Which Country Exports the Most Unvulcanized Rubber in the World?

Other Rubber Products May 28, 2018
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2016, the amount of unvulcanized rubber exported worldwide amounted to 1.9M tonnes, falling by -30.5% against the previous year figure. Overall, unvulcanized rubber exports continue to indicate a moderate setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012, when exports increased by 15% against the previous year level. Over the period under review, global unvulcanized rubber exports reached its maximum volume of 3.2M tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2016, it stood at a somewhat lower level.

In value terms, unvulcanized rubber exports amounted to $5.6B in 2016. In general, unvulcanized rubber exports continue to indicate a mild descent. Over the period under review, global unvulcanized rubber exports reached its maximum level of $11B in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Unvulcanized Rubber Exporting Countries in the World

1. Germany (945.5 million USD)

2. Italy (481.4 million USD)

3. France (457.3 million USD)

4. Thailand (323.6 million USD)

5. Belgium (286.3 million USD)

6. Spain (260.4 million USD)

7. Canada (251.1 million USD)

8. United Kingdom (248.9 million USD)

9. Poland (185.2 million USD)

10. Czech Republic (152.9 million USD)

11. Japan (150.7 million USD)

12. Netherlands (88.8 million USD)

Unvulcanized Rubber Exports By Country

In 2016, Germany (341K tonnes), distantly followed by Thailand (206K tonnes), Italy (193K tonnes), France (166K tonnes), Belgium (109K tonnes), Spain (105K tonnes), Canada (96K tonnes), and the UK (87K tonnes) represented the main exporters of unvulcanized rubber, together achieving 68% of total exports. The following exporters - Poland (84K tonnes), Czech Republic (77K tonnes), the Netherlands (43K tonnes), and Japan (38K tonnes) together made up 13% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of unvulcanized rubber exports, among the main exporting countries, was attained by Poland (+7.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($946M), Italy ($481M) and France ($457M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2016, with a combined 34% share of global exports.Thailand, Belgium, Spain, Canada, the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Japan and the Netherlands lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 35%.

Poland (+9.9% per year) recorded the highest growth rate of unvulcanized rubber exports, in terms of the main exporting countries, over the last 9 year period, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Unvulcanized Rubber Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for unvulcanized rubber amounted to $2,904 per tonne, jumping by 21% against the previous year. Overall, it indicated a slight expansion from 2007 to 2016: the export price value increased at an average annual rate of +1.3% over the last nine years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when export increased by 30% against the previous year level. In that year, average unvulcanized rubber export price reached its maximum level of $3,936 per tonne. From 2012 to 2016, growth of average unvulcanized rubber export price failed to regain its strength.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Japan ($3,964 per tonne), while Thailand ($1,575 per tonne) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of unvulcanized rubber export prices was attained by Japan (+5.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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All data provided in this article covers the following product: HS Code 4005 - Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip.

Source: World: Unvulcanized Rubber - Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2025