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Global Natural Rubber Market 2017-2021

Global Natural Rubber Market 2017-2021

About Natural Rubber

Rubber is an elastomer type polymer with the ability to retain its original shape post-deformation. In the resting state, rubber is in a coiled form. The ability to stretch its monomer chains offers the elastic feature to rubber. It returns to its original shape when the chains snap back after the tension is released.Rubber is a term for macromolecular substances that can be of natural and synthetic origin. The natural origin compound is generally known as natural rubber (NR). It is an addition polymer that is derived from the milky white fluid (also known as latex) of tropical rubber trees. Natural rubber is vulcanized by linking shorter chains with sulfur to form longer chains. Synthetic rubber is an artificial elastomer that resembles natural rubber closely in various features.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global natural rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 4.06% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global natural rubber market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of natural rubber.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Natural Rubber Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Bridgestone
  • MICHELIN
  • SINOCHEM GROUP
  • Sri Trang Agro-Industry
  • VON BUNDIT
Other prominent vendors
  • Southland Rubber
  • Thai Hua Rubber
  • THAI RUBBER
Market driver
  • Recovering rubber prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing preference for synthetic rubber
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing popularity of guayule-derived natural rubber
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Natural Rubber Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global natural rubber market: Bridgestone, MICHELIN, SINOCHEM GROUP, Sri Trang Agro-Industry, and VON BUNDIT.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Southland Rubber, Thai Hua Rubber, and THAI RUBBER.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing popularity of guayule-derived natural rubber. Almost all the world’s natural rubber is derived from Hevea brasiliensis. Relying only on one plant for natural rubber is critical for all the major players. This encouraged them toward an alternate source of natural rubber. Currently, they are attracted toward the potential of a perennial shrub called guayule, which has its origin from the southwestern US and northern Mexico. It mainly grows in arid zones. Therefore, it can be developed in environments that are entirely different from those compatible with para rubber trees. Also, the rubber content in the plant is similar to that of para rubber trees.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Recovering rubber prices. The global natural rubber market is witnessing a rebound in terms of prices. This would contribute to the regaining market prosperity. It is expected to gain from the trends in the crude oil market and betterment in prices of commodities. The recovery of rubber prices is a result of few factors that impacted the global economy as well.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Increasing preference for synthetic rubber. The market is witnessing an increasing preference for synthetic rubber over natural rubber mainly because of the former's significantly lesser price and availability. Synthetic rubber became popular because of the high price and scarce supply of natural rubber. It is stated that the fall in natural rubber supply coincided with World War I and II, prompting the requirement for low-cost products with steady supplies to make tires. This resulted in the production of SBR and butadiene rubbers. With time passing by, more synthetic rubber products got launched and introduced in the market. The cost and characteristic features of synthetic rubber are an undisputable competitor in the market.

Companies Mentioned

Bridgestone, MICHELIN, SINOCHEM GROUP, Sri Trang Agro-Industry, and VON BUNDIT, Southland Rubber, Thai Hua Rubber, and THAI RUBBER.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global rubber market segmentation by type (kilotons)
      • Table Preparation of natural rubber
      • Table Benefits of natural rubber
  • Market Landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (kilotons)
      • Table Global - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation by application
      • Table Application - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Tire application segment - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Tire application - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (kilotons)
      • Table Tire application - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Rubber percent by weight in a new radial passenger tire
    • Non-tire application segment - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Non-tire application - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (kilotons)
      • Table Non-tire application - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (kilotons)
      • Table APAC - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (kilotons)
      • Table Americas - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 (kilotons)
      • Table EMEA - Year over year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global motor vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global passenger vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global commercial vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Price fluctuations of Brent crude oil 2005-2016 ($/bbl)
  • Market trends
    • Increasing popularity of guayule-derived natural rubber
    • Shifting of tire production facilities to low-cost production countries
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key Market Vendors
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendor overview
    • Bridgestone
      • Table Bridgestone: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Bridgestone: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • MICHELIN
      • Table MICHELIN: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table MICHELIN: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • SINOCHEM GROUP
      • Table SINOCHEM GROUP: Business segmentation 2016
    • Sri Trang Agro-Industry
      • Table Sri Trang Agro-Industry: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Sri Trang Agro-Industry: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • VON BUNDIT
      • Table VON BUNDIT: Business segmentation by production capacity 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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