(27) Cabecera Mercado adherido. FABRICANTES.

Market adhered

At the end of 2022, SIGAUS had 248 adhered companies pertaining to very different sectors. This year, this group of companies commercialised 288,770 tonnes of lubricant oil on the domestic market. 

The greatest demand was in the automotive sector with 57%, while 42% of consumption was in the industrial sector, with the remaining 1% being used in other areas.

(24) Texto mercado adherido. FABRICANTES.

The lubricants market combines a wide spectrum of companies of all types, from material manufacturers of lubricant oils to dealers, importers or intracommunity purchasers of devices, equipment, vehicles or machinery that contain industrial oils. This covers all kinds of sectors of activity: the petroleum industry, energy operators, vehicle manufacturers, car repair chains, car accessory and replacement part companies, importers, e-commerce, machinery, commercial department stores and lubricant distributors.

This diversity means that the lubricants market is normally representative of the state of the economy in general. Over the past year, the Spanish economy grew by 5.5% according to data from the National Institute of Statistics. However, the lubricants market adhered to SIGAUS experienced a decrease of -2.1% with respect to 2021, due to other factors such as the escalation of energy prices, rising inflation, as well as the shortage of certain supplies, factors external to the lubricants market but with a major impact on private consumption and industrial production.


Adherence to SIGAUS

The volume of industrial oils adhered to SIGAUS fell by -2.1%, with the sale of 288,770 tons of industrial oil in the national market. The downward trend in the lubricants market began to be felt in the first quarter of the year, although in the second quarter there was a certain recovery, with the best annual figures being recorded in May and June. In the second half of the year, the market began to lose strength, with a third quarter that was 'flat' compared to 2021 and notable falls, on an upward trend, in the final stretch of the year, in which a significant 8% of the volume sold was lost compared to the last quarter of the previous year.



Distribution per activity

By sectors, oil for the automotive sector was the most represented, with 57%, a total of 165,173 tons, although with a slight decrease of -0.9%. Forty-two percent was consumed by the industrial sector, 119,660 tons, also with a certain decrease of -3.3% with respect to 2021. In both cases, domestic production was the majority in relative weight over the total of the category (59% and 82%, respectively), although domestically manufactured lubricants experienced a significant decrease of -8.1%, while imported lubricants grew notably by 14.1%. 

Lastly, 3,936 t of oils destined for other uses were marketed, such as oils for small tools, multipurpose aerosols, compressors or chain lubrication.




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In 2022 we nearly reached the figure of 250 member companies, which shows the confidence in our system.