From Hair Ties to Soles: Ceresana Provides the First Complete Analysis of the Global Market for Rubber

Pressemitteilung   •   Jul 01, 2013 09:24 CEST

The importance rubbers have can be judged from the fact that global revenues will rise to approx. US$56 billion in 2020.

Most comprehensive market analysis regarding rubber
Market analysts at Ceresana included the most important types of rubber in their report: styrene butadiene rubber (SBR), polybutadiene rubber (BR), acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), butyl rubber (IIR), ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM), polychloroprene rubber (CR), and polyisoprene rubber (IR). For the first time, all market participants are able to get a complete overview over all relevant data and facts as well as background information concerning individual types of rubber and sales markets. The study provides a basis for the strategic and operational planning of producers, processors, and traders.

Product-specific differences
The by far most important type of rubber is SBR. In 2012, more than 5.4 million tonnes were processed; the second most important product is BR that accounted for about a quarter of global market volume that year. Major application area for both types of rubber is the production of tires, accounting for almost 70% of consumption.
The picture discernible in regard to EPDM and NBR is different: As NBR is highly resistant against oils, fats, and fuels, it is more often used in the manufacturing of industrial products such as hoses, cog wheels, belts, gaskets, and molded parts. EPDM is mainly processed into gaskets, hoses, and cables that are to be used in vehicles.

Dominating market – Asia-Pacific
"In 2012, Asia-Pacific accounted for about half of global rubber consumption and roughly 47% of global output", explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. North America ranked second, closely followed by Western and Eastern Europe. Market analysts at Ceresana expect countries in Asia-Pacific to continue to gain market shares; until 2020, demand for individual product types is expected to increase by between 2.0% and 7.7% per year. Among the most influential factors are the automobile industry as well as demand for industrial products and construction material.

The study in brief:

Chapter 1 offers a description and analyses of the global market for the synthetic rubbers SBR, BR, NBR, IIR, EPDM, CR, and IR; including forecasts until 2020: revenues development as well as production and consumption volumes are analyzed for each individual region.

Chapter 2 examines the rubber market in the 18 largest countries in more detail: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Canada, Mexico, the USA, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korean, and Thailand. Data on demand, revenues, production, production capacity, import, and export is provided for each country. Demand is analyses in detail split by both applications areas and product.

Chapter 3 the individual application areas tires, automotive, industry/construction, modification, and others are analyzed in detail. Data is split by the sales markets Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East/Africa as well as the major countries.

Chapter 4 offers an analysis of demand for and revenues generated with different types of rubber. Demand for SBR, BR, NBR, IIR, EPDM, and other products (CR and IR) is analyzed split by regions and individual countries.

Chapter 5 provides profiles of the largest manufacturers of rubbers, clearly arranged according to contact details, turnover, profit, product range, production sites, and profile summary. Extensive profiles are given for 50 manufacturers, such as Asahi Kasei Chemicals, Bridgestone, Exxon Mobil, Goodyear, Indian Oil, Kumho Petrochemical, Lanxess, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, PetroChina, SINOPEC, Trinseo, TSRC, Ube Industries, and Zeon.


About Ceresana:

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