A Strategic Outlook on the Future Prospects of Lubricants driven by Power, Chemical, Mining and Automotive Sector in India

 Published On: Aug, 2014 |    No of Pages: 156 |  Published By: Infrainsights | Format: PDF
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India stands second largest in two wheeler and commercial vehicle market. Hence, it is no wonder that the Indian lubricants market stands third, only after USA and China. Indian lubricants market is both diverse and highly complex, majorly due to an urban and rural divide and Indian consumer mind-set. However, in the recent times and going forward, the market perception and acceptability is drastically changing towards high performance and branded products. Also, the level of private sector participation has facilitated end-user market penetration through efficient and sustainable means of supply chain and distribution.

Over the last few years, the India has been hit by the worst economic growth and most of the growth projections in the automotive and industry sector have gone for a toss. The lubricants industry has been badly hit due to high level of regional competition, skewed margins and low market off-take & market growth. However, with the likely change of guard at the centre in the next few months, there are strong hopes that the economy will rebound. The future looks promising, although seems to turn around gradually. The energy and infrastructure sector is expected to see the winds of change and concrete measures will boost the confidence in the economy. InfraInsights upcoming report on Indian Lubricants market aims to provide a strategic outlook on the future prospects of lubricants driven by Power, Chemicals, Mining and Automotive segments.

The current and evolving lubricants market in India mandates for a holistic and end-user segment driven analysis in order to spot the emerging trend and assess the impact of the same on the key products that drive the lubricants market in India. The lubricants industry is currently going through a bumpy phase and the near term future is going to be demanding. The industry needs to align its future growth strategies keeping in mind how the key end user markets are expected to evolve, and take necessary steps to place the strategies at the right time and at the right place.

InfraInsights through this report aims to examine the Lubricants business landscape in India by analyzing the key growth area, such as Industrial and Automotive Lubricants. This report aims to provide bottom-up analysis on how the end-user segments are expected to evolve, and how this will impact the future growth of lubricants (products) in these segments, and overall lubricants market in India.

1. Executive Summary

2. Background
a. Economic Growth profile of the country
b. Population Growth, with emphasis on disposable income levels, urban-rural mix, distribution by age levels
c. Growth in Industrial and Automotive industry, key issues & challenges currently faced

3. Positioning of India in the Global Lubricants Market : Current & Emerging Trends, capturing-
a. Market Size and key growth segments
b. Demand Drivers that contribute significantly to India’s position in Lubricants segment
c. Level of Competition: Organized and Unorganized business

4. Evolution of Indian Lubricants Market: Highlighting key transformations in-
a. End-User Mindset & Perception
b. Market Penetration and key issues & challenges faced /font>
c. Level of Market Competition and overall Industry structure
d. Marketing & Distribution Strategies adopted
e. Regulatory & Policy Parameters
f. Pricing Mechanism

5. Market Fundamentals in Base Oil: Trends in Base Oil Sales, Domestic Production and dependence on Imports
a. Commentary on the historic and evolving sales/demand for Base Oil in India
b. Key factors impacting the Base Oil sales/demand in India
c. What are the domestic sources of Base Oil production in India? What is the future outlook on domestic base oil production capacity enhancement in India?
d. Outlook on the utilization of domestically produced Base Oil
e. Comparison of the quality standards of domestically produced base oil vis-ŕ-vis imported Base Oil
f. Historic trends and emerging opportunities in Base Oil imports in India?

6. Classification of Lubricants and Market Segmentation
a. Understanding of End-user market
b. Understanding of Supply Chain & Distribution Channel
c. List of existing brands and their Market Share

7. Analysis of Consumer Automotive Lubricants Market
a. Break-up of Consumer automotive lubricants market on End-User type
b. Understanding of key factors that impact the growth of the consumer automotive lubricants market
c. Key challenges in supply chain & distribution channel, and market competitiveness a. Retail (say, Bazaar Channel, Petrol Pump) & b. OEMs
d. Key Products and their pricing trends
e. Current and future perspective (by 2017 and by 2020) on the key consumer automotive lubricants market segments, such as: a. Two Wheeler & b. Four Wheeler
f. Based on the above analysis, understanding how the consumer automotive lubricants market is expected evolve by 2017 and by 2020

8. Analysis of Commercial Automotive Lubricants Market
a. Break-up of Commercial automotive lubricants market on End-User type
b. Understanding of key factors that impact the growth of the commercial automotive lubricants market
c. Key challenges in supply chain & distribution channel, and market competitiveness
d. Key Products and their pricing trends
e. Current and future perspective (by 2017 and by 2020) on the key Commercial automotive lubricants market segments, such as: a. Construction Wheeler, b. Mining, c. Commercial etc
f. Based on the above analysis, understanding how the commercial automotive lubricants market is expected evolve by 2017 and by 2020

9. Analysis of Industrial Lubricants Market
a. Break-up of Industrial Lubricants
b. Market based on End-User type
c. Analysis of the key demand drivers of Industrial Lubricants
d. Key challenges in supply chain & distribution channel, and market competitiveness
e. Key Products and their pricing trends
f. Outlook on the key Industrial Lubricants market segments, such as: a. Power Generation Sector, b. Mining Sector, c. Chemical Sector & d. Petroleum Refining Sector
g. The above analysis will provide an outlook on the current position of the sectors, key issues & challenges. The analysis will also include key factors (regulatory, policy, pricing, material sourcing, end-user market) that play a critical role in future growth and capacity addition, i.e. Upto 2017, and from 2017 to 2020
h. Based on the above (point iii) analysis, understanding how the lubricants market (for the above end-user segments) is expected evolve by 2017 and by 2020

10. Commentary on Future Prospects of Lubricants Market driven by Automotive (Commercial and Consumer) and Industrial Lubricants Market
a. Market Prospects upto 2017, based on the current and foreseeable trends in the overall business landscape
b. Market Prospects beyond 2017, but upto 2020, by weighing the factors that have a direct bearing on the lubricants market for the different end-user segments

11. How is India expected to position itself in the Lubricants Market in the next 3-6 years?

12. Key take-away for different stakeholders in the Lubricants Industry

13. Conclusion

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