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World Industrial Rubber Products


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World Industrial Rubber Products

World demand to rise 6.6% annually through 2018
Worldwide demand for industrial rubber products is projected to rise a healthy 6.6 percent annually to $158 billion in 2018. Sales will be boosted by an acceleration in fixed investment expenditures and expanding durable goods output. Also contributing to value gains will be a shift in the product mix toward more expensive, better performing items. However, competition from alternative materials (primarily plastics) in some applications will limit the overall pace of market growth through 2018, as will the use of improved designs and higher quality rubber materials, which will reduce aftermarket component needs.

Mechanical goods to claim half of all sales
Mechanical goods (including vehicular body seals, vibration control products, and wiper blades, among other items) will account for roughly half of all industrial rubber goods sales in 2018. Suppliers will benefit from increased output of motor vehicles, a pickup in machinery production, and growth in equipment and vehicular stocks as investment spending climbs. However, rubber hose, the second largest product segment, will post faster advances, due in part to rising demand for higher priced, better quality items.

Industrial equipment, motor vehicle markets are key
Industrial equipment (including off-road machinery) represents the largest market for industrial rubber goods, accounting for over half of the 2013 sales total. Motor vehicles are the second largest market, responsible for one-third of all product demand, with construction, aerospace equipment, and other applications accounting for the remainder.

China to post strongest gains
China will post the strongest gains of any national market in value terms. In fact, almost half of all additional product demand through 2018 will be accounted for by China. Market advances in the country will be stimulated by robust economic growth, ongoing increases in business investment spending, strong gains in manufacturing output, and healthy levels of motor vehicle production and sales. India, a considerably smaller but still large industrial rubber goods market, will also record large, double-digit annual percentage increases. A number of smaller national markets -- including Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey, Malaysia, and Brazil -- are expected to register healthy sales advances as well.

Global industrial rubber product demand is projected to climb at more moderate rates in the US and Western Europe, supported by renewed strength in gross fixed investment and growth in durable goods output. Product sales in Japan will rebound from recent declines, but market advances will be well below the world average, limited by generally sluggish increases in durable goods activity and further decreases in motor vehicle output. Demand growth in Eastern Europe will be stronger than during the 2008-2013 period but not as robust as increases in other developing areas because investment expenditures and durable goods production will not rise as rapidly, due in part to subpar economic gains in neighboring Western Europe, which represents a major export market for many East European manufacturers.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Fixed Investment Trends
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Output
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle Trends
      • Motor Vehicle Production
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY TYPE & REGION
      • Motor Vehicles in Use
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Construction Expenditures
      • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Aerospace Equipment Production Trends
      • Table WORLD AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS BY REGION
    • Industrial Rubber Product Pricing Patterns
      • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT PRICING
      • Table CHART II-1 INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT PRICING PATTERNS, 2003-2023
    • Industrial Rubber Product Technology & Material Trends
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND PROJECTED 2013-2018 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH
      • Production
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-3 WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SHIPMENTS BY REGION, 2013
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
      • Mechanical Goods
        • Table WORLD MECHANICAL RUBBER GOODS DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Hose
        • Table WORLD RUBBER HOSE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Belts
        • Table WORLD RUBBER BELT DEMAND BY REGION
      • Roofing
        • Table WORLD RUBBER ROOFING DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Industrial Rubber Products
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-5 WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
      • Industrial Equipment
        • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS BY REGION
      • Motor Vehicles
        • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS BY APPLICATION & REGION
        • Table WORLD OEM MOTOR VEHICLE DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS BY REGION
        • Table WORLD AFTERMARKET MOTOR VEHICLE DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS BY REGION
      • Construction
        • Table WORLD CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCTS BY REGION
      • Aerospace Equipment & Other
        • Table WORLD AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT & OTHER MARKETS DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: General
    • North America: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: General
      • United States: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED STATES: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: General
      • Canada: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table CANADA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: General
      • Mexico: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table MEXICO: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: General
    • Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: General
      • Germany: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table GERMANY INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: General
      • Italy: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table ITALY: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • France
      • France: General
      • France: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table FRANCE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: General
      • United Kingdom: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: General
      • Spain: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table SPAIN: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: General
      • Other Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Supply & Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: General
    • Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • China
      • China: General
      • China: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table CHINA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: General
      • Japan: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table JAPAN: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • India
      • India: General
      • India: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table INDIA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: General
      • South Korea: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: General
      • Thailand: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Thailand: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table THAILAND: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: General
      • Indonesia: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table INDONESIA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: General
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Supply & Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: General
      • Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-1 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: General
      • Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-2 EASTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: General
      • Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-3 AFRICA/MIDEAST: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
      • Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD INDUSTRIAL RUBBER PRODUCT MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Financial Requirements
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Anhui Zhongding Holding Group Company Limited
      • Bando Chemical Industries Limited
      • Bridgestone Corporation
      • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
      • China National Chemical Corporation
      • Continental AG
      • Cooper-Standard Holdings Incorporated
      • CQLT SaarGummi Holding Sarl
      • Dätwyler Holding Incorporated
      • Eaton Corporation plc
      • Federal-Mogul Corporation
      • Fenner plc
      • Freudenberg & Company KG
      • Fukoku Company Limited
      • Henniges Automotive Incorporated
      • Kinugawa Rubber Industrial Company Limited
      • LORD Corporation
      • Mark IV Industries Incorporated
      • Mitsubishi Corporation
      • Mitsuboshi Belting Limited
      • Nishikawa Rubber Company Limited
      • Nitta Corporation
      • NOK Corporation
      • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
      • Semperit AG Holding
      • SKF AB
      • Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited
      • Sumitomo Rubber Industries Limited
      • Tenneco Incorporated
      • Tomkins Limited
      • Total SA
      • Toyo Tire & Rubber Company Limited
      • Toyoda Gosei Company Limited
      • Trelleborg AB
      • TrelleborgVibracoustic GmbH
      • Veyance Technologies Incorporated
      • Yokohama Rubber Company Limited
      • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
      • Zhejiang Double Arrow Rubber Company Limited
      • Zhejiang Sanlux Rubber Company Limited
      • Zhuzhou Times New Material Technology Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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