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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing industry in China is expected to generate $25.4 billion in 2016, up 3% from 2015. Over the past five years, revenue has been growing rapidly at an annualized rate of 10.1%, largely due to the rapid development of the downstream Automobile Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld industry report 3721), a key consumer of synthetic rubber tires.

Output of synthetic rubber in 2016 is expected to increase by 7.7% to 5.6 million tons. Exports are set to reach $459.3 million in 2016 or 1.8% of total revenue – down from 7.6% in 2011. Imports are forecast to reach $5.4 billion or 17.7% of domestic demand – down from 29.6% in 2011.

The number of industry enterprises has been growing at an annualized rate of 6.1% to about 500 in 2016...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR)

SBR is estimated to contribute about 38.1% of industry revenue in 2016. It is the most widely used general-purpose rubber among all synthetic rubbers and is a major raw material in the manufacture of car, motorcycle and bicycle tires, shoe soles, conveyor belts, rubber hoses, sporting goods, toys and many others. As reflected by this series of products, SBR plays an important role in our daily life.

Butadiene rubber (BR)

BR is the second largest contributor to revenue, with a share of 28.8% in 2016. BR is suitable for producing automobile tires and cold-resistant products, as well as cushioning materials, various kinds of rubber shoes, rubber bands and gelatin. In ..

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Additional Insights for the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Tire Manufacturing and World demand in the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry?

    The Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing industry in China manufactures synthetic or artificial rubber and polymer elastomer.

    Industry Products
    Styrene butadiene rubber
    Butadiene rubber
    Styrene-butadiene-styrene thermoplastic elastomer
    Chloroprene rubber
    Isobutylene isoprene rubber
    Nitrile butadiene rubber
    Ethylene-propylene rubber
    Isoprene rubber and other rubber products
    Industry Activities
    SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber)
    BR (Butadiene Rubber)
    SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene) thermoplastic elastomer
    CR (Chloroprene Rubber)
    IIR (Isobutylene Isoprene Rubber)
    NBR (Nitrile Butadiene Rubber)
    EPR (Ethylene-propylene Rubber)
    IR (Isoprene Rubber)
    Other synthetic rubber

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Tire Manufacturing
  • World demand
  • Import Competition
  • Systems and Technology - by Industry
  • World price of crude oil
  • Exchange Rates - Renminbi per $US
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements

  • Current Performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Tire Manufacturing
  • Automobile Manufacturing
  • Bicycle Manufacturing
  • Passenger Car Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Oil & Gas Drilling
  • Oil & Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Styrene butadiene rubber
  • Butadiene rubber
  • Styrene-butadiene-styrene thermoplastic elastomer
  • Chloroprene rubber
  • Isobutylene isoprene rubber
  • Nitrile butadiene rubber
  • Isoprene rubber and other rubber products
  • Ethylene-propylene rubber
  • Chart: Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Income levels
  • Technological innovation
  • Global economy
  • Demand from tire markets
  • Prices of raw materials

  • Major Markets
  • Tire manufacturers
  • Rubber hose and belt manufacturers
  • Car manufacturers
  • Shoe manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Pricing
  • Technology
  • Production capacity utilization
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    China Petrochemical Corporation China National Petroleum Corporation Shenhua Chemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd.Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd.Zibo Qixiang Industrial and Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Table: China Petrochemical Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: China National Petroleum Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Shenhua Chemical Industrial Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Zibo Qixiang Industrial and Trading Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Output of Synthetic Rubber (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Butadiene Rubber (Br)
  • A synthetic rubber consisting of consists of polybutadiene. It is widely used in tire treads for trucks and automobiles.
  • Elastomer
  • A type of polymer noted for its elastic properties.
  • Styrene Butadiene Rubber (Sbr)
  • A general-purpose synthetic rubber, produced from a copolymer of styrene and butadiene. It is used in the manufacture of tires.
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