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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Companies face significant long-term challenges from foreign competitors that benefit from lower operating expenses
  • Revitalized demand for rubber products encouraged companies to rehire workers as the industry rebounded
  • Industry demand will be driven primarily by the domestic automobile manufacturing industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to decline slightly. Growth occurred toward the beginning of the five-year period, when revitalized manufacturing activity sustained strong demand for automotive rubber components from downstream buyers. However, weakening demand from other key markets, as well as sharp drops in the price of natural and synthetic rubber inputs, have constrained industry performance for the majority of the five-year period. Moving forward, import competition is expected to intensify over the next five years. Lower labor costs and a relatively less stringent regulatory environment in countries will weigh on industry operators...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Rubber Product Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2017, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.12 on capital expenditures. This industry manufactures a diverse range of products requiring a varied assortment of mechanized production equipment to shape and mix rubber products. This equipment represents the industry's greatest capital cost. The use of these machines, however, also requires the expertise of skilled labor to retool machines to manufacture customized products of varied specifications. Accordingly, most of the investment requirements involve labor costs to continue business. Lab..

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    Additional Insights for the Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from car and automobile manufacturing and Trade-weighted index in the Rubber Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture a range of rubber products, including automotive parts, doormats, rubber bands and rubber gloves. Due to the diversity of goods, this industry sells to various downstream industries, including manufacturing, construction and healthcare companies.

    Industry Products
    Automotive rubber components
    Rubber compounds and mixtures
    Industrial rubber products
    Other mechanical rubber components
    Foam rubber products
    Industry Activities
    Extruded, molded or lathe-cut rubber goods
    Mechanical rubber goods
    Rubber balloon
    Birth control device (i.e. diaphragms, prophylactics)
    Rubber mattresses and life raft
    Reclaiming rubber from waste or scrap
    Roofing (i.e. single ply rubber membrane)
    Rubber sheeting
    Rubber thread (except fabric-covered)
    Rubber tubing (except extruded, molded, lathe-cut)

    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
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of construction
  • World price of rubber
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Major markets, profitability and rubber prices
  • Competition and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Key markets
  • The importance of innovation
  • Growing competition from imports
  • Table: Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Automotive rubber components
  • Other mechanical rubber components
  • Foam rubber products
  • Rubber compounds and mixtures
  • Industrial rubber products
  • Chart: Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Household demand for durable goods
  • Demand for substitute goods
  • Levels of trade

  • Major Markets
  • Transportation equipment manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Exports
  • Nondurable goods manufacturing
  • Other durable goods manufacturing
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rubber Product 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 Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of rubber (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A type of polymer noted for its elastic properties.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
  • An agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico to increase trade flows between the countries.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Polyethylene Foam
  • A substitute for rubber foam, used for packaging and cushioning.
  • Research And Development (R&D)
  • Creative work undertaken by a company in order to increase the stock of knowledge, which can then be applied to developing a new product or improving an existing one.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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