and market (e.g., light vehicle, commercial and industrial, transportation equipment, durable and nondurable goods manufacturing).

Lubricants Market

Market research report provides an in-depth analysis of the lubricants market on a global basis, with information provided for the U.S. including market size and forecasts by type (e.g., mineral, synthetic, semi-synthetic), product (e.g., metalworking fluids, grease, engine, transmission, industrial, hydraulic, process, and marine oils) and application (e.g., automobiles, commercial vehicles, industrial, marine).

Lubricants Market

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector on a global basis, with data provided including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., mineral, synthetic, bio-based) and application (e.g., automotive, industrial, and process oils, metalworking fluids, greases) and vendors profiled including BP Plc., Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell, and PetroChina Co.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Lubricating Oil & Grease Manufacturing  Search for "324191" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Lubricating Oil & Grease Manufacturing  Search for "324191" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Lubricant Oil Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Petroleum Lubricant Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as product development scientist, research chemist, plant manager, production supervisor, chemical operator, and lab technician, with employers for which salary or wages are provided including Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell Plc., BP Plc., Quaker Chemical Corporation, and Valvoline Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Petroleum and Coal Products

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for job positions in this sector which includes firms that manufacture automotive, industrial, and other lubricants (e.g., lubricating oils, greases, brake fluids, hydraulic fluids, petroleum jelly, and petroleum waxes) by blending or compounding refined petroleum basestocks or re-refining used lubricating oils.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 2992 - Lubricating Oils and Greases Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 324191 - Petroleum Lubricating Oil and Grease Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Lubricating oil manufacturers - establishments that produce various types of lubricating oils, such as engine oil, gear oil, hydraulic oil, and compressor oil, for use in automotive, industrial, and other applications.
Grease manufacturers - establishments that produce various types of greases, which are semisolid lubricants made from a base oil and a thickener, for use in automotive, industrial, and other applications.
Transmission fluid manufacturers - establishments that produce various types of transmission fluids, which are lubricating fluids used in automatic and manual transmissions in vehicles and equipment.
Metalworking fluid manufacturers - establishments that produce various types of metalworking fluids, which are used to cool and lubricate metalworking operations, such as cutting, drilling, and grinding.
Industrial oil and grease blending plants - establishments that blend various types of industrial oils and greases, such as turbine oil, compressor oil, and industrial gear oil, to meet specific customer requirements.
Synthetic lubricant manufacturers - establishments that produce synthetic lubricants, which are lubricants made from chemical compounds rather than from crude oil, and are designed to offer better performance and longer life than conventional lubricants.
Private label lubricant manufacturers - establishments that produce lubricants for sale under the brand names of their customers, which can include retailers, wholesalers, and equipment manufacturers.
Used oil re-refining plants - establishments that collect and re-refine used lubricating oils and greases, which can be processed into high-quality lubricants through a series of purification and distillation processes.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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