Cutting Fluid Market Size & Share, by Product Type (Water Based Cutting Fluids, Neat Oils); Source (Bio-based, Synthetic Based); End Use (Metal Working, Oil & Gas, Automotive, General Manufacturing Industry) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Nov 21, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Cutting Fluid Market size is expected to cross USD 66 billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of cutting fluids was over 11 billion. Cutting fluids are seeing significant expansion in the market mainly because of the expanding automotive sector brought on by the rising production of automobiles. In metalworking applications, they are frequently utilized as coolants for metal treatment, removal, forming, and protection. Therefore, it is anticipated that an increase in auto production will stimulate the cutting fluids industry. In the year 2022, somewhere around 85 million motor vehicles were produced all over the world.

Increasing demand for sustainable products is predicted to drive the growth of the cutting fluid market. Nowadays, manufacturers are focusing on providing sustainable cutting fluids that are high in demand among consumers. Owing to environmental concerns and other reasons consumers' interest in sustainable products is growing rapidly.

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Cutting Fluids Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Investment in Research and Development Activities - Manufacturers want to produce different types of cutting fluids based on machine requirements and developments. Cutting fluid disposal has long been a concern, which is why manufacturers are turning to bio-based cutting fluids. Therefore, investing in research and development to meet the growing demand for cutting fluids has become a trend in the global cutting fluid market. Add to this the increasing environmental regulation of cutting fluid recycling.
  • Growing Demand in Aerospace Sector - Besides automotive sector, cutting fluids are also utilized in the aerospace industry owing to their wide range of abilities such as lightweight, easy construction, chemical resistance attack and more. Additionally, integration of advanced cutting fluids such as synthetic or bio-based ones that are eco-friendly is expected to drive the growth further in the projected period. Cutting fluids help improve the efficiency of the machining process, leading to higher machine production volumes. Therefore, the demand for cutting fluids is expected to remain stable during the prediction period.
  • Expansion of Oil & Gas Industry - There is increasing emphasis on improving machining performance, reducing tool wear and increasing productivity as well as health and safety, with the need for cutting fluids to cut exposure to contaminants and harmful contamination in the air. The expansion of the oil and gas industry, which requires cutting fluids for drilling and exploration activities, is expected to shape the cutting fluid market landscape.


  • Environmental Regulations – Cutting Fluids contain harmful chemicals so manufacturers are under increasing pressure to develop more environmentally friendly products. This is predicted to hamper the market growth in the forecast period.
  • Safety Concerns Associated are Predicted to Pose limitation on the Market Growth
  • High Cost of Cutting Fluids is Expected to Restrict the Cutting Fluid Market Growth in the Upcoming Period

Cutting Fluid Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year

2024 – 2036



Base Year Market Size (2023)

~USD 11 billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~USD 66 billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Cutting Fluid Segmentation

Source (Bio-based, Synthetic Based)

In terms of source, the bio based segment in the cutting fluid market is anticipated to hold a significant revenue share by the end of 2036. Growth can be driven by increasing concern for the environment and a need to develop more environmentally friendly solutions within the manufacturing sector. Some of the advantages, such as improved lubrication tool & equipment and increased tool life, compared to traditional petroleum oils are offered by these fluids. The regions with stringent environmental legislation and an emphasis on sustainability are forecast to be particularly attractive for the growth of the bio-based cutting fluids industry. 

Product Type (Water Based Cutting Fluids, Neat Oils)

Cutting fluid market from the neat oil segment is anticipated to record substantial growth during the forecast period. This growth is driven by an increase in demand from the automotive, aeronautics, marine, and construction sectors. It is used in many types of machining, as well as for a variety of cutting operations. They are highly sought by the large volume manufacturing sector of emerging Asia Pacific economies, in view of their ability to provide cost-effective solutions. The utilization of high alloy steels in heavy manufacturing industries is predicted to drive the neat oil segment in the projected period.

Our in-depth analysis of the global cutting fluid market includes the following segments:

Product Type

  • Water Based Cutting Fluids
  • Neat Oils


  • Bio-based
  • Synthetic Based

End Use

  • Metal Working
  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive
  • General Manufacturing Industry

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Cutting Fluid Industry - Regional Synopsis

Asia Pacific Market Forecasts

The cutting fluid market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to hold the largest market share of 33% during the time period between 2024 – 2036. Asia Pacific dominates the market mainly due to growing demand from the agriculture and construction sectors. Increasing industrialization and economic development is driving the growth of heavy machinery industry in countries like China, India, Japan, etc. The heavy machinery industry includes many different sub-sectors, such as machine tools, heavy electrical equipment, cement, machinery, material handling machinery, plastic processing machinery, processing plant equipment, earthmoving, construction and mining equipment, among others. China's 14th Five-Year Plan provides an opportunity for China to promote agricultural and rural transformation, directly related to increased use of heavy machinery in agricultural and construction activities.

North America Market Statistics

The cutting fluid market in the region is set to grow substantially by the end of project ted period. This is due to factors such as the presence of economically developed countries and the availability of superior technology compared to other regions. Heavy machinery manufacturing is expected to contribute significantly to the expansion of this market. Heavy-duty machine manufacturing requires forging, machining, bending and forming, along with other processes that use cutting fluids to give metal  better shape. In 2021, the United States exported a significant 4,444 pieces of transportation equipment, including airplanes, helicopters, and aircraft parts.

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Companies Dominating the Cutting Fluids Landscape

    • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Idemtsu Kosan
    • Chevron Corporation
    • Total S.A.
    • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
    • Quaker Chemical Corporation
    • Fuchs Petrolub SE
    • Eni S.p.A.
    • Univar Solutions Inc.
    • Castrol Limited

In the News

  • Univar Solutions and Milliken sign an agreement to automate the North American liquid colorants market  for lubricants and metalworking fluids.
  • SKF and Castrol have joined forces to facilitate access to industrial lubricant recycling. The partnership includes providing “oil as a service” by combining the SKF RecondOil solution with Castrol metalworking lubricants.  

Author Credits:  Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 5385
  • Published Date: Nov 21, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The growing demand in end user sector and increasing investment in research and development activities are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the cutting fluids market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Total S.A., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Quaker Chemical Corporation, Fuchs Petrolub SE, Eni S.p.A., Univar Solutions Inc., and others.

The neat oil segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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