Kenya Lubricants Market Outlook to 2027F

Segmented by Origin (Mineral, Synthetic & Semi-Synthetic), By Lubricant Type (Automotive & Industrial), By Automotive Lubricants (By Product Type, By End-Users & By Distribution Channels) and By Industrial Lubricants



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January 2023

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of the lubricants industry in Kenya. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry along with market size in terms of revenue generated.

Its market segmentations include By Type of Lubricant, By Grade of Lubricant, By Type of Industrial Lubricant, By Type of Automotive Lubricants, end users, and by distribution channel; growth enablers and drivers; challenges and bottlenecks; trends driving adoption trends; regulatory framework; end-user analysis, industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario and market shares of major players. The report concludes with future market projections of each market segmentation and analyst recommendations.

Market Overview:

According to Ken Research estimates, the Kenya Lubricants Market grew from approximately USD ~ Bn in 2017 to approximately USD ~ Bn in 2022 – is forecasted to grow further into USD ~ Bn opportunity by 2027F, owing to new car sales in the country and increasing demand from industrial and construction segments.

Kenya Lubricants Market Revenue

  • Consumption of electricity over the past few years has been gradually increasing due to the growth of various industries in Kenya in recent times.
  • Continuous investment in research & development and marketing activities by the lubricant manufacturers is positively impacting the industry’s growth.

Key Trends by Market Segment:

By End Users: Power generation is one of the fastest-growing end-user industries for lubricant consumption. Private investments in these projects are the primary reasons for boosting the demand for lubricants from the power production sector.

Kenya Lubricants Market Segmentation By End Users

By Product Type: Lubricants such as engine oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluids, gear oils, and grease are used to prevent wear and tear in a variety of automotive applications. With the increased use of used cars and various government initiatives to promote the automotive sector in the country, the lubricant market are expanding in the past years.

Kenya Lubricants Market Segmentation By Product Type

Competitive Landscape

In Kenya’s Lubricants Market, there are about ~ players operating in the overall market, and the top 5 players accounted for ~% share in the market in terms of revenue. The major parameters on which these players complete include product portfolio, distribution network, clientele, partnerships, product pricing, and more.

Competitive Landscape Kenya Lubricants Market

Future Outlook

The Kenya Lubricants Market is expected to expand significantly. Increased demand from the industrial and construction sectors, as well as investments in power generation and the automotive sector, are expected to drive it. The Government of Kenya (GoK) envisions Kenya becoming an industrialized middle-income country with a high standard of living for all Kenyans by 2030. Such factors will almost certainly increase demand for lubricants in the country's power generation industry. 

The increasing demand from the automotive sector, as well as the growth of end-user industries such as construction, manufacturing, plastics, machinery & equipment, and metallurgy, are expected to drive the industry's growth. The use of higher-quality synthetic and semi-synthetic lubricants is also expected to boost lubricant demand in the future. To increase market penetration, the lubricant industry is expected to make additional investments in R&D, marketing, and strategic partnerships and collaborations with other players, OEMs, and vehicle insurers.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

Kenya Lubricants Market Segmentations

By Type of Lubricant

Industrial Lubricant

Automotive Lubricant

By Grade of Lubricant




Kenya Industrial Lubricants Market Segmentations

By Type of Industrial Lubricant

Hydraulic Fluid


Gear Oil

Metalworking Fluid

Others (Turbine Oil, Compressor Oil, etc.)

By End Use of Industrial Lubricant

Construction and Mining

General Manufacturing

Metal Production

Power Generation

Food Processing

Others (Agriculture, Medical, etc.)

By Distribution Channel

Dealer Network

Direct Sales Premium

Unorganized Sector

Kenya Automotive Lubricants Market Segmentations

By Type of Automotive Lubricants

Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Oil

Passenger Vehicle Motor Oil

Transmission Fluids

Hydraulic Oil


Gear Oils

By End Use of Automotive Lubricant

Commercial Vehicles

Passenger Cars

Motor Cycles


Others (Aviation, Railways, etc.)

By Distribution Channel

Dealer Network

OEM Workshops/Service stations/Local Workshops

Supermarkets/ Hypermarkets


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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

  • Lubricants Manufacturers
  • Lubricants Distributors Refining Companies
  • Construction and Mining Industry
  • General Manufacturing Industry
  • Metal Production Industry Base-oil Companies
  • Additive Companies
  • Metal Production Industry
  • Power Generation Industry
  • Food Processing Industry
  • Agriculture Industry
  • Medical Industry
  • Automotive OEMs
  • Automotive Dealerships
  • Government Agencies
  • Consulting and Advisory Firms

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Year: 2017-2022
  • Base Year: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2022– 2027F


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

  • Galana Oil Kenya Limited
  • HassPetroleum
  • Kenol Kobil
  • National Oil Corporation of Kenya
  • OLA Energy
  • Oryx Energies
  • Sepyana Oil EA
  • Sinopec
  • Total Kenya
  • Vivo Energy (Shell)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Kenya Lubricants Market Overview

2.1 Taxonomy of Kenya Lubricants Market

2.2 Industry Value Chain

2.3 Ecosystem

2.4 Government Regulations/Initiatives for Kenya Lubricants Market

2.5 Growth Drivers of Kenya Lubricants Market

2.6 Issues and Challenges of Kenya Lubricants Market

2.7 Impact of COVID-19 on Kenya Lubricants Market

2.8 SWOT Analysis

3. Kenya Lubricants Market Size, 2017 – 2022

4. Kenya Lubricants Market Segmentation

4.1   By Product Type, 2017 - 2022

4.2 By Application, 2017 - 2022

4.3 By Regional Split (North/East/West/South/Central), 2017 - 2022

5. Competitive Landscape

5.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

5.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

5.3 Company Profiles – (Top 5 - 7 Major Players)

5.3.1 Galana Oil Kenya Limited

5.3.2 HassPetroleum

5.3.3 Kenol Kobil

5.3.4 National Oil Corporation of Kenya

5.3.5 OLA Energy

5.3.6 Oryx Energies

5.3.7 Sepyana Oil EA

6. Kenya Lubricants Future Market Size, 2022 – 2027

7. Kenya Lubricants Future Market Segmentation

7.1   By Product Type, 2022 - 2027

7.2 By Application, 2022 - 2027

7.3 By Regional Split (North/East/West/South/Central), 2022 - 2027

8. Analyst Recommendations

9. Research Methodology

10. Disclaimer

11. Contact Us

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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Identifying Key Variables:

Ecosystem creation for all the major entities and referring to multiple secondary and proprietary databases to perform desk research around the market to collate industry-level information.

Step 2: Market Building:

Collating statistics about lubricants over the years, penetration of distribution channels and end-user demand, etc. We will also review statistics to understand total sales by volume in the lubricants industry which can ensure accuracy behind the data points shared.   

Step 3: Validating and Finalizing:

Building market hypotheses and conducting CATIs with industry experts belonging to different companies to validate statistics and seek operational and financial information from company representatives.

Step 4: Research output:

Our team will approach multiple finance-providing channels and understand the nature of product segments and sales, consumer preference, and other parameters, which will support us validate statistics derived through the bottom-to-top approach from industry lubricant providers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

01 What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The Kenya Lubricants Market is covered from 2017–2027 in this report, including a forecast for 2022-2027.

02 What is the Future Growth Rate of the Kenya Lubricants Market?

The Kenya Lubricants Market is expected to witness a CAGR of ~% over the next five years.

03 What are the Key Factors Driving the Kenya Lubricants Market?  

Investments in power generation and the automotive sector and Rising Sales of Commercial Vehicles in the Country.

04 Who are the Key Players in the Kenya Lubricants Market?  

Total Kenya, Vivo Energy (Shell), OLA Energy, Kenol Kobil, and National Oil Corporation of Kenya, among others.

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