A recovery in the automotive and construction industries will give rubber product manufacturers a boost. As both of these sectors increase their production, they will require more of this industry's products. However, lower-cost imports and substitutes will remain major threats to the industry. To maintain their competitiveness, industry operators must focus on product innovation.
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 a number of downstream industries, including manufacturing, construction and healthcare companies.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.