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2024

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Component, by Application and by Supply Mode : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market Outlook – 2030

Diesel engine exhaust fluid (DEF) is an anti-pollution agent that can inhibit and reduce harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel-powered internal combustion engines. The diesel exhausts fluid is standardized as an aqueous urea solution by International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This consumable fluid is used in concurrence with Selective Catalytic Reduction or SCR technology utilized in diesel run vehicles to reduce harmful pollutants emitted from the exhausts. Diesel engine exhaust fluid is stored in a separate fuel tank, which is connected to the exhaust pipe, and is activated immediately as long as the engine is running. Environmental sustainability is one of the supreme issues entrusted to various automobile manufacturers and fossil fuel energy corporations, in an effort to reduce the emission of harmful chemicals such as NOx, COx and unburnt particles from exhaust of vehicles and other machineries, primarily by NOx emissions act enforced in 2010 by the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) present around the globe. The increasing demand for diesel engine exhaust treatment fluid in end-use industries, including marine, automotive and aerospace, is a major factor that promote the growth of the global diesel engine exhaust treatment fluid market. The growth of the market is also driven by strict regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increased demand for this product from the automotive industry.

COVID-19 Impact analysis

Taking into account the current situation, the year-on-year growth rate of the diesel engine exhaust fluid market is expected to decline in 2020. It is expected that the recovery of the automotive industry will promote the demand for DEF, which in turn will drive the recovery of the diesel engine exhaust fluid market. Even after the lockdown is completely lifted, auto sales and production are not expected to fully resume due to challenges related to the supply chain, workforce, and government prevention guidelines. In this scenario, the COVID-19 outbreak is expected to have a moderate impact on the diesel exhaust fluid market. Major automobile manufacturing countries such as China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom have all been severely affected by the pandemic. In 2020, car sales and average mile driven in these countries is also dropped significantly.

Top Impacting Factors

  • Increasing average age of vehicles and miles driven, rise in diesel vehicles with SCR, and strict government regulations are driving the growth of the market.
  • Rise in electric vehicle penetration, and fluctuations in the prices of urea is expected to hamper the growth of the market.
  • Rising demand for DEF in the construction equipment, and rising FDI can be seen as an opportunity for the market investments.

The diesel exhaust fluid market trends are as follows:

Increasing average age of vehicles and miles driven

The demand of the DEF aftermarket is affected by many factors, such as the increase in the average age of vehicles, the development of infrastructure, the rise in the number of vehicles on the road, the average mileage, the replacement cycle of DEF, and the increasing attention to vehicle maintenance. In North America, the average age of a vehicle has increased from 10.1 years to 11.8. In addition, it is expected that factors such as strict emission regulations implemented by various countries will generate demand for SCR on a global scale. For example, under Euro VI norms, there is a drastic decline in NOx limits. Therefore, Tier-1 and OEMs are adopting SCR as a post-processing technology. These factors together influence the demand for DEF in the aftermarket.

Fluctuations in the prices of urea

DEF is composed of urea and deionized water, so the price of urea affects the price of DEF to a certain extent. The main application that affects the price of urea globally is agriculture. Urea prices are influenced by the agriculture industry. The price of urea is highly unpredictable than that of diesel, as it is based on the supply and demand from the agriculture market. According to Yara International (Norway), the price of urea in 2017 was at its lowest level in more than a decade. Urea is the main component of diesel engine exhaust gas treatment fluid. Therefore, the fluctuation of urea price will affect the price of DEF, thus posing a challenge to the global diesel engine exhaust gas treatment fluid market.

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the diesel exhaust fluid market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with challenges of the diesel exhaust fluid market.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the diesel exhaust fluid market growth scenario.
  • The report provides a detailed diesel exhaust fluid market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Questions answered in the diesel exhaust fluid market research report:

  • Which are the leading market players active in the diesel exhaust fluid market?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the market?
  • What current trends would influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the diesel exhaust fluid market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Component
  • SCR Catalyst
  • DEF Tank
  • Injector
  • Supply Module
  • Sensor
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By Application
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Other
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By Supply Mode
  • Cans
  • IBC
  • IBC
  • Pump
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

Yara International ASA, STOCKMEIER Group, Blue Sky Diesel Exhaust Fluid., Dyno Nobel, Certified DEF, KOST USA, Inc., Old World Industries, LLC, Cummins Filtration, CF Industries Holdings, Inc., The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032