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Climate-induced soil salinity affects coastal Bangladesh

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Saltwater intrusion, Changing Climate Scenario, affects coastal Bangladesh.

Climate change is a key reason to increase river salinity leading to shortages of drinking water and irrigation. It is bringing a substantial difference in the aquatic ecosystems in the coastal areas of Bangladesh.

In the coastal areas of Bangladesh, salinity intrusion in soil may lead to a deteriorating yield by 15.6% of high-harvesting-variety rice and reduce the income of farmers expressively.

In the background of climate change, we know, the coastal population is more exposed to saltwater intrusion. These populations on the “frontline” of climate change because of the constant sea-level rise beyond 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions remain stable today. 

Therefore, Bangladesh must comprehend the potential impacts and begin planning to cope with them.

However, most research has focused on the long-run effects of the sea level rise and associated losses from heightened cyclone-induced surges. 

So, we need to investigate the level of higher salinity from saltwater intrusion, and its impact on livelihoods and adaptation alternatives.

To look more closely at the impacts of climate change on saltwater intrusion, the World Bank researched on the coastal region of Bangladesh. 

Already, they found the coastal area is facing problems from salinization. And, the situation is deteriorating.

River salinity in coastal areas.

Climate change causes substantial changes in river salinity. Accordingly, it leads to the crisis of drinking water as well as the shortage of irrigation water. 

Shortly, the changes in river salinity will unpleasantly affect the productivity of many capture fisheries. Negatively, it will affect the wild habitats of freshwater fish and giant prawns. 

The health of Mangrove trees is declining.

A new study says the health of mangrove trees of the Sundarbans has significantly declined over the last 30 years due to salinity increase. 

Consequently, the decline in health could critically hamper the ability to spring back. It makes it prone to unexpected climate-related hazards.

Also, the salinity increase in the water may induce a shift in the Sunderbans mangrove forest from Sundari to Gewa and Guran. 

Accordingly, Bagerhat, Barguna, Barisal, Bhola, Khulna, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, and Satkhira districts will be most adversely affected.

Climate Change, Soil Salinity in Coastal
Bangladesh

Soon, the salinity level in the soil will surge in many areas of Barisal, Chittagong, and Khulna districts significantly. A study on the soil of the coastal regions of Bangladesh, the Soil Research Development Institute projects a median increase of 26% in salinity by 2050, with increases over 55% in the most affected areas.

Impacts on rice production due to climate change.

Accordingly, the climate-induced soil salinity is impacting on the output of high-harvesting-variety rice. As a result, the rice harvest is likely to decline by 15.6% in nine coastal unions, where the soil salinity will exceed around four decisions per meter by 2050. 

Now, the farmers are earning less from rice production in several regions, along with the losses of 10.5% Barisal and 7.5 in Chittagong, earlier. 

Consequently, many unions are suffering from significant yield losses and substantial price reductions from rising salinity. 

Livelihoods are in threat in a changing climate.

Already, the salinity has turned the household status to the most harmful level. The poverty impact is striking one that the economic situation of a coastal household is in the bottom 20% rises six-fold, from 8% to 56%.

Therefore, the Bangladesh government is trying to cope up with the adverse effects of a changing climate. As we know, the country is one of the frontiers which is affected by climate change.

 Zulker Naeen

Climate Journalist

Zulker Naeen is a South Asia Fellow at Climate Tracker and freelance climate journalist from Bangladesh. He has three years of experience in the field. Zulker developed all his courses with the support of other experienced Climate Tracker staff credited on the course landing page.

As a young climate advocate, his fellowship aims to share knowledge of climate change. Climate Tracker is a global media network closely works on Climate Change.

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Sundarbans can regenerate after the damage by cyclone Amphan

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Sundarbans can regenerate after the damage by cyclone Amphan

We know the Sundarbans has its capacity to regenerate. The damage after the Amphan is possible to recover like the recovery after the destruction by cyclone Bulbul.

The cyclonic storm Amphan has uprooted around 12,358 trees.  So far, the forest department incurred losses in infrastructure worth Tk 21,500,000, according to a damage determination report of the forest department.

Garans were the victims of the cyclone, whilst the monetary value of all the broken trees is Tk1,010,000.

However, according to the forest department’s report, no wild animals were killed during the passing over of the cyclone.

Last year, the mangrove forest lost 4,589 trees because of the cyclone Bulbul. The forest department had to carry on an infrastructural loss up to Tk 62, 85,000 then.

Authorities ban cutting down of trees so that the forest could regenerate.

Md Bashirul Al Mamun, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of the Sundarbans West Zone, said: “Cutting down of all sorts of trees in this mangrove forest has been banned. Sundarbans has successfully regenerated after the attack of cyclone Bulbul. Similarly, it will happen in this case; we will only have to renovate our infrastructures.”

Even though instances of casualties has reported during two earlier storms in 2007 and 2009. A thousand people survived as the Sundarbans stood as a shield between the inhabitants of the coastal districts and the fierce winds.

However, the Sundarbans has saved Bangladesh again, which it has been doing for hundreds of years.

Similarly, this time, it took the blow of super-cyclone Amphan and protected us from severe devastation.

The Sundarbans is not only an ecosystem is torn, rather it is an unspoken “trouble-shooter” addressing our social challenges.

We were already overwhelmed by two of the main challenges—climate change and biodiversity loss. What is more, mangroves are such natural systems that can help us tackle both challenges.

As we continue facing a climate crisis and biodiversity loss in catastrophic proportions can be protecting the Sundarbans and nature, as a whole, be our priority now?

We may justify investing in the protection, restoration, and expansion of the mangroves. However, the return from preserving and restoring mangrove is ten times the investment.

Unfortunately, Sundari tree, the main mangrove species in the Sundarbans is becoming unhealthy gradually.

However, there is no significant decline in the number of mangroves in the Sundarbans for the last 30 years. However, there is evidence of a 25% health decline of the mangrove trees.

It is due to the effect of increased salinity and the continuing effects of climate change. These could critically hamper its ability to reborn.

A satellite-based data-driven study on world’s mangrove system brought new findings to say that the dreadful effects of climate change could severely hamper the growths of Sundari tree.

Around 1.44 million cubic meters of Sundari trees have been lost to “top-dying disease in the last 30 years,” experts said.

Top-dying disease among the Sundari, heart-rot disease among the Pashur, and dieback disease in the Kewara, are behind the trees’ rapid decline.

The expert said, the increases of saline water are the key reason, and this is happening in the Sundarbans.

Unfavourably, the Sundari tree is less tolerant of high salinity levels than another mangrove species.

“There is evidence of a decline in the health of about 25% of the mangrove trees,” said study author Katie Awty-Carroll of Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales.

Awty-Carroll and his team observed along with a 30-year time series of Landsat data of the entire Sundarbans.

However, it is hard to know the proper explanations behind this decline in mangrove health, the scientists think the long-term decline in mangrove health may be linked to the impacts of increased salinity on the Sundari tree.

Also, rising sea levels are increasing salinity, with adverse effects on the damage from severe cyclones mean that the defensive capacity of the Sundarbans could be reduced in future years.

This study also explored the damage of Sidr, which made landfall in Bangladesh in November 2007.

“We estimate that around 11% of the Sundarbans forest was damaged by Sidr, which is lower than other estimates,” said Awty-Carroll.

Meanwhile, this study also revealed that the effects of Sidr were still apparent more than 10 years after the cyclone made landfall.

Besides, the super-cyclone Amphan brought significant damage over the entire Sundarbans region.

Accordingly, this suggests that major cyclones could decrease the health of the mangroves for a long.

We know, Climate change has to lead to an increase in the salinity of the water and soil of the Sundarbans.

Earlier, it was a finding of 30ppm of salinity in the water—which declines the disease-prevention capacity of the trees.

Zulker Naeen

Climate Journalist

Zulker Naeen is a South Asia Fellow at Climate Tracker and freelance climate journalist from Bangladesh. He has three years of experience in the field. Zulker developed all his courses with the support of other experienced Climate Tracker staff credited on the course landing page.

As a young climate advocate, his fellowship aims to share knowledge of climate change.

Climate Tracker is a global media network closely works on Climate Change.

Does Cyclone Amphan badly damages Sundarbans like Sidr?

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Does Cyclone Amphan badly damages Sundarbans like Sidr?

Super cyclone Amphan battered West Bengal and Bangladesh’s coastal area and badly damaged parts of the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, spread across India and Bangladesh.

The cyclone has already hit the coastal district of Khulna with strong winds and heavy rainfall.

Streets waterlogged, trees uprooted and houses damaged due to strong winds and heavy rain as Amphan crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans.

The cyclonic storm Amphan has uprooted around 12,300 trees, mostly Garans, in the Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans mangrove forest.

Vulnerable people were evacuated from the coastal and forest areas ahead of the cyclone. The fate of wild animals found in the Sundarban would have suffered the most in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan.

However, the Sundarbans has saved Bangladesh again, which it has been doing for hundreds of years.

Similarly, this time, it took the blow of super-cyclone Amphan and protected us from severe devastation.

When it comes to saving people from coastal flooding, Bangladesh is one of the top three countries in the world getting the most benefit from its mangroves.

According to a recent study, a 20-km mangrove stretch could give more than USD 250 million-flood protection benefits a year. Can we only partly imagine the importance of the Sundarbans to Bangladesh?

The Sundarbans is not only an ecosystem is torn rather it is an unspoken “trouble-shooter” addressing our social challenges.

We were already overwhelmed by two of the main challenges—climate change and biodiversity loss. What is more, mangroves are such natural systems that can help us tackle both challenges.

As we continue facing a climate crisis and biodiversity loss in catastrophic proportions can be protecting the Sundarbans and nature, as a whole, be our priority now?

Like other countries with mangroves, Bangladesh is also enjoying tremendous benefits out of them.

Globally, mangroves give us USD 65 billion value of coastal flood protection each year. They yearly give us USD 50 billion non-market benefits from fisheries, forestry, and recreation.

We may justify investing in the protection, restoration, and expansion of the mangroves. However, the return from preserving and restoring mangrove is 10 times the investment. How would we value thousands of years of evolution of mangroves? What price can we put on a mangrove when it is the home of hundreds?

Unfortunately, Sundari tree, the main mangrove species in the Sundarbans is becoming unhealthy gradually.

However, there is no significant decline in the number of mangroves in the Sundarbans for the last 30 years. However, there is evidence of a 25% health decline of the mangrove trees.

It is due to the effect of increased salinity and the continuing effects of climate change. These could critically hamper its ability to reborn.

A satellite-based data-driven study on world’s mangrove system brought new findings to say that the dreadful effects of climate change could severely hamper the growths of Sundari tree.

Around 1.44 million cubic meters of Sundari trees have been lost to “top-dying disease in the last 30 years,” experts said.

Top-dying disease among the Sundari, heart-rot disease among the Pashur, and dieback disease in the Kewara, are behind the trees’ rapid decline.

The expert said, the increases of saline water are the key reason, and this is happening in the Sundarbans.

Unfavourably, the Sundari tree is less tolerant of high salinity levels than another mangrove species.

“There is evidence of a decline in the health of about 25% of the mangrove trees,” said study author Katie Awty-Carroll of Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales.

Awty-Carroll and his team observed along with a 30-year time series of Landsat data of the entire Sundarbans.

However, it is hard to know the proper explanations behind this decline in mangrove health, the scientists think the long-term decline in mangrove health may be linked to the impacts of increased salinity on the Sundari tree.

Also, rising sea levels are increasing salinity, with adverse effects on the damage from severe cyclones mean that the defensive capacity of the Sundarbans could be reduced in future years.

This study also explored the damage of Sidr, which made landfall in Bangladesh in November 2007.

“We estimate that around 11% of the Sundarbans forest was damaged by Sidr, which is lower than other estimates,” said Awty-Carroll.

Meanwhile, this study also revealed that the effects of Sidr were still apparent more than 10 years after the cyclone made landfall.

Besides, the super-cyclone Amphan brought significant damage over the entire Sundarbans region.

Accordingly, this suggests that major cyclones could decrease the health of the mangroves for a long.

We know, Climate change has to lead to an increase in the salinity of the water and soil of the Sundarbans.

Earlier, it was a finding of 30ppm of salinity in the water—which declines the disease-prevention capacity of the trees.

Zulker Naeen

Climate Journalist

Zulker Naeen is a South Asia Fellow at Climate Tracker and freelance climate journalist from Bangladesh. He has three years of experience in the field. Zulker developed all his courses with the support of other experienced Climate Tracker staff credited on the course landing page.

 As a young climate advocate, his fellowship aims to share knowledge of climate change.

 Climate Tracker is a global media network closely works on Climate Change.

Climate Change Journalism Workshop in Bangladesh Now

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Does Cyclone Amphan badly damages Sundarbans like Sidr?

Is Climate Journalism Course affordable in Bangladesh?

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Climate Journalism
Is Climate Journalism Course affordable

Climate Journalism Course is now affordable which is unbelievable too. Moreover, this course aims to enhance understanding of climate change impacts on biodiversity.

Fortunately, this online course is designed for passionate writer and next journalists with limited experience engaging with issues on climate change and ecosystem services interactions with biodiversity locally, nationally and internationally.

The course participants assess the climate change-related issues relevant to available articles in biodiversity, identify the topics and then follow appropriate writing style. 

Participants also develop a writing skill to relate the human-climate fact within 1 to 2 months after the training workshop.

Applicants to this training course need not demonstrate prior experience with journalism and how skills gained will be utilized after the workshop.

Communicating Climate Change is to promote key knowledge on climate change issues and to cover the most basic journalism skills – in the context of Bangladesh. We’re particularly opening this extensive course to prepare the next climate journalist. 

You may not a subject matter expert, but you will become familiar with the key concepts, approaches, and climate journalism staples. 

To promote Climate Journalism in Bangladesh, we’re particularly opening this course on climate change to prepare the next journalist. With this great objective, we are going to run a three-month campaign to introduce this course among students with an extensive collaboration of the interested partners.

Moreover, this campaign aims to teach students between graduate and post-graduate. That is why; we are emphasizing their pattern of seeking information, also to influence them to enrol this course by ensuring their active participation.

A social media campaign will run to promote this course. University faculty, expert, practitioners, and journalist will engage with this initiative. 

Why climate journalism is facing difficulties in Bangladesh?  

The knowledge of climate change among University students is relatively insignificant in Bangladesh, that understanding is making them less interested. This is why we are focusing on 20-25 years aged university students, the key audience, also the future leader of the nation to keep an active role in society. We better know, their pattern of seeking information is through educational institutes, teachers, and social media platforms.

Finally, our objective is to influence 100 students of 20-25-year-old age throughout the nation to enrol this course for their future between 1 June and 31 August 2020.

Participants will enrol in this online course with a registration fee. After finishing the course materials, the participants will have to join in the online quiz or complete the assignment. Finally, the participants will get the certificate. This course will start from 20th June 2020. 

Key objectives of this course:

  1. To give basic knowledge on climate change issues
  2. To guide the participants on key climate journalism topics
  3. To launch a certification process for participants who wish to publish an article as a trainee journalist.

A summary of this curriculum—

  • Learning: Climate Change Issues in the context of Bangladesh 
  • Skills Development: Climate Journalism Staples
  • Content Training: Making the Climate-human Link
  • Evaluation: Online Exam
  • Reward: Certification

What the participants will learn

  • Basic Knowledge on Climate Change
  • Climate Issues
  • Climate and Health
  • Climate Change and its impact on Bangladesh
  • Climate Journalism Training
  • Climate Change Communication in Social Media

Instructor

Zulker Naeen

Climate Journalist

Zulker Naeen is a South Asia Fellow at Climate Tracker and freelance climate journalist from Bangladesh. He has three years of experience in the field. Zulker developed all his courses with the support of other experienced Climate Tracker staff credited on the course landing page.

 As a young climate advocate, his fellowship aims to share knowledge of climate change.

 Climate Tracker is a global media network closely works on Climate Change.

Climate Change Journalism Workshop in Bangladesh Now

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Is Climate Journalism Course affordable in Bangladesh?

Climate Change Journalism Workshop in Bangladesh Now

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Climate Change
Communicating Climate Change

Communicating Climate: A Climate Change Journalism Workshop is to promote key knowledge on climate change issues and to cover the most basic journalism skills – pitching, fact-finding, interviewing, data visualization, and more – in the context of Bangladesh.

Key objectives of this course:

  1. To give basic knowledge on climate change issues
  2. To guide the participants on key climate journalism topics
  3. To launch a certification process for participants who wish to publish an article as a trainee journalist.

A summary of this curriculum—

  1. Learning: Climate Change Issues in the context of Bangladesh
  2. Skills Development: Climate Journalism Staples
  3. Content Training: Making the Climate-human Link
  4. Evaluation: Online Exam
  5. Reward: Certification

What the participants will learn

  • Basic Knowledge on Climate Change
  • Climate Change Issues
  • Climate and Health
  • Climate Change and its impact on Bangladesh
  • Climate Journalism Training
  • Climate Change Communication in Social Media

Is there any course prerequisites?

There is no course prerequisite.

Climate Journalism in Bangladesh

As a campaigner of Climate Journalism in Bangladesh, we’re particularly opening a course on climate change to prepare the next journalist. With this great objective, we are going to run a three-month campaign to introduce this course among students with an extensive collaboration of the interested partners.

This campaign is designed to reach the students between graduate and post-graduate emphasizing their pattern of seeking information, also to influence them to enrol this course by ensuring their active participation.

A social media campaign is going to be developed to promote this course. University faculty, expert, practitioners, and journalist will engage with this initiative. Students will partake in the online course by a registration process. After the complication of the course materials, the participants have to join in the online quiz. 

Finally, this initiative will award the winners with a certificate. 

#Context

The knowledge of climate change among University students is relatively insignificant in Bangladesh, that understanding is making them less interested. 

#Community Partners and Stakeholders

Students, Teachers, Universities, Publishers, Media, Co-organizer.                                                                                        

# Priority Audience: Students

20-25 years aged university students, the key audience, also the future leader of the nation to keep an active role in society. Their pattern of seeking information is through educational institutes, teachers, and social media platforms.

Communication Objective

To influence 100 students of 20-25-year-old age throughout the nation to enrol this course for their future between 1 June and 31 August 2020.

#Strategies

Course Development:  To develop an easygoing course for the student.

Online Contest:  To arrange an online contest to offer the course.

Video: To make a few online sessions on the mandatory topic.

Digital Campaign:  To design a complete digital campaign plan for all social media platforms. 

Awards:  To award certificate for the winners.  

Participatory gifts: To engage co-sponsors to offer various gifts for the standard participants.

#Course Module

Section 1 | Introduction

#Introduction to the overall course

It will try to explain to the participants why climate change topics are easier to understand with our course.

Section 2 | Introduction to Climate Change

#A brief introduction to Climate Change

It will try to give the participants a basic knowledge on climate change and related topic thus they get an overview.

Section 3 | Climate Change Issues

#An introduction to Climate Change related issues

Wildfires, cyclones, and infectious diseases are the key topics for participants to understand how to highlight the human-interest story behind climate change.

Section 4 | Climate and Health

#Health challenges and Climate Adaptation

It will introduce the health challenges, as well as the opportunities, that can be associated with climate change. In addition, it will give you a brief idea on Adaptation: Minimizing climate risks to health, building resilience against climate effects, building climate-resilient health systems, and health response to climate change.

Section 5 | Climate Change and its impact on Bangladesh

#Existing climate challenges in Bangladesh

It will introduce the existing challenges associated with climate change in Bangladesh

Section 6 | A to Z of Climate Journalism Know-How’s

#How to write as a Climate Journalist

It will inspire the participants to be a climate journalist. Participants will learn how to effectively pitch a story to the editors about climate.

Also, they will find the important facts, time-sensitive, identifiable characters, the central conflict, and the identifiable theme. Moreover, they will learn how to searching for sources. In addition, they will learn how to ask questions for the Interview. Again, this section will also try to learn two-three tools on how they better know data visualization.

Section 7 | Climate Topics for writings

#Explanation: Few articles related to climate change

It will explain 10 published articles on climate issues covered by the Climate Journalist.

Section 8 | Climate Change Communication in Social Media

#Act as a Climate Advocate in Social Media  

It will explain how to use social media to design a campaign on climate change issues and act as a climate advocate. 

Climate Change Journalism Workshop in Bangladesh Now

Strategic Insight in Three Circles

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Strategic Insight
Strategic insight in three circles

Writing strategic insight is crucial for every business; however, a set of questions may ease that analytical task.

Moreover, a communication practitioner may help your internal analyst team to design a rigorous form to acquire the real picture.

A company always tries to build a distinct competitive advantage to grow more and to be profitable over the long term. A very few have a clear idea of what that really means. The various language of strategy creates confusion among them, as they are not oriented with the technical details of analytical tools.

We would like to tell them to draw three circles.

Those circles, positioned in the proper relationship to one another, provide an excellent visual representation of what strategy—both internal and external—means.

Hundreds of leaders have accepted this strategy concept by using this simple tool. They take it back to their organizations, where it often becomes part of the decision-making process.

Let’s try this exercise by engaging an executive team. First, the team should think intensely about what customers value and why. Identifying deeper values can ease the decision-making process and create new opportunities for value creation. The first circle thus signifies the team’s consensus on most valuable customers or customers’ needs.

Company’s Offerings, Customers’ Needs.

The second circle represents the team’s view of how customers accept the company’s offerings. Here, the two circles overlap indicates how well the company’s offerings are meeting customers’ needs.

Even in mature industries, customers get a chance to express their needs or problems in conversations with companies. Very Often, the customers’ unexpressed problems turn into growth opportunities.

The third circle represents the team’s view of how customers perceive the competitors’ offerings.

Company’s Offerings, Competitors’ Offerings, Customers’ Needs.

Each area within these three circles is strategically essential.

However, A, B, and C are vital to building a competitive advantage. Also, your team should prepare separate questions for each circle.

For A: How significant and sustainable are our advantages? Are they creating distinctive capabilities?

For B: Are we providing well in the area of parity?

For C: How can we breach our competitors’ advantages?

The team should design a strategic plan over the company’s competitive advantages and assess them by asking customers.

The process can yield surprising insights, such as how many opportunities for growth exists in the white space (E).

Another insight might create values for the company or its competitors that not requires for customers now (D, F, or G).

However, the critical disclosure is often that area A, designed as massive by the company, turns out to be little in customers’ eyes.

Strategic Insight in Three Circles

Covid-19 Pandemic and Climate Change

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Covid-19
Covid-19 Pandemic and Climate Change

The Covid-19 pandemic is still making its way around the world, and it will remain a few more times before it’s over. However, at the early stage, we get some lessons on how to take preparation to deal with the future problem of climate change impacts soon after it.

Significantly, the Covid-19 virus outbreak has more to do with how we have neglected our ecosystems rather than because of human-induced climate change.

Today, it proves the coexistence of this pandemic and climate change.

The first lesson is about when to take action when faced with a future problem. Leaders tend to wait for the problem to occur before taking action, despite having warning by scientists earlier about the imminence of the problem. Even at this early stage, it is clear that initial responses to be better prepared for the problem before it occurs is much more effective.

However, it means our leaders don’t accept what the scientists warn them earlier and asked for policies that may seem too much then, and it was a warning even before the problem arises. However, as we know now, it is better to overreact before the problem arises so that the problem can put under control before the problem becomes a crisis.

Waiting for the problem to manifest itself may lead many lives to lose unnecessarily. This is what is now playing out in Italy and Spain. It may lead to this similar case in the United States and the United Kingdom too. Let’s hope this not happens in Bangladesh.

In the second lesson, we couldn’t stop the entry of foreign migrants. Of course, we can try to do so, and somehow it may even delay this problem.

Equally, indeed, we can only try to protect ourselves at the personal and household level. Still, if others get start affecting around us, then we will also be its victim sooner or later.

The success of tackling the pandemic in Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea, has already shown how collective action from everyone in the country, together with proactive leaders, can overcome the challenges.

The third lesson is one end of the scale.

Even though the Covid-19 pandemic seems a devastating one now, its impacts will pale in comparison with the potential effects of climate change, which are yet to come.

Hence, the early action to prevent the worst impacts, including adaptation as well as mitigation, must keep in consideration by all if we hope to minimize the adverse effects.

Every action by individuals or any bodies will count towards reducing the inevitable damage from climate change that is yet to come.

The fourth lesson drives us to look at our economical costs and behavioral changes.

Here, there are indeed a couple of positive lessons. Almost all people in an entire country are now ready to change their behavior quite drastically if they have to. It is a hopeful sign going forward.

On the economic front, there has already been a widespread disruption of the global economy. Still, some unintended benefits include a significant reduction in air pollution as well as greenhouse gases.

While such economic disruption is not desirable and we will recover from it soon, it is worth thinking about whether the recovery is possible in a much more eco-friendly manner.

The final lesson has to do with the inevitable economic chaos and recession that is starting to happen already and will get a lot worse before it gets better.

Bangladesh is likely to see significant negative impacts on manufacturing, exports, and possibly even our food production going forward.

Even the worst is yet to come.  Moreover, we must take preparation for the immediate economic downturn as well as think about the future path to recovery once the worst is over.

It applies to the global economy and the silver lining in this Covid-19 pandemic, which is most relevant for tackling climate change.

Equally, it is an opportunity to rebuild the post-pandemic economy as a green one that doesn’t allow the destruction of nature. Let us hope that all global leaders are up to the challenge.

Covid-19 Pandemic and Climate Change

Bangladesh Lube Market Database

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Lube Market
Bangladesh Lube Market Database

Zulker Naeen, as a profile supervisor of “Bangladesh Lube Market”, gives the current info via an industry-leading paper database.

Any person active in business requires unrelenting expertise as well as information in the type of market understandings.

The special records are a vital argumentation as well as a decision-making resource for suppliers, financiers, and anyone thinking about developments of the expanding lube market.

Moreover, it supplies an in-depth independent assessment of the ended up industrial and also auto lubricating substances market.

Also, it recognizes market chances and challenges for lube providers, additive providers, and also base stock manufacturers.

Existing reporting designs are now out of the ark. Existing reports speak a lot more, provide the least insights. From their articles, it’s unusual to get a real-time photo over the marketplace.

That is why the profile of “Bangladesh Lube Market” frequently argues with the records by the papers.

Here is Zulker Naeen. This identification is neither a specific observer neither an author. Instead, it is a portfolio on Bangladesh Lube Market Database.

This portfolio exclusively releases observant records on this market.

It has actually currently consisted of more than 100 write-ups.

Lately, the successive report determined the growth of “Bangladesh Lube Market” which is a rapid one.

Earlier, this portfolio highlighted the growth of this market.

Its research-oriented facts have actually made it a mouthpiece of this trade for the last four years.

Those who rely on market understandings are interacting with this portfolio.

It has actually functioned as an advocate of a couple of keeps in mind lube brands. With excellent success, it has actually finished with the brand positioning of international brand names.

It thinks that the lube profession is not restricted to business just, it’s a market.

As a watchdog, this profile has actually created the term ‘lubricants racks of Bangladesh’ to release various insights. Presently, a dedicated group is working closely on this principle.

Accordingly, this portfolio solely publishes market understandings, existing market fads, as well as market forecasts naturally.

Likewise, it publishes articles on the automotive industry.

Bangladesh Lube Market Database

Ocean acidification and marine ecosystem

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marine ecosystems
Ocean acidification and marine ecosystems

When carbon dioxide combines with seawater, it produces carbonic acid which increases the acidity of the water. And, it is happening for many years and causes uneven ocean ecosystems.

Since the thriving industrial revolution, the betting on fossil fuels has caused an excessive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. And, it is being absorbed by our earth’s oceans.

In the seawater, chemical reactions occur with carbon dioxide that lowers seawater pH, reduces carbonate concentration, and reduces saturation states of biologically important calcium carbonate materials.

Consequently, the ocean’s chemistry becomes more acidic, carbonate ions face difficultly to form. The carbonate ions are used by marine creatures, for synthesize their calcium carbonate shells and skeletons.

As the pH of the ocean changes, the ocean becomes unconcentrated with these minerals, which affects the creatures to maintain their shells.

Since the growth of industries, the pH balance of ocean waters has dropped by 0.1 pH units, equivalent to a 30% increase of water acidity.

The acidity has never dropped down below 0.6 units since the last 300 million years. This is likely to increase more if we continue to burn fossil fuels frequently.

Ocean acidification and the harsh reality of the marine ecosystem

Ocean acidification may alter the ecosystems of millions of years. It has the influence to contaminate shellfish that humans consume and sicken marine life.

Right now, the ocean is on pace to become 150% more acidic by 2100. And this ocean acidification is an unswerving consequence of human-made carbon emissions.

Humans’ continual release of carbon monoxide into the atmosphere has led to ocean acidification.

This process has to lead to the destruction of many marine ecosystems and the plants. One of the most beautiful occurrences in nature — the coral reefs — are dying.

Coral reefs used to be a massive hub of life and colour underneath the water hosting a plethora of organisms within. Now many are bleached white due to higher water temperatures and have sustained damage to their structure due to increased acidification.

Coral bleaching occurs in which corals lose their colour due to extrinsic factors such as pH (being too acidic) and increasing temperature exposure.

The consequences of ocean acidification are not limited to marine life. We have been inexplicably connected to the ocean, we have utilized it for recreation, transportation, medicine, and most importantly food.

It is estimated, we consume approximately 1.5 billion fish each year. A decline in fish availability could have severe economic and social implications for us.

How can we ensure the reversal of this issue?

A most effective measure to combat this problem is to decrease carbon pollution.

Other solutions have been proposed to slow the acidification process or protect their environments — mainly coral reefs.

Although, these are mostly bandaged solutions unable to recover the situation. Unfortunately, reducing carbon pollution is a challenge because it involves many factors.

Individuals can act their roles to limit their carbon footprint. Reducing your carbon pollution is simple if you unplug the appliances after use.

Many websites may help you to calculate your unique carbon footprint and offer easy solutions to help bring that number down.

The individual effort is not insignificant at all. A collective effort may potentially make a great impact.

It is high time; we work together to reduce pollution or acquire new technologies that can reduce the world’s current carbon footprints.

Ocean acidification and marine ecosystem

Water Acidification and harsh reality of the ocean chemistry

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Water Acidification and the harsh reality of the ocean chemistry

Marine life mostly depends on the ocean chemistry staying somewhat constant are coral reefs.

So, these organisms create their life from calcium carbonate and will eventually house other organisms within their anatomy.

Extreme acidification may decrease coral growth by corroding pre-existing coral skeletons; simultaneously slowing the growth of new ones.

Now, the weaker reefs are more vulnerable to corrosion. Besides, larvae that inhabit the coral to reproduce may find the acidification too harmful, preventing them from reaching adulthood.

Other species oysters, mussels, urchins and fish are affected by acidification. Also, this ocean acidification plays a crucial role in the development of an organism’s shells. Which affects their overall lifespan.

These shellfish cause 25% of less development of their shells. It is becoming thinner and brittle. Without their only source of protection, this can make them more vulnerable to the harsh reality of the ocean.

Plankton is the procedure of marine spices and the catalyst of the food chain.

Also, Phytoplankton and zooplankton possess calcium carbonate bodies which eventually leads their species to endanger.

Sea urchins face the faster dissolve of their spiny exoskeletons due to the calcite calcium carbonate chemistry — unlike their aragonite calcium carbonate friends, such as coral and starfish.

Still, the fish are detrimentally affected by the effects of ocean acidification. More explicitly, studies have shown that clownfish lose their hearing in more acidic water. Most importantly, the fish are more vulnerable to predation and communication among the species is hindered.

Ocean acidification may alter the ecosystems of millions of years.

Also, it has the influence to contaminate shellfish that humans consume. Changes are a must to preserve our marine ecosystems to prevent the extinction of wildlife.

Right now, the ocean is on pace to become 150% more acidic by 2100. And this ocean acidification is an unswerving consequence of human-made carbon emissions. Now, it is up to us to take action before large ocean ecosystems are interrupted.

Ocean acidification and disruption of marine ecosystems

Since the thriving industrial revolution, the betting on fossil fuels has caused an excessive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. And, it is being absorbed by our earth’s oceans.

When carbon dioxide combines with seawater, it produces carbonic acid which increases the acidity of the water. Therefore, it is happening for many years and causes uneven ocean ecosystems.

In the seawater, chemical reactions occur with carbon dioxide that lowers seawater pH. Accordingly, it reduces carbonate concentration and reduces saturation states of biologically important calcium carbonate materials.

Consequently, the ocean’s chemistry becomes more acidic, carbonate ions face difficultly to form. The carbonate ions are used by marine creatures, for synthesize their calcium carbonate shells and skeletons.

As the pH of the ocean changes, the ocean becomes unconcentrated with these minerals, which affects the creatures to maintain their shells.

Water Acidification and harsh reality of the ocean chemistry

Is salt-tolerant rice growing in the ocean by 2021?

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Is salt-tolerant rice growing in ocean by 2021

Growing rice in the ocean seems odd. Nevertheless, ocean agriculture is a rising form of food production with real potential.

Unfortunately, less than 1% of fresh water is available for human-purpose, and 70% of that is being used for agriculture worldwide.

Growing demand for food and the rise of the population are pushing researchers to search for new areas where agriculture has never reached there before.

One crop taking to the sea is rice. A company led by two 24-year-old scientists aim to grow salt-tolerant rice and floating ocean farms by 2021. As a part of this project, this team is expected to make small pilot farms by the end of 2020.

Currently, around 7.7 billion people are living on the planet. Also, an expected 2 billion more will join the lines by 2050. So, ensuring enough food for all is important. That is why; some companies are finding solutions to ecological problems, such as sea-level rise, through scientific advancement.

Most of the water used in agriculture is for irrigation, and rice is one of the most water-concentrated crops, also widely consumed grain worldwide.

Around 90% of total rice production is in Asia alone. Around 3.5 billion people rely on rice every day. So, people have long been interested in manipulating rice genes to achieve certain goals.

Manipulating the rice genome is not a new task. The Golden Rice Project started in 1999, was to address the widespread vitamin A deficiency, and causing blindness in many rice staple countries.

Other research into increasing photosynthetic efficiency, drought resistance, and methane reduction of rice is in the works as well, and all require genetic modification.

AgriSea is captivating a new approach to food science.

They want to grow rice in the ocean by using gene-editing, which would intensify the phrase of genes available in rice that control salt-tolerance.

Salt-tolerant rice could be grown in salty ocean water without the use of soil, fertilizer or freshwater.

Also, they have identified the genes that control for salt expulsion, cellular insulation and DNA protection, and are enhancing the expression of those genes.

“Together these genes act in a network, just like they do in nature,” Luke Young, CEO and co-founder of Agrisea said.

“We just encourage them along the pathways that nature has formed in plants that can thrive in a salty environment.” The co-founders explained that they could use repeated selective breeding in rice to get the same result, but gene-editing just speeds up the process.

The first step in the process was to create a portfolio of salt-resistant crops that will eventually grow in floating ocean farms around the world.

AgriSea is already in discussion with major rice-producing countries; Nigeria, China, Vietnam and Bangladesh, as well as New Zealand, the USA, Japan and Chile, to establish these floating ocean farms.

Also, the company plans to have their first small pilot farms in the water by the end of 2020, they expect to have multiple larger pilot farms in the ocean by the end of 2021.

Is salt-tolerant rice growing in the ocean by 2021?

Can coral reefs live climate change and a warming ocean?

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Can coral reefs live climate change and a warming ocean

It’s no undisclosed that coral reefs are in danger. Scientists predict that almost all of the earth’s reefs will be endangered by 2050 if existing levels of greenhouse gas emissions remain.

The changes are now happening: Three-quarters of coral reefs are now exposed to man-made problems.

Climate change, definitely, is one of the main crosiers. It makes oceans warmer and more acidic, failing the calcium carbonate that systems a coral’s skeleton.

Temperature variations can cause corals to emit the symbiotic algae that live inside their tissues, where they provide vital nutrients and also give corals their lively hues.

This effect, known as “coral bleaching,” clarifies why unhealthy corals turn a spectral shade of white.

Subsequently, in an ever-warming world, are corals – and the marine ecosystems and coastal communities they support – completely downhearted? Maybe not.

new study of more than 2,500 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans found that most of the reefs had been damaged by previous mass bleaching events, but not beyond repair.

Another 17% had minimal bleaching between 2014-2017 and were healthy and thriving.

“The good news is that functioning coral reefs still exist, and our study shows that it is not too late to save them,” said Dr Emily Darling, the lead author of the study and the head of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s global coral reef monitoring program.

The study, which appears in the journal “Nature Ecology and Evolution,” was supported in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Vibrant Oceans Initiative.

More than 80 marine scientists contributed to the study and suggested three strategies for managing coral populations.

There needs to be global action to mitigate the effects of climate change, as well as an intervention on a smaller, local scale, according to the study’s authors.

As Dr Georgina Gurney of James Cook University explains, “While coral reef sustainability depends largely on reducing carbon emissions, identifying reefs that are likely to respond – to build the well-being of the millions of people dependent on coral reefs across the globe.”

But sometimes the healthy corals are the ones that could use our protection the most. After all, it’s easier to prevent future harm than it is to deal with the consequences of neglect.

When coral reefs are properly managed and endangered, a square kilometre of the tropical reef can produce 15 tons of seafood per year.

There are financial paybacks at stake, too. According to a White House climate report from last year, the U.S. is likely to lose $140 billion by 2100 as climate change causes destruction on coral reef recreational activities.

But as the Indo-Pacific reef study demonstrates, it doesn’t have to end badly. Decisive global action, coupled with protective measures on a local level, can ensure that corals have a bright and vibrant future in our oceans.

New research warns climate change may devastate nearly all of Earth’s coral reef habitats by 2100.

“Around 70-90% of coral reefs are likely to disappear in the next 20 years because of warming oceans, acidic water, and pollution, said scientists from the University of Hawaii Manoa.

Still, a few ecological activists and coral reef researchers are working closely on the restoration of coral.

Also, they have tried to grow live corals in a lab. Then they put them back into aquatic environments to restore dying reefs.

But these initiatives are not adequate to save Earth’s coral reefs.

The new study made ocean demography that would suit this kind of coral restoration. Factors like acidity, water temperature, human population density and fishing frequency were in consideration while making this demography.

Unfortunately, existing ocean parts where coral reefs live today won’t be healthy by 2045.

Only a few sites will be viable for the restoration of a coral reef by 2100, like portions of Baja California and the Red Sea — even these aren’t suitable territories for reef because they’re close to rivers.

Cleaning up the beaches and battling pollution are praiseworthy. But we need to continue those efforts.

But tackling climate change is really what we need to be advocating for shielding corals.

Can coral reefs live climate change and a warming ocean?

Australia’s fires say investment in innovation is a strategy for Climate

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Australia's fires must teach us investment in innovation

Sanders’ radical climate policies are not the quickest way to address climate change, said Bjorn Lomborg, a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Australia’s fires must teach us investment in innovation is the most impactful strategy.

Scenes of devastation from Australia’s fires have been heart-breaking. How do we quit this suffering? For several advocates and also politicians like Bernie Sanders, the solution is specific: drastic environment plans. When we take a look at the proof, this basic response falls short.

Australia is the world’s most fire-prone continent, according to 2018 clinical study published in the journal Global Change Biology.

A 2005 research study in the same journal shows that in 1900, 11% of its surface area shed each year. These days, some 5% of the nation burns yearly.

By the end of the century, if we do not stop climate change, higher temperature levels, will likely suggest a 0.7 portion factor increase in charred location,

It is according to the Environmental Research Letters in 2014, a boost from 5.3% of Australia to 6%.

This boost is not trivial, as well as it is an argument for reliable environment adjustment activity.

By far the most impactful, practical policy is a remarkable rise in investment in reduced- and zero-carbon power technology.

That’s because solar and wind power will certainly be neither cheap adequate nor effective adequate to change fossil fuels.

Today, International Energy Agency numbers reveal that solar as well as wind comprise just 1.1% of international energy use, and the IEA estimates that also after we spend $3 trillion even more on aids, they will not reach 5% by 2040.

Technology is required to reduce the price of green energy, with research for Copenhagen Consensus showing environment-friendly research and development to be one of the most cost-effective environment plans.

We need to find developments for batteries, nuclear, carbon capture as well as a myriad of other encouraging technologies. Innovation can address our climate challenge.

Sadly, several reports on Australia’s fires have made use of the carnage to press a particular schedule, hang on three suggestions.

That wildfire is even worse than ever, that this is triggered by international warming. And that the only service is for political leaders to make even bigger carbon cut promises.

Globally, a wildfire burns much less land than it utilized to, according to a 2016 Royal Society research study.

Given that 1900, worldwide burned location has reduced by greater than one-third, as a result of agriculture, fire reductions and also woodland monitoring. In the satellite age, both NASA and other groups document significant reductions.

What Satellite reveals

Surprisingly, this reduction is even real for Australia. Satellites reveal that from 1997-2018 the burned location decreased by one-third. Australia’s current fire period has seen much less area melted than previous years.

The Guardian newspaper reports that approximately, a wildfire burned 19.4 million hectares in Australia. It was about half the ordinary burn over the comparable period of 37 million hectares in the satellite document.

When the media recommends Australia’s, fires are “extraordinary in range,” they are incorrect.

Australia’s scorched location decreased by more than a third 1900-2000 and has decreased over the satellite duration.

This fire period at the time of writing, 2.5% of Australia’s area has burned contrasted to the last 10 years’ 4.8% average by this point.

What is various this year is that fires have actually mainly been in New South Wales and also Victoria. These are very important states with a little bit more than half the country’s population.

Since the peer-reviewed quotes published in Environmental Research Letters in 2014, Australia’s fire see a long-lasting increase in burned location.

Yet these quotes reveal the impact of climate change does not enhance Australia’s burned area until the 2030s or 2040s.

Scientists suggest it’s not feasible to discover a link in between global warming and also fire for Australia today.

A boost will just come to be obvious in the 2040s. The pictures originating from Australia are surprising, yet pictures ought to not defeat science.

Across the Tasman Sea, New Zealand is intending to attain carbon non-partisanship by 2050.

New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, shows it will cost 16% of the country’s yearly economic situation.

It will just lower temperatures by four-thousands of a degree by 2100.

Reproduce those costs throughout Australian states and all over the world; taxpayers are just not going to hold up against that sort of discomfort, regardless of the purpose.

The world’s poor nations are never going to be able to afford to follow up. The prices alone make this remedy to climate adjustment wishful thinking.

This feeble, problematic action is pathetic. We require to invest much more resources on eco-friendly power R&D to create medium-term remedies to climate change.

As well as we need to concentrate on the numerous straightforward procedures that would assist now.

Wildfire researchers have consistently told us that forest gas degrees maintain enhancing, making extreme bushfires much more most likely.

Managed burns cheaply and properly lower high-intensity wildfires.

Various other practical policies include much better building codes, mechanical thinning, much safer power lines. These also include minimizing the potential for spread of lightning-caused wildfires campaigns to reduce deliberate ignitions.

The caring, efficient feedback to Australia’s catastrophe is to concentrate on the plans that could assist.

Bjorn Lomborg is president of the Copenhagen Consensus, also a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

Australia's fires say investment in innovation is a strategy for Climate

Climate change could destroy all of Earth’s coral reefs by 2100

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climate change could devastate nearly all of Earth's coral reef habitats by 2100

New research says climate change could devastate nearly all of Earth’s coral reef habitats by 2100.

Among the existing, around 70-90% of coral reefs are likely to disappear in the next 20 years because of warming oceans, acidic water, and pollution, said scientists from the University of Hawaii Manoa.

They made their findings public on last Monday at an ocean sciences conference.

A few ecological activists and coral reef researchers have been working closely on the restoration of coral. They tried to grow live corals in a lab, and then put them back into aquatic environments to restore dying reefs.

But the researchers warned, this may not be adequate to save Earth’s coral reefs.

The new study made cluster on the ocean areas that would be best suited to this type of coral restoration. They also took into consideration factors like acidity, water temperature, human population density and fishing frequency.

After investigating the world’s oceans, they reached a serious remark: “By 2100, few to zero suitable coral habitats will remain.”

Unfortunately, existing ocean parts where coral reefs live today won’t be healthy by 2045. And, the circumstance of these environments is only likely to get worse by 2100, according to the team’s simulations.

Only a few sites will be viable for the restoration of a coral reef by 2100, like portions of Baja California and the Red Sea — even these aren’t suitable territories for reef because they’re close to rivers.

The researchers warned that human-made climate change was the big killer, a small part of the larger threat.

“Cleaning up the beaches and battling pollution are praiseworthy. But, we need to continue those efforts,” Setter said in that release.

“But tackling climate change is really what we need to be advocating for shielding corals.”

Coral reef die-off

Earlier, scientists warned that the world’s reefs are heading for “massive death”  as ocean warming and acidification destroy entire swaths of reefs.

The Great Barrier Reef is a case for a large scale of “bleaching” events by above-average water temperatures in the last two decades.

Then, a drastic marine heatwave in 2016 and 2017 has destroyed about half of the corals on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is such habitat for a diverse range of marine life. 

Moreover, the extinction could cause ecological collapse as third of all sea species depend on reefs, experts warn.

Also, coral reefs protect the shorelines and coastal infrastructure.

In recent years, activists are in the quest of saving the reefs. Almost nothing will be unless we take drastic action on climate change.

Climate change could destroy all of Earth's coral reefs by 2100

A fertilizer to fuel maritime ships may grasp carbon footprints.

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Fertilizer to fuel maritime ships may grasp carbon footprints.

Maritime ships could use Ammonia as a fuel to reduce emissions.

The maritime shipping industry is to grasp its carbon footprint, as it has a massive contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. It also dumps chemicals into open seas. Already, the global shipping industry contributes about 2% of global carbon emissions, as the BBC reported.

As a clean-up act, the industry is trying to stop burning diesel. As a possible fuel source, ammonia can make the shipping industry carbon emission-free.

We know, ammonia – the key ingredient of fertilisers – can be used in ships’ engines rather than burning diesel.

The industry expects ammonia will help a lot to tackle climate change, as it burns without CO2 emissions.

A report says, the making of the ammonia itself produces extensive CO2, but technology can solve this problem.

Manufacturing ammonia is also a major source of carbon. According to a report by the Royal Society, the manufacture of ammonia currently creates 1.8% of global CO2 emissions – a significant the most of any chemical industry.

However, the report says new technology can create zero-carbon ammonia. A possible way is by trapping the CO2 emissions when ammonia is manufactured and burying the CO2 in underground rocks.

Another way of making alleged “green” ammonia is to use renewable energy which doesn’t create any CO2.

But it is a big concern whether adequate clean energy is obtainable to create ammonia at scale soon.

Does ammonia power ships?

Man Energy Solutions, an engine designer, is making a two-stroke ammonia-powered engine. It will be ready by 2024.

The firm’s spokesman, Peter Kirkeby, said: “We get a very big interest in ammonia as an alternative fuel from the market – even though there are challenges.”

Also, he expected ammonia to match the price of other alternative fuels.

However, the ships powered by greener fuels may take more valuable space for fuel storage. Then It will be too bulky to fuel maritime ships.

However, there are still caveats. For example, ammonia does not burn as efficiently as diesel. It also creates nitrogen oxides, which are greenhouse gasses. However, the Royal Society report is optimistic that technology will address those problems, according to the BBC.

But the success remains challenging. Burning ammonia may not crate CO2, but it does generate nitrogen oxides. These are greenhouse gases too.

So, the technology requires to solve this issue to deal with this.

Thinking on ammonia?

The Royal Society’s lead author, Prof Bill David, reported: “Ammonia is the only zero-carbon fuel that will get you across the oceans.”

“We are going to install fuel cell modules with a total power of 2 MW onboard Viking Energy in 2024,” he added. “Hopefully, it will turn this vessel into the world’s first emission-free supply vessel.”

But he warned: “In terms of industrial emissions, ammonia derives only after cement and steel, so it requires to decarbonise the manufacture of ammonia.”

The UN shipping body, the IMO, has a target of splitting emissions from international shipping by 2050 compared with 2008.

A group of major maritime carriage owners says $2 should be taxed on every tonne of ships’ fuel to backing research into clean engines.

Recently, the European Union awarded just over $11 million to a project to make maritime shipping a bit greener.

As a concern, environmentalists have consistently complained against the shipping industry regarding its emissions. Shortly, they want to reduce the amount of shipping overall and impose slower cruising speeds to save fuel.

A fertilizer to fuel maritime ships may grasp carbon footprints.

What is Plan-B for the resilience in the face of climate change?

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What is Plan-B for the resilience in the face of climate change?

Planners and coordinators talk more about resilience in the face of climate change. But 300 million people require no such techniques featuring a large “if.”. They desperately need different R-word that secures their future.

It is along with a hundred-year flooding, record-breaking melting of glaciers, wildfires and drought. The tales appear with numbing regularity. And though the details vary, they all point to the same grim final thought.

We’re falling short to deal with environment modification. With carbon discharges continuing to rise, what was as soon as rejected as worst-case situations currently look like the most effective, we can hope for?

If Strategy A was to prevent, or at the very least minimize, the most serious effects of environmental change, what’s Plan B?

In our Plan-A world, architecture and preparation have become concentrated on the idea of “resistant” design. However, continuing to speak about “Resilience “in the face of ever-worsening forecasts is its very own kind of environment denial. It’s time for coordinators to begin changing the R-word of the minute with a now not-so-unthinkable one.

No more hide and secret.

According to a recent paper in a scientific journal, Nature Communications, a few of the earlier estimates of populace variation from the sea-level rise are possibly way as well low.

Around the world, as opposed to some 50 million people may require to relocate to higher ground over the next thirty years. The oceans are possible to climb more than our forecast. Also, the variety of environment refugees might surpass 300 million. Certainly, sea-level increase looks likely to reach in yards and also meters, not inches or feet.

Where will all of these displaced people go?

Can they are ready to relocate in existing cities, communities as well as villages? Which cities will we defend? Which will we surrender? Who will choose? These are extraordinary layout and also preparation difficulties that our society hasn’t started to consider, let alone prepare for. Provided the progressively alarming overview, our company believes it is time to begin.

Over the last few years, we’ve seen countless climate-resiliency plans including bioswales, rainfall yards, retention ponds, planet berms, dams, sea-wall obstacles, also oyster beds.

All of these techniques are useful, but they feature a large “if.” They will certainly assist protect our seaside cities if we additionally reduced our carbon discharges in time to alleviate also worse effects of environment adjustment.

But for the welfare of future generations, we require to truthfully examine the risks ahead as well as strategy properly. Coordinators are anticipated to operate within numerous periods, and also the challenge today is even trickier.

Political fight to control the bet on fossil fuels.

We should continue to wage the political fight to control and eventually eliminate fossil fuels.

Moving existing cities, retrofitting old ones for explosive development, creating brand-new negotiations and reducing thousands of miles of contaminated shorelines will be pricey and complex. Also, if correctly planned, this will certainly be a messy and even brutal process. Probably, it will descend right into turmoil right out of the scientific method.

However, it was nothing in comparison to the real-time difficulties encountering coastal communities and the cities in the years ahead.

Similarly, our issues are not only the sea-level rise.

Many locations inland will see water end up being significantly. It will place enormous stress and anxiety on negotiation patterns and also farming. Mass movements will unavoidably become a part of our children’s and also grandchildren’s futures.

Unfortunately, few of our political leaders will “go there” yet, because their preparation for the future expands specifically regarding the next election. It’s time for planners and coordinators to seem the alarm system. It is time, to put it simply, to obtain genuinely.

The irony is that as we dawdle, energy, and also insurance provider, along with the Pentagon, are looking to encounter what’s coming. In the real world, that’s a danger administration. And, many cities are taking the procedure of durable preparation. It is time for them to join with states as well as regions, along with the private side of the central government.

A swamped shoreline is not only a national security issue. It’s not simply an actuarial challenge for the insurance industry. It’s our future, as well as it’s upon us.

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Hydroelectric dams affect the temperature of river water

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Hydroelectric dams affect the temperature of river water

Hydroelectric dams use river flow to turn a series of turbines to generate electricity. It is a source of renewable energy that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels. However, it disrupts the flow of rivers, and impact the wildlife habitat, agricultural land, and scenic lands there.

Not all wildlife impacts associated with dams can be directly attributed to hydroelectric power. However, hydroelectric facilities can still have a major impact on aquatic ecosystems.

However, large-scale hydroelectric dams continue to built in many parts of the world. In the United States, there are about 80,000 dams of which only 2,400 produce power. The other dams are for recreation, stock/farm ponds, flood control, water supply, and irrigation.

Installation and dismantling of hydroelectric power plants cause global warming.

Nonetheless, global warming emits during the installation and dismantling of hydroelectric power plants. However, current estimates suggest that life-cycle emissions of hydroelectric power plants can be over 0.5 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilowatt-hour.

Scientists are monitoring the environmental consequences of hydroelectric dams to know the effect on a river’s temperature.
Recently, a team of researchers at the University of Washington has published their study on how several hydroelectric dams affected the temperature of Southeast Asia’s three major rivers.

Use of satellite data to track changes in surface water temperature

The researchers used Landsat satellites to track changes in surface water temperature for the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers. The satellites capture the heat, or infrared radiation, from the rivers.

The Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers combine into one river, which eventually enters the Mekong River, a central feature of the Southeast Asian ecosystem. People rely on these rivers for fish and irrigation mostly.

Using 30 years of satellite data, the team discovered that within one year of the opening of a major dam, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 2 degrees centigrade.

The cooling kept on where these three rivers meet the Mekong River, showed a 0.8 centigrade cooling most.

Researchers’ Opinion

“People are seeing a cooling effect after the installation of the hydroelectric dam 20 years ago. But what we see in the Mekong is really amazing’” said senior author Faisal Hossain. He is a civil and environmental engineering professor at the University of Washington.

“Lots of dams were just suddenly coming on, left and right. And now we can see this cooling effect that is no longer restricted but continuing into the river system. It is the best of our knowledge.”

The team investigated whether anything else might be driving these temperature drops, such as air temperature, precipitation or land use in the surrounding region.

Remarkably, the air temperature showed a slight warming trend. The land around the rivers causes deforestation during that period. But researchers said that is often linked to water warming, not cooling. That points to the role of these dams.

The team found that this infusion once warmed the Mekong so that the river was, at most, 0.4-degree centigrade warmer downstream of the confluence than it was upstream.

But after 2001, the trend reversed, with the rivers now slightly cooling the Mekong River. The river is now up to 0.8-degree centigrade cooler — not warmer — downstream of the confluence.

The cooler water could have an effect on the fish that live downstream, the researchers said.

Lead author Matthew Bonnema, a postdoctoral researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said, “New dams are building closer to the Mekong. These are also big dams. It means the impacts on the Mekong will likely be more significant. These temperature changes are going to get more dramatic.”

Limitations of this study

Using satellite data to monitor river temperature has a caution: clouds block the satellites’ view of the Earth.

So, the team could only monitor changes during the region’s dry season. Still, the researchers were able to detect decreases in river temperature within a year after major dams on all three rivers came online.

The team has used the Reservoir Assessment Tool. This is the world’s first publicly available global reservoir-monitoring system that processes massive amounts of data from satellites for more than 1,500 dams around the world.

Hydroelectric dams affect the temperature of river water

Health decline of Sundari trees in Sundarbans

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Health decline of Sundarbans mangroves

Sundari tree, the most common mangrove species in the Sundarbans, is becoming unhealthy gradually.

However, there is no significant decline in the number of mangroves in the Sundarbans for the last 30 years. However, there is evidence of a 25% health decline of the mangrove trees.

And, it is due to the effect of increased salinity on Sundari tree. But the continuing effects of climate change could critically hamper its ability to reborn.

About this Study.

A satellite-based data-driven study on world’s mangrove system brought new findings says that the dreadful effects of climate change could severely hamper the growths of Sundari tree.

Most significantly, the ‘top-dying disease’ is the reason for declining 15% of trees in the Sundarbans since the 80s.

Around 1.44 million cubic meters of Sundari trees have been lost to “top-dying disease in the last 30 years,” experts said.

Top-dying disease among the Sundari, heart-rot disease among the Pashur, and die-back disease in the Kewara, are behind the trees’ rapid decline.

The expert said, the increases of saline water are the key reason, and this is happening in the Sundarbans.

Unfavourably, the Sundari tree is less tolerant of high salinity levels than other mangrove species and has previously been identified as suffering from die-back due to rising salinity.

Meanwhile, this recent study did not find any noteworthy decrease in the number of mangroves in Sundarbans last 30 years.

“However, there is evidence of a decline in the health of about 25% of the mangrove trees,” said study author Katie Awty-Carroll of Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales.

Awty-Carroll and his team observed a long 30-year time series of Landsat data of the entire Sundarbans.

However, it is hard to know the proper explanations behind this decline in mangrove health, the scientists think the long-term decline in mangrove health may be linked to the impacts of increased salinity on the Sundari tree.

Accordingly, the analysis shows if 25% of the forest is getting less healthy, those areas will be at greater risk of decline in the future, especially if extreme events such as cyclones become more common,” Awty-Carroll said.

Also, rising sea levels are increasing salinity, with adverse effects on the damage from severe cyclones, means that the defensive capacity of the Sundarbans could be reduced in future years.

This study also explored the damage of Sidr, which made landfall in Bangladesh in November 2007.

“We estimate that around 11% of the Sundarbans forest was damaged by Sidr, which is lower than other estimates,” said Awty-Carroll.

Moreover, they claimed that this study is the only one which looks at damage over the whole of the Sundarbans region immediately after the cyclone’s landfall.

Meanwhile, this study also revealed that the effects of Sidr were still apparent more than 10 years after the cyclone made landfall.

Accordingly, this suggests that major cyclones could decrease the health of the mangroves for a long.

However, the main limitation of the study is the absence of on-the-ground measurements to compare the satellite observations. Despite having sufficient data, we have to be cautious in interpreting our results.

Andy Large, a field-based physical geographer with Newcastle University, echoed with this report.

We also know, Climate change has to lead to an increase in the salinity of the water and soil of the Sundarbans— which is another reason for the rapid decline in the number of Mangrove Spices.

According to experts, the change in the quantities of saline and uneven cyclone causes harm to mangrove forests.

Earlier, noted water expert Ainun Nishat said, “Sundari trees have been dying due to the adverse effects of the Farakka and a lack of sweet water.”

Earlier, it was a finding of 30ppm of salinity in the water—which declines the disease-prevention capacity of the trees.

Health decline of Sundari trees in Sundarbans

China’s praiseworthy environmental policy: From Governance Perspective

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China’s praiseworthy environmental policy

There was more substantial criticism about the Chinese environmental policy and also its uneven track of development. In terms of quality, China has experienced negative consequences in its air and groundwater. But today, facts have started to change under the administration of Xi Jinping.

Apparently, China is changing its standard way of advancement where the environment is apriority. Additionally, the environment is a thing to be regulated; otherwise, it would undoubtedly see a misfortune created fierce human-caused activities.

Xi Jinping’s administration brought some radical changes in environmental issues. Moreover, the Chinese corporate, as well as civil society, are equally determined to erase the image of environmental austere.

Also, China has participated in multilateral arrangements at a worldwide degree on greenhouse gas to control emission.

Particularly, China is now the leading force to generate renewable energy by installing large solar plants and also the largest producer of wind power.

Already, China has built 680000 electrical vehicles, buses, and vehicles surpassing overall globe manufacturing over the last few years.

We better know Donald Trump has pulled the USA of Paris Climate Accord where China stays with it. Different neighbourhood and foreign companies are currently praising Chinese shuffle to an environmental plan. Especially adjustments in its administration are eye staking.

A changing landscape of stars

With the leadership of Xi Jinping, different actors have arisen while a few have pulled away from environmental monitoring affairs at the domestic level.

Players make up both standard and also non-conventional, including judges, district attorneys, environmental NGOs, and even Chinese residents too.

The suggestion of environmental justice in China is the outcome of it.

Recent empowerment of regional tax bureaus to collect taxes connected to ecological air pollution and Environmental Police have a fantastic repercussion to execute Chinese environmental policy.

New environmental tax obligation was ushered in recently, which makes it harder for polluters to pollute and dump. It works as a preventative guard towards unhygienic production.

Previously, the Environmental Protection Bureaus (EPBs) was in charge of accumulating environmental tax obligations, and now regional tax obligation bureaus are equipped to gather taxes more sophistically.

On the other hand, environmental police was a single payment of china starting from Kunming in 2008 to dozens of cities currently in 2019. This particular police force patrols around cities to find and also stop air pollution and dumping.

Moreover, China is making use of the Chinese communist party hierarchy to develop governance.

One river, One Chief system, encourages rural leaders to keep water quality of streams. They can approach to polluting sectors without governmental muddling and do something about it promptly.

Another improvement of the Chinese environmental plan is dismantling the Ministry of Environmental Protection with a new full incorporating the Ministry of Ecology and also Environment.

This radical reformation is aimed to create a more coherent ecological policy. Though all these advancements are yet to bring potentiality to deal with negative climate adjustment.

Difficult laws, as well as projects: a brand-new position in China

Equally, together with administrated reform, China is improving in the field of environmental law and also ad-hoc campaigns. So, it has presented a couple of legislations and devices to deal with ecological adjustment.

And, the state council’s introduction to “Regulations on open federal government details” in 2007 has taken to take care of information disclosure regarding pollutions. However, different technological measurements of air and water quality index are noteworthy in current growth.

China, as an authoritarian state, heavily counts on the carrot as well as stick policy to handle ecological mismanagement. Revised setting defence legislation in 2014 leads a brand-new era in China.

Now, authorities can charge polluters as they desire to impose without any ceiling. Also, this legislation held government authorities accountable if they fall short to bill polluters.

Virtually 10,000 polluters consisting of government officials were punished under this regulation in 2016-17, where few were placed in jail.

Moreover, the Communist Party is now giving rewards to neighbourhood leaders and officials to fight versus contamination. However, over-focus on compensation pressure is extensively slammed.

Already, China has created action-based projects to obtain a quick outcome. Generally, the Chinese Communist Party’s leaders activate the substantial number of programs to take immediate activity against contaminating business.

Also, they could cut off the power connection or gas service to destroy polluters’ residences. It likewise has negative results, however, quite reliable.

Finally, you may take a look at China’s usage of technology in environmental administration. Also, the use of technical means like GPS, GIS, or remote sensing offers an actual-time details exchange. Now, corresponding authorities can evaluate, report on, and also action to contamination as well as tree coverage area.

Currently, drones are using to discover waste dischargers. Additionally, China uses large information to predict the ecological situation.

Undoubtedly, Xi Jinping’s administration is juncture. Primarily, China is not walking on a sceptic vision of climate change. Chinese sentiment of denial of the environmental worry is not still pertinent.

At this moment, a top priority of development ought to not go beyond environmental price. Individuals, as well as event, does rule out climate change as a hoax as referred by Trump.

It would be a great learning for Bangladesh that we ought to not secure to Chinese old-growth version sooner learns from new environmental steps stabilizing financial growth. In the end, we will need to stay on this earth, breathe within its ambience.

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Saltwater intrusion, Changing Climate, affects coastal Bangladesh

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Saltwater intrusion, Changing Climate Scenario, affects coastal Bangladesh.

Climate change is a crucial reason to increase river salinity leading to shortages of drinking water and irrigation. It is bringing a significant difference in the aquatic ecosystems in the coastal areas of Bangladesh.

In the coastal areas of Bangladesh, salinity intrusion in soil may lead to a declining yield by 15.6% of high-harvesting-variety rice and reduce the income of farmers significantly.

In the backdrop of climate change, we know, the coastal population is more exposed to saltwater intrusion. These populations on the “front line” of climate change because of the continued sea-level rise beyond 2100, even if greenhouse gas emissions remain stable today. 

Therefore, Bangladesh must understand the potential impacts and begin planning to cope with them.

However, most research has focused on the long-run effects of the sea level rise and associated losses from heightened cyclone-induced surges. 

So, we need to investigate the level of amplified salinity from saltwater intrusion, and its impact on livelihoods and adaptation alternatives.

To look more closely at the impacts of climate change on saltwater intrusion, the World Bank researched on the coastal region of Bangladesh. 

Already, they found the coastal area is facing problems from salinization. And, the situation is deteriorating.

River salinity in coastal areas.

Climate change causes substantial changes in river salinity. Accordingly, It leads to the crisis of drinking water as well as the shortage of irrigation water. 

Shortly, the changes in river salinity will adversely affect the productivity of many capture fisheries. Negatively, it will affect the wild habitats of freshwater fish and giant prawns. 

The health of Mangrove trees is declining.

A new study says the health of mangrove trees of the Sundarbans has significantly declined over the last 30 years due to salinity increase. 

Consequently, the decline in health could critically hamper the ability to spring back. It makes it prone to unexpected climate-related hazards.

Also, the salinity increase in the water may induce a shift in the Sunderbans mangrove forest from Sundari to Gewa and Guran. 

Accordingly, Bagerhat, Barguna, Barisal, Bhola, Khulna, Jhalokati, Pirojpur, and Satkhira districts will be most adversely affected.

Climate Change, Soil Salinity in Coastal Bangladesh

Soon, the salinity level in the soil will surge in many areas of Barisal, Chittagong, and Khulna districts significantly. A study on the soil of the coastal regions of Bangladesh, the Soil Research Development Institute projects a median increase of 26% in salinity by 2050, with increases over 55% in the most affected areas.

Impacts on rice production due to climate change.

Accordingly, the climate-induced soil salinity is impacting on the output of high-harvesting-variety rice. As a result, the rice harvest is likely to decline by 15.6% in nine coastal unions, where the soil salinity will exceed around four decisions per meter by 2050. 

Now, the farmers are earning less from rice production in several regions, along with the losses of 10.5% Barisal and 7.5 in Chittagong, earlier. 

Consequently, many unions are suffering from significant yield losses and substantial price reductions from rising salinity. 

Livelihoods are in threat in a changing climate.

Already, the salinity has switched the household status to the most harmful levels from their least harmful. The poverty impact is striking one: the probability that the economic situation of a coastal household is in the bottom 20% rises six-fold, from 8% to 56%.

Therefore, the Bangladesh government is trying to cope up with the adverse effects of a changing climate. As we know, the country is one of the frontiers which is affected by climate change.

Saltwater intrusion, Changing Climate, affects coastal Bangladesh

Custom-made furniture in Bangladesh may surprise you

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Custom Furniture
Erina Custom-made Furniture

We are a custom-made furniture designer. Our furniture ranges from a single-seater sofa to giant Almirah. We make bedding, sofa set, dining tables and chairs, wall units, display units, bookcases, coffee tables, TV units, and more.

At Erina, we understand that you need something unique, a little bit different. Something new that has a distinct style, flair, colour, and design.

We are the pioneer in making custom-made furniture in the town. We exclusively provide furniture design services to make your exclusive furniture.

You can easily decide what you want with your custom-made furniture.

We make your furniture according to your specifications, including sizing, choice of timber, colour, and design.

To get a furniture design service, invite our furniture designers to get a free measure.

A custom made furniture specialist service.

You can either contact us via email, phone, or fill in the contact form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Feel free to drop by our showroom to have a browse. You can also speak to one of our experienced furniture designers about any ideas you may have.

The story behind custom-made furniture design

Erina is a Bangladeshi owned and operated company established in 2020.

The furniture designer has been manufacturing and designing beautiful timber furniture in Bangladesh since 1995. His team has more than ten years’ experience in custom-made, quality timber furniture.

Erina specializes in custom-made furniture using quality timber. At Erina, you will find modern, classic, and traditional designs for all areas of your home, including lounge, TV unit, coffee table, dining table, chair, sideboard, display unit, bedding, office furniture, and giftware.

Live on the coast in style and comfort!

At Erina, you can choose from a range of different timbers, colours, and designs to suit your tastes and home décor.

We understand every customer’s needs are unique. So, our furniture designers work closely with your interior designer to measure the perfect piece for your living space.

On appointment, our furniture designers visit your home to discuss your ideas and study its décor and design.

We use both imported and local timber available in our country.

So, get our specialist to design a unique piece of furniture to suit what you need. If you’d prefer, Erina Furniture also offers a home measure and quote service.

Custom- made lounges and chairs

We can make any lounge you want — even any design with an extensive range of fabrics and leathers. Do you need a three-seater instead of two? You may prefer a red leather lounge instead of black. No worries, we can make it exactly the way you want it.

Custom Made Wall Units

We are best in designing furniture and making custom-made wall units. You can choose from a natural timber finish, or have it painted in a colour of your choice.

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Salinity intrusion in the coastal belt of Bangladesh

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Salt water intrusion
Salinity intrusion in coastal belt of Bangladesh

As sea levels rise and the fierce cyclones, the salinity intrusion into coastal areas, impacting the lives of millions of residents of Bangladesh.

Around 35 million people are living on the edge of a climate catastrophe, at the coastal belt of the Bay of Bengal.

We often spoke about the immediate impacts of storms and tidal upsurges. But we hear less about the resulting salinity increase and its long-term consequences. Each time saltwater from the sea contaminates farms and water sources when a tidal surge sweeps the inland.  Along with drastic economic effects, as its consequences, worsening of crop yields, malnutrition, and diseases are significant concerns.

Nearly 98% of freshwater reservoirs and ecosystem is lost.

As consequences, high and long-term salinity exposure has deteriorated the coastal lifestyle, and acute health crises emerged while sub-surface and surface water is contaminated by salinity intrusion in the coastal area. Approximately 98% of freshwater reservoirs and ecosystems were abolished, and it has created potable water scarcities.

The salinity gradients in groundwater increased several-fold over previous decades. A significant change is observed in the salinity of the groundwater aquifer over the last ten years. The salt content is at its highest level during the summer season. 

45% of people drink pond water without taking any disinfection measures.

Here, life is so miserable when access to fresh drinking water. That is why local people can’t regularly drink enough water to meet their bodies ‘ demands owing to severe drinking water shortages.

Unfortunately, the average potable water collection time takes around four hours a day. Moreover, around 45% of people use pond water for drinking without taking any disinfection measures. However, it is hardly found the number of households used to drink pond water after boiling it. Very few people use water from desalination plants during emergency periods to fulfil their needs.

Not enough money to get treatment for their disease.

The regional water crisis cause residents suffering from high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, a high prevalence of kidney diseases, skin diseases, and diarrhoea.

Thus, more than 95% of residents do not get proper treatment because of high treatment costs and lack of medical support at the community level. They only receive some medical support only during the immediate aftermath of devastating disasters.

First food, then treatment.

Despite having no adequate money to meet the regular household needs, their average health treatment cost has increased by around 24%. So, most low-income people try to ignore their health diseases. It leads to a thought process of “first food, then treatment.”

Why integrated policy measures?

Over the last few decades, local peoples are highly exposed to drinking water salinity. So, a severe water crisis turns into a coastal public health crisis.

Within the disaster-affected economy, health expenditure is one of the most influential factors. That can increase population migration considering coastal environmental hazards.

So, integrated policy measures can secure coastal communities facing coastal disasters. Now, we should identify social perceptions regarding the high salinity intrusion.

How can we reduce its impact? What are the best social actions between government and non-government organizations regarding the salinity intrusion?

Also, it requires regular health check-ups to measure the impact of potable water access and salt intake and to monitor health diseases.

Study area

To understand the level of salt intrusion, this study was carried out in the Shyamnagar sub-district in the Satkhira district of Bangladesh. The five unions are Atulia, Burigoaliny, Gabura, Munshigonj, and Padmapukur. Those unions are highly vulnerable to cyclonic storm surges, waterlogging, and flooding hazards.

Reference:

Khan, R. (2020). COP25: The case for a sincere investment in loss and damage. Dhaka: The Daily Star.

Rakib, M., Sasaki, J., Matsuda, H., & Fukunaga, M. (2019). Severe salinity contamination in drinking water and associated human health hazards increase migration risk in the southwestern coastal part of Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Management, 238-248.

Portfolio of a brand identity designer

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Brand Identity
Portfolio of a Brand Identity Designer

Zulker Naeen is a promising brand designer and created identities for rising companies. He works with businesses that require compact brand designing.

Also, Zulker Naeen is thought behind the brand. He works with emerging businesses that require a brand to reach the next level.

Now, it is a question. Is he a promising brand designer? If so, how he is?

His focus is on visual identity, messaging, and strategies that make a brand trademark.

He is the graphic designer that you are looking for. We could be a good match if:

You are an entrepreneur going to launch a new business, and you need a branding that’s inspiring to investors and customers.

Your organization is successful for many years, but the corporate identity doesn’t reflect your company.

You’ve tried working with other freelance graphic designers, but it was a struggle to arrive at a good result you want. Too many rounds of revisions couldn’t ensure a good output, and it wasn’t a good return for your money.

You’re a manufacturer looking for a fresh outlook to set your products apart.

What’s the difference between a big agency and Zulker Naeen?

Maybe you need a full-service agency. For branding projects require many diverse skills sets and specialities, consider enlisting an agency. A larger budget is also required to cover an agency’s greater overhead.

In general, the more risk an organization faces if they get the wrong branding. For you, this might be overkill.

Zulker Naeen serves small to medium-sized businesses who need big-picture thinking to shape their graphic design.

In other words, let’s look not only at your tree but the forest where it’s growing. He values working efficiently. He makes your investment creating an immediate impact.

But branding is more than design and interfacing: It’s how your future or current customers “feel” about you.

So far, Zulker Naeen is one of the most sought-after brand strategists and designers in Bangladesh. He has re-branded serves small to medium-sized businesses and has a long list of clients.

Also, his approach and outspoken style have made him the “thought behind the brand” for a variety of start-ups, entertainment projects, and consumer packaged goods and services.

Zulker is also dedicated to the empowerment of young designers.

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Achieving the world’s ‘first solar nation’ in vain

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Achieving the world’s ‘first solar nation’ in vain

Bangladesh is neither prioritising the extension of solar energy nor trying to achieve the goal of being the world’s ‘first solar nation’. Because the government is trying to ensure electricity for all by March 2021. So, nothing is going to remain off-gird.

Consequently, the growth of solar energy installation is not significant in the last two years. So, the quest for the cleaner electricity fell in the electricity connections in off-grid areas by public agencies.

According to the Sustainable & Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA), the solar energy installation system dropped by 19% year-on-year to 43.25-megawatt last year.

This was the second consecutive year that the solar energy drive slowed down since the year 2017. Then it was 57.75 megawatt.

“As entire Bangladesh is coming under 100% electrification, nothing is going to remain off-gird,” said (SREDA) Chairman Md Helal Uddin.

The solar home system stands at around 60 lakhs now. But, it fails to keep its momentum for the growing electricity connection.

Now more than 95% of the population has access to electricity.

The off-grid power solution got popularity in 2003 using the stand-alone photovoltaic systems, as the solar home systems.

By the end of 2017, the country installed 5.2 million solar-home systems. That offer a cost-effective mode of supplying power to remote off-grid households.

In 2018, Bangladesh was the second-highest user of solar home systems now after India.

SREDA and Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) are public agencies to monitor the solar home system program.

Earlier, it was a government plan. The renewable sources should provide about 10% of the total power generation capacity by 2021. So, it means 2400MW power generation is from renewable sources.

So far, the policy of the off-grid solar could not ignite hope of achieving projected government target.

In Bangladesh, the solar power industry is yet to stand on its feet.

However, the success of the off-grid is not an actual one until our solar system is not turning into a reality.

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Achieving SDGs through Digital Technology

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Achieving SDGs through Digital Technology

It was a comprehensive session the Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020 where country’s policymaker associated with Sustainable Development Goals and ICT took participation.

Country’s former coordinator of Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) Md. Abul Kalam Azad was the keynote speaker of this session.

He has shared his opinion of how Bangladesh is being prepared to meet the SDGs by the year 2030.

His discussion topics were on the country’s service innovation, public and private services, capacity development, and SDG Trackers.

His presentation was on how our ICT ministry is closely working with around 39 basics identified by the government to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The theme, ‘Leaving no one behind’, a committee for development policy addressed multiple dimensions of the SDGs also highlighted. 

‘Country’s ICT activities enabled us to lead Bangladesh Civil Service in Administrative reform of reducing time, cost and visit (TCV) while providing service to the citizens,’ he said while discussing on SDG trackers.

He also said, ’ICT has brought several administrative reforms including the Annual Performance Appraisal (APA) system in Bangladesh Civil Service.’

‘Soon we are going to declare Country’s Vision 2100 thanks to the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,’ he said.

He also addressed that our country is being fully prepared for the 4th state industrial revolution.

Mr Abul Kalam Azad successfully led the SDG planning and implementation from Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh.

The Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020 is intended to showcase next-generation 5G internet technology and building an efficient ecosystem for the coming digital era led by the fourth state industrial revolution.

Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Posts, Telecommunication, and Information Technology was the key guest of this session.

“5G is the tool for fourth industrial revelation and the country will see the first demonstration of the technology in the fair,” he said while talking participants at the BICC.

The arrangements aimed to showcase the advancement of 5G technology in human-to-machine or machine-to-machine communication.

The Posts and Telecommunications Division has organized the event where both local and foreign private entities in the digital technology sector took part.

A total of 100 stalls, pavilions, and mini pavilions has installed at the fair.

Ministers and digital technology experts attended this panel discussion about the present and future of technology, digital economy, digital growth, and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

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What to look for when hiring a brand designer?

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Brand Designer
A tale of a brand designer

All designers are unique, not just artistically, but their procedure and what they afford to you. If you are thinking of rebranding or if you are requiring a new brand, here are some guidelines to consider when searching for the right brand designer.

All designers are not brand strategists. A brand designer is, of course, a graphic designer, but creating a brand for your business requires strategy. A brand designer will ask what you are looking for.

So, designing a brand is not making a nice logo only. It is more than a logo.

One may create a pretty logo for you but with no basis behind it.

In a true brand strategy, the focus isn’t on what you like, it should be on your clients, and what they like.

The questions should reflect their age, interests, and personality traits. When discussing with a brand designer, ask them to design your brand keeping the marketing perspective.

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A tale of a brand designer

So don’t confuse branding with the logo design only.

Having just a logo does not work for any business, even online-only businesses or even bloggers.

Make sure that your brand designer is providing a strategic approach to more than just graphic design services.

Look at the website of Zulker Naeen, a noted brand designer of rising companies.

If you look at his website, you may get his strategic approach for his branding and web design, make sure you look at his site carefully as well.

Does it flow a great strategy? Does it provide more than blogging? Is it mature? Is his branding reflected well throughout the portfolio site?

Would you like his site? Do you feel like you trust him when looking at his site?

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Custom Furniture
Erina Furniture

Moldtrix is a reliable plastic injection mold manufacturer. We know mold is critical for the manufacturing world, and Moldtrix is such a name that believes in improved molding technology.

Who is behind this injection mold manufacturer?

However, Hasan Engineering Works is behind its success. Its engineers are experts in mold making and equipped high-speed CNC milling, CNC lath, EDM machine, and other machinery. 

So far, Hasan Engineering Works is one of the prominent plastic manufacturers in Bangladesh. Since its inception, Hasan Engineering Works has pursued comprehensive business expansion by manufacturing plastic injection molds and mold components.

A reliable custom furniture maker that will guarantee a cheaper rate

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Custom Furniture
Erina Custom-made Furniture

Custom furniture is one made upon demand according to your specifications. We make your home lovely with our amazing custom furniture.

While there is various home furniture is available in furniture stores and online, at times, the best response to your home enhancing difficulties is to buy custom furniture.

With it, you may develop the custom furniture entirely either by yourself, or pick a details style from Erina. It is the first-ever reliable furniture designer that makes custom furniture.

Make an appointment with Erina to invite a furniture designer to your home. Simply dial +88 01879 802 434 to confirm the appointment. A furniture designer will reach your home on schedule.

Custom Furniture

Selecting a dependable custom furniture maker would be your very first step. Ask your good friends as well as relatives for suggestions in your location.

Here are guidelines on choosing a cost-effective furniture maker:

  • When you finally discover a prospective custom-made furniture maker, ask if you can see some examples of his works.
  • Ask about his experience in the area of furniture making.
  • Decide what sort of material you want to use and also if you are picturing a particular furniture style, discuss it with your furniture maker together with some requirements.
  • Allow your furniture maker illustration or highlight his assumption of the furniture that you are looking for.
    When it is done, a skilled furniture maker can easily finish a comprehensive sketch on just how your furnishings will look like.
  • Ask just how much your custom furniture will set you back. A furniture maker will usually provide you with a rough estimate plus a breakdown of the materials. He also provides such as the kind as well as top quality of timber that will certainly be utilized, as well as his labour expense.
  • Take his quote to make the furniture you had done inquiries with.
  • Ask about payment terms. Typically, custom furniture requires an advance, usually paid upon completion of the job.
Custom Furniture
Erina Custom-made Furniture

The price of your custom furniture deferentially will be more compared to basic furnishings in retail stores.

What you probably will be spending for it today, will certainly more potentially be the smallest amount that you will certainly request for when you decide to offer your custom furniture years from currently.

A reliable custom furniture maker that will guarantee a cheaper rate

Numerous vehicles run without RR number plates

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Most automobiles run without RR number plates
Most automobiles run without RR number plates

Numerous vehicles, specifically motorbikes, are running without retro-reflective number plates along with radio-frequency recognition tags throughout the nation in defiance of repeated cautions.

RR number plates work in tracking the place of the vehicles that use them in the instance of any emergency.

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority officials claimed that to date, 24.91 lakh RR number plates were marked to motor vehicles while thus far 30.49 lakh such number plates were generated.

The proprietors of some 5.58 lakh automobiles are yet to use the plate on their cars.

BRTA supervisor for the design division Lokman Hossain Mollah informed on Sunday that most of these vehicles were motorbikes.

Nowadays, various records on-road mishaps indicate that the participation of motorbikes in fatal roadway accidents is enhancing.

Most automobiles run without RR number plates
Most automobiles run without RR number plates

Just 11 BRTA executive magistrates are struggling to examine the irregularities on the roads in the Dhaka and also Chattogram cities, according to BRTA officials.

In this backdrop, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, on January 9, provided an urgent round for all the car proprietors to gather their number layers from its workplaces by January 31.

Otherwise, the circular warned, proceedings will undoubtedly be taken against the proprietors as well as the car that would run without these number plates.

After prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on October 31, 2012, inaugurated the production of RR number plates, the Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Limited on November 7 started making the number plates.

The effort was taken to improve the order as well as safety and security when driving. The retro-reflective materials send out most of their light back to their source.

On the various other hands, radio-frequency identification involves a non-contact wireless system that makes use of radio-frequency electronic fields to transfer information from a tag affixed to an object for the functions of automatic recognition and tracking.

On October 10, 2015, a circular was provided, which read, ‘Vehicles which take registration from the BRTA will certainly not have the ability to run anywhere in the nation without RR number plate and RFID tags after December 31 in the same year.’

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On December 31, 2015, following a BRTA proposal, the deadline was extended until March 2016.

Yet all these actions are unsuccessful.

The latest round provided in January pointed out that their owners plied numerous vehicles after signed up in one district in other areas.

When the number of plates prepared, the proprietors refused to take their vehicles to the district of registration.  It is also gotten transferring their number plates to the area where their vehicles were running.

These transfer applications created different administrative as well as monitoring troubles, the round more claimed, adding that the procedure was also time-consuming.

Under these scenarios, the owners have been asked to take their vehicles to the same BRTA offices to acquire the number plates, where their vehicles were registered, Lokman added.

A report published by Nirapad Sarak Chai on January 4 revealed that amongst the 1,190 vehicle drivers eliminated in road crashes throughout 2019, the highest 648 were motorcyclists.

Besides, of all the vehicles involved in the 2019 fatal accidents, bikes caused the highest possible 23 percent of them, the report added.

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Passenger car registration drops in Dhaka

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Car registration drops in Dhaka.

Passenger car registration is downscaling because of the growing use of ride-sharing services, higher import costs of reconditioned autos are amongst crucial variables.

The variety of passenger cars signed up in Dhaka declined in 2014 for the very first time since 2013.

Besides, the variety of recon and new autos and microbuses getting registered with the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) remained to drop throughout the nation for the second successive year.

Specialists and car importers associate cars’ sales slump to the expanding popularity of ride-hailing solutions. It is also because of the climbing rate of reconditioned cars and trucks.

Nevertheless, with Dhaka being the exemption, the number of new motorbikes registered in 2014 rose throughout the nation.

However, 434 passenger cars are signed up at BRTA offices in Dhaka each day. The everyday average registration consists of 272 motorbikes and also 41 vehicles, according to BRTA information.

Numerous professionals see the pattern as a ray of wish for reducing the capital’s traffic congestion. So, they condemn automobiles for using up roadway room while lugging fewer individuals than bigger lorries.

On the other hand, motorcycles are ending up being progressively in cities primarily because they can sieve via traffic.

Passenger Car
Car registration drops in Dhaka.

In 2014, 5.04 lakh cars took registration across the country, including 1.58 lakh in Dhaka. In 2018, the figures were 4.97 lakh as well as 1.71 lakh, specifically.

Abdul Haque, head of state of the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers as well as Dealers Association (BARVIDA), labelled the duty framework for passenger cars inequitable.

The government reduced the maximum depreciation of imported reconditioned vehicles to 35% in 2018-19 from 45% in 2015-16.

Thanks to ride-hailing solutions, many people are avoiding purchasing autos, Abdul said.

Spoken to Uber authorities stated the firm was intending to place even more people in cars.

App-based ride-hailing services are continuing in Dhaka since May 2015. The incorporation of bikes popularised the services.

Currently, there is 12 registered ride-hailing business with over 1 lakh vehicles, generally bikes as well as automobiles.

Sajol Rahman, a private staff member, claimed he was preparing to get a vehicle in 2017. “But we left away from the plan because making use of ride-sharing services verified to be practical.”

Prof Shamsul claimed the acquisition of 600 buses by the BRTC, as well as the intro of some brand-new bus courses in Dhaka as well as its surrounding areas, caused the boost in buses and minibuses.

“This is a great indication, particularly for lowering traffic jams in Dhaka,” Prof Shamsul, likewise a previous director of the Accident Research Institute at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, said.

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BRTA Director (operations) Sitanghsu Shekhar Biswas stated they did not bring any change at any plans or charges that might influence the variety of vehicles. Import responsibilities of cars and trucks or various other tax concerns may have a contribution, he added.

Slowly, the number of autos enrolment in Dhaka is decreasing from 19,573 in 2017 to 15,016 last year. Outdoors Dhaka, the number also drops from 21,959 to 16,783 during the very same duration.

In 2014, fewer vehicles and also microbuses took registration in the nation; however, the enrolment of new buses and mini-buses enhanced.

The registered numbers of buses and mini-buses were 3,606 and 837 in 2015 throughout the country. In 2018, it was 2,755 and also 436, respectively. The BRTC’s import of 600 buses in 2014 was a significant factor behind the rise.

The authorities do not have any record of how many of these vehicles get on the road currently.  Besides, non-listed cars are running the streets.

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Erina is a reliable custom-furniture maker in Bangladesh

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Erina Furniture

How to search for a reliable custom furniture builder that will guarantee quality work without overcharging? Erina is a trustworthy solution in terms of custom-made furniture.

Custom furniture is one made according to your specifications. While there are numerous home furniture options available in retail and furniture stores, at times, the best answer to your home decorating problem is to order custom furniture.

With it, you can design the furniture by yourself, or choose a specific style from magazines and change the details, like materials such as wood, fabric, and stain.

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Choosing a reliable custom furniture maker would be your first step. Ask your friends and relatives for recommendations in your area. They might also suggest you Erina as it a specialized service only design unique furniture.

Here are guidelines on choosing a reliable furniture maker:

  1. When you finally find a potential furniture builder, ask if you can see some samples of the works he created.
  2. Ask about his experience in the field of furniture building. Generally, a minimum of four years’ experience is preferable.
  3. Decide what type of material to be used, and if you are envisioning a specific furniture design, discuss it with your furniture maker along with some specifications. An experienced furniture builder will easily understand and perceive what you are suggesting.
  4. Let your furniture maker sketch his perception of the furniture that you both have discussed. 
  5. Ask how much your custom furniture will cost. A reliable furniture maker will usually give you a rough estimate plus a detailed list of the materials, such as the kind and quality of wood you want, and his labor cost.
  6. Compare his quote to other custom furniture makers whom you had made inquiries.
  7. Ask about payment terms. Generally, custom furniture makers require a down payment with the balance usually paid upon completion of the work.

You may compare the cost of your custom furniture with other basic furniture in retail stores. The main reasons behind are its uniqueness, durability, and detailed craftsmanship.

What you probably will be paying for it today, will more possibly be the smallest amount that you will ask for when you decide to sell your custom furniture years from now.

Erina is the first-ever reliable furniture maker that makes custom furniture in Bangladesh.

Erina is a reliable custom-furniture maker in Bangladesh

Bangladesh auto-components market

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Bangladesh Auto-components Market
Bangladesh Auto-components Market

In Bangladesh, the auto-components market has experienced healthy growth over the last few years. Market Insider says the auto parts market has more than doubled, mostly because of the rise of car users.

The auto-components market of Bangladesh has expanded by 10% to reach a level of Tk 1,400 crore in FY 2016-17.

A business-friendly policy over the automotive sector, the increased purchasing power, growing domestic market, and an ever-increasing number of the reconditioned car have made Bangladesh a favorable destination for the automotive market.

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Importers mostly import the engine, alternator, radiator, air conditioner, suspension, brake pads, spoiler, rim, tire, trim package, body components, and other spare parts needed to serve this market.

The annual growth of this auto-components market was at an average of 10% to 12% for the last decade.

The market for automotive components is still unorganized, so any exact data about the industry is not readily available. 

Most of the importers fetch reconditioned and new automobile parts from Thailand, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Dubai, and India. At least 200 traders import auto spare parts, and most of them have workshops. More than 2,500 traders are involved in the components business.

All the most, all kinds of spare parts of various motor cars are available in Bangladesh. Among the spare parts, 80% are for Toyota cars and the rest for other brands.

Road Ahead

The world is opening up newer avenues for the transportation industry. At the same time, it makes a shift towards hybrid cars, which deemed more efficient, safe, and reliable modes of transportation. 

Over the next decade, this will lead to newer verticals and opportunities for auto-components importers, who would need to adapt to the change via domestic requirement.

Bangladesh auto-components importers are well-positioned to benefit from the globalization of the sector as manufacturing potential.

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Global Mining Lubricants Industry

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Global Mining Lubricants Market

Global Mining Lubricants market world is to grow by $727.4 million, driven by a compounded growth of 4.3%.

A study says, mineral oil lubricants displays the potential to grow at over 4.7%.

The shifting dynamics supporting this growth makes it critical for businesses in this space to keep abreast of the changing pulse of the market.

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Moreover, based on the end-use industry, the segments of the mining lubricants market are iron ore mining, coal mining, bauxite mining, rare-earth mineral mining, and precious metal mining.

Production of coal ore is more than that of iron ore and other rare earth metals. Hence, the coal mining segment leads to the mining lubricants market. High energy consumption and industrial development are likely to foster the global mining lubricants market.

The demand for mineral oil lubricants is going to reach over $2 billion by the year 2025, will bring in healthy gains adding significant momentum to global growth.

This market mostly belongs to the developed world.

The United States will maintain a 3.3% growth momentum. Germany will add over $ 26.1 million to the region’s size and clout in the next 5 to 6 years.

Over $20.9 million worth of projected demand in the region will come from the rest of Europe markets.

In Japan, mineral oil lubricants could reach a market size of $112.5 million by the close of the analysis period.

The world’s second-largest economy, China exhibits the potential to grow at 6.9% over the next few years and adds approximately $210.8 million in terms of addressable opportunity for the picking by businesses and their leaders.

Several macroeconomic factors and internal market forces could shape the growth and development of demand patterns in emerging countries in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.

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He is a man behind the brand stories.

Zulker Naeen is a brand designer by profession. He is a communication graduate from the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Then, he started his career as a copywriter, shifted his career as a market researcher later on.

Afterward, as an individual practitioner, he has gathered a diverse knowledge of market research and brand designing.

His diverse portfolio says he is the smart guy behind four of the established lubricant brands in Bangladesh, like Hindustan Petroleum, Veedol™, Valvoline®, and Orient.

His portfolios are fast-moving consumer goods, energy, and power, automotive, and construction.

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Global Synthetic Lubricants Market

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Global Synthetic Lubricants Market

Global Synthetic Lubricants, its market size is generated from heat transfer fluid, predicted to witness growth at over 4% by 2023.

The manufacturing industry is expected to increase the metalworking fluid demand over the forecast period. Various industrial processing mostly chemical, oil & gas, and pharmaceutical requires heat transfer efficiency.

The high cost of mineral oil may hamper the growth of the synthetic lubricant market.

The regulations imposed by different governments to support the environment-friendly product development will propel the demand for bio-lubricants, are also among the major restraints.

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Existence of the numerous aviation industries including Boeing may spur the business growth in the coming years.

The enormous automotive and aerospace manufacturing companies including Rolls, Audi, Volkswagen, Airbus, Royce, Mercedes and BMW may increase the automobile sale, which may positively encourage the business growth over the forecast period.

The rising demand for reciprocating compressor may propel the industry landscape.

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Who is Zulker Naeen?

He is a man behind the brand stories.

Zulker Naeen is a brand designer by profession. He is a communication graduate from the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

He started his career as a copywriter, shifted his career as a market researcher later on.

Afterwards, as an individual practitioner, he has gathered a diverse knowledge of market research and brand designing.

His diverse portfolio says he is the smart guy behind four of the established lubricants brands in Bangladesh, like Hindustan Petroleum, Veedol™, Valvoline®, and Orient.

His portfolios are fast-moving consumer goods, energy and power, automotive, and construction.

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Is the usual business model bringing growth for the lubricant companies?

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Is the usual business model bringing growth for the lubricant companies?

Everyone is observing the exponential growth of the lubricants demand in this market. But is it true the demand is growing? What does the existing database say?

But, the growth rate of the lube companies is much higher than the annual growth of the total lube demand in Bangladesh.

It is high time to be more strategic for your brand. Get the next business guideline that will help you to grow your business in this competitive market.

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Where companies are heading their lube business?

Who is Zulker Naeen?

He is a man behind the brand stories.

Zulker Naeen is a brand designer by profession. He is a communication graduate from the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

He started his career as a copywriter, shifted his career as a market researcher later on.

Afterwards, as an individual practitioner, he has gathered a diverse knowledge of market research and brand designing.

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His diverse portfolio says he is the smart guy behind four of the established lubricants brands in Bangladesh, like Hindustan Petroleum, Veedol™, Valvoline®, and Orient.

His portfolios are fast-moving consumer goods, energy and power, automotive, and construction.  

Google Zulker Naeen to understand his extensive portfolio as a brand designer.

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How successful the business model is for lube companies?

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How successful the usual business model is for lube companies?

Everyone is observing the exponential growth of the lube demand in this market. But is it true the demand is growing? What does the existing database say?

But, the growth rate of the lube companies is much higher than the annual growth of the total lube demand in Bangladesh.

The annual domestic consumption has got almost 3% yearly growth, which is on par with India but behind China.

The lube market holds more than 100 brand names altogether and its number is increasing.

The demand from the automotive, construction sector, industrial machinery, and equipment application also accounts for a major share of the total lubricants driven by end-user sectors.

Additionally, the industrial sector accounts for 30% of the total lube consumption in Bangladesh.

The demand is the highest thanks to the automotive sector and the agriculture-based economy.

Shortly, the market is expected to witness steady growth in Bangladesh because of its growing economy.

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How successful the usual business model is for lube companies?

Who is Zulker Naeen?

He is a man behind the brand stories.

Zulker Naeen is a brand designer by profession. He is a communication graduate from the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

He started his career as a copywriter, shifted his career as a market researcher later on.

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Afterwards, as an individual practitioner, he has gathered a diverse knowledge of market research and brand designing.

His diverse portfolio says he is the smart guy behind four of the established lubricants brands in Bangladesh, like Hindustan Petroleum, Veedol™, Valvoline®, and Orient.

His portfolios are fast-moving consumer goods, energy and power, automotive, and construction.  

Google Zulker Naeen to understand his extensive portfolio as a brand designer.

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Where companies are heading their lube business?

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Where companies are heading their lube business?

Everyone is observing the exponential growth of the lube demand in this market. But is it true the demand is growing? What does the existing database say?

But, the growth rate of the lube companies is much higher than the annual growth of the total lube demand in Bangladesh.

Expansion in transportation, construction infrastructure, and availability of finance, is fuelling the growth of the country’s lube market at a rapid rate.

Market insiders say that the annual demand of lube was around 1.75 lakh tons in the 2018-19 year, and it may reach two lakh tons in the 2019-20 year.

Earlier, the size of the local lube market stood at about Tk5, 000cr to Tk6, 000cr in the 2018-19 year, as the market grows by 5% to 7% per annum.

Increased economic activities, rising power sector, vibrant transportation, and mobility sector have boosted the lube market.

So, the next market depends on the back of the country’s economic growth, people’s buying capacity, and rising number of on-road vehicles.

It is high time to be more strategic for your brand. Get the next business guideline that will help you to grow your business in this competitive market.

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Where companies are heading their lube business?

Who is Zulker Naeen?

He is a man behind the brand stories.

Zulker Naeen is a brand designer by profession. He is a communication graduate from the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

He started his career as a copywriter, shifted his career as a market researcher later on.

Afterwards, as an individual practitioner, he has gathered a diverse knowledge of market research and brand designing.

Also, his diverse portfolio says he is the smart guy behind four of the established lubricants brands in Bangladesh, like Hindustan Petroleum, Veedol™, Valvoline®, and Orient.

Moreover, his portfolios are fast-moving consumer goods, energy and power, automotive, and construction.  

Google Zulker Naeen to understand his extensive portfolio as a brand designer.

Major challenges of the country’s ride-sharing economy

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Major challenges of the ride-sharing economy

Bangladesh is now witnessing a leap in ride-sharing space with the emergence of the ride-sharing companies.

In 2016, ride-sharing tech companies stormed the market with Uber, Pathao and Amar Ride launching services in Dhaka.

On average, users took 6.0 million rides each month from rideshare services, according to January 2019 data. And it is clear evidence of massive uptake and growth of ride-sharing services. 

However, the country’s ride-sharing economy may face multiple challenges in future. Globally, the current status of ride-sharing powerhouses puts a question over the sustainability of the existing business model. And it is also considerable.

In Bangladesh, the rideshare service star Pathao has faced challenges when investors backing out from expected funding rounds.

Consequently, the start-up reportedly valued at $100 million had to undergo significant downsizing of large numbers of mid- to top-level employees. However, it has put a consequence in country’s ride-sharing ecosystem.

What are the key factors of the country’s ride-sharing economy?

Keeping users stick with one platform is a key challenge. While it’s not the happiest measure, customer churn is common since it is merely a matter of switching between apps.

Companies take on promo-code to counter this, as a key strategy for customer acquisition and retention. However, several geographies of the ride-sharing set the failure of the promo-code driven growth strategy.

Heavy investments in promotions, intended to acquire more market shares, and subsequently, more investor funds, worked less in many cases.

Another strategy to extend other service verticals, like food, logistics has got more users on-board, but balancing different strategies can drain investor funds too quickly. The platforms need to have multiple service verticals to strap up the users’ loyalty, since creating brand loyalty is more difficult for app-based services.

Another problem specific to the ride-sharing economy is disintermediation.

In the context of ridesharing, when users and service providers agree to transact bypassing the platform is disintermediation. 

Disintermediation has turned into a major problem. It also caused revenue loss for various sharing economy platforms. It leaves platforms and its users vulnerable since drivers are not accountable to anyone but the fee-paying customer.

This needs to be regulated as it has safety consequences for both the drivers and passengers and revenue and business implications for the platforms.

So far, the platform companies and investors are not the winners. Currently, the car-selling agencies are getting the ultimate benefit from the success of the ride-sharing networks.

Other actors are telecommunication companies, as both users and the drivers need to purchase mobile Internet access to operate.

However, the landscape of rideshare service appears to be evolving for the factors that may disrupt the overall economy of the ride-sharing space.

Major challenges of the country’s ride-sharing economy

A portfolio of a brand designer

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A tale of a brand designer

No matter what kind of business you’re in, you need a brand designer to build a solid brand. Your brand is what makes you unique.

It’s what sets you apart from the competition and lets your customers know who you are and what you’re about. If your brand is Oppo, your brand identity is the “camera phone.”

Designing your brand identity is a key—and because of its strategic approach, it’s not a task you want to tackle on your own. It takes a certain kind of talent, specifically, brand designers to build a brand from the ground up.

If you’re at the very beginning of the branding process, go with a brand designer.

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A tale of a brand designer

You may just plan to launch your brand. If you’re not exactly sure the direction you want to take your brand, it is a great way to get input from a talented brand designer.

Role of a Brand designer

So far, the brand designer is to assist in the assessing and defining of a brand. In essence, he takes a company’s mission, purpose, and goals and ensures that it reflects into the copy and visual aspects of a brand.

With that being said, a graphic designer and brand designer are not the same roles. That needs to be clear that you look at what your branding requirements are.

If you need help defining your brand, you should hire a brand designer. This person should have expertise on the topic of branding, copy, and understand design in a way they can incorporate it effectively to all branding components.

However, the main purpose of his job is to assess your brand and create an image for it. He needs to be able to define it in a way that resonates and appeals to your target customer. His role will ensure that your mission and goals reflect on all parts of your brand.

Who is Zulker Naeen?

He is a man behind the brand stories.

Zulker Naeen is a brand designer by profession. He is a communication graduate from the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

He started his career as a copywriter, shifted his career as a market researcher later on.

Afterwards, as an individual practitioner, he has gathered a diverse knowledge of market research and brand designing.

His diverse portfolio says he is the smart guy behind four of the noted lubricants brands in Bangladesh.

His portfolios are fast-moving consumer goods, energy and power, automotive, and construction.

Google Zulker Naeen to find his extensive portfolio as a brand designer.

A portfolio of a brand designer

Registered motor vehicles in Dhaka: Bus vs Truck

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The registered number of bus and truck in Dhaka
Motor vehicles
The registered number of bus and truck in Dhaka

Growth Comparison of Motor Vehicles: Motorcycle vs Passenger Car

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Growth comparison of motor vehicles between bike and car
Motorcycle Population
Growth comparison of motor vehicles between bike and car

Registered Motor Vehicles in Dhaka

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Registered motor vehicles in Dhaka
Registered Motor Vehicles in Dhaka

Registered Motorcycle Numbers In Bangladesh

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Registered Motorcycle Numbers In Bangladesh
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Registered Motorcycle Numbers In Bangladesh

Bangladesh Two-wheeler Market

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Reviving Bangladesh Two-wheeler Market

The two-wheeler market in Bangladesh is revving up with the steadily increasing demand for the two-wheelers in the country.

Bangladesh two-wheeler market is expected to witness high growth at a CAGR of above 6% in value terms, from 2018 to 2023, owing to the increasing two-wheeler sales in the country over recent years.

Domestic production has pushed down prices of the two-wheelers by nearly half.

Back in 2016, a reputed brand bike costs Tk 149,000, now it costs just Tk 97,000. Low prices have increased the demand for two-wheeled vehicles significantly.

The city-dwellers and office goers prefer using motor-cycles over two-wheelers in a bid to avoid the high congestion.

Two-wheelers are also widely adopted in rural areas due to the poor road infrastructure.

Economic factors such as high economic growth, rising population and increasing spending power of the costumers are attracting the major players in the Bangladesh two-wheeler market.

Bangladesh has turned into a mature market such as India and China.

The arrival of key players such as Honda, Yamaha who are setting up production facilities in the country is likely to act as a driver for the market in the coming years.

Moreover, increasing interest of women as potential customers, lower maintenance services and replacement parts as compared to four-wheelers is expected to drive the growth of the market in the coming years.

Also, the technological advancements in engine capacities, the introduction of newer models by the manufacturers and rising shift towards electrical two-wheelers are expected to drive the growth of the market in the next five years.

Based on the vehicle type, the two-wheeler segment leads the market and is expected to maintain its position during the forecast period, owing to high adoption of two-wheelers due to low-maintenance, easy availability of finance and popularity among office goers to void traffic congestion.

Electric two-wheeler segment is expected to grow due to the rising need for shifting to alternate transportation to control pollution and conserve fossil fuels.

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Key Market Trends of Bangladesh Automotive Engine Oil

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Key Market Trends of Bangladesh Automotive Engine Oil

The demand for automotive engine oils has surged in the past five years, owing to the rapid growth in the sales of motor vehicles in Bangladesh.

According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, the sales of new passenger vehicles witnessed an increase of nearly 30% in 2016-17, and the growth is expected to continue further, owing to the rising purchasing power of consumers and easier credit availabilities in the recent times.

Bangladesh is the fourth fastest-growing economy worldwide, with GDP of Bangladesh experiencing a continuous rise since the past 5 years, and this is expected to continue during the next five years.

Light motor vehicles and passenger cars are the fastest-growing sectors, also the largest consumer of automotive engine oil in Bangladesh. Lubricants are used in automobiles in the form of engine oil; coolants, brake fluids, and other transmission oils.

During 2013-2017, automotive vehicle sales have increased with an exponential rate, also expected to increase throughout 2019-2024. In 2017, according to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), a total of 0.5 million vehicles were registered in Bangladesh.

The rising per capita income of the citizens leads to a rise in the living standards of the people, and thus, the demand for the automobiles is increasing.

Additionally, the sales of high-end cars have witnessed a massive surge in the country lately, with a growth rate of over 15% being recorded during 2015-18. 

This, in turn, has spurred the consumption of semi-synthetic and synthetic engine oils in the country in recent times.

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All articles by Zulker Naeen are exclusive

From now, all articles by Zulker Naeen are exclusive. Zulker Naeen is an enthusiastic campaigner seeking to development of the engine oil market of Bangladesh.

He observed the growth of this market with his close eyes for the last four years. Recently, he started publishing his observations on this market as market insights.

As an individual campaigner, his portfolio writes the factors behind the market — so that the marketer can update themselves.

His portfolio is neither a self-published media nor an individual brand.

You may get it as a mouthpiece which tries to publish every market insights you need.

Till now, it has published more than 100 articles.

However, the lack of market research and least reporting make 

Bangladesh Engine Oil Market” an unorganized trade.

So, this portfolio moved forward to be a representative of this market for its development.

Thanks to this portfolio that coined the term ‘lubricants shelves of Bangladesh’ to evaluate the current status of an individual brand.

Currently, a dedicated team is involved in research on the existing lubricants shelves of the retailer shops.

There are many enthusiastic those who rely on market development are working together for this portfolio.  

As a watchdog, this portfolio is enriched one as has worked a lot like a strategic campaigner of various noted brands in Bangladesh.

It has done with the brand positioning of global brands here.

We know that the role of a campaigner is to achieve change. Being the agent of change, the role of this portfolio is not just preparing the market strategy or writing a report.

As a part of this campaign, Zulker Naeen’s portfolio represents “Bangladesh Engine Oil Market” to update you by publishing market insights, current market trends, and market forecasts.

This portfolio aims to achieve change among every acquaintance of this market.

Key Market Trends of Bangladesh Automotive Engine Oil

Key Market Trends of Bangladesh Automotive Lubricants

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Key Market Trends of Bangladesh Automotive Lubricants

The demand for automotive Lubricants has surged in the past five years, owing to the rapid growth of motor vehicles sales in Bangladesh.

According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, the sales of new passenger vehicles witnessed an increase of nearly 30% in 2016-17, the growth is expected to continue further.

Light motor vehicles and passenger cars are the fastest-growing sectors, also the largest consumer of automotive lubricants in Bangladesh.

During 2013-2017, automotive vehicle sales have increased with an exponential rate, also expected to increase throughout 2019-2024. In 2017, according to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, a total of 0.5 million vehicles were registered in Bangladesh.

The rising per capita income of the citizens leads to a rise in the living standards of the people, and thus, the demand for the automobiles is increasing.

Additionally, the sales of high-end cars have witnessed a massive surge recently, with a growth rate of over 15% being recorded during 2015-18.

This, in turn, has spurred the consumption of semi-synthetic and synthetic engine oils in the country in recent times.

Bangladesh is the fourth fastest-growing economy worldwide, with GDP of Bangladesh experiencing a continuous rise since the past 5 years, and this is expected to continue during the next five years.

Key Market Trends of Bangladesh Automotive Lubricants

From now, all articles by Zulker Naeen are exclusive. Zulker Naeen is an enthusiastic campaigner seeking to development of the engine oil market of Bangladesh.

He observed the growth of this market with his close eyes for the last four years. Recently, he started publishing his observations on this market as market insights.

As an individual campaigner, his portfolio writes the factors behind the market — so that the marketer can update themselves.

His portfolio is neither a self-published media nor an individual brand.

You may get it as a mouthpiece which tries to publish every market insights you need.

Till now, it has published more than 100 articles.

However, the lack of market research and least reporting make 

Bangladesh Engine Oil Market” an unorganized trade.

So, this portfolio moved forward to be a representative of this market for its development.

Thanks to this portfolio that coined the term ‘lubricants shelves of Bangladesh’ to evaluate the current status of an individual brand.

Currently, a dedicated team is involved in research on the existing lubricants shelves of the retailer shops.

There are many enthusiastic those who rely on market development are working together for this portfolio.  

As a watchdog, this portfolio is enriched one as has worked a lot like a strategic campaigner of various noted brands in Bangladesh.

It has done with the brand positioning of global brands here.

We know that the role of a campaigner is to achieve change. Being the agent of change, the role of this portfolio is not just preparing the market strategy or writing a report.

As a part of this campaign, Zulker Naeen’s portfolio represents “Bangladesh Engine Oil Market” to update you by publishing market insights, current market trends, and market forecasts.

This portfolio aims to achieve change among every acquaintance of this market.

Key Market Trends of Bangladesh Automotive Lubricants

Growth of Bangladesh lubricants market

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Growth of Bangladesh lubricants market

In our country, the lubricants market is on steady growth in comparison to other distinct markets.

Not surprisingly, the annual domestic demand for lubricating oils is around 1.75 lakh tons litres, whereas the market value is around Tk5,000cr to Tk6,000cr.

According to the industry insiders, the annual lubricant demand is expected to reach two lakh tons in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

The annual domestic consumption has got almost 3% yearly growth, which is on par with India but behind China.

The market holds more than 100 brand names altogether and its number is increasing.

The demand from the automotive, construction sector, industrial machinery, and equipment application also accounts for a major share of the total lubricants driven by end-user sectors.

Additionally, the industrial sector accounts for 30% of the total lubricant consumption in Bangladesh.

The demand is the highest thanks to the automotive sector and the agriculture-based economy.

Shortly, the market is expected to witness steady growth in Bangladesh because of its growing economy.

The growing automotive sector and industrial production have resulted in enhanced demand for lubricants in Bangladesh. In terms of volume, the transportation segment accounts for more than half of the total lubricants market.

In terms of application, the lubricants market has been segregated into automotive, industrial, and marine. Rapid industrialization has boosted the demand for lubricants in various end-use industries.

Expansion of industries such as industrial machinery, automotive, and energy in developing economies is fueling the demand for lubricants and their derivatives such as finished lubricants.

Growth of Bangladesh lubricants market

Unregistered vehicles to drop the country’s lube demand

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Unregistered vehicles to drop the country’s lube demand

The High Court Division directed the authorities concerned to ask refuelling stations not to sell fuel to those vehicles without valid fitness documents on October 23.

It also ordered the law enforcers to strictly monitor refuelling stations across the country so that they do not supply fuel to those unfit vehicles.

In turn, this directive will keep the unregistered vehicles idle in the roads and bus depots. 

Consequently, the lube market has to receive a significant drop in oil demand in the upcoming months. Mostly, it may cause the sales drop of the diesel engine oil segment.

People involved in the transport sector said the number of outdated vehicles has decreased in recent years.

So far, the outdated vehicles are the key consumers of the diesel engine oil, also consumed 45% of total demand for the transport sector.

It is a forecast that, the demand for the engine oil may not as significant like the previous year because of the unexpected flood in this quarter, and the declined prices of rice and paddy recent years.

Unregistered vehicles to drop the country’s lube demand
Bangladesh Lube Market
Unregistered vehicles at the roadside

BRTA placed a report before the court in July, stating that 4,58,369 vehicles without valid fitness certificates were on the roads.

Of them, owners of 89,269 vehicles renewed fitness certificates in the last two months, the report said.

Of the total vehicles without fitness certificates, over 2.61 lakh were in Dhaka division, over 1.19 lakh in Chattogram division, over 26,000 in Rajshahi division, over 6,000 in Rangpur division, over 15,000 in Khulna division, over 44,000 in Sylhet division and over 5,000 in Barishal division, BRTA submitted in its report.

However, the state-run organization has no specific data of how many vehicles among the 4,58,369 got their fitness certificate renewed in the two months.

Around 14.22 lakh vehicles are required to have their fitness certificates renewed annually.

But the BRTA data shows that only 5.75 lakh vehicles renewed their fitness certificates in the last fiscal year.

Around 1.40 lakh received fitness clearances in the first three months of the current fiscal year.

There are several lakh unregistered vehicles in the country.

BRTA also prayed for a directive to the refuelling stations to stop selling fuels to the owners of unfit vehicles.

Unregistered vehicles to drop the country’s lube demand

Losing Lubricant Shelves in Bangladesh

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Losing Lubricant Shelves in Bangladesh

Lubricants Shelf, as a concept, is applied to review the status of an engine oil brand in the market. We come up with this term, which is a framework to understand the acceptance of existing oil brands.

Following that framework, we have observed the shelves of the country’s noted retailer shops and tried to find the sustainability of brands.

We know the popular brands secure its shelves automatically, but the fate of the rising brands is unlike. And it is very uncertain for the rising brands.

The rising brands have to lose 5% of its shelves equally in the retailer shops, as new brands are trying to take those spaces.  

We know, the engine oil trade has found an ambiguous one.

And the situation is being degraded while too many brands are in the same battle to secure the market share.

We have observed these factors behind this trade earlier. Also, the market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.

The situation is being tough for the entire trade. It is clear, the engine oil brands with their shelves are struggling to grip their market shares.

Recently, market insiders also showed their concern over the brands while discussing the lubricants shelves.

Even, the existing trademark brands are losing their shelves too.

Many recognized brands are facing difficulties, as the market is already flooded with more than 100 brands.

Losing Lubricant Shelves in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Lube Market Segments

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Bangladesh Lube Market Segments

The growing automotive sector and industrial production have resulted in enhanced demand for lubricants in Bangladesh. In terms of volume, the transportation segment accounts for more than half of the total lubricants market. 

In terms of application, the lubricants market has been segregated into automotive, industrial, and marine. Rapid industrialization has boosted the demand for lubricants in various end-use industries.

Expansion of industries such as industrial machinery, automotive, and energy in developing economies is fueling the demand for lubricants and their derivatives such as finished lubricants.

We provide a detailed appraisal of the finished automotive and industrial lubricants industry. Our portfolio identifies market opportunities and challenges for lubricant suppliers, distributors, lubricant additive suppliers, and base stock manufacturers.

Consumer automotive lubricants:

It contains passenger car engine oil, 4T, ATF, gear oil, and grease.

Commercial automotive lubricants:

It includes heavy-duty engine oil, hydraulic and transmission fluid, gear oil, and grease

Industrial oils and fluids:

It includes hydraulic fluid, gear oils, compressor oils, grease, and other general industrial oils.

Industrial engine oil:

It includes natural gas, railroad, marine, aviation piston aircraft, and all other.

Metalworking fluids:

Removal, forming, protecting, and treating fluids

Process oils:

white, electrical, rubber, and all others.

Bangladesh Lube Market Segments

Review on TRIAX Fleet Supreme 15W-40

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Review on TRIAX FLEET SUPREME 15W-40

TRIAX premium lubricants brand, with FLEET SUPREME ESP 15W 40, claimed that the latest technology has enriched the heavy-duty engine oil segment. The claim says It offers the latest in heavy-duty diesel specifications, combined with state-of-the-art tested and true anti-wear technology.

Fleet Supreme 15W40 is full synthetic lubricants developed to comply with the latest diesel engine OEM requirements, both North American and European UHPD engines requiring Euro 5 and Euro 5 low SAPS engine oils.

Its exclusive Continuous Regenerating Plating Technology is designed for friction optimization, reduction, unsurpassed fuel economy and unmatched wear protection.

As usual, its high-efficiency detergent system and high retention TBN keep the engine ultra-clean and prevent corrosion, acid and maximize overall engine protection to the highest degree.

Another privilege, it has used CRL (Continuously Regenerative Layering) technology with Moly and Boron compounds to form an extremely resilient protective shell on all hot section engine parts, providing extreme wear protection, and heat dissipation. 

  • TURBO-CHARGER PROTECTION – It offers unmatched turbo-charged protection. The high oxidation resistance of the oil and its CRP composition prevents oil burning up inside the turbocharger once the vehicle has been turned off.

  • UNPARALLELED 40% IMPROVEMENT IN SLUDGE / ENGINE DEPOSITS – Unique dispersal and detergent technology exceed CAT ECF-3 performance by ~40% in deposit control in CAT C13 Engine Test.
  • EXTENDED DRAIN INTERVALS – It delivers outstanding drain intervals, 80,000 miles or more with oil analysis and proper maintenance, in class 8 transport trucks and triple the drain intervals of regular lubricants for diesel pickup trucks. 

  • FORD DIESEL SPECIFICATION – Both in 10W-30 and 15W-40 grades exceed the Ford required specification for CK-4 lubricants – FORD WSS-M2C171-F1.

It is designed to be fully backwards compatible with CJ-4 and CI-4 plus applications. It is also recommended for 2016 and newer heavy-duty diesel engines. It also recommended for the latest diesel engines from Volvo, Renault, Ford, Caterpillar, and UHPD. It also includes heavy on-road transportation, off-road, quarrying, mining including server service heavy duty.

Review on TRIAX Fleet Supreme 15W-40
Fleet Supreme ESP
15W40
  • Class 8 heavy-duty highway trucks and pickup trucks such as F250, F350, Silverado, Dodge Ram and any other diesel trucks.
  • Off-road mining and construction equipment.
  • Heavy duty and light duty US trucks such as Dodge, Chevy, Ford, both diesel and gasoline.
  • US EPA 2007/2010 Modern Low Emissions Vehicles, utilizing technologies such as Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Continuously Regenerating Traps (CRT), Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR).

API CK-4, CJ-4, CI-4 Plus, CI-4, CH-4 | API SN (15W-40 ONLY) | ACEA E9-12, E9-16 | CUMMINS CES 20086 | MACK EOS 4.5 | MB 228.31 | DDC 93K222 | CATERPILLAR ECF-3 | VOLVO VDS-4.5, VDS-4, VDS-3 | RENAULT VI RLD-4, RLD-3 |MTU TYPE 2.1 | DEUTZ DQC III-10 LA | FORD WSS-M2C171-F1 | MAN 3575 | SCANIA LDF-2, LDF-3 Low Ash

Michael Hal satisfied with its oil performance when he first used it on his F250, also derived him to switch all of their semi-trucks on it. He has been now using this oil in my trucks for about a year and a half.

“I had an instant startup at -20F freezing temperature. After being left outside all night so great cold start performance, haven’t gotten that with other 15W40 oils. For my F250, it had analyzed at 10k and then 15k miles. I changed the oil at 15250 miles even through Polaris labs came back with green across the board.”

Talking on its performance, he said, additive depletion was less than 15-20% vs fresh oil, which is very good.

Review on TRIAX Fleet Supreme 15W-40
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15W-40
Review on TRIAX Fleet Supreme 15W-40

“Our highway semis are regularly run 75-90k miles without a bypass filter. I started them out at 45k drain then gradually increased to the current level.”

Also, the viscosity stays within the spec range of a 15W-40 all the way through, doesn’t get thicker or thinner. This saves us additional cash as we don’t need to use oil viscosity stabilizers.

Review on TRIAX Fleet Supreme 15W-40When we used other brands of oil, after about 30k miles the viscosity would drop and we had to use Lucas oil stabilizers to “thicken it up”.

John Pedro has replaced the previous oil for his Ram 2500. He said, “I used Triax 15W40 and found a noticeable change. The truck ran smoother and the engine was quieter even my wife noticed the difference.”

Another user Davis said, “Triax has given me an additional quantity, which is more than made up for the previous order that leaked.”

Juan Garza said, “I use on my semi-truck, DD15 engine and I have to say of all the different oils I’ve used over the years this is the best, I run about 12k to 15k miles a month and interval change at about 40k miles on oil, oil looks really good coming out probably can add another 20k to it if I wanted too, performance I get better fuel mileage its quieter and smoother, this is the oil I’m going to use from now on.”

Celia Martinez shared his experiences too, “Immediately, just after using Triax Fleet Supreme, the truck idled better and quieter within minutes.  Fuel mileage has increased 1.5-2.0 miles per gallon on long trips from Arizona to California.”

Review on TRIAX Fleet Supreme 15W-40

Global lubricants market synopsis 2019

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Global lubricants market
Global lubricants market synopsis 2019

The global lubricants market was expected to be worth $162.3 billion by 2019, according to a report by a market research firm, Markets and Markets. It was valued at about $90billion in 2016.

This growth was projected on the back of the rising number of on-road vehicles and growing transportation, and logistics industry.

Industrialization and rapid infrastructure across the developing world are considered to be the key drivers of lubricant growth, adds the report.

Rapid industrialization has boosted the demand for lubricants in various end-use industries. Industrial machinery, automotive, and energy in developing economies are fuelling the demand for finished lubricants.

Global lubricants market synopsis 2019
Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 5W-30
Motor Oil

Asia-Pacific was the fastest-growing lubricants market, with an annual growth rate of 3% between 2014 and 2019.

Global lubricants market synopsis 2019

The Middle East and Africa are the regions that drove the lubricants materials market. China, India, South Africa, Brazil and Iran are the next growing end-user industries.

The growing automotive sector and industrial production have resulted in enhanced demand for lubricants.

Transportation segment accounts for nearly 57% of the total lubricants market.

Global lubricants market synopsis 2019

Bangladesh’s lubricants market database records 100 document

Anyone active in the lubricants sector needs solid knowledge and information in the form of market insights and reports. Zulker Naeen provides this information through an industry-leading document database. The exclusive documents are an invaluable argumentation and decision-making resource for manufacturers, distributors, investors, institutions and anyone interested in developments in the growing lubricants sector.

These reports help investors to understand the viability of the lubricants market. It also assesses the prevailing value chain and provides recommendations for the private sector, improves investors access to finance for end-users.

Bangladesh Lube Market Database

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Lube Market
Bangladesh Lube Market Database

Anyone active in business needs unyielding knowledge and information in the form of market insights. Zulker Naeen, as a portfolio supervisor of “Bangladesh Lube Market”, provides the latest information through an industry-leading document database.

The exclusive documents are an invaluable argumentation and decision-making resource for manufacturers, distributors, investors, and anyone interested in developments of the growing lube sector. 

It offers a detailed independent appraisal of the finished automotive and industrial lubricants industry. It identifies market opportunities and challenges for lubricant suppliers, additive suppliers, and base stock manufacturers.

Bangladesh Lube Market Database

Current reporting styles are now out of the ark. Existing reports talk more, give the least insights. From their write-ups, it’s rare to get a real-time picture over the market.

Bangladesh Lube Market Database
GTX MAGNATEC
5W-20

That is why the portfolio of “Bangladesh Lube Market” often argues with the reports by the newspapers.

Here is Zulker Naeen. This identity is neither an individual observer nor a writer. Rather it is a portfolio on Bangladesh Lube Market Database.

This portfolio exclusively publishes perceptive reports on this market. It has already included more than 100 articles.

Recently, consecutive news reports identified the growth of “Bangladesh Lube Market” which is exponential one.

Besides, this portfolio highlighted the growth of this market earlier. Its research-oriented facts have made it a mouthpiece of this trade for the last four years. Those who rely on market insights are working together for this portfolio.  

Bangladesh Lube Market Database
Bangladesh Lube Market Database
AeroShell Oil W15W-50

It has worked as a campaigner of a few noted lube brands. With great success, it has done with the brand positioning of global brands.

It believes that the lube trade is not limited to business only, it’s a market.

As a watchdog, this portfolio has coined the term ‘lubricants shelves of Bangladesh’ to publish different insights. Currently, a dedicated team is working closely on this concept.

This portfolio exclusively publishes market insights, current market trends, and market forecasts by nature.

Also, it publishes articles on the automotive sector.

Bangladesh Lube Market Database

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database

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Bangladesh Lube Market
Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database

Anyone active in business needs unyielding knowledge and information in the form of market insights. Zulker Naeen, as a portfolio supervisor of “Bangladesh Lubricants Market”, provides the latest information through an industry-leading document database.

The exclusive documents are an invaluable argumentation and decision-making resource for manufacturers, distributors, investors, and anyone interested in developments in the growing lubricants sector. 

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database
Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage 5W-20

Current reporting styles are now out of the ark. Existing reports talk more, give fewer insights. From their write-ups, it’s rare to get a real-time picture over the market.

That is why, the portfolio of “Bangladesh Lubricants Market”, loves to argue with the newspapers reports they publish.

Here is Zulker Naeen. This identity is neither an individual observer nor a writer. Rather, it is a portfolio over Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database.

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database

This portfolio exclusively publishes more insightful news and views on this market.

It has already included more than 100 articles.

Recently, consecutive news reports identified the growth of “Bangladesh Lubricants Market” like an exponential one.

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database
Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil
Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database

It has worked as a campaigner of a few noted lube brands. With great success, it has done with the brand positioning of global brands in this uncontrolled market.

It believes that the lube trade is not limited to business only, it’s a market.

As a watchdog, this portfolio has coined the term ‘lubricants shelves of Bangladesh’ to publish different insights.

Currently, a dedicated team is conducting various researches on this concept.

This portfolio exclusively publishes market insights, current market trends, and market forecasts by nature.

Also, it publishes articles on the automotive sector.

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Database

Bangladesh’s lubricants market database records 100 document

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Bangladesh Lubricants Economy
Bangladesh's lubricants market database records 100 document

Anyone active in the lubricants sector needs solid knowledge and information in the form of market insights and reports. Zulker Naeen provides this information through an industry-leading document database. The exclusive documents are an invaluable argumentation and decision-making resource for manufacturers, distributors, investors, institutions and anyone interested in developments in the growing lubricants sector.

The Zulker Naeen already included its 100 documents.

“Lubricants Economy of Bangladesh”

This report helps investors to understand the viability of the lubricants market. It also assesses the prevailing value chain and provides recommendations for the private sector, improves investors access to finance for end-users.

Bangladesh's lubricants market database records 100 document

Zulker Naeen is a campaigner of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Zulker Naeen is an enthusiastic campaigner of Bangladesh Lubricants Market. It is more than a portfolio which is working closely on this market for the last four years.

His portfolio usually publishes key insights on the lubricants market of Bangladesh.

As an individual campaigner, his portfolio delivers the critical factors behind the market — so that you can update yourself for your business.

Unless the development of a strategy of change involves people from across your community — then it is unlikely to be robust.

Automotive Engine Oil
Bangladesh lubricants market

That is why to shift public attitudes this portfolio may help you a lot to know details about the market.

Zulker Naeen is beyond a self-published media, which exclusively publishes more insightful news and views on this market.

It has already published more than 100 articles on this market.

However, the lack of market research and least reporting make this trade “Bangladesh Lubricants Market” unaddressed to the public.

That is why this portfolio has taken the responsibility to be a mouthpiece of this market. Now those who rely on market development are working together for this portfolio.   

This portfolio believes that lubricants trade in Bangladesh is not limited to business only, it’s a market.

During this four-year concentration, Zulker Naeen is monitoring this market, not as an individual, rather than a team.

As a watchdog, this portfolio has worked as an individual campaigner of various noted brands in this market. With great success, it has done with the brand positioning of global brands in this uncontrolled market.

This portfolio has coined the term ‘lubricants shelves of Bangladesh’ to publish different insights on this growing market.

Currently, a dedicated team is conducting various researches on lubricants shelves of the retailer shops and automotive workshops.

We know that the role of a campaigner is to achieve change. And yes, it is. As a strategy of this campaign — how we achieve change, the job for a campaigner is to take a lead on how you will achieve change.

Being the agent of change, the role of the campaigners is not just the market strategy and report writing.

The available articles by Zulker Naeen are emphasized to market insights, current market trends, and market forecasts by nature.

This platform also publishes the articles on the automotive sector amid the auto-components market.

As a part of this campaign, the aim of this portfolio is to achieve change among every acquaintance of this market.

Bangladesh's lubricants market database records 100 document

Is it growth?

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Current status of Bangladesh engine oil market

Current status of Bangladesh engine oil market

So far, those we are engaged in engine oil trade is uttering the market is growing. The engine oil market is growing in terms of consumption. But as a market observer, we would like to argue with this statement you all in some extends.

Let’s talk a brief about the possible market size before.

Last year, the demand for total engine oil was around 160,000 tonnes. On a claim, the market growth is nearly 15% during the last three years.

The market has received a yearly 5% growth on an average during the last decade. The consumption of engine oil is likely to be around 165,000 tonnes for the year 2019, market insiders said.

Since 2009, the retail market of Tk 1,000 crore is now expected to be around Tk 3,000 crore this year, the growth analysis forecasted.

Is it growth?
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Articles by Zulker Naeen are now exclusive. 

Zulker Naeen is an enthusiastic campaigner seeking to development of the engine oil market of Bangladesh.

He observed the growth of this market with his close eyes for the last four years. Recently, he started publishing his observations on this market as market insights.

As an individual campaigner, his portfolio writes the factors behind the market — so that the marketer can update themselves.

His portfolio is neither a self-published media nor an individual brand.

You may get it as a mouthpiece which tries to publish every market insights you need.

Till now, it has published more than 100 articles.

However, the lack of market research and least reporting make “Bangladesh Engine Oil Market” an unorganized trade.

So, this portfolio moved forward to be a representative of this market for its development.

Reports by Zulker Naeen are now exclusive

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All articles by Zulker Naeen are exclusive

From now, all articles by Zulker Naeen are exclusive. Zulker Naeen is an enthusiastic campaigner seeking to development of the engine oil market of Bangladesh.

He observed the growth of this market with his close eyes for the last four years. Recently, he started publishing his observations on this market as market insights.

As an individual campaigner, his portfolio writes the factors behind the market — so that the marketer can update themselves.

His portfolio is neither a self-published media nor an individual brand.

You may get it as a mouthpiece which tries to publish every market insights you need.

Till now, it has published more than 100 articles.

However, the lack of market research and least reporting make “Bangladesh Engine Oil Market” an unorganized trade.

So, this portfolio moved forward to be a representative of this market for its development.

Thanks to this portfolio that coined the term ‘lubricants shelves of Bangladesh’ to evaluate the current status of an individual brand.

Currently, a dedicated team is involved in research on the existing lubricants shelves of the retailer shops.

There are many enthusiastic those who rely on market development are working together for this portfolio.  

As a watchdog, this portfolio is enriched one as has worked a lot like a strategic campaigner of various noted brands in Bangladesh.

It has done with the brand positioning of global brands here.

We know that the role of a campaigner is to achieve change. Being the agent of change, the role of this portfolio is not just preparing the market strategy or writing a report.

As a part of this campaign, Zulker Naeen’s portfolio represents “Bangladesh Engine Oil Market” to update you by publishing market insights, current market trends, and market forecasts.

This portfolio aims to achieve change among every acquaintance of this market.

Reports by Zulker Naeen are now exclusive

Bangladesh Tyre Market

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Bangladesh Tyre Market

A forecast, Bangladesh’s tyre market will receive at around 9% annual growth until 2020, on the back of thriving automobile sales, ongoing improvements in public infrastructure, and growth-oriented government policies.

The country’s annual tyre sales are close to Tk 5,000 crore and two-wheeler, light automotive, commercial vehicle tyres account for the majority of the sales, according to industry insiders.

The market size of automotive tyres reached Tk 4,750 crore last year, up from about Tk 4,000 crore in 2017, Tk 3,000 crore in 2016, and Tk 1,500 crore in 2015, according to market players.

The commercial vehicle tyre segment dominates the industry with the market size standing at Tk 3,750 crore. At least 1.5 lakh pieces of commercial vehicle tyres were sold in 2018.

Besides, 1 lakh pieces of tyres used in private cars were sold last year amounting to Tk 1,000 crore, said Mohammed Shahidul Islam, chairman of HNS, an importer of Korean Hankook tyre brand. 

Two-wheeler is another prevailing tyre segment. Despite rising automobile sales, the replacement segment continues to lead the market too.

On the other hand, rural-based three-wheeler vehicles also grabbed a big chunk of the market.

Dhaka held a significant majority market share and hence emerged as the leading region in terms of tyre sales across Bangladesh.

Bangladesh now has emerged as a developing country, offering significant growth opportunities across diverse industry segments including automotive.

However, Bangladesh largely lacks in tyre manufacturing setups, which leads to tyre imports from other countries like China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan due to a scarcity of raw materials, a lack of native tyre production units as well as skilled labour.

Bangladesh spends around Tk 1,000 crore to import more than 15 lakh pieces of tyres a year mainly from India, Japan and China, according to importers, distributors and sellers.

“The tyre market has been growing very fast for the last 10 years riding on the back of an increasing number of commercial vehicles,” said Nazrul Islam, general manager of Veloxo Trading Ltd, the sole importer of Indian tyre MRF.

In the commercial vehicle tyre segment, the MRF’s market share is 30%. Apollo controls 5% of the segment, Birla 10%, CEAT 3%, and Hankook 1%. The rest 51% is controlled by non-branded Chinese tyres.  

In the private car tyre segment, the combined share of Yokohama, Bridgestone and Toyo and Dunlop stand at about 70%. Maxxis owns 20% share, Hankook 2%, and non-branded Chinese tyres the rest 8%.

There have been more than 20 brands along with the local ones include Gazi Group, Apex Husain, Meghna Group and Rupsha Tyres. However, available local production only covers tyres for light trucks, microbuses, motorcycles, autorickshaws and easy bikes.

However, the scenario is expected to witness a paradigm shift in the coming years as several global leading tyre companies are gearing to set up manufacturing units in the country.

This reflects an opportunity for local companies to set up an indigenous manufacturing base in Bangladesh and also enables foreign players to set up their localized production facilities to capture a significant market. Few global tyre giants have started their manufacturing units on a small scale.

Bangladesh Tyre Market

Ride-sharing and rising motorbike industry

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Ride-sharing and rising motorbike industry

Introduction of ride-sharing services in Dhaka in recent years has contributed a lot to a rise in demand for motorbikes.

Due to the absence of proper traffic management and adequate public transport facilities, Dhaka city dwellers continue to endure traffic jams.

Traffic congestion, according to the World Bank, eats up 3.2 million working hours per day in Dhaka and average traffic speed has dropped from 21kmph to 7kmph in the last 10 years.

With the rise of traffic congestion in Dhaka, the number of ride-sharing services involving bikes also saw a gradual rise in the last three years.

Terming introduction of ride-sharing service as one of the main reasons behind the influx of motorbikes in the city.

According to Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, total 1,04,064 motorcycles were registered in Dhaka in 2018 while the number was 75,251 in 2017 and 53,738 in 2016.

However, motorbike and ride-sharing services have brought some relief to this situation. It has also created employment opportunities for motorcycle riders.

Ride-sharing services were launched in 2015, and over two dozen service providers are now available in the city.

Last year, the cabinet approved the “Ride-sharing Service Guidelines 2017” to bring the companies under regulation.

Overview: Bangladesh Motorcycle Industry

Here the motorcycle industry is growing with exponential growth.

Besides faster mobility, rising income, a steady growth of the economy and favourable government policies that encourage local production are contributing to this prosperous market.

“The motorcycle market is estimated to sell approximately 6 lakh units by the end of 2019,” informs Subrata Ranjan Das, Executive Director, ACI Motors Ltd.

Market insiders said around 5 lakh motorcycles were sold in FY2018-19, up 25% from 4 lakh a year ago. It means nearly 1,500 motorcycles are being purchased every day.

Assuming the price of a motorbike is Tk 100,000 on average, total market size in monetary terms would be around Tk 5,000 crore, which is almost equivalent to the four-wheeler market.

This growing demand has encouraged market players to set up either manufacturing facilities or assembling plants to grab the market share.

Around 80% of motorcycles running in the country have either been locally manufactured or assembled.

Brands like Bajaj, TVS and Hero are dominating in the pace, but other players such as Runner, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Mahindra are also making a mark.

Sector players said annual sales would cross 15 lakh units by 2025.

Ride-sharing and rising motorbike industry

Vehicle tracking system is an opportunity in Bangladesh

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Vehicle tracking system is an opportunity in Bangladesh

Most of us spend a huge amount of money in managing transportation. Every day you meet with unexpected incidents which highlight the importance of safe transportation. With the introduction of the vehicle tracking system, you can keep an eye over your fleet.

You can also receive alerts and take appropriate action in situations where drivers unintentionally unplug the tracker. This will help you to have complete control over the system.

The vehicle tracking system is a combination of technologies to know the real-time position of a vehicle or to log a history of where a vehicle has been. This system is being used for stolen vehicle recovery strategies mostly.

It also includes fleet management, tracking various assets, management of service personnel, mobile sales and surveillance.

The private sector has already adopted the vehicle tracking system for overall fleet management and to improve operational efficiency.

Why the use of vehicle tracking system is on the rise?

The number of passenger cars and commercial vehicles is on the rise. So, the vehicle tracking system is eyeing growth in this disputed market.

The number of motorcycles is also growing. The market size would grow to 10 lakh units within three to four years.

Around 10% of passenger cars are using the vehicle tracking system in Dhaka. And it is growing.

Companies have already adopted vehicle tracking as a part of its fleet management, which is growing significantly.

In our country too, the vehicle tracking market is estimated to foster over owing to rising safety and security awareness, particularly in the corporate sector.

Why vehicle tracking is an opportunity?

Currently, the market size for reconditioned cars is around Tk 5,000 cr. with a yearly 15% to 20% growth.

The modified hybrid cars and ride-sharing services are eyeing growth.

And, hybrid car accounts for 12% of the total reconditioned cars.

Significantly, the ride-sharing industry has made up around 23% of the transportation and has barely made a dent in the overall automotive industry.

Accordingly, a synergy between telecommunications and information technology has introduced the next generation solutions, enabling the improved efficiency in the transportation system.

Additionally, the sales of commercial vehicles in Bangladesh, the vehicle tracking market will gain higher momentum.

Commercial vehicles grew 15% every year over the last decade.

The government has the opportunity to play a crucial part in boosting the market, with its pipeline projects of equipping public transports system with Vehicle tracking via GPS.

Why reconditioned car market will rise in Bangladesh?

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Why reconditioned car market will rise in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is mainly dependent on reconditioned cars as such cars are economically viable for most of the middle class.

Is this only reason, that reconditioned car will lead the pace with continuous growth?

Currently, the market size for reconditioned cars is around Tk. 3,750 crores. The size of the market is increasing by 4% every year, according to the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers’ and Dealers’ Association (Barvida).

What are the advantages of reconditioned cars compared to brand new ones?

Firstly, around 90% of reconditioned cars are imported from Japan. A car which has already been used in Japan has better quality and is proven to be strong.

“The car now we are importing from Japan is the home car. These cars are trouble-free to maintain,” said Habib Ullah Dawn, president of the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers’ and Dealers’ Association (Barvida).   

Secondly, reconditioned cars provide the same facilities as a new car but at a much lower price.

Finally, the resale value of a reconditioned car is comparatively higher than that of a brand-new car.

That is why around 90% of car users prefer reconditioned cars in Bangladesh.

People think a recon car causes more pollution than the brand-new car. Is it true at all? 

Habib Ullah Dawn said, “We mostly imports reconditioned cars from Japan, which is around 95% of the total reconditioned car. Japanese are more concern about pollution and they put the anti-pollution device into our cars to reduce pollution.”

“We have already compared a five-year-old Japanese reconditioned and brand-new neighbouring car. It has proven that the neighbouring brand new cars pollute environment more than the reconditioned one,” he added.

The public demand is growing rapidly. This coupled with the lack of proper public transportation has seen a massive spike in the sale of reconditioned, cost-effective cars in Bangladesh.

Moreover, the reconditioned car market has considered as a growing industry, also generates thousands of crores of revenue for the government each year.

On behalf of the market, the association, Barvida has paid about 3730 crore Taka as a return last year.

Why reconditioned car market will rise in Bangladesh?

Overview on Bangladesh Bicycle Market

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Overview on Bangladesh Bicycle Market

Bicycle is one of our light engineering export industry contributing about 0.24% to total export.

It is about 12% of the country’s total engineering exports. On average, about 1 million bicycles are exported per year.

The available report claims, Bangladesh is now the 3rd largest non-EU exporter of bicycles to the EU and the 8th largest exporter globally.

How Bangladesh entered into this opportunistic market?

This success, recent growth is linked to GSP protection in exporting to the EU and penalty imposed on China, the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer.

The imposition of anti-dumping on China 48.5% now, by the European Bicycle Manufacturing Association, has created that opportunity for Bangladesh to enter the EU market.

Availability of low wage labour has given Bangladesh a competitive edge over other countries such as China, Taiwan, and Europe in manufacturing bicycles.

Currently, Bangladesh export bicycles to 18 countries, mostly to the European Union (EU) market especially UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Australia, Portugal, Russia, and India.

This industry is now comprised of three major active manufacturers and two of them are export-oriented only. However, there are several assemblers and manufacturers of parts and spares.

Meghna Group is the leading at this pace. Alita Bangladesh, a Taiwan based company is the second-largest exporters. Pran– RFL Group is the latest entry more focused on the local demand.

We have experienced steady growth in exporting bicycles; however, we cannot compete with their foreign competitors as we have to import the majority of the raw materials.

How can Bangladesh’s bicycle industry grow more?

Bicycle is an emerging export sector with a huge potential in the global market which is expected to grow to $34.9 billion by 2022.

We can easily increase our market share by taking domestic preparations given the scope in the Western market. The investors need supports, especially conducive environment for the growth of the sector.

Also, we need to focus on the bottlenecks that affect the competitiveness of the bicycles sector.

We should focus on is the export-oriented original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).  We know, the production cost in the export-oriented OEMs is dominated by parts and components, most of which are imported.

We should build a solid link with the domestic market too as it is growing.

By activating these critical policy levers and attracting investment, and gradually reducing the quality gap between the domestic and export markets, we could see a positive impact on exports and employment in our bicycle sector.        

Overview on Bangladesh Bicycle Market

BPC to treble the country’s crude oil refining capacity

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BPC to treble the country’s crude oil refining capacity

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation is expected to treble the country’s crude oil refining capacity to 4.5 million tonnes from the existing 1.5 million tonnes.

The consortium led by Technip, the country’s sole refinery, having the crude oil refinery capacity of 1.5 Mtpa in port city Chattogram.

Now, Sinopec is going to team up with French company Technip to jointly build a new 3.0 million tonnes per year capacity crude oil refinery worth US$1.15 billion.

Currently, Bangladesh imports annually around 7.50 million tonnes of crude and refined petroleum products combined to meet local demand.

Once implemented, the new refinery could help the country save $220 million every year. The refinery could enable the country to process any kind of crude oil and it might put Bangladesh on the path to becoming a refined petroleum product exporting country.

BPC already purchased land from the Ministry of Industries for Tk 2.30 billion for the refinery.

Sinopec has already completed preliminary negotiations with Technip to build a consortium for the construction of the proposed refinery, according to Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).

Technip already submitted the necessary technical and financial documents to build the refinery.

Nepal has already shown interest to import refined petroleum products from Bangladesh and agreed to ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard.

Surplus finished petroleum products can be exported to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar and the north-eastern parts of India as well.

Earlier, the crude oil refinery project with of 1.5 Mtpa capacity was planned in 2015. An MOU between BPC and Technip was inked on November 11, 2015. But it did not get pace due to non-assurance of funding.

The BPC later decided to build it with own fund having support from the government to give momentum to the project works.

Later, the BPC on January 18, 2017, assigned Technip to carry out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the proposed refinery at a cost of US$ 32.10 million.

Technip has submitted the final FEED over the refinery project, which has also been reviewed and accepted by the BPC.

Sinopec has forecasted on the growing lubricants market and the opportunity to be a refined petroleum product exporting country in Bangladesh.

BPC to treble the country’s crude oil refining capacity

Zulker Naeen is a campaigner of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

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Zulker Naeen
Zulker Naeen is a campaigner of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Zulker Naeen is an enthusiastic campaigner seeking to development of the lubricants market of Bangladesh.

He has observed this growing market closely for the last four years. Recently, he started publishing his observations on this market as market insights.

As an individual campaigner, his portfolio writes the factors behind the market — so that the marketer can update themselves.

Apparently, his portfolio is neither a self-published media nor an individual brand.

Here, you may get it as a mouthpiece which tries to publish every market insights you really need.

Market Researcher
Zulker Naeen is an enthusiastic Market Researcher

Till now, it has published more than 100 articles.

However, the lack of market research and least reporting make “Bangladesh Lubricants Market” an unorganized trade.

That is why this portfolio moved forward to be a representative of this market for its development.

So, thanks to this portfolio that coined the term ‘lubricants shelves of Bangladesh’ to evaluate the current status of an individual brand.

Currently, a dedicated team is involved in research on the existing lubricants shelves of the retailer shops.

So far, there are many enthusiastic those who rely on market development are working together for this portfolio.   

As a watchdog, this portfolio is a rich one as has worked a lot like a strategic campaigner of various noted brands in Bangladesh.

Also, It has done with the brand positioning of global brands here.

Moreover, we know that the role of a campaigner is to achieve change. Being the agent of change, the role of this portfolio is not just preparing the market strategy or writing a report.

As a part of this campaign, Zulker Naeen’s portfolio represents “Bangladesh Lubricants Market” to update you by publishing market insights, current market trends, and market forecasts.

Consequently, as a part of this campaign, the aim of this portfolio is to achieve change among every acquaintance of this market.

Zulker Naeen is a campaigner of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Bangladesh Motorcycle Market Outlook 2019-2021

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Bangladesh Motorcycle Market Outlook 2019-2021

Bangladesh Motorcycle Market has posted 24% year-on-year growth and this market would grow about 30% in 2019.

This market is set to be around 6 lakh units by the end of 2019 because of price cuts, increasing purchasing capacity and thrust for faster mobility.

The market began to expand fast since fiscal 2016-17. The reduction in supplementary duty on motorcycle parts import has reduced the overall cost of manufacturing motorcycle, cutting down the price of locally manufactured motorcycles in Bangladesh.

 The popularity of ride-sharing apps is another catalyst to this growth.

The government also framed the National Motorcycle Industry Development Policy 2018 with a view to diversifying the country’s manufacturing and exports and creating jobs.

This policy is to increase manufacturing of motorcycle in Bangladesh to 0.5 million by 2021.

According to ACI Motors, which markets the Yamaha-branded two-wheelers, about 4.80 lakh units of bikes were sold in 2018.

The highest growth took place in the 150cc segment, followed by 110cc ones.

Overall, the market is expected to be close to 6 lakh units by the end of 2019.

The reason for the optimism is that motorcycles became more affordable thanks to local manufacturing by most of the brands.

The annual market size would grow to 10 lakh units within three to four years.

The government has set a target to increase the capacity of yearly motorcycle production to 1 million in 2027 which will also create employment opportunities for 15 lakh people.

The lack of vendor development for manufacturing required components and supply of those to manufacturers are the key restrains to this growth.

Indian brands are a real threat for local manufacturers because Indian brands hold lions’ share of the market.

As the manufacturing cost of the motorcycle is reduced and demand growing fast, foreign brands have a strong motive to establish the plant in Bangladesh which will allow customers to have a quality motorcycle with lower price.

The industry is yet to reach full potential. Adequate infrastructure and policy continuation by the government is necessary for the sector.

Bangladesh Motorcycle Market Outlook 2019-2021

India may turn to Bangladesh to clear BS IV stock

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India may turn to Bangladesh to clear BS IV stock

BS VI norms may drive the leading motorcycle manufacturer of India to export the existing stock of BS 4 two-wheelers to neighbouring countries.

BS VI emission norms, while a step in the right direction for dealing with India’s gravely serious pollution problem, has faced a lot of challenges for automakers in India.

While motorcycle manufacturers contend with the challenge of upgrading the high cost of upgrading their diesel engines, two-wheeler manufacturers also have some challenges to deal with.

To comply with BS VI, the leading motorcycle manufacturers had to hike their investments to upgrade existing models.

The number of product launches has declined in the past year.

Firms are looking at products that won’t need many changes before the new norms take effect.

Two- and four-wheeler makers have pulled capacity expansion plans, as they expect demand to fall.

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and Hero MotoCorp Ltd have been impacted the most, given that their product portfolio is large compared to the competition.

Among other things, they have to deal with their massive inventories of BS IV models and word has it that Hero MotoCorp may have found a resolution — exports.

Reports claim that the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India is contemplating exporting its existing stock of BS 4 two-wheelers to neighbouring countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, before BS VI norms kick in on 1 April 2020.

Now, more than 1,000 motorcycles are being sold daily. It was just half of the daily sales five years ago, according to data collected from industry insiders.

The motorcycle population has grown 17 times faster than the passenger cars, driven mainly by its rising demand.

Also, operators predict that the market would grow many folds in the next two-three years mostly because of the favourable policy and tariff structure that encourages assembling, leading to eventual manufacturing.

The BS IV stocks can reportedly be sold in the aforementioned countries with ease – a better option as compared to the prospect of the unsold stock in India eventually being scrapped.

The company is of the opinion that exporting vehicles will enable it to relieve its existing inventory in the domestic market.

Besides helping with the inventory, this strategy will allow Hero to improve exports revenue as the demand and sales in India continue to observe a slump.

Hero MotoCorp exported over 2x units in May as compared to its exports in April.

The company now intends to further increase exports from the current 3% to 10% over the next few years.

BS IV standards were implemented with the goal of ensuring that these vehicles will generally be no more polluting than BS VI four-wheeled gasoline passenger vehicles.

On 19 Feb 2016, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a draft notification of Bharat Stage (BS) VI emission standards.

India may turn to Bangladesh to clear BS IV stock

Prospect on Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market

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Prospect on Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market

Globally, Asia Pacific accounts for the largest market for industrial lubricants due to the increased demand from the growing end-users’ sectors such as energy/power and manufacturing.

Especially India, China, Indonesia and Japan are the key markets. 

Growing industrialization coupled with the ever-increasing population drives the regional market growth.

In the Asia Pacific economies comprised of 45 countries, Bangladesh has been steadily building its economic strength and is now emerging as an attractive frontier growth market.

This presents a sizeable opportunity for organizations seeking to expand their global footprint and further establish a presence in the South Asia region.

According to the Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh has registered the fastest growth rate in the Asia Pacific.

Asian Development Outlook predicted that the growth will be 8% in the FY2019 and FY2020, terming it a new record.

It is predicted that Bangladesh will continue to be the fastest growing economy in the Asia-Pacific.

In recent years, Bangladesh industrial lubricants market has grown at a rapid pace. This industrial sector accounts for around 30% of the total lubricant consumption in Bangladesh.

With an estimated annual consumption of around 45,000 tonnes in 2018 that is projected to reach the 50,000 tonnes mark by 2020.

The growth of the power sector has got exposed recently because of the national agenda, which has also highlighted the industrial lubricants market.

It is not just in the power sector, but there is potential for an overall very good future for Bangladesh.

The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major market share and is driven by the power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

Cement, steel and fertilizer industries also consume a good amount of lubricants. The proportion of lubricant used by the industrial sector is expected to increase even more in the future as industries grow and the demand for lubricant to be used in this sector increases.

This market is categorized by hydraulic lubricants, compressor lubricants, gear lubricants, metalworking fluids and others types, and by the end-user, the categories are automotive, manufacturing, heavy- industries, power generation and others.

Prospect on Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market

Overview of Bangladesh Metalworking Fluid Market

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Bangladesh Metalworking Fluid Market

Last 5 years, the consumption of industrial lubricants oil has increased exponentially. Now, this sector accounts for 30% of the total lubricants consumption in Bangladesh.

Like China and India, increasing product manufacturers focus on setting up production facilities in Bangladesh on account of low initial investment and minimum labour charges, has opened this market.

Additionally, the regional market is comparatively irregulated, which shall be eventually fueling metalworking fluid demand across the region in the coming years.

However, metalworking fluid segment is an insignificant one, include a range of oils and other liquids that are used for lubricating or cooling metallic workpieces during industrial procedures such as machining, grinding, forging, stamping, and milling.

As metalworking fluids are used across a spectrum of manufacturing processes to cool or lubricate workpieces when they are being machined, they play a critical role in machining.

With the rapid growth in manufacturing activities in Bangladesh, the metalworking fluid industry is expected to ride the tide in the near future.

The auto sector would be another driver of metalworking fluid growth in the country.

Few auto manufacturing industries have already set up. More auto component production unit may run in Bangladesh.

The demand is expected to be driven by the future automotive sector for which the metalworking fluids are used during the manufacturing of automotive parts and other equipment.

Some other sectors are also adding to the demand rise.

The existing demand for metalworking fluids has been segmented based on end-use industry into transport equipment, primary ferrous, primary non-ferrous, machinery and metal fabrication industry.

The main industries linked with the assembling process and fabricated metal industries.

Metalworking fluids are segmented into four different product types, namely, removal fluids, forming fluids, protection fluids, and quenching fluids.

Removal fluids are currently dominating the existing market share and the dominance will continue due to the high use of coolants, cutting fluids, and grinding fluids during the various machine processes in manufacturing.

Future growth of the metal forming fluids depends on the growing steel industries in the coming years.

Overview of Bangladesh Metalworking Fluid Market

Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market Overview

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Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market Overview

Bangladesh industrial lubricants market is growing at a rapid pace.

Now, the industrial lubricant is the third-largest market after mineral-based lubricants markets and automotive lubricants market.

The growth of the power sector has got exposed recently because of the national agenda, which has highlighted the industrial lubricants market most.

Cement, steel and fertilizer industries also consume a good amount of lubricants. The proportion of lubricant used by the industrial sector is expected to increase even more in the future as industries grow and the demand for lubricant to be used in this sector increases.

Also, the growing industrial sector requires a greater import of efficient machinery to be used in the factories.

The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major market share and is driven by the end-user sectors such as power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

It is not just in the power sector, but there is potential for an overall very good future for Bangladesh.

With an estimated annual consumption of around 20 million litres in 2018 that is projected to reach the 25 million litres mark by 2020.

Lubricants consumption by the industrial sector has increased significantly in the last 5 years. This industrial sector accounts for around 30% of the total lubricant consumption in Bangladesh.

This market is categorized by hydraulic lubricants, compressor lubricants, gear lubricants, metalworking fluids and others types, and by the end-user, the categories are automotive, manufacturing, heavy- industries, power generation and others.

The market trends substantiating the regional market growth include rapid urbanization, industrialization and the increasing consumption of the product in the industrial sector.

However, Bangladesh has been steadily building its economic strength and is now emerging as an attractive frontier growth market in South Asia.

According to the Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh has registered the fastest growth rate in the Asia-Pacific economies comprised of 45 countries.  

Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market Overview

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Forecast 2019-2024

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Bangladesh Lubricants Market Forecast 2019-2024

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Research Report Forecast 2019-2024 has outlined the industry with the growing applications and industry chain structure.

This market is expected to register a CAGR of approximately 2.80% during the forecast period, 2019-2024.

The major factor driving the market studied is the continuous rise of construction activities in the country likely to drive the consumption of lubricants through the forecast period.

The construction activities accounted for a value of BDT 7,359.5 million in 2017-2018, witnessing an increase from BDT 6,659.1 million in 2016-2017.

In recent years, the construction sector’s contribution rose to 7.5% of total GDP in the 2017-2018 fiscal year from 7.36% in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Growing demand for engine oil

The demand for engine oils in Bangladesh has been rising steadily since the past five years, owing to the rapid growth in the sales of motor vehicles in the country.

Increase in the demand for automotive vehicles

Light motor vehicles and passenger cars are the fastest growing sectors, and they are also the largest consumer of lubricants in Bangladesh. Lubricants are used in automobiles in the form of engine oil, coolants brake oil, and other transmission oils.

The sales of the automotive vehicle have increased rapidly over a period of 2013-2017 and are expected to increase over the period of 2019-2024.

In 2017, according to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), a total of 0.5 million vehicles were registered in Bangladesh.

Growing sales of new passenger vehicles

The sales of new passenger vehicles witnessed an increase of nearly 30% in 2016-17 (according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers), and the growth is expected to continue further.

The per capita income of the citizens of Bangladesh is increasing steadily, in turn, leading to a rise in the living standards of the people, and thus, the demand for the automobiles is increasing.

Also, the sales of high-end cars have witnessed a massive surge in the country lately, with a growth rate of over 15% being recorded during 2015-18.

This, in turn, has spurred the consumption of semi-synthetic and synthetic engine oils in the country in recent times.

According to the World Bank Business report, High price of synthetic lubricants is expected to hinder the growth of the market to some extent.

Others

Additionally, the sectors, such as metalworking and construction, are also flourishing, which are supporting the increase in the demand for lubricants during the study period.

Bangladesh Lubricants Market Forecast 2019-2024

Why brand value works less in Bangladesh Engine Oil Market?

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Why brand value works less in Bangladesh Engine Oil Market?

In Bangladesh, brand value works less in the engine oil market, mostly in the regular trade, like agricultural needs, outdated vehicles and transports, and poor types of machinery.

The regular trade of these segments holds a major market share of the engine oil.

As a trade of the techno-commercial product, most companies had failed to create their brand value over the popular brands.

By nature, the companies are the authorized and exclusive distributors of the various trademark brands. We found they keep this trade as limited to the strategy in terms of pricing, and regular distribution policy rather than creating a brand engagement to the end users.

The trade always follows either the distribution-based or retailer-based marketing policy.

The conventional way of product marketing, agricultural-based oil demand, and the lack of awareness among the end-users are the key reasons too.

The market is growing to meet the demand from the increased motorization, industrial machinery and equipment application, driven by the power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

Now the distributors have many options to play with the existing brands in this saturated market. Every day they welcome the company representatives.

More than 100 brands and local oil trading companies exist in Bangladesh. So a market with numerous brands which is surprising, even many countries don’t allow many brands to exist.

That is why 65% of the market share belongs to several brands those are the various local and imported brands. And their individual market share is untraceable.

And it is the only country, where it is very easy to start importing brands from any corner of the world.

An open market economy always allows product brands to enter in any trade to grab the market share.

However, the market players should concentrate on the overall market scenario to regulate it to make it business- friendly for the future. The more open this market, more unregulated market it is.

Why brand value works less in Bangladesh Engine Oil Market?

Construction Lubricants Market is Growing in Bangladesh

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Construction Lubricants Market is Growing in Bangladesh

Growing construction activities are to drive the overall consumption of construction lubricants in Bangladesh during the forecast period.

Bangladesh is the fourth fastest growing economy worldwide, with GDP of Bangladesh experiencing a continuous rise since the past 5 years, and this is expected to continue during the next five years.

The domestic and foreign investments in the construction industry have been consistently growing over the past decade in the region, which is fueling the growth of the construction lubricants market.

The Bangladesh lubricants market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.01% over the forecast period, 2019-2024. The major factor which is driving the market studied is the increasing construction activities in the country.

In recent years, the construction activities in Bangladesh are increasing, owing to the growing per capita income and rising living standard of the consumers in the country.

Major economies, like China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States are keen to invest in the infrastructure sector of Bangladesh, owing to its good land to water connectivity, port operations, and other factors leading Bangladesh to be a strategic location to carry out business.

According to the World Bank Business report, Bangladesh has improved its ranking in terms of ease of doing business in the construction sector.

The construction activities accounted for a value of BDT 7,359.5 million in 2017-2018 (~USD 86.93 million), witnessing an increase from BDT 6,659.1 million (~USD78.66 million) in 2016-2017.

In recent years, the contribution of the construction sector towards the country’s GDP has been rising at a significant rate. Construction sector’s contribution rose to 7.5% of total GDP in the 2017-2018 fiscal year from 7.36% in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Thus, the growing construction activities in the country are likely to drive the consumption of lubricants through the forecast period.

Even, the global construction lubricants market is projected to reach USD 15.64 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.37% during the forecast period.

Heavy-duty industrial applications to drive construction lubricants

Construction lubricants are a type of lubricants used to reduce friction between moving parts or surfaces and to enhance the efficiency of the machines used in the construction industry.

In heavy-duty industrial applications such as those found on construction sites, a high-performance lubricant can have a significant impact on operational success.

From bulldozers, dump trucks and draglines to scrapers and shovels, all construction equipment is subject to harsh conditions. Exposure to extreme cold or heat, moisture, dust and dirt can hurt lubricant performance and lead to premature equipment failure.

Heavy-duty equipment used in the construction of streets, highways, bridges and buildings is subject to extreme environmental conditions.

Construction Lubricants Market is Growing in Bangladesh

Automotive To Dominate Bangladesh Lubricants Market

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Bangladesh lubricants market

The Bangladesh lubricants market is expected to register a CAGR of 3.01% over the forecast period, 2019-2024. One of the key factors which are driving the market studied is the growing demand for new motor vehicles in the country.

In 2018, the automotive and other transportation has dominated in this market, and it is expected to grow during the forecast period.

Mostly because of the rise of the overall automotive sector, the engine oil market has grown up around 10% to 12% in the last three years.

This automotive and other transportation segment is likely to dominate the market during this meanwhile.

Now, the automotive industry in Bangladesh is considered as the third largest in South Asia.

Bangladesh is anticipating a rise in the demand for motorized vehicles. Until July 2018, 282,354 vehicles were registered against the 420,398 vehicles registered in 2017.

In 2016, a total of 0.42 million vehicles were registered in Bangladesh, up 31.25% from a year earlier, according to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.

Bangladesh imports $2.01 billion worth of vehicles including motorbikes, trucks, passenger vehicles and small pick-ups in the year 2017.

The demand for automobiles in Bangladesh is $2.5 billion, according to data from the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority.

Lubricants are used in automotive for various applications, such as the engine, brake systems, fuel systems, transmission manufacturing, steering systems, exhaust systems, and many others.

Besides, the lubricants in marine transportation are used to dissipate heat, for reducing friction, and combat wear and tear between the surfaces of two moving components.

Additionally, lubricants help fight corrosion and rust in the engine, whether it’s an aviation engine or a wheel turning on a car.

Although the sales of new vehicles have been decreasing in the country for the past three years, the sales of used cars have increased significantly in the country, thereby driving the demand for automotive lubricants.

At least 35,000 units of commercial vehicles such as bus, truck, auto-rickshaw, cargo van, human-haulier, pickup and tanker have been sold last year.

The automotive industry in Bangladesh is dominated by imports of new vehicles, mostly by Japan, China, and India on a large scale and a few from Europe and the United States.

Moreover, Bangladesh is anticipating a growth in the aviation market, with the 170 million population increasing the use of the aerial route for travel, owing to the growing middle-class income.

Due to this, air travel is increasing in the country, which in turn is leading to the market growth for aviation lubricants.

The demand for engine oils will keep rising with the increasing automotive vehicles, which in turn will increase the market for lubricants in Bangladesh.

Looking into Future Automotive Lubricants Market

The future of the lubricants market is more linked with the overall automobile market of Bangladesh. So the forecasts of the automotive segment may provide complete market research on the automotive engine oil market too.

Key trends driving the business in the Bangladesh automotive sector along with potential challenges confronted by players across the industry have to be discovered.

Automotive To Dominate Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Brand Value Works Less in Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

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Brand Value Works Less in Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

Brand value works less in the engine oil market of Bangladesh. Is it really true? 

We have observed this market for a long and tried to understand its nature. The answer could be a simple one that the open market is the main reason behind this status, which is literally saturated one.

The conventional way of product marketing, agricultural-based oil demand, and the lack of awareness among the end-users are the key reasons too.

As a trade of the techno-commercial product, most new entrants had failed to create their brand value over the popular brands.

We found the marketers has accepted this trade as limited to the strategy in terms of pricing, and regular distribution policy rather than creating a brand engagement to the end users. 

Demand is growing here to meet the requirement from the increased motorization, industrial machinery and equipment application, driven by the power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

Is this growing demand is ensuring the actual growth of the market?

A competitive market always allows product brands to enter in any trade to grab the market share. However, dealing with a saturated market like Bangladesh is really difficult.

Let’s come to the point. How many engine oil brands exist in Bangladesh? It is more than 100. But, how many of them are globally recognized?

“We are very much surprised seeing so many brands in Bangladesh, even in India we don’t have too many brands,” said Kaushik Mazumder, national sales manager to Veedol Lubricants in Bangladesh.

However, global brands like Mobil, Shell, Castrol, and BP who entered earlier in Bangladesh are enjoying around 35% of the total market share.

Rest 65% of the market belongs to those struggling brands and their individual market share is untraceable.

How this market can hold a lot of brands? It is as because of the lacks of the proper trade union as well as the lacks of proper monitoring.

That is why this market turns into a volatile one as it is easy to start importing brands from any corner of the world.

The entry of a new brand has a barely visible impact on the market.

Recently, the market-insiders have brought out a concerning message for the recognized brands. And their statement is that existing trademark brands are losing 5% of its lubricant shelves every month.

The market players should concentrate on the overall market scenario to regulate it to make it business- friendly for the future. The more open this market, more unregulated market it is.

Brand Value Works Less in Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

Is Engine Oil Market Growing In Bangladesh?

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Lubricants Market Of Bangladesh
Is Engine Oil Market Growing In Bangladesh?

Currently, the engine oil market of Bangladesh is a hostile one. Those oil players have established their footholds already here, with international brands; are struggling to sustain their market share.

Recently, the markets insiders have brought out a concerning message for the brands those who are concern about their shelves.

Their statement is that existing trademark brands are losing 5% of its lubricant shelves every month in Bangladesh.

With more than a hundred brands on the shelf, this market is growing steadily.

Last year, the demand for the total engine oil market was around 160,000 tonnes.

The Daily Star, a reputed newspaper of Bangladesh reported that the engine oil market has grown at nearly 15% during the last three years.

Also, we observed that lubricants consumption has increased by 60% during the last nine years, where the market has received around 5% to 6% annual growth.

Market Insiders assumed that engine oil consumption likely to be around 165,000 tonnes for the year 2019.

The demand from the industrial machinery, equipment application, and the growing motorization rate is the key to this demand which will, in turn, increase the demand for base oil.

Also, the growing industrial sector requires a greater import of efficient machinery to be used in the factories. Various automotive vehicles in the transport sector require lubricants too, which come from base oil.

The value of this base oil market is around $152 million.

Therefore, the base oil demand is expected to witness steady growth in Bangladesh. And the market size is expected to increase due to these factors amid its economic growth.

To review that assumption, we have talked with several oil brands and tried to find out the exact market size of this growing market.

Most of them agreed with that forecast; however, few marketers are expected that the market would be 175,000 tonnes by the year 2018-2019.

In an interview, Syed Nazib M Rahman, Director to Runner Lube and Energy Limited, said “Last five years, Bangladesh engine oil market has a growth of around 15-17%. We are expected to the growth would be even more than 15% in the next five years as the economy is growing.”

Also, our interviews with the brand persons in the 14th Dhaka Motor Show 2019 has revealed, that the automotive oil segment should bring to control.

The market is being saturated because of the regular entrance of the by-name brands.

And those brands are not maintaining this trade according to the lubricant norms in comparison to the trademarks.

In this backdrop, Mr Nazib said “Overall Bangladesh Lubricants Market is saturated, especially in the automotive segment. The industrial segment is coherent with lubricants manner.”

Many trademark brand marketers asserted that we all together should know the real trade of lubricants with a standard manner; the market would not be over saturated.

Market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.

And it is high time to bring strong regulations to change this prevailing situation and help the industries and also protect the environment in the process.

Is Engine Oil Market Growing In Bangladesh?

Substandard Product Causes Sales Drop of Popular Oil Brands

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Substandard engine oil causes sales drop of popular brands

The sale of substandard engine oils, especially by the names of popular brands, continues with the authorities taking no steps to check the unscrupulous business by a section of oil traders.

Widespread irregularities have pushed down the engine oil sales of popular brands by 12% in 2016-17.

Few private refineries are illegally involved in blending such sub-standard oils in this market.

Sources said that engine oils are adulterated in two ways. Mostly, unscrupulous traders mix paraffine with recycled oils collected from the marine and various manufacturing industries.

Sometimes, they use kerosene oil to adulterate the engine oils.

Only for the low prices, these least quality lubricants have been swayed by the market. However, the use of recycled base oil is harmful to the lifetime of the vehicle engine.

Many drivers of buses, trucks, and motorbikes are facing trouble with their engine after using sub-standard products from unreliable sources.

We have talked with several filling stations at Baghabarighat in Shahzadpur union of Sirajganj district. They said the drivers are more willing to use lower-priced engine oil.

That is why the local filling stations are more interested to sell those less priced engine oil. They are not concern about the quality of the engine oil.

On the other hand, no administration is solely responsible for controlling this adulteration rather than a few raids by the special mobile court. There are no visible activities of any institutions in checking the malpractice.

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is aware of this illicit practice but they are yet to permanently stop the trade of impure engine oil sold throughout the nations.

“Few raids by the special magistrate court has somewhat decreased the adulteration of engine oils. Still, this trend of illegal oil manufacturing continues and the original brands are facing troubles in the market,” BPC officials said.

The government should strictly monitor all of the private oil blending plants and its distribution policy.

Substandard Product Causes Sales Drop of Popular Oil Brands

LEAB Organised Second Official Iftar Program

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Lubricant Employee's Association of Bangladesh

Lubricant Employee’s Association of Bangladesh has organized its second official iftar program followed by a discussion at renowned Hotel Progoti Inn in Dhaka on May 18, 2019.

Most senior officials of the companies, including the sales and marketing personnel of the renowned lubricants brands, were present in this program.

Other merchants, importers, retailers associated with this lubricants market were present too.

Ripon Sheikh Zayed, chairman of Lubricant Employees Association of Bangladesh (LEAB) has given his welcome speech on the occasion.

After this iftar party, the prominent sales head of various brands has shared their experience and gave a guideline for the development of the market.

Ariful Haque Nahid, general secretary of Lubricant Employees Association of Bangladesh (LEAB) gave his opinion about the role of the association.

He said, there are many difficulties exist in our lubricant trade in the market. We are trying to overcome those barriers on behalf of the association.

“We are also trying to organize the training sessions for the freshers who are recently joined in lubricant sector” he also said.

In the event, the association members have worked on the next year’s organization’s action plan.

All of the members have come to consent, they are more willing to work in the development of the owners and sales-force for the development of the lubricants market.

LEAB Organised Second Official Iftar Program

Mono-grade Oil Demand Controls The Market

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Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

Rest of the world is moving towards the lighter viscosity multi-grade oil, where the major market share of our country is controlled by the mono-grade oil. However, the demand and acceptance of multi-grade oil is growing in the automotive sector. 

The mono-grade engine oil holds the major market share of Bangladesh. Around 70% of the purpose of automotive and agricultural machinery needs are met by mono-grade oil.

The agriculture-based economy, outdated public transport, and the industry standard keep roles for the mono-grade oil market.

The agricultural pump-sets, shallow machines, second-hand machinery, local transports, and the repair industry are the key users of this single-grade oil.

The demand for agricultural lubricants in our country is expected to grow at 12-15% between the periods of 2018 to 2023.

SAE 40 and SAE 50 mono-grade oils are highly-sold agricultural lubricants in rural areas.

However, the mono-grade oil, especially for the multi-purpose use, as well as the agricultural machinery, has made this market a significant one.

The provision of subsidy for agricultural machinery and the increased mechanization in the agricultural industry are the key drivers of this oil segment.

In 2009, the government took up a Tk 150 crore scheme to speed up farm mechanization by offering 25% subsidy for agricultural types of machinery such as power tillers, tractors, power threshers and combine harvesters.

However, the key restraints are the availability of recycled oils in the market. And the lack of knowledge among small-scale farmers is also a concern.

Many unscrupulous businessmen are involved in recycled oil trade causes the availability of lower-standard barrel products.

Recycled lubricants can be harmful in the harsh environmental and operating conditions – such as cold, heat, dirt and water – that can be detrimental to a lubricant’s performance in your equipment.

Farmers and other agricultural customers with automatic lubrication systems to ensure that their equipment is lubricated with the right lubricants, in the right amount, at the right intervals.

Above all, most users are not aware of quality oils.

Recent years, the number of local oil marketers has been increased dramatically. They are the floating businessmen who deal in this market beyond the value chain.

Most floating marketers trade on the barrel oil especially works with mono-grade oil by a different local name.

Mono-grade Oil Demand Controls The Market

Base Oil Industry Trends and Future Market

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Base Oil Industry Trends and Future Market

A discussion on overall trends, as a whole, the base oil industry is both growing and improving. While the demand for Group I base oils low, Group II and Group III demand grew at a high rate over the last ten years.

The majority believe that the base oil industry has grown in the past ten years, and most believe the industry will continue to grow in the next ten years.

APAC is particularly likely to believe the industry grew 73% and will grow 74% in the future.

A global survey has concluded that Group II and Group III usage will rise by 41% and 38% while Group I usage is expected to fall by 28% by 2030.

The ExxonMobil Basestocks 2018 Industry Pulse Report has surveyed 306 base oil decision makers from the industries: Additive manufacturers, lubricants manufacturers, industry association, and the equipment manufacturers.

The survey interviewed at least 100 respondents from APAC, The Americas, and EMEA to ensure results encompassed a global perspective.

The survey by ExxonMobil found that 65% of companies are already using Group I base stocks at lower levels than previous years.

Among the reasons given for the shift were, Group II and III oils are more likely to help meet regulations; that they are used more frequently across 77% of industries, and they are likely to save 73% of costs.

Additionally, the survey found that respondents expect Group III oils to become the most commonly used grade within 10 years.

Nearly 65% of respondents for the study believed that the decline of Group I will significantly impact the market.

50% of respondents say it has been difficult to adapt. In order to do so, companies have been changing work techniques, working with new manufacturers, and changing equipment.

However, the respondents still addressed the certain benefits of Group I base oils, emphasizing the viscosity, solvency, and most importantly the low cost.

The survey observed that while the global industries sector is clearly anticipating a decline in demand for Group I, it also recognizes that Group I base stocks will continue to be relevant and favoured for specific formulations well into 2030.

This survey also revealed that Group II base oils as the “heart” of the market.

Group II base oils are seen as the most important to all industries discussed, including the automotive, marine, industrial, and commercial vehicle industries.

Group III base oils are viewed as the second most important to these industries.

Along with EMEA, the Americas are more likely than the APAC to use Group III base oils in the next 10 years.

Base Oil Industry Trends and Future Market

India to Formulate Country’s Automobile Manufacturing Policy

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India to Formulate Bangladesh Automobile Manufacturing Policy

The country’s automobile market has witnessed rapid growth for the last several years due to the rapid economic growth, especially the passenger car segment.

Around 63 automobiles are now sold every day as per the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association (Barvida).

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) says this passenger car market has got 98% growth in the past six years.

Overall, this industry achieved 8% growth a year on an average since 2012, according to industry insiders.

The automobile manufacturing and assembling industries have not grown in Bangladesh in the last three decades because of a lack of raw materials and the backward linkage.

Now the demand for the passenger car segment is fulfilled by the imported reconditioned car.

“If the government formulates policy for establishing four-wheeler-manufacturing plants, current prices will ultimately come down,” said Habib Ullah Dawn, president of the Barvida.

At the 14th Dhaka Motor Show, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said “We do not want to rely on others. We will manufacture our own cars.”

Minister said the local market has a huge demand of automobiles so “It has to be retained by manufacturing cars locally”.

“Handing over this market to others is irrational and we cannot only depend on imported cars but” he also said.

Emphasizing on developing “own brand” instead of assembling and importing cars, he said his ministry would provide all types of cooperation for local automobile brands.

PHP Group assembles the brand’s vehicles at its Chittagong plant. So far, it has brought together three models, Preve, Saga and Exora, by importing the parts from Malaysia.

Indian automakers have a keen interest in the growing market of Bangladesh. Already, the commercial vehicles segment is dominated by India because of the competitive pricing and availability of spare parts.

However, the Indian automakers are competing with Japanese brands in the passenger car segment. They are more willing to provide high quality, brand new cars at cheap rates.

Moreover, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is trying to motivate the Bangladesh government into formulating an automobile manufacturing policy.

Sugata Sen, deputy director general of SIAM said, “We want to make customers understand that Indian automakers are keen to help Bangladesh develop the industry locally for ensuring the best value for money.”

The present trends in economic growth, India is trying to grab a huge market potential for passenger cars with sophisticated technologies.

India to Formulate Country's Automobile Manufacturing Policy

Country’s Car Market Is Growing

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Country’s Car Market Is Growing

The country’s car market has witnessed rapid growth in the last several years due to the rapid economic growth and a rise in the purchasing power of consumers.

The comfort issue in public transport has already put a question mark. Although public transport service has been improved over time, there are still complains such as not getting a seat in the sitting-service bus, misbehaviour of the conductors and so forth.

Also, the affordable price of cars is also reasons for the boost in car sales.

Till now, this growing demand is fulfilled by the imported reconditioned car as we don’t have our own four-wheeler-manufacturing plants in our country.

If the government formulates policy for establishing four-wheeler-manufacturing plants, current prices will ultimately come down, said Habib Ullah Dawn, president of the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers’ and Dealers’ Association (Barvida).

In the inauguration of the 14th Dhaka Motor Show, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said that Bangladesh will not import cars in the near future.

“We do not want to rely on others. We will manufacture our own cars,” the minister said.

Industries Minister said the local market has a huge demand of automobiles so “It has to be retained by manufacturing cars locally”.

He also said, “Handing over this market to others is illogical and we cannot only depend on imported cars.”

Putting emphasis on developing “own brand” instead of assembling and importing cars, he said imported reconditioned cars would lose the market soon in the country due to the evolving modern automobile industry.

The industries minister said his ministry would provide all types of cooperation including land allocation to the entrepreneurs who come forward for local automobile brands.

According to the Barvida, around 7,353 reconditioned cars were sold in FY 2012-13, and 20,149 cars were sold in FY 2016-17.

The country imported around 23,000 cars last year to fulfil the growing public demand.

Currently, the market size for reconditioned cars is around Tk 5,000 crore. Each year the size of the market is increasing by 15 to 20%, according to Barvida.

“Around 63 cars are sold in our country every day. The number of imported cars has increased threefold now,” said AKM Tawhidur Rahman, head of the sales division of Rancon Motorbikes Limited.

“The current market size of reconditioned cars and brand new cars is 25,000 units, in which 5000 units are brand new,” he added.

Country’s Car Market Is Growing

Key Barriers to Market Quality Industrial Oil in Bangladesh

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Key Barriers to Market Quality Industrial Oil In Bangladesh

The stability of Bangladesh’s economy in the last 5 years and, coupled with its pro-business climate and improving infrastructure has transformed the manufacturing sector into one of the top destinations for the industrial oil market.

The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major market share and is driven by the end-user sectors such as power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

Along with the growth of the power sector and the textile sector, the untapped manufacturing sectors are the steel, cement, and plastic. Also, the manufacturing of automotive vehicles and motorcycles will create more opportunity in the near future.

With an estimated annual consumption of around 45,000 tonnes in 2018 that is projected to reach the 52,500 marks by 2019.

To understand the key restraints to market quality products in this growing market, we have talked with leading oil brands.

Rajat Chakraborty, assistant general manager, industrial sales of Runner Lube and Energy Limited, said various factors, including the key barriers of this market.

“There is a lot of shortcoming in terms of technical knowledge in the user end. Sometimes, we observed that they chose the wrong application with their machinery, which is ultimately a risky decision for that company,” he said.

He said the small-scale factories face difficulties as it is not operated by that technical person who doesn’t have proper knowledge on oil usage.

Even, sometimes they are not willing to use a high-end quality product to save the production cost.

“Mostly, we found that to save a little amount of money for purchasing the oil, you are playing with the lifespan of your machine,” he added.

“Immediately, you aren’t facing the trouble with your machinery. But in the long run, the lifespan of your highly expensive machinery is decreasing, which is in threat,” he said too.

Process capacity of the local brands’ product matter

For the local manufacturing of the industrial oil segment, our findings say that there are few local blenders in our country those don’t have the proper process capable of manufacturing lubricants.

“Proper manufacturing of the lubricant product requires a continuous process and manner, which are not maintained in the local blending process,” said Mr Rajat.

When you decide on the local brands, that might cause the wrong application with your machinery. As the lack of process and recommended formulation may cause that wrong application, which is a risky decision.

So, for the sake of your machinery, you should rely on the O.E.M product of the trademark brand. In this competitive market, for pricing, we should not compromise with the quality of the product.

Key Barriers to Market Quality Industrial Oil in Bangladesh

Growing Demand of Industrial Oil Segment in Bangladesh

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Growing Demand of Industrial Oil Segment in Bangladesh

Keeping pace with the automotive sector, the demand for industrial oil is eyeing exponential growth in Bangladesh.

And the oil players have already established their footprints in this segment.

Also, the growing industrial sector is on the way of setting up efficient machinery to be used in the factories.

The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major market share and is driven by the end-user sectors such as power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

The growth of the power sector has already highlighted the industrial oil in our country. 

With the prospective textile sector, the untapped industries which are yet to explore are steel manufacturing, cement, and the growing plastic.

And in the near future, the manufacturing of automotive vehicles and motorcycles will create the opportunity for the marketer.

To know the current status of it, we tried to find out the key barriers that are facing by the marketer.

With extensive working experience in the industrial arena, Rajat Chakraborty, Assistant General Manager to Runner Lube and Energy Limited, said, “We mostly face the short cummings on technical knowledge among the user end.”

Most of the case, it has been observed that the operators of the production unit of the factories use OEM product until the warranty period of the machinery, which is recommended by the manufacturer. But after that, the operators have a tendency to change the brand to save a little amount of money.

In this regard, Mr Rajat said, “Unfortunately, we found that to save a little amount of money for purchasing the oil, you are playing with the lifespan of your machine.” 

“Immediately, you aren’t facing the trouble. But in the long run, the lifespan of your highly expensive machinery is decreasing, which is in threat,” he added. 

Currently, industrial oil segment holds the third-largest demand after mineral-based monograde segment and automotive-based multi-grade segment.

With an estimated annual consumption of around 45,000 tonnes in 2018 that is projected to reach the 52,500 marks by 2019.

This industrial sector accounts for around 30% of the total lubricant oil consumption.

Growing Demand of Industrial Oil Segment in Bangladesh

Brands Are Losing 5% of its Lubricant Shelves Monthly in Bangladesh

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Brands Are Losing 5% of its Lubricant Shelves Monthly in Bangladesh

Engine oil trade has found an ambiguous one, as it is such a market that lacks proper trade union as well as the lacks of proper monitoring.

And the situation is being degraded while too many brands are in the same battle to secure the market share. Besides, this market is flooded with different sub-standard products.

We have observed these factors behind this trade earlier. Also, the market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.

Currently, the situation is being tough for the entire trade. It is clear, the engine oil brands with their shelves, are struggling to hold their market shares.

Recently, we have talked with several traders of the lubricants located at Dayaganj, Banglamotor, Gabtoli, Banglabazar and tried to know the present status of the market.

Most of the traders say that it is such a market, where on an average of 4 to 5 companies are entering monthly in this trade. But unfortunately, a few days later, we saw many companies are unable to supply the required demand in this market. Even form this market, many companies have left out too.

Recently, market insiders have brought out a concerning message for the brands those who are concern about their shelves.

Their statement is that existing trademark brands are losing 5% of its lubricant shelves every month in Bangladesh.

To review that assumption, we have talked with a few oil brands.

In an exclusive interview, Syed Nazib M Rahman, Director to Runner Lube and Energy Limited said, “There are too many international brands are doing well like us Servo, BP, Mobil, Shell, Valvoline, Fuchs and other. Yes, the automotive market is a saturated one. However, we are looking positively into it.”

“We think that the automotive oil segment should bring to control. Those who are entering this market, they should study the market first, then they would come to the market,” said Mr Nazib.

Many recognized brands are facing difficulties, as the market is already flooded with more than 100 brands.

This market is expected to be 1,75,000 tonnes by the year 2018-2019.

Brands Are Losing 5% of its Lubricant Shelves Monthly in Bangladesh

Reviewing Bangladesh Engine Oil Market Once Again

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Reviewing Bangladesh Engine Oil Market Once Again

Overall, the engine oil market in Bangladesh is competitive now. Already, oil players have established their footholds here, with international brands. With more than a hundred brands on the shelf, this market is growing steadily.

Last year, the demand for the total engine oil market was around 160,000 tonnes.

The Daily Star, a reputed newspaper of Bangladesh reported that the engine oil market has grown at nearly 15% during the last three years.

Also, we observed that lubricants consumption has increased by 60% during the last nine years, where the market has received around 5% to 6% annual growth.

Market Insiders assumed that engine oil consumption likely to be around 165,000 tonnes for the year 2019.

To review that assumption, we have talked with several oil brands and tried to find out the exact market size of this growing market.

Most of them agreed with that forecast; however, few marketers are expected that the market would be 175,000 tonnes by the year 2018-2019.

In an interview, Syed Nazib M Rahman, Director to Runner Lube and Energy Limited, said “Last five years, Bangladesh engine oil market has a growth of around 15-17%. We are expected to the growth would be even more than 15% in the next five years as the economy is growing.”

Also, our interviews with the brand persons in the 14th Dhaka Motor Show 2019 has revealed, that the automotive oil segment should bring to control.

The market is being saturated because of the regular entrance of the by-name brands.

And those brands are not maintaining this trade according to the lubricant norms in comparison to the trademarks.

In this backdrop, Mr Nazib said “Overall Bangladesh Lubricants Market is saturated, especially in the automotive segment. Industrial segment is coherent with lubricants manner.”

Many trademark brand marketers asserted that we all together should know the real trade of lubricants with a standard manner, the market would not be over saturated.

However, market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.

Reviewing Bangladesh Engine Oil Market Once Again

Revealing Bangladesh Motorcycle Oil Segment

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Revealing Bangladesh Motorcycle Oil Segment

To meet the growing demand for automotive engine oils, equally, the motorcycle oil segment is eyeing significant growth.

In our country, the rise of motorcycle users throughout the nation, popularity of ride-sharing, and the favorable motorcycle assembling, leading to the eventual manufacturing has created that opportunity for this segment.

On an assumption, motorcycle oil segment has 5% to 8% of the total market share, which is around 10,000 tonnes litter.

Surprisingly, the number of motorcycles has doubled in Dhaka over the last eight years.

Revealing Bangladesh Motorcycle Oil Segment
Revealing Bangladesh Motorcycle Oil Segment

According to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), the number of registered motorcycles increased to 4, 69,888 in April 2018 from 2, 10,081 in 2010.

Around 75,251 motorcycles were registered with the BRTA in 2017.

The Motorcycle Industry Development Policy 2018 is now effective to facilitate the motorcycle manufacturing process to meet the domestic demand. There, the manufacturing policy already created a market for both industrial engine oil as well as the motorcycle engine oil.

This manufacturing policy aims to locally manufacture 5, 00, 000 motorcycles a year by 2021 and double that by 2027.

Operators now predict that the market would grow many folds in the next two-three years.

Besides, the popularity of ride-sharing has already increased the two-wheeled traffic in Dhaka.

On average about 1,000 units of two-wheelers are being sold in the country as the demand is rising. Five years ago the number was around 550.

So, the motorcycle oil market is on the cusp of significant change triggered by forces shaping the future of mobility.

The ride-sharing companies has already initiated a mobility revolution, impacting motorcycle oil demand due to more frequent oil drain intervals in the near term.

However, opportunities for partnerships to this market or use it as a new channel to market is among the positive factors.

In the ride-sharing model, major motorcycle oil brands need to look to the future, as questions such as who will be making the decision on the ‘brand’ of 4T oil at the time of an oil change will be raised.

Most oil players in this market have already created their footnotes and become desperate to this segment. Many reputed from America, UK, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, Thailand, and India is available.

Therefore, the motorcycle oil segment is looking at the rising development on the growing motorcycle industry, and the impact of these factors on 4T oil demand.

Revealing Bangladesh Motorcycle Oil Segment

Lion’s Share of Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

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Lion’s Share of Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

We have discussed more on automotive engine oil; however, the single-grade oil segment holds the lion’s share of the market. Till now, around 70% of the purpose of automotive and agricultural machinery needs are met by the single-grade oil.

The agriculture-based economy, outdated public transport, and the industry standard keep roles for this single-grade oil market.

The agricultural pump-sets, shallow machines, second-hand machinery, local transports, and the repair industry are the key users of this single-grade oil.

The demand for agricultural lubricants in our country is expected to grow at 12-15% between the periods of 2018 to 2023.

The provision of subsidy for agricultural machinery and the increased mechanization in the agricultural industry are the key drivers of this oil segment.

In 2009, the government took up a Tk 150 crore scheme to speed up farm mechanization by offering 25% subsidy for agricultural types of machinery such as power tillers, tractors, power threshers and combine harvesters.

Later, the project was extended until June 2019. Now, up to 95% of the land is tilled by power tillers and tractors.

However, the key restraints are the availability of recycled oils in the market. And the lack of knowledge among small-scale farmers is also a concern.

Many unscrupulous businessmen are involved in recycled barrel oil business causes the availability of the lower-standard barrel products.

Recycled lubricants can be harmful in the harsh environmental and operating conditions – such as cold, heat, dirt and water – that can be detrimental to a lubricant’s performance in your equipment.

Farmers and other agricultural customers with automatic lubrication systems to ensure that their equipment is lubricated with the right lubricants, in the right amount, at the right intervals.

In Bangladesh, SAE 40 and SAE 50 single grade oils are highly-sold agricultural lubricants in rural areas.

However, the single-grade oil, especially for the agricultural multi-purpose use, has made this market segment a significant one.

Above all, most users are not aware of quality oils, still which are the key barrier for this market.

Recent years, the number of local oil marketers has been increased dramatically. By nature, they are the floating businessmen who deal in this market beyond the value chain.

Most floating marketers trade on the barrel oil especially works with single-grade oil by different local name.

Lion’s Share of Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

Battle of Engine Oil Brands in Bangladesh

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Battle of Engine Oil Brands in Bangladesh

Engine oil market of Bangladesh is an example of a competitive one, as it has already placed more than 100 brands altogether and the number of brands is increasing day by day.

And the situation is being worsened while so many by name products are available. So, this market has become more overstated in terms of brand names and local products.

Last year, the demand for the total engine oil market was around 160,000 tonnes.

The Daily Star, a reputed newspaper of Bangladesh claimed that the engine oil market has grown at nearly 15% during the last three years.

In this growing market, should we allow too more brands in this market is a question?

Regularly, the retailers have to welcome the representatives of newly entered brands. Even, India doesn’t have too many engine oil brands like Bangladesh have.

Earlier, we observed these factors behind the engine oil trade of Bangladesh. And, business Insiders has depicted this lubricants market as a silent trade with a lot of floating traders.

Market Insiders says the lubricants consumption likely to be around 165,000 tonnes for the year 2019.

For the last nine years, it has observed that lubricants consumption has increased by 60%, where the market has enjoyed around 5% to 6% annual growth.

However, the engine oil demand is growing thanks to increasing automotive sector and the agriculture-based economy.

Besides, the engine oil consumption in the industrial sector has increased significantly in the last 5 years.

Already, oil players have established their footholds here, with international brands.

Market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.

And it is high time to bring strong regulations to change this prevailing situation and help the industries and also protect the environment in the process.

However, the lack of market monitoring and the least reporting makes this trade unnoticeable to the public.

Currently, the situation is being tough for the overall engine oil market. It is clear, the engine oil brands with their existing market share, are struggling to hold their market shares.

Battle of Engine Oil Brands in Bangladesh

Revealing Market Size of Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

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Revealing Market Size of Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

Who will reveal the exact market size of the engine oil market in Bangladesh? The market for engine oils, known as lubricants, is growing rapidly, driven by the increasing number of automotive vehicles as well as the rapid growth of its economy.

On an assumption, last year, the demand for the total engine oil market was around 160,000 tonnes.

The Daily Star, a reputed newspaper of Bangladesh claimed that the engine oil market has grown at nearly 15% during the last three years.

It also alleged that the lubricant consumption rose over 14% during this period.

Earlier, Mobil Jamuna Limited, a leading shareholder of Bangladesh engine oil market, has estimated that the lubricants consumption was about 62,600 tonnes for the year 2010.

Within nine years, it has observed that lubricants consumption has increased by 60%, where the market has enjoyed around 5% to 6% annual growth.

Market Insiders says the lubricants consumption likely to be around 165,000 tonnes for the year 2019.

An earlier report by the Daily Star says the retail market was about Tk 1,000 crore in 2009, when the automotive sector consumed 77%, and the manufacturing sector consumed the rest market share.

But now, based on the growth analysis, the expected retail market is around Tk 3,000 crore.

In the last 5 years, lubricants consumption in the manufacturing sector has increased notably.

It has also observed, the automotive sector holds around 70% of the total demand, and the manufacturing sector accounts for the rest 30% market share.

The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major share of the total lubricants market and is driven by the end-user sectors such as power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

The growth of the power sector has got priority because of the national agenda, also highlighted the demand from the manufacturing sector.

Also, the growing industrial sector requires a greater import of efficient machinery to be used in the factories. Various automotive vehicles in the transport sector require lubricants too, which come from base oil.

Therefore, the lubricants demand is expected to witness steady growth in Bangladesh. And the market size is expected to increase due to these factors amid its economic growth.

Revealing Market Size of Bangladesh Engine Oil Market

Future of Bangladesh Automotive Engine Oil Market

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Future of Synthetic Oil Segment
Future of Bangladesh automotive engine oil market

The future of Bangladesh automotive engine oil market is depending on the production of automobiles and demand for conventional and synthetic products.

The automotive vehicle sales have shown a constant rise over the past few years, because of the growing population and consumer spending capacity.

While forecasting the future market, we have to understand the acceptance of both conventional oil and synthetic oil.

The conventional oil is cheap with a high demand all over the world. Whereas, synthetic lubes provide excellent protection and better performance for a longer period of time than conventional products.

Grade Insights

We know, based on grades, the market has been considered into mineral, semi-synthetic, and synthetic.

As usual, the conventional products will enjoy a moderate growth as they have a high viscosity. It has a better acceptance among the consumers. 

In comparison, semi-synthetic lubes are engine-specific oils, which are specially manufactured by adding suitable additives and as per the specifications of vehicle manufacturers. However, the oil changing cycle for semi-synthetic is little longer than the mineral-based products.

Transition to Synthetic Oil

Marketers have already pursued the semi-synthetic lube products to the customers, recommending those as the conversion of product usage from the mineral oil to synthetic oil.

Besides the passenger cars, most engines of the diesel-run commercial vehicles run in the road are out-of-date which are the key customer of the mineral based oil.

Myths on Synthetic Oil

Besides, fully-synthetic products were previously used only for race cars. These oils provide excellent protection from friction, wear and tear, and operate smoothly at high temperature and extreme weather conditions.

However, creating awareness on the synthetic product is a challenge. And the existing myths on the lubricants also the key restraints to the understanding of the synthetic.    

A common myth is synthetic engine oil bad for engine seals. Synthetic engine oil will not cause any damage to engine seals. The most popular myth is synthetic oil causes cars to use more oil?

Synthetic engine oils don’t affect seals and won’t be the cause of blow-by or oil burn-off in an older engine. Just like conventional engine oil, synthetic engine oils have a specific viscosity grade.

However, synthetic engine oil performs smoothly at a high operating temperature, which is a major reason for OEMs to manufacture turbocharged vehicle engines.

Future of Synthetic Oil Segment

The consumer awareness pertaining to the advantages of using fully-synthetic lubes may drive segment growth.

In the further development of vehicle engines, synthetic engine oil is projected to play a crucial role. Also, the consumer awareness for fuel-efficiency is expected to create great opportunities for the manufacturers in the industry.

Future of Bangladesh Automotive Engine Oil Market

Silent Trade of Recycled Engine Oil in Bangladesh

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Silent trade of recycled engine oil in Bangladesh

The market is apparently flooded with substandard lubricants under various brand names. Even some importers are directly selling recycled engine oil and recycled base oil. We know that the market is overwhelmed with more than 100 brands.

Market Insiders considered this trade as an uncontrolled market in comparison to another segment.

Additionally, about 26 companies have got permission for the lubricants blending plants, where around 18 plants are in the operation.

The prevailing blending plants are committed to using virgin base oil as raw material for their production.

According to the Bangladesh Lube Blenders Association, the annual demand for lube oil is about 1,60,000 tones. Besides, under the public and private sector, the production capacity of 18 lube plants is about 2,00,000 tones.

However, due to lower prices of ground oils, compared to the virgin base oil, few unscrupulous blenders and importers are encouraged to import it at the private level.

But the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has brought a risky declaration in the national budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 allowed the import of the items through inclusion of two separate HS (harmonized system) Codes for them. However, in later, the energy division banned that announcement of that import.

But, the recycled base oil is damaging for the lifetime of the vehicle engine and other industrial mercenaries. Only for the low prices, these least quality lubricants have been swayed by the market.

Mechanical experts say that there is limited scope for the customers to know about the quality of lubricants. Again, the use of recycled base oil for blending purposes is not fit for the valuable machinery of the vehicles and industrial plants.

It also increases the user’s maintenance cost. Simultaneously, due to the use of these lower-substandard lubricants, a huge amount of investment in the machinery and equipment is being wasted. It is also a threat to the environment and public health.

According to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), there are more than 32 lakh petrol and diesel-powered cars in the country.

Around 45 lakh units of small-medium and large-scale industrial units are coming to the country. Besides, different-scale machinery is being made locally. To keep these instruments active, the use of virgin base oil is necessary.

So, it is necessary to stop the trade of recycled base oil as well as the engine oil to protect the domestic blending plants as well as to keep the lifespan of vehicles and factories.

Silent Trade of Recycled Engine Oil in Bangladesh

Ride Sharing to Grow Motorcycle Population

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Ride Sharing to Grow Motorcycle Population

Ride-sharing in Bangladesh has brought a remarkable change in the transportation system, especially in the metro. People now think easily to get the desired vehicle to reach somewhere via mobile app-based ride- sharing.  

It is found as a success in terms of solving traffic woes; however, the ride-sharing apps are middle-class urban solutions for the metro people.

Operators said the rapid popularity of ride-sharing through apps has also pulled up demand for two-wheelers since last years. This popularity has already increased the two-wheeled traffic in Dhaka.

Especially, the motorcycle population focused on ride-sharing has increased a 44% uptake in motorbike sales. Even, the local ride-sharing market is turning out to be decidedly two-wheeled in nature.

On average about 1,000 units of two-wheelers are being sold in the country as the demand is rising. Five years ago, the number was around 550.

Currently, the ride-sharing industry is worth an estimated Tk 2,200 crore, yearly. And it has barely made a dent in the larger picture of the overall transport industry.

We know, last year, the Motorcycle Industry Development Policy 2018 has already approved to facilitate the motorcycle manufacturing process to meet the domestic demand.

Operators predict that the market would grow many folds in the next two-three years.

So, it is clear that the motorcycle oil segment is on the cusp of significant change triggered by forces shaping the future of mobility as well as the growing motorcycle population in our country.

Market Insiders forecasted the motorcycle engine oil demand will change as a reaction to transformative venture redefining mobility, including the advent of ride sharing.

So, ride-sharing as a mobility revolution, impacting motorcycle engine oil demand due to more frequent oil drain intervals in the near term.

Now, building partnerships between motorcycle brands and the lubricant products would be seen as a new channel to market.

Is the current marketing message of motorcycle engine oil suppliers revived with this group of buyers, decision-makers, and influential people, or do they need to be amended for this new and growing section of the market?

Ride Sharing to Grow Motorcycle Population

How Lubricants Shelf Monitor Oil Brands?

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Bangladesh Lubricants Market
How Lubricants shelf Monitor Engine Oil Market?

The lubricants shelves of the overall market have already placed more than 100 brands altogether and the number of brands is increasing day by day.

And the situation is being worsened while so many by name products are taking the different shelves of different clusters. This market has become more overstated in terms of brand names and local products.

You may argue with us; lubricants shelves have no more space to place your new brands. You might get surprised by hearing such a statement. For your information, it’s not a surprising one.

Regularly, lubricants retailers have to welcome the representatives of newly entered brands.

And, business Insiders has depicted this lubricants market as a silent trade with a lot of floating traders.

On an assumption, the annual domestic demand for lubricants oils is around 100 million liters, whereas base oil demands around 140 million liters.

However, the lack of market monitoring and the least reporting makes the lubricants trade unnoticeable to the public.

How does it work?

Already, lubricant players have established their footholds here in Bangladesh, with international brands.

However, the situation is being tough as too many brands entered in this market. So, it is clear, the lubricants brands are struggling to sustain their market shares.

For this reason, we recommend an impression of “Lubricants shelf” to evaluate your brand visibility, which can a key indicator of the market shares of the existing brands. 

Every retailer shop has different display shelves and the sellers place different product cans for the end-users. By nature, the sellers have the sole control of those shelves for the preferred product cans.

The idea of “Lubricants shelf” may give the marketer an impression, how to penetrate in this competitive market. 

The well-known lubricants brands automatically seized the product shelves because of the user demand. But for the struggling brands, this idea can be a key identifier of the business strategy to take over other brands.

The key objective of this impression of “Lubricants shelf” is to create an overview of your brand positioning in this competitive market. A discussion on Lubricants Shelves; from the evaluation perspective, a discussion ground has been created to solely represent this trade, as well as its other stakeholders.

How Lubricants Shelf Monitor Oil Brands?

Bangladesh to Observe International Mother Language Day

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Bangladesh to observe International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.

First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, it was formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution establishing 2008 as the International Year of Languages.

The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was the initiative of Bangladesh.

In Bangladesh, the 21 February is the anniversary of the day when Bangladeshis fought for recognition for the Bangla language.

21st February was declared to be the International Mother Language Day by UNESCO in 1999. It has been observed throughout the world since February 21st, 2000. The declaration came up in tribute to the Language Movement done by the Bangladeshis.

Bangladesh to Observe International Mother Language Day

“Lubricants Shelf” to Assess Engine Oil Market

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Lubricants Shelf to Assess Engine Oil Market

Already, lubricant players have established their footholds here in Bangladesh, with international brands.

However, the situation is being tough as too many brands entered in this market. So, it is clear, the lubricants brands are struggling to sustain their market shares.

For this reason, we recommend an impression of “Lubricants shelf” to evaluate your brand visibility, which can a key indicator of the market shares of the existing brands. 

Every retailer shop has different display shelves and the sellers place different product cans for the end-users. By nature, the sellers have the sole control of those shelves for the preferred product cans.

The idea of “Lubricants shelf” may give the marketer an impression, how to penetrate in this competitive market. 

The well-known lubricants brands automatically seized the product shelves because of the user demand. But for the struggling brands, this idea can be a key identifier of the business strategy to take over other brands.

The key objective of this impression of “Lubricants shelf” is to create an overview of your brand positioning in this competitive market.

A discussion on Lubricants Shelves; from the evaluation perspective, a discussion ground has been created to solely represent this trade, as well as its other stakeholders.

Why “Lubricants shelf” is key to monitor engine oil market?

The lubricants shelves of the overall market have already placed more than 100 brands altogether and the number of brands is increasing day by day.

And the situation is being worsened while so many by name products are taking the different shelves of different clusters. This market has become more overstated in terms of brand names and local products.

You may argue with us; lubricants shelves have no more space to place your new brands. You might get surprised by hearing such a statement. For your information, it’s not a surprising one.

Regularly, lubricants retailers have to welcome the representatives of newly entered brands.

And, business Insiders has depicted this lubricants market as a silent trade with a lot of floating traders.

On an assumption, the annual domestic demand for lubricants oils is around 100 million litres, whereas base oil demand around 140 million litres.

However, the lack of market monitoring and the least reporting makes the lubricants trade unnoticeable to the public.

“Lubricants Shelf” to Assess Engine Oil Market

Challenges of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

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Challenges of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Lubricants market now belongs to an uncontrolled trade in our country. Surprisingly, the lubricants shelves are already inflated with more than 100 brands and the number of brands is increasing.

The situation is degraded as so many by name, local products are penetrating into this market. Regularly, traders are welcoming the representatives of newly entered brands too.

Already, business Insiders has depicted this lubricants market as a silent trade with a lack of regulations.

A market with too many brands is not only the challenges of this market. The sale of recycled engine oils, especially by the names of popular brands is a key barrier too, has increased in the remote areas due to lax monitoring by any concerned authorities.

Sources said that engine oils are being adulterated in two ways. Mostly, unscrupulous traders mix paraffine based stocks with recycled oils collected from the marine and various manufacturing industries.

In absence of paraffine, they use kerosene oil to adulterate the engine oils. Then those are supplied to the users.

However, due to lower prices of ground oils, compared to the virgin base oil, dishonest traders are more encouraged to market recycled oils.

Only for the low prices, these least quality lubricants have been swayed by the market.

Hundreds of dealers and agents are involved in distributing of such lower standard engine oil.

It has found no administration is solely responsible for controlling the adulteration rather than a few raids by the special mobile court.

Fuel Adulteration in Bangladesh

In a roundabout way, the sale of impure fuels is another challenge of this trade. Mostly, unscrupulous fuel traders mix a high proportion of condensate with fuel oils like diesel, petrol and octane. And, the condensate can be mixed easily because of its similarity with other oils.

The refineries generally buy condensates produced in gas fields run by state-owned Petrobangla and other international oil companies under a government contract to produce fuels such as petrol, diesel, octane, and kerosene.

Earlier, BPC has issued show-cause notices to over 1500 agents, dealers, and distributors for their alleged involvement in illicit fuel trade and adulteration.

Still now, a section of dishonest fuel oil traders in different region procure the crude condensate from the gas fields with low price and mix it with the fuel oils rampantly.

These issues that discussed above are the key barriers that made this market unrestrained one. However, the govt. should act strongly to monitor this market for the well-being of this trade.

Challenges of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market

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Bangladesh Lubricants Market
Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market

Bangladesh industrial lubricants market is a focused market in recent years. Also, the oil players look outside of the highly competitive automotive lubricants market for new growth.

The growth of the power sector has got publicized recently because of the national agenda, which has also highlighted the industrial lubricants market in Bangladesh.

Also, the growing industrial sector requires a greater import of efficient machinery to be used in the factories.

The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major market share and is driven by the end-user sectors such as power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

Within Bangladesh, industrial lubricants represent the third-largest market after mineral-based lubricants markets and automotive lubricants market.

With an estimated annual consumption of around 20 million litres in 2018 that is projected to reach the 25 million litres mark by 2020.

The stability of Bangladesh’s economy in the last 5 years and, coupled with its pro-business climate and improving infrastructure has transformed this market into one of the top destinations for foreign direct investments in the manufacturing sector.

Lubricants consumption by the industrial sector has increased significantly in the last 5 years.

This industrial sector accounts for around 30% of the total lubricant consumption in Bangladesh.

The consumption of industrial lubricants has increased exponentially. And the metalworking fluid segment is the key segment includes a range of oils and other liquids that are used for lubricating or cooling metallic workpieces during the industrial procedures such as machining, grinding, forging, stamping, and milling.

Metal Removal fluids processed is likely to be one of the lucrative application segments in the metalworking fluid market which will remain the second most prominent application segment in this industry due to the growth in the automotive and steel industries in the coming years.

In Bangladesh, the distribution structure of industrial lubricants has evolved over the years to serve the dispersed industrial landscape.

Traditionally, lubricants oil manufacturers have relied on primary and secondary distributors as their primary channel-to-market.

However, some markets may even require traders–individuals who have intimate knowledge of the market–to service the population of small-scale industrial end-users and retailers in rural regions.

Bangladesh Industrial Lubricants Market

Drivers’ Opinion On Using Engine Oil

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Drivers’ opinion on using engine oil

Understanding the passenger car driver’s opinion on using car engine oil is more important for the marketers. We all know, the drivers of the passenger car play a key role in the overall fleet management.

A small-scale survey in Dhaka city also revealed that result too.

We found, around 80% car owners mostly rely on their drivers for the overall fleet maintenance as they don’t have the ample time to take care of their fleet personally.

Findings say the overall fleet maintenance is on the personal vehicle driver’s responsibility.

That is why we conducted a survey on 50 passenger car drivers of Dhaka city to understand the view of using lubricating oil.

Our findings say, 28% car drivers don’t have the in-depth knowledge of using passenger car engine oil.

76% car drivers rely on the mechanics for the oil change and they purchase their recommended oils. Sometimes they purchase the product can directly from the repair shop, as the mechanic also stores product cans on their shelves.

However, around 78% drivers purchase the can of the engine oil personally from the retailer shop.

They are more willing to negotiate the pricing while purchasing the oil as the market is over-flooded with various brands.

Findings also revealed that 34% drivers aren’t willing to move into the new branded products at a reasonable price. As the market is exaggerated with lots of brands, they are concerned about the quality of those products.

64% passenger car drivers are more willing to use the popular engine oil brands for their fleets; as with those products they have their user experiences. Also, they don’t want to take any kind of risk with their fleet engines.

So, the passenger car drivers not always rely on the mechanic for changing the engine oil. However, they have their own preferences too in terms of choosing the engine oil.

Mostly they use those well-fitted regular oils for their fleets on which they have trust along with the user experience.

Drivers’ Opinion On Using Engine Oil

A Landscape of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

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Bangladesh Lubricants Market
A Landscape of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Lubricants market of Bangladesh is a competitive one. The lubricants shelves of the overall market have already placed more than 100 brands altogether and the number of brands is increasing day by day.

And the situation is being worsened while so many by name products are taking the different shelves of different clusters. This market has become more overstated in terms of brand names and local products.

You may argue with us; lubricants shelves have no more space to place your new brands. You might get surprised hearing such a statement. For your information, it’s not a surprising one.

Regularly, lubricants retailers have to welcome the representatives of newly entered brands.

A national sales manager, of a reputed lubricating oil brand in Bangladesh, said, even India doesn’t have too many oil brands like Bangladesh have.

Earlier, we observed these factors behind the lubricants trade of Bangladesh. And, business Insiders has depicted this lubricants market as a silent trade with a lot of floating traders.

On an assumption, the annual domestic demand for lubricants oils is around 100 million litres, whereas base oil demand around 140 million litres.

The annual domestic consumption has got almost 3% yearly growth.

However, the base oil demand of Bangladesh is growing thanks to increasing automotive sector and the agriculture-based economy.

Lubricants consumption in the industrial sector has increased significantly in the last 5 years.

Furthermore, this unnoticeable market now is a competitive one. Already, lubricant players have established their footholds here, with international brands.

Market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.

And it is high time to bring strong regulations to change this prevailing situation and help the industries and also protect the environment in the process.

However, the lack of market monitoring and the least reporting makes this trade unnoticeable to the public.

Currently, the situation is being tough for the overall lubricants market. It is clear, the lubricants brands with their existing market share, are struggling to hold their market shares.

A Landscape of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Business Size of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

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Overall Lubricants Market Is Growing In Bangladesh

It is not so difficult to calculate the size of lubricants trade of Bangladesh. However, business Insiders has considered this market as a silent trade in comparison to others.

Surprisingly, the annual domestic demand for lubricating oils is around 100 million litres, whereas base oil demand around 140 million litres. The market value of base oil around $133 million.

The annual domestic consumption has got almost 3% yearly growth, which is on par with India but behind China.

The lubricants shelves of Bangladesh hold more than 100 brands altogether and the number is increasing day by day.

However, the lack of market monitoring, the current status of the transport system, least reporting make this trade unnoticeable to the public.

In recent years, the growth of power sector has got publicized because of the national agenda, which has also highlighted the industrial lubricants oil market in Bangladesh.

The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major share of the total lubricants market and is driven by the end-user sectors such as power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.

In our country, the base oil demand is the highest thanks to increasing automotive sector and the agriculture-based economy.

The growing motorization rate is the key to this demand which will, in turn, increase the demand for base oil.

Also, the growing industrial sector requires a greater import of efficient machinery to be used in the factories. Various automotive vehicles in the transport sector require lubricants too, which come from base oil.

Therefore, the base oil demand is expected to witness steady growth in Bangladesh. And the market size is expected to increase due to these factors amid its economic growth.

Lubricant consumption in the industrial sector has increased significantly in the last 5 years. The industrial sector accounts for 30% of total lubricant consumption in Bangladesh.

Furthermore, this unnoticeable market now is a competitive one. Already, lubricant players have established their footholds here, with international brands.

Market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.

And it is high time to bring strong regulations to change this prevailing situation and help the industries and also protect the environment in the process.

Business Size of Bangladesh Lubricants Market

Vehicle Tracking System of Bangladesh

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Vehicle Tracking System of Bangladesh

The vehicle tracking system is a combination of technologies to know the real-time position of a vehicle or to log a history of where a vehicle has been. Mostly, these systems are using for stolen vehicle recovery strategies.

Also, the usage of vehicle tracking systems includes fleet management, tracking various assets, management of service personnel, mobile sales and surveillance.

Accordingly, the private sector is adopting vehicle tracking management system for fleet management.

Why Bangladesh is a Market for Vehicle Tracking System?

Currently, the number of commercial and the passenger car is growing. So, the vehicle tracking market is eyeing growth in this disputed market.

Now, around 10% of passenger cars of Dhaka are using the vehicle tracking system.

So far, the vehicle tracking mechanism is a part of fleet management, which is growing significantly.

However, the vehicle tracking market is estimated to foster over owing to rising safety and security awareness, particularly in the corporate sector.

Why Vehicle Tracking Market is an opportunity?

Currently, the market size for reconditioned cars is around Tk 5,000 cr. Each year the size of the market is increasing by 15% to 20%.

Also, the passenger car market is eyeing growth for the modified hybrid cars and growing ride-sharing services.

Now, hybrid car accounts for 12% of the total reconditioned cars brought into the country in the last fiscal year.

Therefore, the ride-sharing industry has made up around 23% of the transportation. And, it has barely made a dent in the overall automotive industry.

The synergy between telecommunications and information technology.

In this region, a synergy between telecommunications and information technology has introduced the next-generation solutions.

So, the increasing deployment of vehicle tracking devices is to ensure fast movement of goods is primarily driving the GPS tracking industry size.

In the near future, increasing automobile theft in our country may drive the regulations to be mandatory on such product usage.

Additionally, with increasing sales of commercial automobiles in Bangladesh. Consequently, the vehicle tracking market will gain higher momentum.

Therefore, the government has the opportunity to play a crucial part in boosting the market.

Vehicle Tracking System of Bangladesh

Looking into Bangladesh Monograde Oil Market

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Looking into Mono-grade Oil Market in Bangladesh

After the National Elections 2019, the retailers are now in the mood of trading the mono-grade oils, especially the barrel oil in a full swing.

However, it is the peak season for the monograde oil because of the harvesting time for the transplanted Aman between November to January.

We know that the mono-grade oils hold the significant market share of this market. The agriculture-based economy amid the outdated public transport and the industry standard are the key to this mono-grade segment.

Mostly, the agricultural pump-sets, shallow machines, second-hand machinery, local transports, and the repair industry are the key users of this mono-grade oil.

Earlier, the restriction on running unauthorized light vehicles on the main roads has impacted the overall lubricants market.

However, many unscrupulous businessmen are involved in recycled barrel oil business causes the availability of the lower-standard barrel products.

Above all, most users are not aware of quality oils, still which are the key barrier for this market.

For the last three years, the local oil traders have been increased dramatically. By nature, they are the floating businessmen who deal in this market beyond the value chain.

Most floating marketers are the barrel oil traders especially works with mono-grade oil by the local name. Most of them are involved in the lubricants oil business.

Unfortunately, this lubricants market lacks proper value chain which is the main barrier to identify its nature. Moreover, no more industry-oriented regulation brought by the government to monitor this trade which has created an avenue for the irregular traders.

Market observers have identified this engine oil market is one of the uncontrolled trades when we discuss the nature of monograde engine oil market.

Still, the low-quality engine oil is a concern in our country. And the absence of proper monitoring has opened the market for recycled oil as base oil, and non-use of the proper additive by the illicit lube blenders.

Looking into Bangladesh Monograde Oil Market

Forecasting Bangladesh Tyre Market

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Forecasting Bangladesh Tyre Market

Tyre market in Bangladesh is forecasted to grow at over 9% until 2020 on the back of growth in automobile sales, advancements in public infrastructure, and development-seeking government policies.

The government has emphasized on the road infrastructure of the country, which has been instrumental in driving vehicle sales in the country.

The tyre market reached Tk 4,750 crore last year, up from about Tk 4,000 crore in 2017, according to market insiders.

The commercial vehicle tyre segment dominates this industry with around 80% of the market share. At least 1.5 lakh pieces of tyres in the segment were sold in 2018.

In the commercial vehicle tyre segment, the MRF’s market share is 30%. Apollo controls 5% of the segment, Birla 10%, CEAT 3%, and Hankook 1%. The rest 51% is controlled by non-branded Chinese tyres.

However, Bangladesh mostly lacks in tyre manufacturing setups, which leads to tyre imports from other countries as the only feasible option to meet the demand. The company largely imports tyre from China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan.

Automobile and tyre sales in Bangladesh are expected to grow with the rising in purchasing power of people as well as growing investments and joint ventures of foreign market players. The country might become the exporting destination for global tyre manufacturers.

Several global tyre giants have also expressed interest in making significant investments by setting up their manufacturing units in the country.

This reflects an opportunity for local companies to set up an indigenous manufacturing base in Bangladesh and also enables foreign players to set up their localized production facilities to capture a significant market.

It can be said that, the rise in automobile sales, improvement in public infrastructure, and growth in purchasing power to drive the tyre market over the next five years.

Forecasting Bangladesh Tyre Market

Commercial Vehicles to Thrive Engine Oil Market

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Commercial Vehicles to Thrive Engine Oil Market

The number of commercial vehicles is growing rapidly in Bangladesh. Moving transport activities, as well as the recent economic growth, made Bangladesh a potential market for commercial vehicles.

However, the overall automotive market is flourishing in Bangladesh thanks to increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles.

Currently, the market size of the commercial vehicle is about Tk 4,200 crore whereas it was about Tk 2,000 crore a decade ago.

The market size of commercial vehicles grew 15% to 20% every year over the last decade.

At least 35,000 units of commercial vehicles such as bus, truck, auto-rickshaw, cargo van, human-haulier, pickup and tanker have been sold last year.

Mostly because of the rise of the overall automotive sector, the engine oil market has grown up around 10% to 12% in the last three years.

According to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA), the number of registered petrol and diesel-powered vehicles is 3,663,189 units.

In Bangladesh, automotive vehicles have increased by 2.5 times in the last eight years. That is why the overall engine oil consumption raised over 14% for the last four years.

Keeping pace with the growing commercial vehicles, the demand for engine oils as well as the commercial vehicles in Bangladesh will rise.

So, the engine oil market for commercial vehicles is on the cusp of significant change triggered by rising transportation. And, it will evaluate how and when the fuel-run engine oil demand drives this market in the near future.

Future Commercial Vehicle Oil Market

Bangladesh is yet to proactively work out an automotive roadmap apart from the two-wheelers market.

So, the future of commercial vehicle oil market is linked with the analysis and forecasts of the commercial vehicle market” may provide a complete overview of this automotive market.

Information on leading companies across Bangladesh’s value chain along with the latest industry developments and their impact on the players are analyzed in detail. However, opportunities for partnerships to this commercial vehicle engine oil market may work as a new channel to market are among the positive factors.

Commercial Vehicles to Thrive Engine Oil Market

Automotive Vehicles to Leap Engine Oil Market

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Automotive Vehicles to Leap Engine Oil Market

The automotive vehicle market is thriving in Bangladesh thanks to increasing sales of commercial and passenger vehicles fueled by expanding economic activities and well-off consumers.

Moving transport activities, as well as the recent economic growth, made Bangladesh a potential market and it has been growing very fast for the last 10 years.

The market growth is nearly 15% to 20% every year over the last decade.

The automotive vehicle market comprises with the passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, buses, vans and motorcycles.

At least 35,000 units of commercial vehicles such as bus, truck, auto-rickshaw, cargo van, human-hauler, pickup and tanker have been sold last year.

In 2016, a total of 0.42 million automotive vehicles were registered in Bangladesh, according to the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.

Apart from the passenger car and motorcycles, the number of registered petrol and diesel-powered commercial vehicles is 3,663,189 units in number.

Mostly because of the rise of the overall automotive sector, the engine oil market has grown up around 10% to 12% in the last three years.

In the road, automotive vehicles have increased by 2.5 times in the last eight years. So, the demand for engine oils will rise keeping pace with the increasing automotive vehicles.

That is why the overall engine oil consumption raised over 14% for the last four years. Now its current demand is around 160 million tonnes.

So, the engine oil market for automotive vehicles is on the cusp of significant change triggered by rising transportation.

Looking into Future Automotive Lubricants Market

Bangladesh is not proactively working out an automotive roadmap apart from the two-wheelers, which has been newly added to an integral part of the growth plan.

The future of automotive lubricants is more linked with the overall automobile market of Bangladesh. So the analysis and forecasts of automotive vehicle market may provide complete market research on the automotive engine oil market too.

Key trends driving the business in Bangladesh automotive sector along with potential challenges confronted by players across the industry have to be discovered.

Automotive Vehicles to Leap Engine Oil Market

Forthcoming Lubricants Market and Automotive Sector

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Forthcoming Lubricants Market and Automotive Sector

Newly driving factors, as well as the technology in the lubricants market, are encouraging the major players to decide their business strategy to be more market-oriented in the near future.

Already, the global lubricants market is expected to register a CAGR of 2.18% during the forecast period, 2018–2023.

One of the major factors behind the growth of the automotive market in Asia-Pacific and Europe, especially in countries, such as India, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Indonesia.

Additionally, the growing demand for and usage of a high-performance engine is also driving the growth of the market, as the aforementioned properties, make these lubricants suitable for high-temperature applications.

The growth of Automotive Sector

The increase in the sales of automobiles in developing nations and the growth in aerospace, marine industries is to support the consumption of lubricants.

The increasing production and sales of light-duty vehicles are estimated to have a direct impact on lubricant consumption, which, in turn, is anticipated to drive the demand for lubricants during the forecast period.

Engine designs have been continually improved to enhance performance, increase efficiency, and at the same time, meet environmental emission regulations. In 2015, 52% of the world lubricant demand, came from the automotive industry alone.

Manufacturing Sector Supporting the Lubricants Consumption

The consumption of industrial lubricants is rising steadily owing to increasing consumption from manufacturing sectors. The Asia-Pacific Region, presently, is a major hub for manufacturing, led by China.

Other Asian countries leading in the manufacturing sector include Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore.

Increasing Drain Intervals for Lubricants

In recent times, the chemistry and technology brought a tremendous change in the production of lubricants. With the introduction of long-lasting high-performance lubricants, as well as developments in machining technologies, the interval for the oil change has extended almost by 100%.

The tradition of changing oil for every 3,000 miles has changed to 7,500 to 10,000 miles for passenger cars.

But, with the advancement in the lubricant technology, the oil change interval has come to 50,000 miles and is to increase further.

This would directly decrease the volumes of lubricants used for automotive, as well as industrial purposes.

Forthcoming Lubricants Market and Automotive Sector

Drivers’ View of using Engine Oil in Bangladesh

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Drivers’ view of using engine oil in Bangladesh

The most passenger car drivers are always agreed to use quality engine oils for the cars of their owner; as they don’t want to take any risk for their smooth drives. However, most don’t have the ample knowledge of the oil grades that is recommended by the fleet manufacturers.

Moreover, the engine oil market is flooded with various products by name with multiple grades.

Recently, we have conducted random research on 200 car owner and drivers to know their view of using engine oil.

Findings say that 77% of car owners don’t know how it works for the engine. In Dhaka city, around 80% owners rely on their drivers for the overall repair and oil change. So, the overall repair is being done by car drivers.

We found 28% of car drivers don’t have the proper knowledge of using engine oil. And they are not so much concerned about that lacking. Around 34% drivers don’t have the knowledge of SAE grade of the engine oils.

76% drivers rely on the mechanics for the oil change and not always purchase their recommended oils. Mostly, they use those regular brands which are popular in the market.

Around 78% of car drivers purchase the preferred oil can personally from the retailer shop. And, they are more willing to negotiate to price while purchasing the oil.

Findings also revealed that 34% drivers aren’t willing to change into the new branded products at a reasonable price.

64% car drivers use well-known engine oils for their cars; as they are comfortable with it. But most of the time, they are concerned about the available recycled engine oil by the names of the branded can.

So, it has found that the passenger car drivers mostly rely on their personal experience as well as the well-fitted regular oils for the oil change. Drivers always do care with the private car as they are loyal to their owners.

Drivers’ View of using Engine Oil in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Car Market Is Growing

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Car Market
Bangladesh Car Market Is Growing

Growing middle-class people, about 7% of the total population in Bangladesh have already expanded their required lifestyle. And, a private car is a now a necessity of each middle-class family rather than the lifestyle.

Around 65 cars are being sold every day in Bangladesh now which is the highest in the country’s history.

The import of passenger cars has increased threefold in the last five years.

According to the Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association (Barvida), around 7,353 reconditioned cars were sold in FY 2012-13, and 20,149 cars were sold in FY 2016-17.W

Lack of comfortable public transport

In our city, the comfort issue in public transport is still a question mark. Although public transport service has been improved over the time, there are still complains such as not getting a seat in the sitting-service bus, misbehaviour of the conductors and so forth.

The lack of standard public transport in Dhaka and the affordable price of cars are also reasons for the boost of car sales.

Currently, the market size for reconditioned cars is around Tk 5,000 crore. Each year the size of the market is increasing by 15 to 20%, according to Barvida.

Car Loans

There has been a big jump in the purchasing capacity of the middle class as well as an emergence of easier credit facilities.

Bank officials say that commercial banks cutting interest rates is one of the reasons why more people are buying cars. In 2014 and 2015, a car loan would cost you 15-16% in interest rates, but that has now dropped to 10-11%.

Nine out of ten buyers are using bank loans to get their cars. Generally, a bank pays 50% of the car’s price with the condition that the car would be registered under the bank’s name.

Ride-sharing

So far, in Bangladesh, ride-sharing is being observed as a tech-oriented business venture, a transformative one to our transportation system.

Yearly, the ride-sharing industry is worth an estimated Tk 2,200 crore. Even then, it makes up only 23% of the transportation and has already grabbed a larger portion of the overall transport industry.

Operators predict that the market would grow many folds in the next two-three years.

Bangladesh Car Market Is Growing

Opportunities for Bangladesh Vehicle Tracking Market

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Fleet Management
Opportunities for Bangladesh Vehicle Tracking Market

The growing motorization in Bangladesh, fueled by rising average household incomes over the years, has increased the number of the passenger car in the road. However, the vehicle tracking market of Bangladesh is eyeing growth in this disputed market.

Around 10% passenger cars of this Dhaka metro are using the vehicle tracking system.

Now, in Bangladesh, the vehicle tracking mechanism can be considered as a part of fleet management, which is growing significantly.

In our country too, the vehicle tracking market is estimated to foster over owing to rising safety and security awareness, particularly in the corporate sector.

The growing need for monitoring the automobile movement carrying both passengers as well as goods will promote this market and its components.

Why Bangladesh Vehicle Tracking Market is an opportunity?

Currently, the market size for reconditioned cars is around Tk 5,000 cr. Each year the size of the market is increasing by 15% to 20%.

Also, the passenger car market is eyeing growth for the modified hybrid cars and growing ride-sharing services.

And, hybrid car accounts for 12% of the total reconditioned cars brought into the country in the last fiscal year.

The ride-sharing industry has made up around 23% of the transportation and has barely made a dent in the overall automotive industry.

The emergence of the ride-sharing companies has already initiated a mobility revolution, impacting the overall automotive sector and the vehicle management segment.

In this region, a synergy between telecommunications and information technology has introduced the next generation solutions in multiple sectors, enabling speed deliveries and improved efficiency in the transportation system.

So, the increasing deployment of vehicle tracking devices by the transportation service providers to ensure fast movement of goods is primarily driving the GPS tracking industry size.

In the near future, increasing automobile theft in our country may drive the regulations to be mandatory on such product usage.

Additionally, with increasing sales of commercial automobiles in Bangladesh, the vehicle tracking market will gain higher momentum.

Opportunities for Bangladesh Vehicle Tracking Market

Asia Pacific Vehicle Tracking Market

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Vehicle Tracking Market
Asia Pacific Vehicle Tracking Market

The vehicle tracking market of Asia Pacific is projected to account for approximately 21% of the volume share by 2024.  The emerging economies, particularly in this region is improving the regional penetration rate made this projection.

The vehicle tracking mechanism has observed as the fleet management market.

Rapid urbanization, effective communication network, adoption of high-tech software, the adoption of wireless technology toward vehicle tracking and its overall maintenance is driving the growth of the fleet management market of the Asia Pacific.

A significant rise in air traffic, growing market for international trades of goods and services, and infrastructure development are the factors that would additionally add to the market potential during the forecast period.

Based on the countries, the vehicle tracking market segments are China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Rest of Asia Pacific.

In this region, a synergy between telecommunications and information technology has introduced the next generation solutions in multiple sectors, enabling speed deliveries and improved efficiency in the transportation system.

Increasing deployment of vehicle tracking devices by the transportation service providers to ensure fast movement of goods is primarily driving the GPS tracking industry size.

Multiple countries have guidelines on application, usage, and installation of fleet monitoring devices. Increasing automobile theft in countries is driving the regulations to be mandatory on product usage.

For instance, on the policy intervention front, India once the Central Government’s mandate – that all public commercial vehicles must have a vehicle tracking device installed – comes into effect. The initial deadline for the mandate was April 1, 2018, but it’s been postponed.

Additionally, with increasing sales of commercial automobiles in developing countries the vehicle tracking market will gain higher momentum.

Globally, the vehicle tracking market is estimated to foster over owing to rising sa