Global rubber consumption will rise 4.1 percent annually through 2013. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest and fastest-growing market. Non-tire rubber demand will outpace tire rubber. Tire rubber will continue to benefit from strong growth in Asia, despite a decline in rubber usage per tire.
This study analyzes the 22 million metric ton world rubber industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by type, market (motor vehicle tires and components, other rubber products), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and for 30 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 industry players, including Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear.