Global industrial rubber product demand will climb 4.3 percent annually through 2013. China will surpass the US to become the largest national market, and claim over one-third of all new demand. Advances will be stronger in the hose and belt segments, while mechanical rubber goods remains dominant.
This study analyzes the $79.3 billion world industrial rubber product industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by market (e.g., industrial equipment, motor vehicles, construction), product (e.g., mechanical goods, hose, belt, roofing), world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe) and for 27 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including Trelleborg, Continental and Tokai Rubber.