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Chemical Economics Handbook

Natural Rubber

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary5
Introduction11
Technically specified rubber (TSR)12
Ribbed smoked sheets (RSS)12
Crepes13
Latex13
Guayule rubber13
Epoxidized natural rubber (ENR)13
Manufacturing processes14
Hevea rubber14
Technically specified rubber (TSR)14
Ribbed smoked sheets (RSS)15
Compounding15
Management of supply risk15
Supply and demand by region16
World16
Production16
Consumption19
United States21
Supply21
Consumption22
Tires and tire products22
Passenger car & light truck tires24
Heavy-duty truck and bus tires24
Other tires24
Tread rubber25
Nontire applications25
Natural rubber latex25
Automotive nontire and other uses26
Price27
Trade28
Imports28
Exports32
Canada32
Salient statistics32
Trade34
Mexico35
Central and South America35
Production35
Consumption36
Trade37
Imports37
Exports39
Western Europe39
Supply39
Consumption40
Price42
Trade43
Central and Eastern Europe45
Middle East46
Africa46
Production47
Consumption48
Trade49
Japan51
Supply51
Consumption51
Price56
Trade56
China58
Salient statistics58
Consumption60
Trade60
India62
Salient statistics62
Consumption63
Trade63
Indonesia65
Production65
Consumption65
Trade66
Imports66
Exports66
Republic of Korea67
Consumption67
Trade68
Malaysia69
Production69
Consumption70
Trade71
Imports71
Exports73
Taiwan74
Consumption74
Trade75
Thailand76
Production76
Consumption77
Price78
Trade79
Imports79
Exports79
Vietnam81
Production/consumption81
Trade82
Bibliography82

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