This report forecasts to 2019 US rubber demand in nominal and real terms and synthetic rubber shipments in nominal terms in US dollars at the manufacturers’ level. Total demand in nominal terms is segmented by type in terms of styrene-butadiene rubber; natural rubber; polybutadiene rubber; ethylene-propylene diene monomer; polychloroprene, isobutylene isoprene, polyisoprene rubber, and acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber; and other synthetic rubbers.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand in nominal and real terms, synthetic rubber shipments in nominal terms, and the various nominal demand segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends; key economic indicators; and trends in trade and alternative raw materials. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines rubber types, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each rubber segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.