World Rubber

Increases in tire output growth due to rising motor vehicle production worldwide, plus strong gains in rubber used in non-tire applications, will spur demand for rubber on a global scale.

World consumption to grow 4.3% per year through 2015

Global rubber consumption is forecast to rise 4.3 percent per year through 2015 to 30.5 million metric tons. Rubber demand will be stimulated by an increase in tire output growth as global motor vehicle production accelerates following a relatively weak 2005-2010 period in many developed nations. Because replacement motor vehicle tires represent by far the largest market for rubber, strong gains in the number of motor vehicles in use throughout the world will significantly boost the amount of rubber consumed. In addition, a pickup in global manufacturing activity through 2015 will spur rubber demand in non-tire applications.

Asia/Pacific region to see fastest demand growth

The Asia/Pacific region is the largest regional market for rubber, accounting for 60 percent of global demand in 2010. In addition, the region will register the fastest growth in rubber consumption through 2015. The massive Chinese rubber market, which alone accounted for nearly one-third of global rubber demand in 2010, will record the best gains of any major nation through 2015. The large amount of motorcycle and bicycle production in the country supports significant demand for rubber used in non-motor vehicle tires. The rubber markets in North America and Western Europe will rebound somewhat from the sales declines recorded during the 2005 to 2010 period. Rubber markets in Eastern Europe and Central and South America will also see accelerating gains through 2015, while growth in the small Africa/Mideast market will match the global pace

Motor vehicle tire rubber to remain dominant

Tire rubber, which accounts for about two-thirds of all rubber demand, is forecast to post slower gains than non-tire rubber sales through 2015. Production of non-motor vehicle tires -- including bicycle, motorcycle and industrial vehicle tires -- will significantly outpace motor vehicle tire output in certain areas of the world, especially developing nations in the Asia/Pacific region. Nevertheless, rubber used in motor vehicle tires, which accounted for 57 percent of tire rubber sales in 2010, will continue to represent the majority of world tire rubber demand.

Rubber utilized in non-tire applications will register stronger gains through 2015, but will remain the smaller segment of the rubber market. Market gains through 2015 will be fueled by a strengthened outlook for global manufacturing activity, which will boost demand for rubber used in industrial applications like sealing and vibration control. In addition, segment growth will be spurred by an acceleration in motor vehicle production worldwide, which will lead to greater consumption of rubber used in automotive products such as belts, hoses and gaskets. The Asia/ Pacific region is a key producer of nontire rubber products, and it is expected to account for 80 percent of world market growth in volume terms through 2015.

Study Scope

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.

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  1. World Rubber

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $236.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD RUBBER CONSUMPTION (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Environment

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Population Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Motor Vehicle Production

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION (thousand units)

      5. 3.5 World Motor Vehicles in Use

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE (million units)

      6. 3.6 World Gross Fixed Investment Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2009 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Technology

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      8. 3.8 Pricing Patterns

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      9. 3.9 Legal & Regulatory Environment

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    4. 4 WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

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        1. 4.2.1 Consumption

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.2.2 Production

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER PRODUCTION BY TYPE & REGION (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD NATURAL RUBBER PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.2.3 Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity

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          1. Table | WORLD SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY REGION, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons)

        4. 4.2.4 International Trade

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          1. Table | WORLD RUBBER NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Consumption by Application

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY APPLICATION (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.3.1 Tires & Tire Components

          $219.00

          1. Table | WORLD TIRES & TIRE COMPONENTS RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY MARKET & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Non-Tire Rubber Products

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          1. Table | WORLD NON-TIRE RUBBER PRODUCTS CONSUMPTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Consumption by Type

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.4.1 Synthetic

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          1. Table | WORLD SYNTHETIC RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY TYPE & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.4.2 Natural

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD NATURAL RUBBER CONSUMPTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: Economic & Vehicle Overview

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      2. 5.2 North America: Rubber Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 North America: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity

        $82.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      4. 5.4 United States

        $327.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | UNITED STATES -- SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $175.00

        1. Table | CANADA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $215.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | MEXICO: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Economic & Vehicle Overview

        $114.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Rubber Supply & Demand

        $117.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity

        $82.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $235.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | GERMANY: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      5. 6.5 France

        $211.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | FRANCE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      6. 6.6 Spain

        $191.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Italy

        $193.00

        1. Table | ITALY: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

        $197.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      9. 6.9 Netherlands

        $169.00

        1. Table | NETHERLANDS: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      10. 6.10 Belgium

        $156.00

        1. Table | BELGIUM: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      11. 6.11 Portugal

        $129.00

        1. Table | PORTUGAL: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      12. 6.12 Sweden

        $163.00

        1. Table | SWEDEN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      13. 6.13 Other Western Europe

        $166.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $3,244.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic & Vehicle Overview

        $115.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Rubber Supply & Demand

        $146.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity

        $91.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      4. 7.4 China

        $430.00

        1. Table | CHINA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | CHINA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      5. 7.5 Japan

        $320.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | JAPAN: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      6. 7.6 India

        $356.00

        1. Table | INDIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | INDIA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      7. 7.7 Thailand

        $282.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | THAILAND: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      8. 7.8 South Korea

        $265.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      9. 7.9 Malaysia

        $249.00

        1. Table | MALAYSIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      10. 7.10 Indonesia

        $202.00

        1. Table | INDONESIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      11. 7.11 Taiwan

        $219.00

        1. Table | TAIWAN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. Table | TAIWAN: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

      12. 7.12 Vietnam

        $211.00

        1. Table | VIETNAM: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      13. 7.13 Australia

        $134.00

        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      14. 7.14 Other Asia/Pacific

        $223.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $3,027.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $720.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Economic & Vehicle Overview

          $106.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Rubber Supply & Demand

          $112.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity

          $82.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $263.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | BRAZIL: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $187.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $1,258.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic & Vehicle Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Rubber Supply & Demand

          $138.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

        4. 8.2.4 Russia

          $273.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | RUSSIA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

        5. 8.2.5 Poland

          $193.00

          1. Table | POLAND: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        6. 8.2.6 Czech Republic

          $177.00

          1. Table | CZECH REPUBLIC: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        7. 8.2.7 Ukraine

          $151.00

          1. Table | UKRAINE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        8. 8.2.8 Other Eastern Europe

          $178.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $1,048.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic & Vehicle Overview

          $122.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Rubber Supply & Demand

          $122.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2010 (thousand metric tons per year)

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $171.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        5. 8.3.5 Iran

          $184.00

          1. Table | IRAN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        6. 8.3.6 South Africa

          $177.00

          1. Table | SOUTH AFRICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        7. 8.3.7 Other Africa/Mideast

          $237.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

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        1. Table | WORLD RUBBER SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $250.00

        1. 9.3.1 Synthetic Rubber

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        2. 9.3.2 Natural Rubber

          $103.00

      4. 9.4 Acquisitions, Divestitures & Industry Restructuring

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      5. 9.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 9.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $153.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 9.7 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Research & Development

        $82.00

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $2,944.00

        1. 9.9.1 Asahi Kasei Corporation

          $82.00

        2. 9.9.2 Ashland Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 9.9.3 Bridgestone Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 9.9.4 China National Petroleum Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 9.9.5 China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

          $138.00

        6. 9.9.6 Dow Chemical Company

          $96.00

        7. 9.9.7 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $85.00

        8. 9.9.8 Efremov Synthetic Rubber Enterprise JSC

          $82.00

        9. 9.9.9 Eni SpA

          $86.00

        10. 9.9.10 Exxon Mobil Corporation

          $134.00

        11. 9.9.11 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 Grupo KUO SAB de CV

          $122.00

        13. 9.9.13 JSR Corporation

          $205.00

        14. 9.9.14 Korea Kumho Petrochemical Company Limited

          $144.00

        15. 9.9.15 LANXESS AG

          $197.00

        16. 9.9.16 LG Chem Limited

          $82.00

        17. 9.9.17 Lion Copolymer LLC

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Michelin Group

          $113.00

        19. 9.9.19 Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 OAO Nizhnekamskneftekhim

          $98.00

        21. 9.9.21 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 9.9.22 PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk

          $82.00

        23. 9.9.23 Reliance Industries Limited

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 Royal DSM NV

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 SIBUR Holding CJSC

          $152.00

        26. 9.9.26 Styron LLC

          $116.00

        27. 9.9.27 Synthez-Kauchuk JSC

          $82.00

        28. 9.9.28 TSRC Corporation

          $104.00

        29. 9.9.29 Ube Industries Limited

          $88.00

        30. 9.9.30 Vietnam Rubber Group

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 ZEON Corporation

          $183.00

      10. 9.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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