Myanmar has become a growth area for lubricating oil imports since the sudden influx of cars in 2011, referring to Solidiance’s white paper titled “Winning Myanmar's Automotive Lubricant Market”. Myanmar imported 78.8 million litres of lubricant in 2012, a market that has been growing by 8 to 9 percent a year, compared to 2pc growth globally. Now, Myanmar drivers are learning that maintenance is cheaper than repairs.

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