Down the tube: Revenue has declined due to rising imports and the loss of major markets

IBISWorld’s Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Local manufacturers are finding it increasingly difficult to compete on price
  • Significant declines in the world price of rubber have provided some relief for the industry
  • The loss of local car manufacturing is expected to cause enterprise numbers to decline

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    As with numerous manufacturing industries in Australia, the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing industry faces stiff competition from imports. Local manufacturers are finding it increasingly difficult to compete on price. Demand from major markets such as the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry is significantly weakening, further affecting the industry. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.2% over the five years through 2016-17. Industry revenue expected to fall by 3.9% in 2016-17, to reach $792.3 million. Declines in demand from construction and motor vehicle manufacturing are expected to drive the current-year revenue decline.

    The industry manufactures a range of rubber products, including rubber washers and rubber belts used in car engines...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $9.73 is spent on wages. Rising import penetration has forced domestic manufacturers to pursue niche markets, focusing on custom products. This has resulted in higher levels of labour involvement relative to capital investment. Firms focus on servicing customer needs rather than investing heavily in developing products that would create new markets.

    Many industry products are designed to meet customer specifications, such as the one-off production of rubber tubing for mining companies. Mac..

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    Additional Insights for the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Must comply with required product standards
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from manufacturing and Trade-weighted index in the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators manufacture a variety of products that are made solely from natural rubber. These products range from rubber foam and floor coverings, to conveyor belts and tubing.

    Industry Products
    Rubber belting
    Rubber tubes, pipes and hoses
    Rubber sheets, strips, plates and profile shapes
    Sponge and foam rubber
    Other products
    Industry Activities
    Natural rubber conveyor belt
    Resilient natural rubber floor covering or underlay
    Natural rubber tubing
    Natural rubber hose
    Natural rubber sheeting

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from mining
  • World price of rubber

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and employment
  • Downstream trends
  • Imports and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and industry participation
  • International trade
  • Construction
  • Automotive markets
  • Mining
  • Table: Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing
  • Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Floor Covering Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Rubber belting
  • Rubber sheets, strips, plates and profile shapes
  • Sponge and foam rubber
  • Rubber tubes, pipes and hoses
  • Other products
  • Chart: Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other industries
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Mining firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Construction firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Natural Rubber Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Natural Rubber
  • Refined and processed latex that is extracted from rubber trees.
  • Synthetic Rubber
  • Artificial rubber manufactured through synthesising polymers and petroleum by-products.
  • Vulcanisation
  • The process of treating rubber or rubber-like materials with sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength, or to harden them.
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