UEIL Statistics Committee
UEIL provides statistics for the European lubricant industry which areupdated every year
As the European association for the sector, it is an important part ofUEIL’s mission to provide reliable sector’s statistics to provide data fornational as well as EU policy makers, and support decision makers in theindustry. Moreover, as the representative body for the sector across Europe,UEIL is truly independent and impartial and can talk with authority about whatis occurring within the sector at any moment in time and communicate to therelevant stakeholders and policy-makers on the strategic issues that ourindustry is facing.
UEIL has appointed one of the foremost industry experts to lead theStatistics committee
The Statistics committee members have been chosen to secure the rightmix of skills, knowledge and experience of the lubricant industry.
Apu Gosalia, Vice President Sustainability & Intelligence with FUCHSPETROLUB, has been appointed as Chairman of the UEIL Industry StatisticsCommittee. His role is to lead the impartial evaluation and review of the setof independent variables underpinning the data model to ensure that any datasets are valid and reliable. With experience gathered over many years workingon lubricant market intelligence at FUCHS, which he frequently also shares withthe industry in presentations at base oil and lubricant conferences, Apu adds agreat value and expertise in his role leading the committee.
Christian Hartmann, President of GEIR and Managing Director ofPuraglobe, brings a wealth of experience, based on his knowledge of waste oilcollection data, which represent a valuable source of information for countrieswhere data on lubricant consumption are not reported.
David Wright, UKLA Director General, brings in several years ofexperience of project management for the lubricant industry statistics andrepresents as well the second largest lubricant market in Europe.
A great effort has been put in securing data quality and reliability
The new UEIL Industry Statistics use a sophisticated algorithm developedwith the support of an independent statistical agency called AssociazioneItaliana degli Economisti dell'Energia (AIEE). Based in Rome, AIEE is a leadingindependent non-profit consulting organisation which advises governments onissues relating to economics and energy use. Partnering with a reputable organisationis of key importance to develop data estimates which are valid and reliable tosupplement data that already exists from official sources.
The model is validated by applying the algorithm on the countries whereactual lubricant market data exist and checking if the data estimated based onthe model are matching the actual data. The model validation shows a high levelof accuracy.
The data model is based on a large number of parameters and a complexset of variables
The model is based on 49 independent variables and the sources of datathat feed the model are wide-ranging, in order to provide a solid fundament foran accurate data estimate.
For industrial lubricants, the model takes into account the nature ofindustrial production in terms of what is made and how it is made and theamount of ‘value added’ that each country brings to its industrial production,as this is of crucial importance to understand the way lubricants are used indifferent ways from metalworking through to industrial gears and hydraulics.
For automotive lubricants, the model takes into consideration differentdrivers of behaviour underpinning vehicle use in a country, starting with thenumber of vehicles in use, the types of vehicle movements, the nature ofvehicle use such as car sharing, the ways in which vehicles are maintained andthe age of the car population, are all factors impacting upon automotivelubricant consumption.
The data model takes into account differences in the nature of theeconomies of the different countries
Local country characteristics are considered in the new and improveddata model. The nature of different economies across Europe is very apparent.Germany as an industrial heartland is different in nature to a service-ledeconomy such as the United Kingdom. Lubricant production and consumption willdiffer in these countries due to the very nature of their economies. Countrycharacteristics are accurately captured and reflected in the data estimated bythe algorithm.
UEIL is constantly developing the statistics
The 2015 and 2016 data sets have been produced based on the new, moresophisticated model which has a significantly higher level of accuracy thanprevious estimates, with the number of independent variables used havingincreased from 24 to 49. The number of countries included has now reached 18,and more countries will be added each year, with the final ambition ofproviding comprehensive market data for the lubricant industry for allcountries of the EU 28, as well as Turkey and Eastern European countries.
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