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 June 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, global rubber consumption (both NR and SR) is forecast to reach 25.7 million tonnes in 2011, with NR consumption of 11.2 million tonnes. In the longer term, global rubber consumption is forecast to reach 35.9 million tonnes by 2020, with NR consumption of 16.5 million tonnes.
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