CLEVELAND, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian demand for synthetic lubricants is forecast to rise 4.4% per year to 108,000 metric tons in 2021. Tightening emissions regulations that favor a switch to low viscosity synthetics and ongoing consumer interest in improving fuel economy will support sales. The expanding availability of synthetic blends, which offer many of the performance advantages of full synthetics at a lower price point, will also drive demand. These and other trends are presented in Automotive Lubricants Market in Canada, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm.

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The light vehicles market – which includes passenger cars, mini vans, pick up trucks, and sport utility vehicles – is the largest Canadian outlet for synthetic lubricants, accounting for 86% of demand in 2016. As an affluent nation with a modern vehicle park, Canada sees intensive use of motor vehicles with advanced engine technologies that have OEM recommendations for low viscosity oils, which tend to be synthetic.

Synthetic lubricants will account for 29% of Canada’s overall lubricant demand in 2021. This tracks closely with synthetic lubricants’ share of the North American market, where synthetics are continuing to take market share from conventional lubricants.

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