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Global Rail Grease Market by Type (Lithium Grease, Calcium Crease, Other Grease), By Application (Rail Curves, Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts, Bearings & Wheels, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Rail Grease Market by Type (Lithium Grease, Calcium Crease, Other Grease), By Application (Rail Curves, Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts, Bearings & Wheels, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 155422 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 249 Pages 4.7 (42)

Market Overview:

The global rail grease market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for railway transportation across the globe and rising investments in railway infrastructure projects. The other factors that are driving the growth of this market include technological advancements, growing awareness about safety and security measures, and increasing demand for eco-friendly products. The global rail grease market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, it is divided into lithium grease, calcium crease, and other greases. Lithium grease held a major share of this market in 2017 owing to its superior properties such as high temperature resistance and low volatility. By application, it is segmented into rail curves, rail switch plates & turnouts bearings & wheels Others).

Global Rail Grease Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Rail grease is a type of lubricant that is specifically designed for use on railroad tracks. Rail grease helps to keep the tracks clean and free of dirt and debris, which can cause problems with train operations.

Lithium Grease:

Lithium grease is a lithium-based grease, which has high thermal stability and low volatility. It provides excellent protection to metal-to-metal surfaces in extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. It is used as an anti-friction agent for the reduction of friction between two surfaces that are moving relative to each other or against each other.

Calcium Crease:

Calcium crease is a thickening agent that increases the viscosity of grease and allows it to adhere more securely to the rail. It is added in powdered or pellet form for better distribution and less contamination of grease on hands. Calcium crease acts as an anti-caking agent by breaking down lumps so that they are easier to remove during filtration through a cloth filter or paper towel.

Application Insights:

The others application segment includes general industrial applications. Other general industrial applications include automotive, construction and mining machinery. Rail switch plates and turnout related equipment is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment over the forecast period owing to increasing number of rail projects in various countries across the world.

Rail switch plates and turnouts are used for a variety of functions including switching locomotive direction at a junction, operating railway signals for stop or go traffic control at an intersection or along a trackside bank, as well as providing lubrication relief for wear & tear on moving parts such as cams & gearboxes in turnout mechanism. The growth of railway infrastructure coupled with rising demand from end-use industries is expected to drive industry expansion over the coming years.

Regional Analysis:

The industry in Europe is expected to witness considerable growth over the forecast period owing to the presence of major rail infrastructure projects such as High-Speed Rail (HSR) and Maglev. The region accounted for a share of over 30% in 2016, which can be attributed to increasing investments in HSR and maglev projects across China. In addition, rising demand for high-speed trains is anticipated to drive the market growth across this region.

Asia Pacific was estimated as the largest regional market with a revenue share of more than 35% in 2016 owing to increasing passenger traffic on railways coupled with growing industrialization and urbanization across various countries including China, India, Japan, South Korea & Taiwan. Increasing use of railways for transportation has led governments across these countries towards modernization & expansion projectsof railway infrastructure which is further expectedto boost product demand during the forecast period  in Asia Pacific rail grease market by 2030).

In terms of volume consumption.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for rail transportation across the globe
  • Growing investments in railway infrastructure
  • Proliferation of high-speed railways networks
  • Rising demand for rail greases from the mining and construction industries
  • Technological advancements in rail grease formulations

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Rail Grease Market Research Report

By Type

Lithium Grease, Calcium Crease, Other Grease

By Application

Rail Curves, Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts, Bearings & Wheels, Others

By Companies

Shell, Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Total, SKF, CITGO, Fuchs, Petro-Canada, Timken, Kyodo Yushi, Lukoil, Plews/Edelmann, Klueber, Sinopec, CNPC, CRM, Lincoln Industrial

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Rail Grease Market Report Segments:

The global Rail Grease market is segmented on the basis of:


Lithium Grease, Calcium Crease, Other Grease

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Rail Curves, Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts, Bearings & Wheels, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Shell
  2. Exxon Mobil
  3. BP
  4. Chevron
  5. Total
  6. SKF
  7. CITGO
  8. Fuchs
  9. Petro-Canada
  10. Timken
  11. Kyodo Yushi
  12. Lukoil
  13. Plews/Edelmann
  14. Klueber
  15. Sinopec
  16. CNPC
  17. CRM
  18. Lincoln Industrial

Global Rail Grease Market Overview

Highlights of The Rail Grease Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Lithium Grease
    2. Calcium Crease
    3. Other Grease
  1. By Application:

    1. Rail Curves
    2. Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts
    3. Bearings & Wheels
    4. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Rail Grease Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Rail Grease Market Statistics

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Frequently Asked Questions?

Rail grease is a type of lubricant used on railroad tracks. It is made from petroleum and has a high viscosity.

Some of the major companies in the rail grease market are Shell, Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, Total, SKF, CITGO, Fuchs, Petro-Canada, Timken, Kyodo Yushi, Lukoil, Plews/Edelmann, Klueber, Sinopec, CNPC, CRM, Lincoln Industrial.

The rail grease market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Rail Grease Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Rail Grease Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Rail Grease Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Rail Grease Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Rail Grease Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Rail Grease Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Rail Grease Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Lithium Grease
      5.3.2. Calcium Crease
      5.3.3. Other Grease
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Rail Curves
      6.3.2. Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts
      6.3.3. Bearings & Wheels
      6.3.4. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Rail Grease Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Rail Curves
      9.4.2. Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts
      9.4.3. Bearings & Wheels
      9.4.4. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Lithium Grease
      9.7.2. Calcium Crease
      9.7.3. Other Grease
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Rail Grease Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Rail Curves
      10.4.2. Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts
      10.4.3. Bearings & Wheels
      10.4.4. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Lithium Grease
      10.7.2. Calcium Crease
      10.7.3. Other Grease
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Rail Grease Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Rail Curves
      11.4.2. Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts
      11.4.3. Bearings & Wheels
      11.4.4. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Lithium Grease
      11.7.2. Calcium Crease
      11.7.3. Other Grease
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growt Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Rail Grease Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Rail Curves
      12.4.2. Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts
      12.4.3. Bearings & Wheels
      12.4.4. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Lithium Grease
      12.7.2. Calcium Crease
      12.7.3. Other Grease
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Rail Grease Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Rail Grease Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Rail Curves
      13.4.2. Rail Switch Plates and Turnouts
      13.4.3. Bearings & Wheels
      13.4.4. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Rail Grease Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Lithium Grease
      13.7.2. Calcium Crease
      13.7.3. Other Grease
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Rail Grease Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Rail Grease Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Rail Grease Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Rail Grease Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Shell Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Exxon Mobil Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. BP Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Chevron Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Total Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. SKF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. CITGO Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Fuchs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Petro-Canada Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Timken Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Kyodo Yushi Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Lukoil Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Plews/Edelmann Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Klueber Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. Sinopec Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. CNPC Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. CRM Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. Lincoln Industrial Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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