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World Rubber

World Rubber

Growth in the world rubber market for will total 3.9% annually through 2019 in volume terms.  Gains will be fueled by increasing motor vehicle production, which will bolster demand for rubber used in tires.  Rising global manufacturing activity will stimulate demand for rubber used in automotive components and other non-tire applications.

This report segments the world rubber industry by Type, Application, and Region.  Data is provided in thousand metric tons.

Rubber types include:
Natural
Synthetic

Synthetic rubber will continue to be the largest of these through 2019 and will also post the fastest gains.  Growth will be driven by increases in production of tires, which use both synthetic and natural rubber.

Major applications include:
Tire
Non-Tire

Tire was the largest in 2014 and will register the strongest advances, benefiting from expanding motor vehicle output and an increase in the global motor vehicle park as income levels rise.  Growth in the non-tire outlet will be driven by rising industrialization levels in developing countries and solid opportunities in the automotive, industrial, and other sectors.

World regions and countries covered in the study include:
North America 
Western Europe 
Asia/Pacific 
Central & South America 
Eastern Europe 
Africa/Mideast 

The Asia/Pacific region will see the strongest advances among world regions through 2019.  Gains will be aided by the rapid growth in the Chinese motor vehicle park as income levels in that country rise and more consumers purchase automobiles.  

The leading global producers in the world rubber industry derive their market positions primarily from synthetic rubber.  Among the major rubber producers are Bridgestone, Eni, Exxon Mobil, Goodyear, JSR, Kumho Petrochemical, LANXESS, Michelin, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, PetroChina, SIBUR, Sinopec, Vietnam Rubber Group, and ZEON.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD RUBBER DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Population Overview
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Motor Vehicle Production
      • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY TYPE & REGION
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2004-2024
    • World Motor Vehicles in Use
      • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE BY TYPE & REGION
      • Table CHART II-2 WORLD MOTOR VEHICLES IN USE BY REGION, 2004-2024
    • World Manufacturing Value Added
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • Technology
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table CHART II-3 RUBBER PRICING TRENDS, 2004-2014
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD RUBBER DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD RUBBER DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
        • Table CHART III-2 SHARES OF THE PROJECTED INCREASE IN RUBBER DEMAND FROM 2014 TO 2019 BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-3 WORLD RUBBER DEMAND PROJECTED 2014-2019 ANNUAL RATE OF GROWTH
      • Production
        • Table WORLD RUBBER PRODUCTION BY TYPE & REGION
        • Table CHART III-4 WORLD RUBBER PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2014
        • Table CHART III-5 SHARES OF THE PROJECTED INCREASE IN RUBBER PRODUCTION FROM 2014 TO 2019 BY REGION
        • Table WORLD SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION BY REGION
        • Table WORLD NATURAL RUBBER PRODUCTION BY REGION
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD RUBBER NET EXPORTS BY REGION
      • Stockpiles
    • Demand by Application
      • Table WORLD RUBBER DEMAND BY APPLICATION
      • Tires
        • Table WORLD TIRE RUBBER DEMAND BY MARKET & REGION
      • Non-Tire
        • Table WORLD NON-TIRE RUBBER DEMAND BY REGION
    • Demand by Type
      • Table WORLD RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Synthetic
        • Table WORLD SYNTHETIC RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & REGION
      • Natural
        • Table WORLD NATURAL RUBBER DEMAND BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic & Vehicle Overview
    • North America: Rubber Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • North America: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • North America: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2014
    • United States
      • United States: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • United States: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-2 UNITED STATES: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • United States: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table UNITED STATES: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • United States: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table UNITED STATES: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Canada: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-3 CANADA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Canada: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table CANADA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Canada: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Mexico: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-4 MEXICO: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Mexico: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table MEXICO: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Mexico: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table MEXICO: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic & Vehicle Overview
    • Western Europe: Rubber Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Western Europe: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Western Europe: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2014
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Germany: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART V-2 GERMANY: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Germany: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table GERMANY: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Germany: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table GERMANY: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • France
      • France: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • France: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART V-3 FRANCE: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • France: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table FRANCE: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • France: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table FRANCE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Spain: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART V-4 SPAIN: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Spain: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table SPAIN: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Spain: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Italy: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART V-5 ITALY: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Italy: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table ITALY: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Italy: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • United Kingdom: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART V-6 UNITED KINGDOM: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • United Kingdom: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • United Kingdom: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART V-7 OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Other Western Europe: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Other Western Europe: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic & Vehicle Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Rubber Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Asia/Pacific: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Asia/Pacific: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2014
    • China
      • China: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • China: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-2 CHINA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • China: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table CHINA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • China: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table CHINA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Japan: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-3 JAPAN: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Japan: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table JAPAN: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Japan: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table JAPAN: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • India
      • India: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • India: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-4 INDIA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • India: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table INDIA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • India: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table INDIA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Thailand: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-5 THAILAND: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Thailand: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table THAILAND: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Thailand: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table THAILAND: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Indonesia: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-6 INDONESIA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Indonesia: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table INDONESIA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Indonesia: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
    • Malaysia
      • Malaysia: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Malaysia: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table MALAYSIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-7 MALAYSIA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Malaysia: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table MALAYSIA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Malaysia: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • South Korea: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-8 SOUTH KOREA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • South Korea: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • South Korea: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Taiwan: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-9 TAIWAN: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Taiwan: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table TAIWAN: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Taiwan: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table TAIWAN: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Vietnam
      • Vietnam: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Vietnam: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table VIETNAM: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-10 VIETNAM: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Vietnam: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table VIETNAM: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VI-11 OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Central & South America: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Central & South America: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2014
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-1 BRAZIL: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table BRAZIL: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
        • Table BRAZIL: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-2 OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-3 EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
      • Eastern Europe: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Eastern Europe: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2014
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-4 RUSSIA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table RUSSIA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
        • Table RUSSIA: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-5 POLAND: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table POLAND: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-6 OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COMPANY, YEAR-END 2014
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic & Vehicle Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Rubber Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-7 AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
      • Africa/Mideast: Rubber Demand by Type & Application
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Africa/Mideast: Synthetic Rubber Production Capacity
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY COUNTRY & TYPE, YEAR-END 2014
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-8 TURKEY: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table TURKEY: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Iran
        • Table IRAN: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-9 IRAN: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table IRAN: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • South Africa
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-10 SOUTH AFRICA: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table SOUTH AFRICA: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table CHART VII-11 OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER DEMAND, 2004-2014
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: RUBBER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table WORLD RUBBER SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD RUBBER MARKET SHARE, 2014
      • Synthetic Rubber
        • Table CHART VIII-2 WORLD SYNTHETIC RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY, YEAR-END 2014
      • Natural Rubber
    • Acquisitions, Divestitures, & Industry Restructuring
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Research & Development
    • Company Profiles
      • Asahi Kasei Corporation
      • Ashland Incorporated
      • Bridgestone Corporation
      • China National Petroleum Corporation
      • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
      • Denka Company Limited
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Eni SpA
      • Exxon Mobil Corporation
      • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
      • Grupo KUO SAB de CV
      • JSR Corporation
      • Kumho Petrochemical Company Limited
      • LANXESS AG
      • LG Chem Limited
      • Lion Elastomers LLC
      • Michelin Group
      • Mitsui Chemicals Incorporated
      • Nizhnekamskneftekhim PAO
      • OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated
      • PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk
      • Reliance Industries Limited
      • Saudi Arabian Oil Company
      • SIBUR Holding PAO
      • Synthez-Kauchuk JSC
      • Trinseo SA
      • TSRC Corporation
      • Ube Industries Limited
      • Vietnam Rubber Group
      • ZEON Corporation
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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