Automotive Gear Oil Market

Global Market Study on Automotive Gear Oil: Rising Preventive Maintenance Trend and Need for Improved Vehicle Performance Pushing Sales

Automotive Gear Oil Market Segmented By Mineral-based Gear Oil, Synthetic Gear Oil sources with Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission in Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Off-road Vehicles types

  • March-2020
  • PMRREP2839
  • 246 Pages
  • Automotive


Rapid growth in the automobile sector is the key driving factor for the progress of the global automotive gear oil market. The demand for synthetic-based high performance gear oil in the automobile sector is increasing constantly. Demand for better fuel economy is significantly fulfilled by higher quality gear oil, which is creating lucrative opportunities for market growth, globally.

The market is expected to be further driven by ongoing innovations in synthetic technology over mineral-based gear oil. Demand for automobiles has been increasing rapidly in the recent past, particularly in developing nations of Asia Pacific and Latin America. These factors are together anticipated to positively impact theautomotive gear oil market.

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  • Royal Dutch Shell plc
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation  
  • China National Petroleum Corporation   
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited  
  • BP P.L.C.
  • TOTAL S.A.
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Valvoline LLC
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Hengst SE & Co. KG
  • Ferdinand Bilstein GmbH Co. KG
  • Elofic Industries Limited

High Performance - New Necessity for Budget Car Owners

Automotive gear oil is a very important component in a vehicle, as it is a frontline defence in order to keep transmission smooth. Car owners need to replace gear oil at regular intervals or least at scheduled intervals to enhance the performance of their vehicles by making the engine run cleaner and more efficiently.

Gear oil is not merely used to enhance operation of the transmission system but also to lessen wear and tear, while offering better fuel economy. To have a better driving experience with fuel savings, vehicle owners are showing substantial interest in keeping their vehicles upgraded with regular oil change. This, in turn, is estimated to drive the growth of the automotive gear oil market across the globe during the forecast period.

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Growing Automotive Demand to Boost Market Growth

The automotive gear oil market is directly correlated to automotive sales. Regardless of the unstable economic condition in recent years, the global automotive industry has witnessed adequate growth. Automotive production is expected to be higher in emerging economies as compared to developed economies. Automotive production is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 3 - 3.5% through 2029.

Increasing automotive sales as well as automotive production is estimated to be a major factor driving the growth of the global automotive gear oil market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to stable economic conditions and increasing urbanization across the world. During the forecast period, on-road fleet is also expected to rise at a modest CAGR, thus, providing borderline opportunities for the growth of the automotive gear oil market.automotive gear oil market vehiche type

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Growing Fleet of Luxury and High-end Vehicles

The demand for luxury cars and commercial vehicles is increasing across the globe in regions such as Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. This growth can be primarily attributed to increasing disposable income and changing demographics, particularly in countries such as India and China.

This growth in high-end and luxury cars is expected to surface robust opportunity for the automotive gear oil market. Furthermore, increasing awareness about the advantages of gear oil in performance enhancement and fuel economization is projected to increase regular replacement activity of transmission oils, subsequently resulting in market growth.

Moreover, with advancements in technology, high-end car owners and heavy commercial vehicle fleet owners are increasingly opting for better performance and fuel economy. Thus, growth in the number of luxury cars and high-end commercial vehicles is projected to create tremendous opportunity for the automotive gear oil market during the forecast period.

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Analysts’ Viewpoint

As per our analysts’ review, the automotive gear oil market is projected to grow at a moderate rate from 2019 to 2029. The penetration of synthetic-based gear oil is expected to create significant growth opportunities in the global automotive gear oil market. With higher replacement rate in off-road as heavy commercial vehicles, the demand for automotive gear oil is increasing. The market is projected to flourish more in regions such as Latin America and South Asia and Pacific, where automotive production has increased in recent years. Global manufacturers are focusing on expanding their businesses by increasing sales offices & distribution centers. The Middle East and Africa is anticipated to create significant opportunities with automotive production in countries such Algeria and Morocco.

Key Segments of Automotive Gear Oil Market

PMR’s study on the automotive gear oil market is divided into five significant segments - source, transmission, vehicle type, distribution channel, and region. This report offers comprehensive data and information about important market dynamics and growth parameters related to these categories.


  • Mineral-based Gear Oil
  • Synthetic Gear Oil

Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles
  • Off-road Vehicles


  • Automatic Transmission
  • Manual Transmission

Distribution Channel

  • OEM s
  • Aftermarket
  • Retail
  • Filling Stations
  • Online


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South & Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

Key Questions Answered in PMR’s Automotive Gear Oil Market Report

  • Which region is anticipated to hold a prominent market share over the forecast period?
  • What will be the key driving factors propelling the demand for automotive gear oil during the forecast period?
  • How will current trends impact the automotive gear oil market?
  • Who are significant market participants in the automotive gear oil market?
  • What are the crucial strategies of prominent players in the automotive gear oil market to upscale their positions in this landscape?


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