World rubber consumption will rise four percent annually through 2011, driven by solid growth in motor vehicle production and a stronger world economy. Non-tire rubber will outpace and overtake tire rubber demand based on opportunities in the automotive, industrial, consumer and construction sectors.
This study analyzes the 21.6 million metric ton world rubber and 1.3 billion unit world tire industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006, and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by type (natural rubber, synthetic rubber); market (e.g., tire, non-tire); world region (e.g., Asia/Pacific, North America, Western Europe); and for 30 major national markets.
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 48 leading competitors including Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Sumitomo, Trelleborg, Freudenberg, Hutchinson, and Tokai Rubber.