Posted on March 5, 2012 by Kline Blogs
The global wind energy market has witnessed tremendous growth in recent years due to the need for clean, low carbon emitting energy produced from renewable sources. Governments around the world have enthusiastically supported the wind energy industry, but whether they can continue to do so in the current economic environment is an open question.
Join us on Tuesday March 6 at 9:00AM US EST for an insightful presentation focusing on the lubricant opportunities within this fast evolving market and Kline’s recent report Lubricants for Wind Turbines 2011: Global Market Analysis and Opportunities.
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Posted on February 2, 2012 by Kline Blogs
Changing market geographies in China are prompting a need for dual strategies for marketers tapping into China’s estimated USD 18.7 billion lubricant market, indicates the recently published report Opportunities in Lubricants 2011: China Market Analysis by international consulting and research firm Kline & Company.
As a logistical consequence of China’s vast exporting, manufacturing facilities tended to be coastal; however, in an effort to offset declining exports, China is increasingly shifting to a domestic consumption-driven economy and investing significant resources in developing infrastructure within the country’s interior thus encouraging companies to expand and establish a presence to service what were until recently low priority domestic needs. This realignment affords both opportunities and challenges. (more…)
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Posted on January 4, 2012 by Kline Blogs
2011 has ended, and we are back to doing what we were some three years ago: contemplating how bad the economy will get before it gets better. There is bad news everywhere. The list of critical countries in the euro-zone grows longer by the day. Greece, Ireland, Spain, and Portugal have been lately joined by Italy. France could be next. Outside the euro-zone, the United Kingdom, with its large financial industry and significant exports to the euro area, is being sucked into recession. The United States is also battling its own problems. High unemployment, low consumer confidence, high government debt, and political deadlock are all hampering recovery. Asian economies played an important role in pulling the world economy of out recession in 2009, but now they are not up to the task. Both China and India have battled high inflation. Interest rate hikes in response to the inflation and the high fuel prices have acted as a dampener on consumer demand. China needs to reorient its economy from export driven growth to domestic consumption driven growth. This is proving very difficult with the current level of interest rates. India has also seen a huge drop in its currency from INR 45.45 to USD 1.00 in December 2010 to INR 51.59 to USD 1.00 in December 2011. Given that India is dependent on oil imports, this is translating into higher fuel prices and still higher inflation. (more…)
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Posted on November 3, 2011 by Geeta Agashe, Vice President - Energy
Historically, the U.S. East Coast (Atlantic region), led by New York, dominated trading activities with other nations. This makes sense as most of the trade those days was between Europe and the United States. With the emergence of the Asia-Pacific region (first with Japan and now China and the East Asian Tigers) the U.S. West Coast (Pacific region), led by Los Angeles and Long Beach, grew in importance. This certainly had an impact on the local economy in terms of growth in related industries such as shipping, trucking, railroad, and other such industries which resulted in the growth of marine engine oils, railroad engine oils, and HDMOs. (more…)
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Posted on March 31, 2011 by Geeta Agashe, Vice President - Energy
Global lubricant demand has seen some recovery in 2010 after registering a significant decline of 8.4% in 2009 over the previous year. (more…)
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Posted on October 4, 2010 by Kline Blogs
Kline’s energy market expert Geeta Agashe will provide an overview of the lubricants market in India. India has been the third largest lubricant consuming market in the world in 2009. Along with China, it is expected to (more…)
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