20 December 2011
The Secretariat of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) publishes comprehensive data on production, consumption, trade and prices – covering both natural rubber (NR) and synthetic rubber (SR) – on a biannual basis the World Rubber Industry Outlook presents the latest long-term forecasts for the next ten years, covering the world economy as well as the vehicle, tyre and rubber sectors.
The December 2011 edition of the World Rubber Industry Outlook, is now available from the IRSG.
In the short term, following the rapid recovery and growth seen in 2010, growth has moderated and global rubber consumption (both NR and SR) is forecast to be 25.9 million tonnes in 2011 and reach 27.2 million tonnes in 2012, with NR consumption of 11.0 million tonnes in 2011 and 11.5 million tonnes in 2012. In the longer term, global rubber consumption is forecast to reach 36.0 million tonnes by 2020, with NR consumption of 16.5 million tonnes.
Alternative NR supply and rubber demand scenarios are presented.
Single copies can be purchased via the website of the IRSG website.