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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.

Study coverage

Details on these and other key findings are contained in World Industrial Rubber Products, a Freedonia study which presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) plus forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by market, product, region, and for 27 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, examines the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry competitors worldwide.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Economic Overview
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
  • World Fixed Investment Trends
  • World Manufacturing Output
  • World Motor Vehicle Trends
    • Motor Vehicle Production
    • Motor Vehicles in Use
  • World Construction Expenditures
  • World Aerospace Equipment Production Trends
  • Industrial Rubber Product Pricing Patterns
  • Industrial Rubber Product Technology & Material Trends
  • Legal & Regulatory Environment

III. WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • General
  • Regional Overview
    • Demand
    • Production
    • International Trade
  • Demand by Product
    • Mechanical Goods
      • Vibration Control Products
      • Other Mechanical Goods
    • Hose
    • Belts
    • Roofing
    • Other Industrial Rubber Products
  • Demand by Market
    • Industrial Equipment
  • Motor Vehicles
    • OEM
    • Aftermarket
  • Construction
  • Aerospace Equipment & Other

IV. NORTH AMERICA

  • General
  • Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

  • General
  • Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Other Western Europe
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Sweden
    • All Other

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • General
  • Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Industrial Rubber Product Market Outlook
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Other Asia/Pacific
    • Taiwan
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • All Other

VII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
      • Argentina
      • All Other
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
      • Poland
      • Czech Republic
      • All Other
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Turkey
    • Other Africa/Mideast
      • South Africa
      • All Other

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Industry Composition
  • Market Share
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Financial Requirements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Company Profiles

  • Anhui Zhongding Holding Group Company Limited
  • Anvis Group, see Sumitomo Electric Industries
  • Bando Chemical Industries Limited
  • Benecke-Kaliko, see Continental Bridgestone Corporation
  • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
  • ChemChina, see China National Chemical
  • China National Chemical Corporation
  • Continental AG
  • ContiTech, see Continental
  • Cooper-Standard Holdings Incorporated
  • CQLT SaarGummi Holding Sarl
  • Dätwyler Holding Incorporated
  • Dawson (James) Global Hose, see Fenner
  • Dayco Products, see Mark IV Industries
  • Dunlop Conveyor Belting Europe, see Fenner
  • DURAPROOF Technologies, see CQLT SaarGummi Holding Sarl
  • Dytech-Dynamic Fluid Technologies, see Sumitomo
  • Electric Industries
  • EagleBurgmann Germany, see Freudenberg
  • Eaton Corporation plc
  • Federal-Mogul Corporation
  • Fenner plc
  • Firestone Industrial Products, see Bridgestone
  • Flexitech, see Mitsubishi
  • Freudenberg & Company KG
  • Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, see Freudenberg and NOK
  • Fukoku Company Limited
  • Gates, see Tomkins
  • Gates Unitta Asia, see Nitta and Tomkins
  • GenFlex Roofing Systems, see Bridgestone
  • Henniges Automotive Incorporated
  • Hutchinson, see Total Jyco Sealing Technologies, see Cooper-Standard
  • Kinugawa Rubber Industrial Company Limited
  • Legg, see Continental
  • LORD Corporation
  • Mandals, see Fenner
  • Mark IV Industries Incorporated
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Mitsuboshi Belting Limited
  • Nikko TRI Eurasia, see Sumitomo Electric Industries
  • Nishikawa Rubber Company Limited
  • Nitta Corporation
  • NOK Corporation
  • NOK-Freudenberg Group China, see Freudenberg and NOK
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
  • Polimer Kauçuk, see Eaton
  • Qingdao Rubber Six Conveyor Belt, see China National Chemical
  • SAS Rubber, see Yokohama Rubber
  • Schneegans Freudenberg, see Freudenberg
  • Semperit AG Holding
  • Shenyang Rubber Research & Design Institute of China National Tire & Rubber, see China National Chemical
  • SKF AB
  • Stratoflex Products, see Parker-Hannifin
  • Sujan Barre Thomas Antivibration Systems Private, see Cooper-Standard
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries Limited
  • SYNZTEC, see NOK
  • Taizhou Fuju Rubber Belt Manufacture, see Continental Tenneco Incorporated
  • Tokai Rubber Industries, see Sumitomo Electric Industries
  • Tomkins Limited
  • Total SA
  • Toyo Tire & Rubber Company Limited
  • Toyoda Gosei Company Limited
  • Trelleborg AB
  • TrelleborgVibracoustic GmbH
  • Unimatec, see NOK
  • Versico, see Carlisle
  • Veyance Technologies Incorporated
  • WeatherBond, see Carlisle
  • YH America, see Yokohama Rubber
  • 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

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Gross Fixed Investment by Region
  • World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
  • World Motor Vehicle Production by Type & Region
  • World Motor Vehicles in Use by Type & Region
  • World Construction Expenditures by Type & Region
  • World Aerospace Equipment Shipments by Region
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Pricing

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • World Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Region
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Shipments by Region
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Net Exports by Region
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Type
  • World Mechanical Rubber Goods Demand by Type & Region
  • World Rubber Hose Demand by Region
  • World Rubber Belt Demand by Region
  • World Rubber Roofing Demand by Region
  • World Demand for Other Industrial Rubber Products by Region
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Market
  • World Industrial Equipment Demand for Industrial Rubber Products by Region
  • World Motor Vehicle Demand for Industrial Rubber Products by Application & Region
  • World OEM Motor Vehicle Demand for Industrial Rubber Products by Region
  • World Aftermarket Motor Vehicle Demand for Industrial Rubber Products by Region
  • World Construction Demand for Industrial Rubber Products by Region
  • World Aerospace Equipment & Other Markets Demand for Industrial Rubber Product by Region

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • North America: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • United States: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • United States: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Canada: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Canada: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Mexico: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Mexico: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Germany: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Germany Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Italy: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Italy: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • France: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • France: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • United Kingdom: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • United Kingdom: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Spain: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Spain: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • China: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • China: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Japan: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Japan: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • India: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • India: Industrial Rubber Product Demand By Product & Market
  • South Korea: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • South Korea: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Thailand: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Thailand: Industrial Rubber Product Demand By Product & Market
  • Indonesia: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Indonesia: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Brazil: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Brazil: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Other Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Supply & Demand by Country
  • Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Russia: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Russia: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand by Country
  • Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Supply & Demand
  • Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Product & Market
  • Turkey: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Turkey: Industrial Rubber Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Demand by Product & Market
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Product Supply & Demand by Country

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Industrial Rubber Product Sales by Company, 2013
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • Industrial Rubber Product Pricing Patterns, 2003-2023

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • World Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Region, 2013
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Demand Projected 2013-2018
  • Annual Rate of Growth
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Shipments by Region, 2013
  • World Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Type, 2013
  • World Industrial Rubber Demand by Market, 2013

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Country, 2013

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Country, 2013

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Country, 2013

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Country, 2013
  • Eastern Europe: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Country, 2013
  • Africa/Mideast: Industrial Rubber Product Demand by Country, 2013

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Industrial Rubber Product Market Share, 2013
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