Butadiene Rubber (BR) Market Report

As measured by the global turnover, butadiene rubber (BR) is the second most important rubber after styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), which are both synthetic rubber types. BR is formed by the polymerization of butadiene. Products made of BR offer very high resilience, good insulation properties, abrasion resistance, and remain flexible at low temperatures. According to the most recent study by Ceresana, worldwide consumption for this elastomer type amounts to about 3.44 million tonnes per year. The region Asia-Pacific accounted for over 57% of global revenues, followed at a large distance by North America and Western Europe. Ceresana expects the revenues generated with BR to increase by, on average, 4.1% per year until 2025.

Tires and Plastic Modification Are Main Applications

The dominating sales market for BR is the segment automotive tires with a share of about 73 % of total global demand. Besides SBR, natural rubber, and carbon black, BR is the most important ingredient for tire manufacture. In 2025, tire manufacture is likely to consume 2.9 million tonnes of BR. However, the end use market with the highest percentage growth, 2.2% per year on average, is the modification of engineering plastics. The mechanical properties of high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in particular can be improved by BR.

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Several industrial sectors, ranging from the chemical industry, engineering, construction, leisure products, and sports goods to electrics and electronics, require BR for a variety of products. In 2017, about 433,000 tonnes were utilized worldwide in this sector.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides a description and analysis of the global BR market, including forecasts up to 2025: The development of revenues, demand, and production is analyzed for each region of the world.

Chapter 2 offers a detailed analysis of 18 countries: Demand, export, import, output, capacities, and turnover in regard to BR. In addition, these countries are also analyzed regarding application areas.

Chapter 3 analyzes the different types of application areas of BR in detail: Data and influential factors regarding the use in tires, modification (ABS, HIPS), and in other sales markets (such as construction, engineering, leisure and sports goods as well as the electrical and electronics industry).

Chapter 4 offers a useful directory of the 33 most important BR producers, clearly arranged according to contact details, revenues, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, and information on capacities. The most important manufacturers include: Arlanxeo Holding BV, Asahi Kasei, Bridgestone Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, JSR Corporation, LG Chem Ltd., PetroChina, and Sinopec Corp.

1 Market Data
1.1 World
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Revenues
1.1.3 Production
1.2 Western Europe
1.2.1 Demand and Revenues
1.2.2 Production
1.3 Eastern Europe
1.3.1 Demand and Revenues
1.3.2 Production
1.4 North America
1.4.1 Demand and Revenues
1.4.2 Production
1.5 South America
1.5.1 Demand and Revenues
1.5.2 Production
1.6 Asia-Pacific
1.6.1 Demand and Revenues
1.6.2 Production
1.7 Middle East and Africa
1.7.1 Demand and Revenues
1.7.2 Production

2 Country Profiles
2.1 Western Europe
2.1.1 France
2.1.1.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.1.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.1.2 Germany
2.1.2.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.2.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.1.3 Italy
2.1.3.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.3.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.1.4 Spain
2.1.5 United Kingdom
2.1.5.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.5.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.1.6 Other Western Europe
2.2 Eastern Europe
2.2.1 Poland
2.2.2 Russia
2.2.2.1 Demand and Revenues
2.2.2.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.2.3 Turkey
2.2.4 Other Eastern Europe
2.2.4.1 Demand and Revenues
2.2.4.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.3 North America
2.3.1 Canada
2.3.2 Mexico
2.3.3 USA
2.3.3.1 Demand and Revenues
2.3.3.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.4 South America
2.4.1 Brazil
2.4.1.1 Demand and Revenues
2.4.1.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.4.2 Other South America
2.4.2.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5 Asia-Pacific
2.5.1 China
2.5.1.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5.1.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.5.2 India
2.5.2.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5.2.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.5.3 Indonesia
2.5.3.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5.3.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.5.4 Japan
2.5.4.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5.4.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.5.5 South Korea
2.5.5.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5.5.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.5.6 Thailand
2.5.6.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5.6.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade
2.5.7 Other Asia-Pacific
2.5.7.1 Demand and Revenues
2.5.7.2 Production, Capacities, and Trade

3 Applications
3.1 World
3.1.1 Tires
3.1.2 Modification
3.1.3 Industry & Others
3.2 Western Europe
3.2.1 Tires
3.2.2 Modification
3.2.3 Industry & Others
3.3 Eastern Europe
3.3.1 Tires
3.3.2 Modification
3.3.3 Industry & Others
3.4 North America
3.4.1 Tires
3.4.2 Modification
3.4.3 Industry & Others
3.5 South America
3.5.1 Tires
3.5.2 Modification
3.5.3 Industry & Others
3.6 Asia-Pacific
3.6.1 Tires
3.6.2 Modification
3.6.3 Industry & Others
3.7 Middle East and Africa

4 Company Profiles
4.1 Western Europe
France (1 Producer)
Italy (1)
The Netherlands (1)

4.2 Eastern Europe
Poland (1)
Russia (2)

4.3 North America
USA (4)

4.4 Asia-Pacific
China (7)
India (1)
Japan (7)
South Korea (3)
Taiwan (2)
Thailand (1)

4.5 Middle East
Iran (1)
Saudi Arabia (1)

Graph 1: Global demand for BR from 2009 to 2025
Graph 2: Global demand for BR from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Graph 3: Global revenues generated with BR from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 4: Euro-reference rate between 2009 and 2018: USD per EUR
Graph 5: Global revenues generated with BR from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD – split by regions
Graph 6: Global revenues generated with BR from 2009 to 2025 in billion EUR – split by regions
Graph 7: Global production of BR from 2009 to 2025
Graph 8: Global production of BR from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Graph 9: Demand for BR in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 10: Revenues generated with BR in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 11: Production of BR in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 12: Demand for BR in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 13: Revenues generated with BR in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 14: Production of BR in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 15: Demand for BR in North America from 2009 to 2025
Graph 16: Revenues generated with BR in North America from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 17: Production of BR in North America from 2009 to 2025
Graph 18: Demand for BR in South America from 2009 to 2025
Graph 19: Revenues generated with BR in South America from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 20: Production of BR in South America from 2009 to 2025
Graph 21: Demand for BR in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025
Graph 22: Revenues generated with BR in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 23: Production of BR in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025
Graph 24: Demand for BR in the Middle East and Africa from 2009 to 2025
Graph 25: Revenues generated with BR in the Middle East and Africa from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 26: Production of BR in the Middle East and Africa from 2009 to 2025
Graph 27: Demand for BR in France from 2009 to 2025
Graph 28: Revenues generated with BR in France from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 29: Production of BR in France from 2009 to 2025
Graph 30: Import and export of BR in France from 2009 to 2025
Graph 31: Demand for BR in Germany from 2009 to 2025
Graph 32: Revenues generated with BR in Germany from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 33: Production of BR in Germany from 2009 to 2025
Graph 34: Import and export of BR in Germany from 2009 to 2025
Graph 35: Demand for BR in Italy from 2009 to 2025
Graph 36: Revenues generated with BR in Italy from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 37: Production of BR in Italy from 2009 to 2025
Graph 38: Import and export of BR in Italy from 2009 to 2025
Graph 39: Demand for BR in Spain from 2009 to 2025
Graph 40: Revenues generated with BR in Spain from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 41: Demand for BR in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2025
Graph 42: Revenues generated with BR in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 43: Production of BR in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2025
Graph 44: Import and export of BR in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2025
Graph 45: Demand for BR in Other Western Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 46: Revenues generated with BR in Other Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 47: Demand for BR in Poland from 2009 to 2025
Graph 48: Revenues generated with BR in Poland from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 49: Demand for BR in Russia from 2009 to 2025
Graph 50: Revenues generated with BR in Russia from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 51: Production of BR in Russia from 2009 to 2025
Graph 52: Import and export of BR in Russia from 2009 to 2025
Graph 53: Demand for BR in Turkey from 2009 to 2025
Graph 54: Revenues generated with BR in Turkey from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 55: Demand for BR in Other Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 56: Revenues generated with BR in Other Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 57: Production of BR in Other Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 58: Import and export of BR in Other Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025
Graph 59: Demand for BR in Canada from 2009 to 2025
Graph 60: Revenues generated with BR in Canada from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 61: Demand for BR in Mexico from 2009 to 2025
Graph 62: Revenues generated with BR in Mexico from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 63: Demand for BR in the USA from 2009 to 2025
Graph 64: Revenues generated with BR in the USA from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 65: Production of BR in the USA from 2009 to 2025
Graph 66: Import and export of BR in the USA from 2009 to 2025
Graph 67: Demand for BR in Brazil from 2009 to 2025
Graph 68: Revenues generated with BR in Brazil from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 69: Production of BR in Brazil from 2009 to 2025
Graph 70: Import and export of BR in Brazil from 2009 to 2025
Graph 71: Demand for BR in Other South America from 2009 to 2025
Graph 72: Revenues generated with BR in Other South America from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 73: Demand for BR in China from 2009 to 2025
Graph 74: Revenues generated with BR in China from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 75: Production of BR in China from 2009 to 2025
Graph 76: Import and export of BR in China from 2009 to 2025
Graph 77: Demand for BR in India from 2009 to 2025
Graph 78: Revenues generated with BR in India from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 79: Production of BR in India from 2009 to 2025
Graph 80: Import and export of BR in India from 2009 to 2025
Graph 81: Demand for BR in Indonesia from 2009 to 2025
Graph 82: Revenues generated with BR in Indonesia from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 83: Production of BR in Indonesia from 2009 to 2025
Graph 84: Import and export of BR in Indonesia from 2009 to 2025
Graph 85: Demand for BR in Japan from 2009 to 2025
Graph 86: Revenues generated with BR in Japan from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 87: Production of BR in Japan from 2009 to 2025
Graph 88: Import and export of BR in Japan from 2009 to 2025
Graph 89: Demand for BR in South Korea from 2009 to 2025
Graph 90: Revenues generated with BR in South Korea from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 91: Production of BR in South Korea from 2009 to 2025
Graph 92: Import and export of BR in South Korea from 2009 to 2025
Graph 93: Demand for BR in Thailand from 2009 to 2025
Graph 94: Revenues generated with BR in Thailand from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 95: Production of BR in Thailand from 2009 to 2025
Graph 96: Import and export of BR in Thailand from 2009 to 2025
Graph 97: Demand for BR in Other Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025
Graph 98: Revenues generated with BR in Other Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 in million USD and million EUR
Graph 99: Production of BR in Other Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025
Graph 100: Import and export of BR in Other Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025
Graph 101: Global demand for BR from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Graph 102: Global demand for BR in the segment tires from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Graph 103: Global demand for BR in the segment modification from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Graph 104: Global demand for BR in the segment industry & others from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Graph 105: Demand for BR in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Graph 106: Demand for BR in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Graph 107: Demand for BR in North America from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Graph 108: Demand for BR in South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Graph 109: Demand for BR in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Graph 110: Demand for BR in the Middle East and Africa from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications

Table 1: Global demand for BR from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Table 2: Global revenues generated with BR from 2009 to 2025 in billion USD – split by regions
Table 3: Global revenues generated with BR from 2009 to 2025 in billion EUR – split by regions
Table 4: Global production of BR from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Table 5: Demand for BR in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 6: Production of BR in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 7: Demand for BR in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 8: Production of BR in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 9: Demand for BR in North America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 10: Production of BR in North America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 11: Demand for BR in South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 12: Production of BR in South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 13: Demand for BR in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 14: Production of BR in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 15: Demand for BR in France from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 16: Demand for BR in Germany from 2008 to 2024 – split by applications
Table 17: Demand for BR in Italy from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 18: Demand for BR in Spain from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 19: Demand for BR in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 20: Demand for BR in Other Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 21: Demand for BR in Poland from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 22: Demand for BR in Russia from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 23: Demand for BR in Turkey from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 24: Demand for BR in Other Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 25: Demand for BR in Canada from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 26: Demand for BR in Mexico from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 27: Demand for BR in the USA from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 28: Capacities of BR in the USA in 2017 – split by producers
Table 29: Demand for BR in Brazil from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 30: Demand for BR in Other South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 31: Demand for BR in China from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 32: Capacities of BR in China in 2017 – split by producers
Table 33: Demand for BR in India from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 34: Demand for BR in Indonesia from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 35: Demand for BR in Japan from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 36: Capacities of BR in Japan in 2017 – split by producers
Table 37: Demand for BR in South Korea from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 38: Demand for BR in Thailand from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 39: Demand for BR in Other Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by application
Table 40: Capacities of BR in Other Asia-Pacific in 2017 – split by producers
Table 41: Global demand for BR from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 42: Global demand for BR in the segment tires from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Table 43: Global demand for BR in the segment modification from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Table 44: Global demand for BR in the segment industry & others from 2009 to 2025 – split by regions
Table 45: Demand for BR in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 46: Demand for BR in the segment tires in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 47: Demand for BR in the segment modification in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 48: Demand for BR in the segment industry & others in Western Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 49: Demand for BR in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 50: Demand for BR in the segment tires in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 51: Demand for BR in the segment modification in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 52: Demand for BR in the segment industry & others in Eastern Europe from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 53: Demand for BR in North America from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 54: Demand for BR in the segment tires in North America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 55: Demand for BR in the segment modification in North America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 56: Demand for BR in the segment industry & others in North America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 57: Demand for BR in South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 58: Demand for BR in the segment tires in South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 59: Demand for BR in the segment modification in South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 60: Demand for BR in the segment industry & others in South America from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 61: Demand for BR in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications
Table 62: Demand for BR in the segment tires in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 63: Demand for BR in the segment modification in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 64: Demand for BR in the segment industry & others in Asia-Pacific from 2009 to 2025 – split by major countries
Table 65: Demand for BR in the Middle East and Africa from 2009 to 2025 – split by applications