Global rubber consumption is forecast to rise 4.3 percent annually through 2015 to 30.5 million metric tons, driven by increasing tire output as global motor vehicle production accelerates from a weak base. The Asia/Pacific market will remain dominant and grow the fastest. Non-tire rubber sales will outpace growth in tire rubber sales.
This study analyzes the 24.8 million metric ton world rubber industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by application (e.g., motor vehicle tires and tire components, non-tire rubber products), type (synthetic, natural), world region and for 30 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market shares and profiles 31 industry players, including LANXESS, Goodyear and Sinopec.