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Yokohama Senior VP Of Sales And Marketing Gives Mid-Year Report

7/25/2011 - Fullerton, CA – Six months of 2011 have sailed by, and for Dan King, Yokohama Tire Corporation senior vice president of sales and marketing, the journey has been defined by varying currents, which at times have included navigating through choppy waters. The company has had to deal with ramifications from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan, home to Yokohama’s parent company, Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. The earthquake, along with a shortage of raw materials, has exacerbated an already tough global fill-rate problem. Despite all, King says Yokohama’s mark of continuous growth is on course, with 2011 showing to be a strong year and the outlook on the future even stronger. Question: Can you give an update on how the Japanese earthquake and tsunami affected YRC? Also, how has it affected YTC in the U.S.? Dan King: We all know it was devastating to the country and people of Japan, and it has impacted all the people at YRC to some degree. We’ve been lucky: Most of our employees in Japan and their extended family members were not seriously hurt. We did lose some facilities and witnessed some downtime with a number of our Japanese plants and testing facilities. Not surprisingly, we experienced a shortage of raw materials and products. We tried to minimize the impact in North America – where the demand is so high. It did have an effect, though, especially within our commercial tire division where we received less inventory than we anticipated. However, we were able to work through it and move forward. We were very fortunate within our consumer tire division as well, as a large portion of demand from there is filled in our plant in Salem, VA, which we are currently expanding and will be finished in September. Question: Do you see any long-term effects? King: No, we don’t see any issues based on where our plants are in the region. The raw material shortage will last a bit longer, but we don’t see that as a long-term situation. Question: Supply shortages seem to be an industry-wide problem. Do you see that situation for Yokohama improving in the next six months?King: The OE segment remains in high demand. With respect to the replacement market – though it is showing a slight leveling off this year – the segment is expected to see industry growth next year, in 2013 and 2014. We expect to see worldwide growth as well, especially in China, India and Brazil. It’s going to have an impact on the industry’s capacities, and we are addressing that with the Salem expansion and a major expansion in the Philippines. We’re looking at other parts of the world, as well. For Yokohama specifically, we feel very good because our demand is high. We’ve always prided ourselves on working closely with our customers and having very strong fill rates, but we haven’t been able to do that right now. We are increasing our supply and bettering our fill rates, and we expect this to improve even more next year. Question: Is the Salem expansion on target in production output? King: It’s definitely on target. We’ve been able to get more production each month than we had originally planned. Question: We’re midway through 2011. Business-wise, is YTC where you projected? King: It’s been a good year for Yokohama. We have very strong demand and, as mentioned, our biggest challenge is making sure our customers are taken care of. We’re not always going to be the biggest supplier, but we strive to be the best and most efficient. We want our customers to love selling our product and to have confidence in us. That’s why we’re working so hard to eliminate the fill rate situation. From an industry standpoint, we saw growth in the first couple of months of the year, but we’re now starting to see it trail off. We have to watch consumer demand closely because as gas prices increased, we saw a pullback. The economy is still a concern for consumers. Question: Is the presence of cheaper tires from China and other countries still a factor? King: There are a lot of brands in the U.S. It’s a large and growing market, so a lot of manufacturers want to have a presence here. However, the raw material cost increases have been significant, and those impact every manufacturer, including the Chinese. They’ve had to re-evaluate how they price in the U.S. There have also been issues with duties – the Chinese and Thailand tariffs. Those have had an impact on pricing in the U.S., as well. Question: Yokohama has had a long reputation for performance and quality so you obviously do not compete on the basis of pricing alone. Are there any new consumer tires that you’ll be bringing out soon or any new sizes on your existing line-up? King: We’ve launched several new sizes this year that have helped our dealers and we have some exciting new products slated for the beginning of 2012. One is a new passenger touring tire we expect to be class-leading. We’ll also introduce an eco-friendly tire that will push the envelope, even beyond where our current environmental tire, the orange oil-infused dB Super E-spec has gone. Question: What about high-performance tires? King: We’re working on some really exciting, new Advan products. We have a new Advan Sport premium product that’s OE on Mercedes and will be coming to the U.S. next year. We’ll initially have a limited launch – primarily OE sizes – and then more sizes later. We’re also working on some new ultra-high-performance all-season products. Question: How are things going on the commercial side? King: We feel there’s still a gap between supply and demand on the commercial tires, probably to a greater degree than the consumer. The demand on the OE commercial side is well above expectations. The replacement side was extremely strong, but has leveled off a little. Our demand versus our ability to supply now is a much bigger gap than we’re comfortable with, so we are trying to get as much product as we can flowing through. Any product that hits the dock goes to our warehouse and is immediately moved to the customer. We’ve recently introduced a premium steer product – the 101ZL – which we’re testing on a lot of fleets. The response is tremendous. We know we’re going to have more demand; the question is, how do we fill it? We’re working on that for this year, 2012 and 2013. Question: As the highest-ranking American executive at YTC, what are some of your long-term visions for the company? King: We’re working on an aggressive transition in the coming years. When it comes to how we service our accounts, we want to push our company forward in major steps, not small ones. As I mentioned before, one of the things we pride ourselves on is being the best supplier. If we’re the best supplier to our accounts, then they know we’re an efficient partner and they can make good margins off Yokohama products. They’ll have confidence in our product and will to want to sell it. That’s what our focus is. We have always been known for our products and we want to continue to push the envelope with new technologies. We expect to develop some of the best tires in the world. Question: Any plans for building a new tire plant in the U.S.? King: We’re always looking at matching our supply and demand, and that means evaluating capacity increases and allocation changes. We’re looking at all those possibilities, including pulling allocation from one area of the world and bringing it to North America. We’ve already had plant expansions in Salem and in the Philippines. We’re still evaluating further consumer capacity increases, and that may mean a new U.S. plant in the future. We believe a new U.S. facility would have significant benefits for us on the commercial side, too. Even though some of the cost structures are much higher in the U.S., compared to other parts of the world, there are advantages: The closeness to the market and the ability to service the accounts in a more efficient way. It’s a balancing act between costs and benefits, but our plan is to constantly evaluate building new plants for the future. Question: Switching gears here for a moment, you have several marketing initiatives when promoting awareness for your products and the Yokohama brand overall. One of them is sports marketing, which includes pro football and basketball sponsorships. With the possibility of lockouts next season, how would your sports marketing be affected? King: When we went into our re-negotiations, we discussed the possibility with the respective teams and have had some provisions pre-built into our contracts. We are close enough to the teams and feel good the NBA and NFL will be able to work through this. The seasons may not start on time, but we feel good about the core promotional events we do during the regular season. We’re working with our dealers as though there’s going to be a season, and they’re excited about it. We have great relationships with teams like the Baltimore Ravens, whom we’ve partnered with for years, and have recently added the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos to the mix. The dealers in those areas have given us tremendous support because they strongly believe it is driving business to their doors, and gets everyone talking about Yokohama products in their stores. We give them point-of-sale materials to help drive that home, and, of course, we have some great new products to talk about as well. It’s still possible there could be some issues with the owners and the union on negotiations, but as of right now, we feel we can move forward. We’re looking at additional markets in 2012 and our goal is to keep adding them because this has been a successful program and the dealers really support it. Question: If there wasn’t an NFL or NBA season, would you consider looking at hockey, or sponsoring more baseball? King: Yes, it’s definitely possible, but, by the time we find out, it’ll be difficult to jump into another sport. We have evaluated all the sports and that’s why we are moving forward with more baseball. We signed with the Philadelphia Phillies and have a great promotion running now that looks like it’s going to be extremely successful. We have a great partnership with our hometown Angels here in Orange County, and that’s been very successful for us, too. We’ll probably expand more into major league baseball, the NBA and NFL, but hockey is one sport we want to watch closely because there are some great opportunities. Question: YTC is also heavily involved in motorsports, another avenue for sports marketing. Are you looking to expand the motorsports program? King: Motorsports are a major part of Yokohama’s heritage and a prime focus of our sports marketing. We still use racing to test a lot of our technologies. In fact, the use of orange oil in our eco-tires came from our racing engineers, so it’s an important part of our branding initiatives. We are working on getting our dealers more involved and looking at promotions and incentives to help drive more business to their counters through motorsports. We’ve had some successful programs this year, but we’re evaluating all of our motorsports activities and how they benefit the dealer. Question: YTC has a new president, Mr. Tanaka, who replaced Mr. Oishi. Your thoughts on Oishi’s accomplishments here, and what you expect from Tanaka. King: Oishi has been a great asset to Yokohama in the U.S. The growth we’ve had since he’s been here has been remarkable. He’s helped galvanize relationships with our accounts; he’s made Yokohama more efficient and effective; and he’s strongly supported our people. At the same time, we’re used to having transitions at the top level, so we’ve built our company structure so it doesn’t require major changes when we get a new president. When a new president comes in, we have our strategy set and structure in place; we know where we’re going. A new president can come in and take his time to learn about YTC and the U.S. market, and then help us get to another level with our relationship and communication with our parent company. Question: What were some of Oishi’s key initiatives? King: One of the biggest accomplishments during Oishi’s tenure is we’ve become the biggest subsidiary of our parent company globally. There’s more of a focus here than in the past, which means even more resources for new products and new technologies specific to the U.S. market can be made available. Question: What can you tell us of Tanaka? Do you know him from YRC? King: I know him and he’s going to be a great addition for us. Everyone has great respect for him throughout the Yokohama organization and here in the U.S., so we’re excited to have him onboard. We’re sad to see Oishi leave because he’s been an integral part of who we are. But, we’re also excited to have Tanaka here, whom I know can help us go to yet another level. Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire’s complete product line includes the dB Super E-spec – the world’s first tire to use orange oil to reduce petroleum – as well as tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications.

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Market Report

Global market for liquid silicone rubber forecast to reach $7.9 billion by 2026 - 3/14/2018
Silicone surfactants market to grow at a CAGR or 6.5% through 2022 - 3/14/2018
Silicone structural glazing market size is estimated to reach $43.9 billion by 2022 - 3/12/2018
Global two-wheeler tire market forecast to reach $16.9 billion by 2026 - 3/12/2018
Natural rubber supply to increase 4.5% in 2018 while demand expects to see a 2.8% growth - 3/12/2018
Global industrial rubber products market forecast to reach $151 billion by 2025 - 3/6/2018
Global rubber glove market forecast to reach $3.7 billion by 2023 - 3/5/2018
Silicone elastomer demand forecast to reach $1.8 billion by 2022 - 3/5/2018
UAE tire market is expected to reach $909 million by 2022 - 2/26/2018
Global polybutadiene rubber market is projected to grow at a CAGR of close to 6% through 2022 - 2/20/2018
Automotive tubeless tire market forecast growth rate at 6.2% CAGR through 2024 - 2/19/2018
Silicone surfactants market forecast to reach $5.73 billion by 2022 - 2/16/2018
Polyurethane additives market forecast to reach $2.75 billion by 2021 - 2/12/2018
Global nitrile butadiene rubber market is expected to reach $2.59 billion by 2025 - 2/12/2018
Global latex medical disposables market forecast to reach $6.7 billion by 2025 - 2/12/2018
Silicone additives market forecast to reach $1.7 billion by 2022 - 2/12/2018
Airless tire market is set to reach $200 million by 2024 - 2/7/2018
Silicone surfactants market forecast to reach $5.73 billion by 2022 - 2/7/2018
Global butyl rubber market forecast to reach $4.2 billion by 2025 - 2/6/2018
Global automotive elastomers market forecast to reach $9.2 billion by 2024 - 1/30/2018
Global nitrile butadiene rubber market to reach $2.59 billion by 2025 - 1/29/2018
Silicone additives market forecast to reach $1.7 billion by 2022 - 1/25/2018
Synthetic latex polymers market forecast to reach $34.53 billion by 2022 - 1/25/2018
Material testing market forecast to reach $787.7 million by 2022 - 1/24/2018
Global medical grade silicone market forecast to reach 1.84 billion by 2023 - 1/24/2018
Synthetic rubber market expected to register a CAGR of 5.5% through 2022 - 1/24/2018
Synthetic latex polymer market forecast to reach $34.53 billion by 2022 - 1/22/2018
Performance elastomer market forecast to reach $14 billion by 2024 - 1/17/2018
Global reclaimed rubber market to grow at a CAGR of 10.33% through 2022 - 1/16/2018
Global rubber processing chemicals market forecast to reach $7 billion by 2026 - 1/15/2018
Global automotive elastomers market is projected to reach $58.82 billion by 2022 - 1/8/2018
Styrene butadiene rubber market forecast to reach a CAGR of 4.3% through 2026 - 1/5/2018
Adhesives adoption in automotive to drive $7 billion market by 2022 - 1/5/2018
South America OTR tire market is projected to reach $2.64 billion by 2022 - 1/4/2018
Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow at a CAGR or 5.1% through 2024 - 1/3/2018
Global rubber additives market to grow at a CAGR of 5.29% through 2021 - 12/27/2017
Global robotic injection molding machine market to grow at a CAGR of 4.94% through 2021 - 12/18/2017
Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% through 2024 - 12/18/2017
Silicone structural glazing market forecast to reach $43.9 billion by 2022 - 12/13/2017
Smithers Rapra forecasts global industry tire volume to reach 2.7 billion units by 2022 - 12/12/2017
Global rubber anti-tack market forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4% through 2021 - 12/11/2017
Adoption of digital solutions transforms North American and European tire retailing market - 12/11/2017
European Non-Destructive Testing Equipment Market Is Expected To Reach $2.89 Billion By 2024 - 12/7/2017
Plastic Compounding Market Including Thermoplastic Elastomers Forecast To Exceed $50 Billion By 2024 - 12/6/2017
Automotive Elastomer Market Forecast To Reach $58.8 Billion By 2022 - 12/6/2017
Silicone Adhesive Market Forecast To Reach $2.95 Billion By 2022 - 12/5/2017
Demand For Silicone Liquid-Applied Roof Coatings Is Forecast To Rise 5.1% Annually - 12/5/2017
Natural Rubber Market To Grow At A CAGR Of 4.06% Through 2021 - 12/1/2017
Elastomer Coated Fabrics Market Forecast To Reach $11.85 Billion By 2022 - 11/29/2017
Global Rubber Bonded Abrasives Market Forecast To Grow At A CAGR Of 3.2% Through 2024 - 11/29/2017
Global Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Market Is Forecast To Reach $2.59 Billion By 2025 - 11/29/2017
U.S. Demand For Rubber Is Forecast To Reach $8.9 Billion By 2021 - 11/28/2017
Synthetic Rubber Market Forecast To Reach $37.8 Billion By 2022 - 11/28/2017
Global Butyl Rubber Market Forecast To Reach $5.21 Billion By 2025 - 11/27/2017
Global Carbon Black Market Forecast To Grow At A CAGR Of 4.8% Through 2024 - 11/16/2017
Global Silicone Defoamers Market Forecast To Reach $16.8 Billion By 2025 - 11/14/2017
Global Market For Fluoropolymers Forecast To Reach $10.64 Billion By 2024 - 11/13/2017
Fluoroelastomers Market Forecast To Reach $1.64 Billion by 2022 - 11/13/2017
Global Silicone Elastomers Market Is Forecast To Reach $13 Billion By 2023 - 11/13/2017
Global Rubber Machinery Market Forecast To Reach $5.6 Billion By 2021 - 11/13/2017
Isoprene Market Worth $2.96 Billion By 2021 - 7/11/2017
Global High Performance Elastomers Set To Grow At Faster Pace Than Commodity Elastomers - 7/11/2017
Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market Expected To Reach $9.9 Billion By 2025 - 6/29/2017
Double-Digit Growth Predicted For Italian Rubber Machinery Manufacturers - 6/29/2017
Southeast Asian Market For Synthetic Latex Polymers Driven By Glove Dipping Industry - 6/22/2017
Industrial Rubber Products Market Projected To Reach $155.5 Billion By 2022 - 6/22/2017
High Performance Tires Market Forecast To Reach $74.7 Billion By 2022 - 6/22/2017
Asia Was Largest Region In The Synthetic Rubber And Fibers Market In 2016 - 6/22/2017
Tire Cord, Tire Fabrics Market To Grow At A 5.8 Percent CAGR From 2016 To 2023 - 3/15/2017
Global Natural Rubber Market In State Of Oversupply - 1/23/2017
Global Reclaimed Rubber Market Expected To Reach $6.32 Billion By 2025 - 1/4/2017
Polyisobutylene Market Predicted To Grow - 11/30/2016
RMA Predicts Slight Growth For U.S. Tire Shipments - 9/22/2016
Rivalry In China, The Second Largest Synthetic Latex Polymers Market, Will Continue - 9/21/2016
Global Demand For Kaolin To Reach 27.5 Million Metric Tons - 9/20/2016
World Rubber Processing Chemical Demand To Reach 1.5 Million Metric Tons - 7/22/2016
Smithers Rapra Forecasts Carbon Black Markets To Grow At 3.74 Percent CAGR - 7/6/2016
Global Rubber Additives Market Forecast - 2016-2022 - 7/5/2016
Fluorinated ethylene propylene global market examined - 6/20/2016
North American Synthetic Latex Polymers Market Forecast To Grow By 1.5 Percent Through 2020 - 5/23/2016
Record Year Predicted For Replacement Tires - 4/7/2016
World Rubber Industry - 3/31/2016
World Demand For Rubber To Reach 31.7 Million Metric Tons - 2/26/2016
U.S. Demand For Specialty Silicas To Exceed $2 Billion In 2019 - 2/1/2016
Rubber Processing Chemicals Market To Be Worth $4.8 Billion By 2020 - 1/5/2016
End-Of-Year Projection Indicates Slight Improvement In Tire Shipments - 12/7/2015
World Demand For Tires To Reach 3 Billion In 2019 - 12/3/2015
World Demand For Thermoplastic Elastomers To Reach 6.7 Million Metric Tons In 2019 - 11/20/2015
Global Petrochemical Prices Leveled Off In October - 11/18/2015
Global Petrochemical Prices Fell To Six-Year Low In September - 10/23/2015
Europe Is The Largest Synthetic Latex Polymers Market - 9/8/2015
Industrial Rubber Product Demand To Exceed $24 Billion In 2019 - 8/4/2015
Global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market, 2015-2019 - 6/26/2015
Plastics Industry Positioned To Meet Growing Demands Of Automotive Sector - 5/28/2015
Global Petrochemical Prices Up 10 Percent In April - 5/11/2015
RMA Projects Slight Increase In 2015 Total Tire Shipments - 4/1/2015
International Rubber Study Group Reports On First Quarter Of 2015 - 3/20/2015
International Rubber Study Group Reports On First Quarter Of 2015 - 3/20/2015
Yokohama Rubber: Commercial Tire Market Overview - 3/18/2015
Global Tire Materials Market Analyzed - 2/26/2015
Rubber Imports Likely To Improve In Coming Months - 2/25/2015
Polyisobutylene market examined - 1/30/2015
IRSG Publishes Latest World Rubber Industry Outlook - 1/6/2015
Preliminary Balance Predicted For Italian Imports-Exports Of Rubber And Plastics Machinery - 1/2/2015
Global Demand For Industrial Rubber Products To Reach $158 Billion In 2018 - 1/2/2015
2014 U.S. Tire Shipments Expected To Total Nearly 310 Million Units - 1/2/2015
Global petrochemical prices fell 4 percent in October - 11/20/2014
U.S. Demand For Gaskets And Seals To Reach $10.6 Billion In 2018 - 11/6/2014
Europe Tire Market Forecast And Opportunities - 2019 - 8/28/2014
Sustainability In The Tire Industry 2014 - 8/27/2014
Demand For Rubber Products In China To Reach 740 Billion Yuan - 8/14/2014
New Nanomaterials Promise A Sustainable Future For The Tire Industry - 8/4/2014
IRSG Offers Latest World Rubber Industry Outlook - 7/24/2014
Chloroprene Rubber 2014 Global Strategic Business Report Released - 7/18/2014
Italian Rubber And Plastics Machinery Exports Report Encouraging First Quarter - 7/15/2014
Rubber industry report available from IRSG - 7/8/2014
Lucrative Growth Market For Silicones - 6/13/2014
Global thermoplastic elastomers market to hit $15 billion valuation - 6/11/2014
Resurgent Demand From End-Use Markets To Fuel Growth In Global Industrial Rubber Products Market - 5/29/2014
World Demand For Kaolin To Reach 28.7 Million Metric Tons - 4/29/2014
International Rubber Study Group Report Examines First Quarter Of 2014 - 3/26/2014
Chemical Plants To Evolve - 3/26/2014
Profound Changes Expected For The Stabilizers Market - 3/18/2014
OTR Tire Market Industry Report - 2/24/2014
Rubber Product Manufacturing In Canada Examined - 1/27/2014
China Tire Industry Report, 2013-2017 - 1/3/2014
2013 Forecast For Italian Plastics And Rubber Machinery Industry Released - 1/3/2014
Vietnam To Become Third Largest Rubber Exporter - 1/2/2014
World Rubber Consumption Seen Climbing As Tire Demand Grows - 11/18/2013
International Rubber Study Group Reports On Third Quarter Of 2013 - 11/18/2013
Strong Growth Projected For Americas Composites Industry - 11/12/2013
Manifold Developments On The Market For Butadiene - 10/23/2013
Synthetic Latex Polymers, A $30 Billion Plus Market That Is Building Globally - 10/22/2013
Global Petrochemical Prices Rose Nearly 2 Percent In September - 10/7/2013
Global Demand For Thermoplastic Elastomers To Reach 5.8 Million Metric Tons In 2017 - 8/30/2013
International Rubber Study Group reports on second quarter of 2013 - 7/15/2013
Automotive industry outlook and review presented - 7/11/2013
Hankook Tire Gauge Index shows decline in summer driving - 7/9/2013
Global and Chinese tire mold industry examined - 7/8/2013
Ceresana provides complete analysis of global market for rubber - 7/8/2013
Italian rubber and plastics machinery exports face uncertain start to the year - 7/8/2013
Worldwide Industrial Rubber Products Market To Witness Steady Growth - 1/8/2013
No growth for 2012 tire shipments; two percent rebound anticipated in 2013 - 12/31/2012
European Tire Market Opportunities Reviewed - 10/5/2012
Tire and Rubber Recycling Industry Has Grown 1.7 Percent Annually For Past Five Years - 9/14/2012
2012 Tire Shipments Expected To Grow By 1.2 Percent - 8/13/2012
Transportation To Drive Global Thermoplastic Composites Market - 7/25/2012
Top Ten States For Manufacturing Jobs - 7/25/2012
Rubber Machinery Trade Back On Track - 7/19/2012
Global Automotive Tire Market Forecast To Reach $187 Billion In 2017 - 7/14/2012
Thermoplastics Bucking TPE Industry Trends - 6/26/2012
Rubber Consumption Increased Four Percent In 2011 - 6/13/2012
Global Demand For Industrial Rubber Products To Reach $140 Billion In 2016 - 5/31/2012
U.S. Demand For Gaskets & Seals To Reach $9.6 Billion In 2016 - 5/29/2012
Sustained Demand From Industrial And Automotive Sectors Drives Global Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Market - 5/17/2012
Rubber Consumption To Approach 31 Million Metric Tons In 2015 - 5/10/2012
Buying Tires Over Internet Reported To Be More Attractive For Drivers - 4/20/2012
World Demand For Rubber Processing Chemicals To Rise 4.7 Percent Annually Through 2015 - 4/10/2012
Global Rubber Consumption To Approach 31 Million Metric Tons In 2015 - 3/29/2012
Tire shipments to increase by approximately 2 percent - 3/8/2012
Global Demand For Tires To Reach 3.3 Billion Units In 2015 - 2/29/2012
Global Demand For Kaolin To Exceed 28 Million Metric Tons In 2015 - 2/28/2012
Indian Tire Market Expected To Grow Through 2017 - 2/28/2012
New Epichlorohydrin Manufacturing Technologies Based On Renewable Resources Boost Chinese Production - 2/28/2012
Global Gaskets And Seals Market To Reach $30 Billion By 2017 - 2/23/2012
Positive Outlook Predicted For Russian Rubber And Plastics Market - 2/8/2012
U.S. Carbon Black Trade Back On Track - 2/8/2012
Global Rubber Demand Forecast To Reach 27.2 Million Metric Tons In 2012 - 1/25/2012
IRSG Expects Five Percent Growth In Rubber Consumption - 1/9/2012
Heavy Duty OTR Tire Manufacturing To Gain Traction Over The Next Five Years - 12/2/2011
Global Chloroprene Rubber Market To Reach 445.3 Thousand Metric Tons By 2017 - 11/21/2011
Global Tires Market To Reach 1.8 Billion Units By 2017 - 11/11/2011
World Demand For Thermoplastic Elastomers To Approach 5.6 Million Metric Tons in 2015, Freedonia Reports - 10/17/2011
Global Long Fiber Thermoplastics Market To Reach 313.4 Thousand Tons By 2017 - 10/5/2011
IRSG Forecasts Rubber Consumption Growth - 9/29/2011
U.S. Tire Imports, Exports Continue Growth - 9/9/2011
Global Silicone Market Forecast To Reach $17.2 Billion By 2017 - 8/26/2011
Improving Economic Outlook On Tap For Chemical Processing Industry - 8/18/2011
2011 Tire Shipments To Grow Nearly 4 Percent - 8/5/2011
Yokohama Senior VP Of Sales And Marketing Gives Mid-Year Report - 7/25/2011
Latest Rubber Statistical Bulletin/Rubber Industry Report Available From IRSG - 7/5/2011
China Imports More Natural Rubber To Meet Booming Demand - 6/15/2011
U.S. Demand For Specialty Silicas To Reach $1.7 Billion In 2015 - 5/19/2011
U.S. Farm Tire Market Examined - 5/11/2011
Global Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) Block Copolymer Market To Reach 1.9 Million Tons By 2017 - 4/20/2011
Global Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Market To Exceed 645 Thousand Tons By 2017 - 4/11/2011
Global Tetrahydrofuran Market To Exceed 800 Thousand Tons By 2017 - 4/11/2011
Global Market For Chloroprene Rubber To Reach 445.3 Thousand Metric Tons By 2017 - 4/5/2011
2011 Tire Shipments To Grow Three Percent - 3/24/2011
Automotive Industry Outlook And Review For March 2011 - 3/14/2011
U.S, Tire Shipments Increase More Than 10 Percent In 2010 - 2/17/2011
Rubber Demand Bounces Back, More Growth Seen - 2/8/2011
Automotive Coating, Adhesive And Sealant Demand To Rise 9.4 Percent - 2/8/2011
Growing Optimism In Manufacturing As 49% Plan To Increase Hiring In Next Six Months - 1/27/2011
Polyurethane Processors, Suppliers Head Into 2011 With Optimistic Outlook - 1/5/2011
Economic Growth Continues In 2011 - 12/8/2010
2010 U.S. Tire Shipments To Post Nine Percent Increase - 12/2/2010
Tire Manufacturers Emphasize Design As Low Rolling Resistant And Eco-Friendly Tires Gain Popularity - 11/22/2010
Automotive Industry Outlook Highlighted - 11/4/2010
Global Industrial Rubber Products Market To Reach $88.5 Billion By 2015 - 10/18/2010
Indian Tire Industry Analyzed - 10/6/2010
IRSG Says Global Output Of Rubber Increased 8.9 Percent - 10/4/2010
Indian Tire Industry Forecasted To 2014 - 9/1/2010
Platts Global Petrochemical Index Ended July Higher On Late Rally - 8/12/2010
2010 Tire Shipments To Increase Eight Percent - 8/11/2010
World Demand For Specialty Silicas To Reach 2.7 Million Metric Tons In 2014 - 6/11/2010
Rate Of Decline In Petrochemical Prices Picks Up Pace In May - 6/11/2010
Global and China Automotive Tire Companies Will See Revenue Growth, But Profit Fall in 2010 - 6/9/2010
Rubber Loses Support Of Crude Oil, Currencies And Commodity Stocks - 5/26/2010
Chinese Tire Industry Predictions for 2010-2011 - 5/19/2010
Rubber Crisis Looms, May Hit India Hard - 5/3/2010
U.S. Industrial Rubber Products Market To Reach $17.7 Billion In 2014 - 4/27/2010
Global Tire Cord Market To Exceed 1.3 Million Metric Tons By 2015 - 4/14/2010
Auto Industry Outlook for 2010 - 4/14/2010
World Industrial Rubber Products Demand To Grow By 4.5 Percent - 4/12/2010
Tire Industry Market Report 2010 - 3/29/2010
2010 Tire Shipments To Increase Three Percent - 3/22/2010
World Demand For Carbon Black To Reach 11.6 MMT In 2013 - 3/12/2010
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Copolymer Demand To Grow In 2010 - 2/22/2010
World Rubber Consumption To Reach 26.9 Million Metric Tons In 2013 - 2/22/2010
Signs of Timid Recovery in 2009 - 2/12/2010
Elastomers Distributor Sees Signs of Market Recovery - 2/1/2010
IRSG Offers Latest Rubber Statistical Bulletin - 1/6/2010
2009 Tire Shipments To Post Thirteen Percent Decline - 12/14/2009
Research Report On Chinese Rubber Industry, 2008-2009 - 10/7/2009
2009 Tire Shipments Revised To Drop 16 Percent - 8/12/2009
NR Supply Heading Into A Historical Fall - Review Of 12 Months Ended June 2009 - 7/21/2009
Natural Rubber Supply And Demand Forecast And Price Outlook - 6/30/2009
More Old Tires Put To New Uses; Scrap Tire Piles Receding - 6/24/2009
Global rubber consumption drops to lowest level since 2006 - 6/15/2009
Natural Rubber Production Dropped Drastically During January To April 2009 - 6/2/2009
High Growth Forecasted For The Global And China Tire Market, 2008-2009 - 5/8/2009
Global Production Of Natural Rubber On The Decline - 4/17/2009
U.S. Demand For Specialty Silicas To Reach $1.7 Billion In 2013 - 4/15/2009
World Natural Rubber Output To See Biggest Fall Since 1993 - 4/15/2009
China Holds Key To Rubber Production Rebound - 4/3/2009
World Demand For Nonwovens To Approach 8 Million Metric Tons In 2012 - 4/1/2009
China Is Leading Rubber Importer From Viet Nam - 3/26/2009
Poor Car Sales May Curb Global Demand For Rubber - 3/26/2009
2009 Tire Shipments To Drop Seven Percent - 3/17/2009
Dubai Rubber Imports And Exports Hit AED 7.8 Billion In 2008 - 3/16/2009
IRSG Forecast:: Rubber Consumption Will Decline - 3/10/2009
2008 Tire Shipments Drop More Than 6%, Says RMA - 2/24/2009
Natural Rubber Prices In India Decline In Fourth Quarter - 2/24/2009
Thailand May Purchase 200,000 Metric Tons Of Rubber - 2/24/2009
Vietnamese Rubber Sector Deals With Economic Crisis - 2/24/2009

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