AdBlue Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis, By Type (Packaging, Equipment, Others), By Usage Method (Pre-combustion, Post-combustion, Others), By Application (Commercial Vehicles, Non-Road Mobile Machines, Railways), Region and Segment, Forecast Period-2022 – 2030

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

Key Market Overview:

AdBlue market size was valued at USD 27.2 Billion in 2021, registering a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period (2022-2030), and the market is projected to be worth USD 36.1 Billion by 2030.


AdBlue is a non-hazardous diesel exhaust fluid that aids in the reduction of air pollution released from heavy vehicle engines. The air pollution released from automobile vehicles, especially heavy and off-road vehicles due to the absence of Adblue in selective catalytic reduction technology in the engines is harmful majorly for the aged and pediatric population. For instance, the World Health Organization reported that over 4.2 million global premature deaths are caused due to outdoor air pollution, especially black carbon (BC). Thus, favorable regulations for increased usage of the Adblue in the automobile sector are expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period owing to the aid in reduced air pollution caused by vehicle.

Additionally, rising awareness of global warming and climate change is expected to boost the demand of the Adblue due to the reduced exhaust emissions of harmful greenhouse gases such as methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and fluorinated gases. For instance, in 2018, According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the transportation sector is responsible for over 29% of the global greenhouse gases released emissions. Thus, the stringent imposition of regulations by government organizations for the reduction of high emission levels of such harmful gases is estimated to contribute to the market growth. In the context of the region, Europe is anticipated to contribute a significant share to the growth of the AdBlue market. The factors such as the growing use of AdBlue in increasing numbers of heavy and off-road vehicles and growing expenditure from key industry players for the facilitation of clean and innovative products are projected to boost the market growth in the European region.

Market Dynamics:

AdBlue, also defined as the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), is an aqueous solution that comprises 67.5 percent deionized water and 32.5 percent urea with a major application in the automotive industry such as reduction in the number of air pollutants produced by diesel engines. Additionally, the fluid is sold under the name of ARLA 32 and AUS 32 in which the dehydrogenated ethanol is incorporated with AdBlue in the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to fulfill the rigorous nitrogen oxide requirements of heavy truck motors and off-road engines.


The increased adoption of diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue) into automobile vehicles combined with strict government rules and regulations in terms of greenhouse gas emissions through vehicle exhausts are the major factors that boost the AdBlue market growth due to the rising usage of commercial vehicles. Furthermore, the rising consumer awareness in terms of air pollution caused due to harmful emissions from heavy vehicles and increased adoption by automakers to provide Adblue integrated selective catalytic reduction technology in vehicle engines accelerate the market growth during the forecast period.


The inadequate storage facilities of diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue) combined with the highly volatile price of urea is expected to hinder the growth of the AdBlue industry due to the expensive maintenance cost of the lower freezing point of urea and dehydrogenated water content of AdBlue. The AdBlue or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) also expands as it freezes by 7–8% in terms of volume. Additionally, the high cost of SCR installation combined with the integration of the whole diesel exhaust fluid tank system also restricts the market growth during the forecast period.


The scope of producing clean alternatives such as hybrid selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) to the conventional selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the industry growth owing to the reduction of nitrogen oxide released through vehicle emissions. Additionally, the increased expenditures on research and development in terms of lowering the costs of such systems are also anticipated to create profitable opportunities for the market growth during the projected period.

COVID-19 Impact:

The AdBlue industry has been significantly impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in many different parts of the world. The factors such as the collapsed oil prices, disruptive supply chains, reduced exports of coal for fuel production, and economic slowdown is the major impacts of COVID-19 which hampered the market growth. Shipments were impacted during the initial lockdown due to stringent government lockdown regulations and the closure of a manufacturing facility which led to the decline, especially in the automotive industry. However, the circumstances have stabilized and as a result, it is determined that COVID-19’s overall impact on the industry is moderate. Post covid-19, there was a positive impact on the market growth due to the rising numbers of vehicles among the population.

AdBlue Report Coverage:

Report AttributesReport Details
Study Timeline2016-2030
Market Size in 2030 (USD Billion)36.1 Billion
CAGR (2022-2030)3.2%
By Type Packaging, Equipment, and Others
By Usage MethodPre-combustion, Post-combustion, and Others
By ApplicationCommercial Vehicles, Cars and Passenger Vehicles, Non-Road Mobile Machines, Railways, and Others
By GeographyNorth America– (U.S., Canada, Mexico)

Europe- (Germany, France, U.K., Russia, Italy, Spain, BENELUX, Rest of Europe)

Asia Pacific- (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, ASEAN, Rest of Asia Pacific)

Latin America- (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Rest of Latin America)

Middle East and Africa- (GCC, Turkey, Israel, and the Rest of MEA)

Key PlayersMitsui Chemicals Inc, Nissan Chemical Corporation, BASF SE, Yara, BP p.l.c,, Engen Petroleum Ltd, Borealis AG, GreenChem, NOVAX Material & Technology Inc., Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Market Segmentation:

By Type

The type segment is separated into packaging, equipment, and others. The packaging segment is anticipated to contribute the largest share to the growth of the AdBlue market. The factors such as the increased expenditure on product innovation by major market players, low costs of product supply, and increased protective measures for prevention of freezing of the fluid are estimated to support the growth of the packaging segment during the forecast period. Furthermore, the equipment segment is also expected to register the fastest CAGR growth owing to the proper maintenance of product content weight, increased fuel efficiency in terms of lower carbon emission, and favorable adoption by the automakers.

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By Usage Method

The usage method segment is divided into post-combustion, pre-combustion, and others. The post-combustion segment is projected to contribute the largest share to the industry size. The factors such as rising use in SCRs of automobiles for reduced harmful gases emissions, and increased adoption in the manufacturing of large vehicles such as Lorries, trains, and trucks are expected to support the growth of the post-combustion segment during the forecast period. Additionally, the pre-combustion segment is also expected to witness a significant growth owing to the removal of excess carbon dioxide due to the thermodynamic nature of urea present in the DEF combined with the high fuel efficiency output from the exhaust system.

By Application

The application segment is categorized into commercial vehicles, cars, passenger vehicles, non-road mobile machines, railways, and others. The cars and passenger vehicles segment accounted for the largest share of the growth of the AdBlue market statistics. The factors such as increased awareness among the population in terms of rising usage of AdBlue for reduced harmful gas emissions from vehicles combined with favorable government rules and regulations are expected to fuel the growth of the market growth during the forecast period owing to the increased adoption of AdBlue by automakers. Commercial vehicles are also anticipated to witness substantial growth during the projected period due to the large availability of vehicle options to the consumers, increased funding solutions in terms of the loan for the purchase of the new commercial vehicle, and the growing need for large goods transportation.

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By Region

The regional segment includes Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Africa, Latin America. In 2021, Europe is expected to contribute the largest share to the growth of the AdBlue market size. The factors such as increased expenditure on research and development in the automotive industry, high purchasing power, and rising adoption of environmentally friendly solutions like AdBlue or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) due to favorable environmental regulations in automobiles are anticipated to fuel the market growth in the European region.

North America is also anticipated to register the fastest growth in terms of volume and value during the forecast period. The factors such as the rising demand for the DEF in light, medium, and heavy-duty passenger automobiles, on-road vehicles, and non-road mobile machinery industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, mining equipment, and forestry combined with growing awareness of the negative impacts of fuel combustion are estimated to fuel the industry size in the North American region.

AdBlue Market Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been analyzed in the report, along with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the industry. Further, the surge in Research and Development (R&D), product innovation, various business strategies, and Application launches have accelerated the growth of the Sample Preparation market. Key players in the market include-

  • Mitsui Chemicals Inc
  • Nissan Chemical Corporation
  • Yara
  • BP p.l.c
  • Engen Petroleum Ltd
  • Borealis AG
  • GreenChem
  • NOVAX Material & Technology Inc.
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC

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 the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
  3. Global AdBlue Market Segmentation, by Volume (Kiloliters) & Revenue (USD Billion), (2022-2030)
    • By Type
      • Packaging
      • Equipment
      • Others
    • By Usage Method
      • Pre combustion
      • Post-combustion
      • Others
    • By Application
      • Commercial vehicles
      • Cars and passenger vehicles
      • Non-road mobile machines
      • Railways
      • Others
  1. Global AdBlue Market Overview, By Region
    • North America AdBlue Market Volume (Kiloliters) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
      • US
        • By Type
        • By Usage Method
        • By Application
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe AdBlue Market Volume (Kiloliters) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
      • France
      • UK
      • Spain
      • Russia
      • Italy
      • BENELUX
    • Asia Pacific AdBlue Market Volume (Kiloliters) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
      • China
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • India
      • ASEAN
  1. Latin America AdBlue Market Volume (Kiloliters) & Revenue (USD Billion), by Countries, (2022-2030)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Chile
  2. Middle East and Africa AdBlue Volume (Kiloliters) & Market 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
    • Mitsui Chemicals Inc
      • Business Overview
      • Business Financials (USD Billion)
      • Product Category, Type, and Specification
      • Main Business/Business Overview
      • Geographical Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Swot Analysis
    • Nissan Chemical Corporation
    • BASF SE
    • Yara
    • BP p.l.c
    • Engen Petroleum Ltd
    • Borealis AG
    • GreenChem
    • NOVAX Material & Technology Inc.
    • Royal Dutch Shell PLC
  5. Market Research Findings & Conclusion


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