Surprisingly, the annual domestic demand for engine oils is around 100 million liters. In Bangladesh, the base oil demand to meet the national blender’s need is around 140 million. The market value of base oil is around $133 million.
It is not so difficult to calculate the market size of the engine oil in Bangladesh. However, business Insiders has considered this market as an unaddressed trade in comparison to others.
The annual domestic consumption has received almost 3% yearly growth, which is on par with India but behind China.
The market size of the base oil is expected to increase in Bangladesh, due to its economic growth.
In recent years, the growth of power sector has also created an influential demand for the industrial oil market in Bangladesh.
The demand from the industrial machinery and equipment application also accounts for a major share of the total engine oil market and is driven by the end-user sectors such as power, manufacturing, logistics, automotive manufacturing, and others.
Like other engine oil segments, the motorcycle oil market is eyeing significant growth because of the favorable that encourages motorcycle assembling, leading to the eventual manufacturing in our country.
Besides, the popularity of ride-sharing has already increased the two-wheeled traffic in Dhaka. Especially, the motorcycle population focused on ride-sharing has increased a 44% uptake in the sale of motorbikes.
So, the projected two-wheeled population has formed the bedrock for motorcycle engine oil already. By 2020, the motorcycle engine oil market is projected to reach 400– 450 million litres per year. Then it will turn into a dominant market.
So, this overall engine oil market now is a competitive one. Already, oil players have established their footholds here, with international brands. Among them, Mobil is the most established engine oil brand, with a strong presence in the lubricants shelves.
Bangladesh engine oil market is a growing one. However, market insiders think lack of govt. intervention on the policy to monitor this trade make this market uncontrolled one.