AdBlue Market By Application (Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles & Machines, Others), End-Use (Transportation, Mining & Construction, Agriculture, Marine, Others), and Region Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Benelux, Rest of Europe) and North America (USA, Canada) Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, And Forecasts (2021-2028)

Report ID - MRC_249 | Pages - 211 | Category - Materials And Chemicals

AdBlue Market Insights

Europe and North America AdBlue market garnered market revenue of USD 1,700 Mn in 2020 and is expected to rise with a CAGR of 10.64% from 2021-2028. Several factors such as significantly improving infrastructure, rising industrialization, and an increase in demand for commercial vehicles are driving the AdBlue Market upward.  Rapid advances in selective catalytic technology and AdBlue solution along with rapidly growing production of commercial vehicles and passenger cars will drive Europe and North America AdBlue market growth.

AdBlue is a highly purified liquid solution made up of deionized water and urea. In AdBlue, the percentages of urea and deionized water are 32.5 percent and 67.5 percent, respectively. The colorless, non-hazardous, and clear liquid AdBlue is also known as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). AdBlue is stored in a separate tank in automobiles equipped with SCR technology. The growing number of major automakers adhering to carbon emission-based laws along with expanding sales of both commercial and passenger vehicles will also increase AdBlue usage.

The requirements for reduction of car emissions are increasing worldwide which lead to the development of selective catalytic reduction technology used in combination with the automotive urea (AdBlue) which reduces NOx emissions, and this is expected to proliferate the Europe and North America AdBlue market during the forecast period. Also, AdBlue is used for reducing nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel vehicles and complies with the standard Euro 6.

European Commission also made an environmental standard, Euro 6, that came into force in September 2015. Its purpose is to limit the emission of certain polluting gases produced by road vehicles. However, the adoption of electric vehicles in various nations will make it difficult for manufacturers further adopt selective catalytic reduction technology restraining the use of AdBlue in vehicles.

Covid Impact on Europe and North America AdBlue Market

The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in an unprecedented impact on the consumer markets across the world due to lockdowns in multiple countries and stay-at-home directives. The AdBlue market was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic from mid-March 2020, significantly affecting all production, supply chains, and commercial activities and other consequences in operations management. Sudden lockdown and movement restrictions have brought the transport industry standstill. This adversely affected the AdBlue market, as the AdBlue industry is solely dependent on the transport industry.

For instance, Citroen UK limited in 2020, their car market is declined by 33.9% to 1.528 million vehicles, and the LCV market declined by 27.4% to 272,000 vehicles, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of covid on the diesel car market will directly affect the AdBlue market because the AdBlue solution is injected into diesel vehicles with selective catalytic reduction technology equipment.

AdBlue and its related market slowly recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain big giant companies were not affected severely by the COVID-19 pandemic. A decline in vehicle purchases owing to shutdown and disruption in supply chain network owing to the Covid-19 outbreak is anticipated to hinder Europe and North America AdBlue market size to a certain extent.

AdBlue Market Report Coverage

AdBlue Market is segmented by Application, end use, and Region. by End Use the market is segmented into Transportation, Mining & Construction, Agriculture, Marine and Others. by application the market is segmented into Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles & Machines and Others. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the AdBlue Market in 11 countries across major regions.

Report AttributesReport Details
Study Timeline2015-2028
Market Size in 2028USD 6,251.4 Million
CAGR10.64%
By ApplicationPassenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles & Machines, Others
By End-UseTransportation, Mining & Construction, Agriculture, Marine, Others
By geographyNorth America: U.S.A., Canada

Europe: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Benelux

AdBlue Market Segmental Analysis

Market Research Community provides extensive analysis of the size, share , major trends in each sub-segment of the AdBlue Market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2022-2028.

Heavy Vehicles & Machines Application to provide a lucrative opportunity in Europe and North America AdBlue Market

Heavy Vehicles & Machines application was valued at USD 1,460.8 Million in 2021. The factor contributing to driving the demand for AdBlue in the heavy vehicles & machinery segment is the high usage of heavy vehicles and machines for various industrial and commercial purposes. Heavy vehicles and machinery are the major consumers of AdBlue. There are various types of vehicles such as tractors, excavators, cranes, and other mobile engines that run on diesel, but not on roads. Newer models of these vehicles are available with SCR technology and require a diesel exhaustive fluid mainly AdBlue which is stored in a dedicated tank that will provide a lucrative opportunity for growth of Europe and North America AdBlue Market in the upcoming years.

SCR and AdBlue for NOx reduction are currently common in a variety of non-road engines, including cranes on wheels, engines that are utilized in ports and airports, engines in mining and construction, and excavators. The high usage of AdBlue in various applications of heavy vehicles and machinery will increase the market of Europe and North America AdBlue market.

Europe and North America AdBlue Market Revenue (USD Million), by Heavy Vehicles & Machines, 2015-2028

Europe and North America AdBlue Market Revenue (USD Million), by Heavy Vehicles & Machines, 2015-2028

Transportation End-use is dominating the Europe and North America AdBlue Market

Europe and North America Adblue Transportation End-Use market accounted for USD 1386.7 Million in 2021. Transportation is having the largest market in Europe and North America Market. The transportation segment is the largest consumer of AdBlue fluid as it is widely used by passenger and commercial vehicles for various purposes such as traveling, loading of materials, shifting goods, etc. Vehicles that comply with Euro IV, V, and VI are having pre-installed SCR technology which uses AdBlue to reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx). Thus, the demand for AdBlue is growing rapidly which will also escalate the Europe and North America AdBlue Market in the upcoming years.

Europe and North America AdBlue Market Revenue (USD Million), By Transportation, 2015-2028

Europe and North America AdBlue Market Revenue (USD Million), By Transportation, 2015-2028

Europe to grab significant market share in Europe and North America AdBlue market

Europe accounted for the largest market share with USD 853.8 Million in the Europe and North America AdBlue market owing to Increasing AdBlue consumption in Europe to meet Euro 6 is the driving factor for the growth of the market. AdBlue is available in the Europe market since October 2006. There are more than 6,700 dispensing units of AdBlue all over Europe and more than 10,900 other supply units. Due to an increase in the consumption of AdBlue, the demand for the production of the same has grown significantly.

Europe AdBlue Market Revenue (USD Million), 2015-2028

Europe AdBlue Market Revenue (USD Million), 2015-2028

In Germany, the price of AdBlue per liter has increased from 19 cents to upto 69 cents in a short interval, that lead to delivery disruptions. This is due to the fact that an increase in gas price will affect the production of Urea which is the raw material for AdBlue fluid. This has caused panic in the transport sector for the shortage of AdBlue because Euro 6 diesel engines running on AdBlue can no longer run if the AdBlue tank is empty. This will directly impact the transport of goods which is essential for the proper functioning of the country. Therefore, the demand for AdBlue is growing, which on the positive side, increases Europe and North America AdBlue market size during the forecast period.

Europe and North America AdBlue Market Competitive Landscape:

Europe and North America AdBlue Market studied are moderately competitive, with a considerable number of regional and global players. These companies have key strategies that include growth, product improvements, and mergers and acquisitions.

Key players :

  • BASF SE
  • Shell
  • BP p.l.c.
  • Total
  • Cummins
  • Nissan Chemical
  • ENI S.P.A.
  • Sinopec Group
  • Alchem AG
  • GBZI Comtrade
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Yara
  • GreenChem
  • Borealis L.A.T
  • Adquim SpA.
  • Novax
  • Kelas
  • Everblue
  • LOTTE Fine Chemical
  • Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY
  • STOCKMEIER Group
  • Kemetyl
  • Azotal SpA
  • Fertiberia
  • Tarazona
  • CrossChem
  • Arom-dekor Kemi AB
  • EUROLUB
  • Valvoline

The main market players gain a competitive advantage through an extensive distribution network provided by diverse companies. Furthermore, players in Europe and North America AdBlue market need to innovate continuously, to work and grow in the market, due to the quickly evolving consumer needs and choices.

Recent Developments

  • May 2021 – SIA CrossChem opened an AdBlue plant in the Silesian region of southern Poland. The plant has a capacity of 8.4 million AdBlue liters per month.
  • April 2021 – Introduction of AdBlue AUS 32 solution product in Vietnam by BlueBasic. The most important AdBlue solution AUS32 product with the 23000L Flexitank launched in Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, and Ha Noi.
  • 2019 – Adquim SpA. Launched DEF AUS 40: Marine NOx reduction agent with aqueous urea solution at 40 % concentration with ISO 18611-1:2014.
  • Feb 2018 – In Brunsbüttel, Germany, Yara International ASA has opened the world’s largest production capacity factory for AdBlue. The new factory has an annual AdBlue manufacturing capacity of 1.1 million tonnes.

Table of Content

  1. Introduction
    • Market Introduction
    • Market Research Methodology
      • Research Process
      • Primary Research
      • Secondary Research
      • Data Collection Technique
      • Data Sources
    • Market Estimation Methodology
      • Limitations of the Study
    • Product Picture of AdBlue
    • Global AdBlue Market: Classification
    • Geographic Scope
    • Years Considered for the Study
    • Research Methodology in brief
    • Parent Market Overview
    • Overall AdBlue Market Regional Demand
    • Research Programs/Design
    • Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation Approach
    • Data Source
    • Secondary Sources
    • Primary Sources
    • Primary Interviews:
    • Average primary breakdown ratio
  2. Market Dynamics
    • Drivers
      • Drivers
    • Restraints
      • Restraints
    • Opportunity
      • Impact forces on market dynamics
      • Impact forces during the forecast years
    • Industry Value Chain
      • Upstream analysis
      • Downstream analysis
      • Distribution Channel
      • Direct Channel
      • Indirect Channel
    • Potential Customers
    • Manufacturing/Operational Cost Analysis
    • Pricing Analysis by Region
    • Key Technology Landscape
    • Regulatory Analysis
    • Porter’s Analysis
      • Supplier Power
      • Buyer Power
      • Substitution Threat
      • Threat from New Entry
      • Competitive Rivalry
    • PESTEL Analysis
    • Political Factors
    • Economic Factor
    • Social Factors
    • Technological Factor
    • Environmental Factors
    • Legal Factor
    • Covid-19 impact on Global Economy
    • Covid-19 impact on AdBlue demand
    • Post-Covid Impact on AdBlue Market Demand
    • Impact Analysis of Russia-Ukraine Conflict
  3. Global AdBlue Market Segmentation, by Volume (Kilo Tons) & Revenue (USD Billion), (2022-2030)
    • By Application
      • Passenger Vehicles
      • Commercial Vehicles
      • Heavy Vehicles & Machines
      • Others
    • By End Use
      • Transportation
      • Mining & Construction
      • Agriculture
      • Marine
      • Others
  1. Global AdBlue Market Overview, By Region
    • North America AdBlue Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
      • US
        • By Application
        • By End Use
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe AdBlue Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
      • France
      • UK
      • Spain
      • Russia
      • Italy
      • BENELUX
    • Asia Pacific AdBlue Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
      • China
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • India
      • ASEAN
  1. Latin America AdBlue Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile
  2. Middle East and Africa AdBlue Market Volume (Kilo Tons) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
    • GCC
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
  3. Global AdBlue Market Revenue: Competitive Analysis, 2021
    • Key strategies by players
    • Revenue (USD Billion and %), By manufacturers, 2021
    • Player Positioning by Market Players, 2021
  4. Competitive Analysis
    • BASF SE
      • Business Overview
      • Business Financials (USD Million)
      • Product Category, Type, and Specification
      • Main Business/Business Overview
      • Geographical Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Swot Analysis
    • Shell
    • BP p.l.c.
    • Total
    • Cummins
    • Nissan Chemical
    • ENI S.P.A.
    • Sinopec Group
    • Alchem AG
    • GBZI Comtrade
    • Mitsui Chemicals
    • Yara
    • GreenChem
    • Borealis L.A.T
    • Adquim SpA.
    • Novax
    • Kelas
    • Everblue
    • LOTTE Fine Chemical
    • Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY
    • STOCKMEIER Group
    • Kemetyl
    • Azotal SpA
    • Fertiberia
    • Tarazona
    • CrossChem
    • Arom-dekor Kemi AB
    • EUROLUB
    • Valvoline
  1. Market Research Findings & Conclusion

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