Slippery slope: Rising oil prices will lead to higher product prices, benefiting industry revenue

The Lubricant Oil Manufacturing industry in Canada produces industrial and automotive lubricants for manufacturers and consumers, including motor oil, transmission fluid, rust inhibitors and machine oils. Most industry goods are based on petroleum products and industry revenue tends to track the price of crude oil. Over the past five years, the industry has experienced mixed results, in line with sharp volatility in the price of crude oil. ndustry revenue has fallen despite some positive indicators over the past five years. New vehicle registrations and the total distance driven have both risen across North America over the past five years, and domestic industrial capacity utilization has also grown. Notably, the industry structure has changed slightly over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Crude oil prices fell sharply during the first half of the reporting period, resulting in significant losses in revenue
  • While exports overall have fallen, operators have turned to Asian markets
  • Industrial capacity utilization is likely to remain at an elevated level
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Lubricant Oil Manufacturing industry in Canada produces petroleum-based lubricant and grease products such as blended motor oils, brake fluids, transmission fluids and lubricating machinery grease. Due to the industry’s reliance on petroleum products as inputs, the prices of industry products and overall industry revenue are closely linked to global oil prices, as typically, input price increases or decreases will be passed along to consumers in the form of higher or lower prices. As a result, industry revenue and profit tend to move in in line with fluctuations in these prices. Over the five years to 2019, industry revenue has suffered in response to sharp declines in the price of crude oil between 2015 and 2016. Whi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Proximity to transport
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of crude oil and Per capita disposable income in the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures petroleum products (except for asphalt paving, roofing and saturated materials) such as blended motor oils, brake fluids, lubricating greases and other oil-based additives. Key buyers include downstream automobile manufacturers, wholesalers and automotive retail chains.

    Industry Products
  • Automotive lubricants
  • Industrial lubricants
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing lubricating oils and greases made from refined petroleum
  • Manufacturing brake fluids made from refined petroleum
  • Manufacturing petroleum jelly made from refined petroleum
  • Manufacturing petroleum waxes made from refined petroleum
  • Re-refining used petroleum lubricating oils
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of crude oil
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • New vehicle sales
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Key demand sources
  • Trade
  • Industry vulnerability and changes
  • Specialization and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Oil prices and manufacturing output stabilize revenue
  • Trade conditions
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Canada
  • Auto Parts Stores in Canada
  • Local Freight Trucking in Canada
  • Long-Distance Freight Trucking in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Feed Production in Canada
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction in Canada
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Automotive lubricants
  • Industrial lubricants
  • Other
  • Chart: Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Lubricant Oil Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., Imperial Oil Limited, Shell Canada Limited, Valvoline Inc.,
  • Table: Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Imperial Oil Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Shell Canada Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Valvoline Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Lubricant Oil Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A thick oil used to lubricate machinery.
  • Lubricant
  • A substance, such as grease or oil, that reduces friction when applied as a surface coating to moving parts.
  • Synthetic Oil
  • A substance created in the laboratory with crude oil products that has similar properties to conventional lubricant oil.
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