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Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market Segmentation By Application (Automotive (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Special Purpose Vehicles) and Non-Automotive) and Region - Industry Analysis, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2022 to 2027.

Published: January, 2022
ID: 10768
Pages: 175

Product Description:

Diesel Exhaust Fluid is an anti-pollution agent that limits and reduces harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from a diesel internal combustion engine. The fluid is composed of two chemicals combined in fixed volumetric ratios, namely 67.5% demineralized water and 32.5% high-quality urea to form an aqueous solution. Diesel exhaust fluid is standardized as an aqueous solution of urea or AUS32 by International Organization for Standardization 22241 (ISO). This consumable fluid is used in conjunction with Selective Catalytic Reduction or SCR technology used in diesel vehicles to reduce harmful pollutants emitted from exhausts. Diesel Exhaust Fluid has several trademark registrations by different makers and associations such as AdBlue given by the German Association of the Automotive Industry.

Market Overview:

The global Diesel Exhaust Fluids market is likely to encounter sound development during the estimated time frame of 2021-2028. The market was assessed to be USD 13,676.7 million in 2018 and is determined to progress with a CAGR of 8.4% to arrive at USD 30,643.9 million by 2028. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a fluid used to reduce air pollution caused by a diesel engine. To meet the stringent NOx emission standards for commercial truck and off-road engines, most engine manufacturers have installed Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology built into diesel vehicles, which requires the operation of DEF.

Recent Developments:

  • Yara International introduced the world's biggest DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) plant in Brunsbüttel, Germany, under the AdBlue brand. DEF is a liquid used to eliminate unsafe NOx emanations from diesel motors and Yara is the world's biggest maker of DEF.
  • With the advent of the Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) standards, the automotive industry in India is gradually shifting to international industry standards, with an emphasis on cleaner vehicles and stricter emissions standards. The new BS6 regulations are anticipated to curb NOx emissions by up to 70%, including hydrocarbon and particulate emissions.

Drivers and Restraints of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market:


The main factors driving the global Diesel Exhaust Fluids market growth are the increasing use of selective catalyst reduction technology, strict government regulations, and increased vehicle production. The government of different countries has imposed various rules and regulations to encourage the use of this fluid, which is acting as a engine of market growth. For instance, the American Petroleum Institute started a Diesel Exhaust Fluid Certification Program, intended to ensure and screen the attributes of diesel exhaust liquid in engine vehicles and diesel motors.


Fluctuations in the prices of urea and diesel and the increasing penetration of electric vehicles are the main limitations identified in the market for diesel exhaust fluids. The penetration and adoption of electric vehicles is increasing at a rapid rate in developed countries such as Germany, Norway and others, which is holding back the demand for liquid in the market.

Market Segmentation:

By Application

  • Automotive
    • Passenger cars
    • Light Commercial vehicles
    • Heavy Commercial vehicles
    • Special purpose vehicles
  • Non-Automotive

Commercial vehicles have the largest market share, due to the increase in commercial vehicle activities. The Diesel Exhaust Fluids segment is supposed to post a CAGR of more than 8.0% during the outlook period. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) can be pivotal in restriction of the air pollution caused by the diesel engines.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market Region wise analysis:

Marked Segmentation based on the region:

  1. North America
    1. U.S
    2. Canada
  2. Europe
    1. Norway
    2. Germany
    3. Sweden
  3. Asia Pacific
    1. China
    2. India
    3. Japan
  4. Latin America
    1. Brazil
    2. Mexico
    3. Argentina
  5. Middle East and Africa

a. Middle East

b. Africa

The North American market accounted for the substantial portion in the worldwide diesel exhaust fluid business in 2018 and is likely to garner a healthy CAGR of around 8.0% over the estimated period. Europe is the main contributor to the diesel exhaust fluids market, which is likely to post strong growth over the conjecture period. As per the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers, more than 60% of passenger cars run on diesel on European roads. This is attributed to growing consumer demand for better fuel efficiency, which has encouraged car buyers to invest in diesel-powered vehicles, resulting in market growth due to augmenting demand. Additionally, with regulatory pressure to improve air quality, manufacturers are also working to improve the quality of vehicle emissions. However, the Asia Pacific market for DEF is projected to develop with the highest CAGR of about 9.0%, which is credited to the robust demand for the product that is growing rapidly in the automotive industry in this regional market. The Asia Pacific market had the noteworthy share of over 35% in 2018 and is supposed to show a healthy CAGR over the envisioned period. This is primarily attributed to the increasing stringency of vehicle emissions regulations by local governments in major economies, namely China, India and Indonesia. Additionally, the strong growth of the automotive industry in this region is anticipated to fuel demand for various emission control technologies to meet global and national emission standards.

Key Players of Market:

BASF SE (Germany), Yara (Norway), Mitsui Chemicals Inc (Japan), BP p.l.c (UK), Viscol.co.za (Republic of South Africa), Engen Petroleum Ltd (South Africa), Borealis AG (Austria), Nissan Chemical Corporation (Japan), GreenChem (Netherlands), NOVAX Material & Technology Inc (China), Royal Dutch Shell PLC (The Netherlands), and Adeco doo (Siberia) are a few of the key players operating in the global diesel exhaust fluid market.


The worldwide pandemic brought about by the novel corona infection comes at a time when both the global economy and the automotive business were seeking after recuperation. The automotive industry has witnessed a huge hit with the temporary closure of manufacturing units and sales channels, along with the disruption in the supply chain as a part of strict lockdown conditions around the world. This detrimental effect on automobile sector has a direct impact on the diesel exhaust fluid market, resulting in declined revenue. However, the market is estimated to progress in the coming years with the rising demand for private transport to avoid the contact of COVID-19.

1. Introduction                            

          1.1 Market Definition                  

          1.2 Scope of the report               

          1.3 Study Assumptions               

          1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods              

2. Research Methodology                      

          2.1 Analysis Design          

          2.2 Research Phases                   

                    2.2.1 Secondary Research 

                    2.2.2 Primary Research     

                    2.2.3 Data Modelling        

                    2.2.4 Expert Validation     

          2.3 Study Timeline            

3. Report Overview                     

          3.1 Executive Summary               

          3.2 Key Inferencees          

4. Market Dynamics                    

          4.1 Impact Analysis           

                    4.1.1 Drivers

                    4.1.2 Restaints       

                    4.1.3 Opportunities 

          4.2 Regulatory Environment                  

          4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                  

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                        

          5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                 

                    5.1.1 Market share analysis         

                    5.1.2 Products/Service      

                    5.1.3 Regional Presence    

          5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape               

          5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                 

6. Market Segmentation                        

          6.1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market, By Application                    

                    6.1.1 Automotive    

                    6.1.2 Non-Automotive      

                    6.1.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)        

                    6.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis         

                    6.1.5 Market Attractiveness Index         

7. Geographical Landscape                    

          7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                   

          7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)             

                    7.2.1 By Country     



                    7.2.2 By Application

          7.3 Europe             

                    7.3.1 By Country     






                     Rest of Europe

                    7.3.2 By Application

          7.4 Asia Pacific                 

                    7.4.1 By Country     




                     South Korea

                     South East Asia

                     Australia & NZ

                     Rest of Asia-Pacific

                    7.4.2 By Application

          7.5 Latin America             

                    7.5.1 By Country     




                     Rest of Latin America

                    7.5.2 By Application

          7.6 Middle East and Africa          

                    7.6.1 By Country     

                     Middle East


                    7.6.2 By Application

8. Key Player Analysis                           

          8.1 BASF SE            

                    8.1.1 Business Description

                    8.1.2 Products/Service      

                    8.1.3 Financials      

                    8.1.4 SWOT Analysis         

                    8.1.5 Recent Developments         

                    8.1.6 Analyst Overview      

          8.2 Yara                 

          8.3 Mitsui Chemicals Inc             

          8.4 BP PLC              

          8.5 Viscol.co.za                

          8.6 Engen Petroleum Ltd             

          8.7 Borealis AG                 

          8.8 Nissan Chemical Corporation           

          8.9 GreenChem                

          8.10 Royal Dutch Shell PLC         

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                     


          List of Tables          

          List of Figures                  

  1. Global Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Diesel Exhaust Fluid Market By Application, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Automotive Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Non-Automotive Market By Region, From 2022 - 2027 ( USD Billion )

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