This report forecasts US rubber demand in nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) terms and synthetic rubber shipments in nominal terms in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2021. 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 (or butyl) rubber, polyisoprene rubber, and acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber; and other synthetic rubbers.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, and alternative raw materials. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US market. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.