Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Capacity, Production, Demand-Supply, Pricing and Market Forecast Analysis, 2032

Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Market Size

The global SBR market size is projected to grow from USD 10.2 Billion in 2022 to USD 16 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period. The global Styrene Butadiene Rubber market is influenced by the strong growth in the automotive industry, coupled with a rising trend in the adoption of electric vehicles.

Styrene butadiene Rubber (SBR)
 
Styrene butadiene Rubber (SBR) is derived from Styrene and Butadiene Monomers through copolymerization and accounts for more than 25% of the synthetic rubber market. Styrene Butadiene Rubber has better heat, weather, and chemical resistance as compared to natural rubber. 

Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market By Type

At present Styrene Butadiene Rubber is made by two available technologies, namely Emulsion Polymerisation (e-SBR) and Solution Polymerisation (s-SBR). Both technologies produce SBR with distinctive characteristics and properties. SBR serves end-use industries such as Tire, Mechanical Products, Footwear, Adhesives, and others. Solution styrene butadiene rubber with low vinyl content provides temperature flexibility at low temperatures, abrasion resistance, and low rolling resistance for products such as tires and low molding parts. 
 
Emulsion SBR is blended with other rubbers and is finds applications in passenger cars light truck tires and truck re-treading compounds. Other applications of E-SBR include conveyor belts, piping, hoses, shoe soles, molded products, tubings, and carpets. S-SBR shares similarities with E-SBR in terms of tensile strength, modulus, and elongation. However, it outperforms E-SBR in terms of heat dissipation, flex resistance, and decreased rolling resistance in tires. This makes S-SBR a favorable material of choice for meeting the ever-increasing demands of high-performance tire standards.
 

Global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Demand Supply Analysis Until 2032 (KT)

SBR Market
Source: Secondary & Primary Research and Prismane Consulting estimates
 
The Solution-SBR is expected to witness faster growth as compared to the emulsion grade as the solution grade of SBR can easily meet the stringent specifications of the tire and automotive industry. The demand for SBR was significantly affected by the global economic slowdown and COVID-19 pandemic, where the demand from all the major end-user industries declined especially the tire & automotive sector, the largest outlet for SBR. The growth in the automotive industry and the increase in trend in the adoption of electrical vehicles in developing countries is further projected to push the demand growth of SBR in the long-term forecast.
 

Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market By Application

In 2022, the primary market for Styrene Butadiene Rubber was in tires and related products, and this sector is poised for substantial growth in the forecast period. The increased demand for tires within the automotive industry is a key factor driving the SBR demand. Tires play a pivotal role in ensuring safe and efficient transportation, and their importance has only grown with innovations in transportation technology, such as electric and autonomous vehicles. 
 
Additionally, the tire industry is witnessing expanded production by major manufacturers, further stimulating growth. Tire manufacturing stands as the largest end user for synthetic rubber, constituting more than 75% of global E-Styrene Butadiene Rubber and S-Styrene Butadiene Rubber production, respectively. Beyond tires, synthetic rubber finds applications in non-tire automotive applications, such as industrial hoses, conveyor belts, a variety of extruded rubber and molded products, footwear, and consumer goods. 
 

Global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Demand, By Application till 2032 (Thousand Tons)

SBR Market by application
Source: Secondary & Primary Research and Prismane Consulting estimates
 
Electric vehicles have been a major area of development in the automotive industry since the last decade. EVs and HEVs have been gaining importance and increasing their market share at a decent pace, with the high cost of batteries being the only key restraining factor. The key companies present in the automotive industry include Toyota, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes, Volvo, Ford, Mitsubishi, General Motors and Renault-Nissan, all of whom have been successful in developing and optimizing their own hybrid and electric models for improved performance and efficiency. 
 
China is the largest automotive market globally and is expected to increase the production of electric and hybrid vehicles. Volvo and Tesla Mottos recently announced to set up an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in China. India has set a goal to replace all gasoline vehicles by 2030. The Government is looking at providing incentives like lower taxes and interest rate on loans for consumers buying electric vehicles are opposed to that of conventional vehicles.
 
More electrical systems are being incorporated into each new generation of motor vehicle to ensure greater passenger comfort and safety. These include automatic window systems, electronic seat adjustment, climate control systems, navigation systems and in-car entertainment. Electrical systems make extensive use of. Growth in production of automobiles and initiatives taken by original equipment manufacturers to reduce weight of the vehicles will further drive the demand of Styrene Butadiene Rubber in the long-term forecast. Growing purchasing power in developing economies is seen as a key driver of demand for synthetic rubbers like Styrene Butadiene Rubber. The economy in Asia-Pacific has been thriving on account of the advancements witnessed in the automobiles, mechanical products, footwear, adhesives and others.
 

Global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Demand, By Region (thousand tons)

SBR Market by region
Source: Secondary & Primary Research and Prismane Consulting estimates

 

Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market By Region

In 2022, Asia-Pacific on the back of China dominated the global Styrene Butadiene Rubber market accounting for over 50% of the market. The region is projected to witness strong growth during the forecast period on the back of huge investment in the Tire and Automotive industry, mainly in China and India. China was estimated to be the largest consumer of Styrene Butadiene Rubber in the region in 2022 driven by high demand from automotive production. 
 
In addition to this, China is also the largest market for tire industry globally in terms of volume and value. The country has been the largest producer as well as consumer of tires globally since 2005. In 2021, the country produced around 902.5 million of tires with a year-on-year growth of 12% from around 807 million of tires in 2020. The tire industry of the country is growing driven by the sale of new automotives. The rapid development of electric vehicles caused growth in sales of energy passenger vehicles which further drove the tire demand in the country.  However, owing to anti-dumping tariffs imposed by Wester Countries, the tire market of China declined in 2017. In response, to industry declining, the government of China released Tire Industry Entry Standards in 2017 to increase the entry barrier for manufacturers
 
The major Styrene Butadiene Rubber producers in China are Sinopec, China National Petrochemical Corp (CNPC), Bridgestone, Zhejiang Petrochemical, Baling and North Dynasol Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd. China National Petrochemical Corp has 3 production facilities located in Fushun, Jilin and Lanzhou. The company manufactures Emulsion polystyrene butadiene rubber with production capacity of around 500 thousand tons annually. Sinopec has a production facility situated in Zibo with production capacity of around 250 thousand tons. 
 
North America accounted for a significant demand for Styrene Butadiene Rubber globally in 2022. The demand of Styrene Butadiene Rubber in North America is driven by growing tires production in the region. The stagnant growth of automotive industry for the past few years is limiting the demand of Styrene Butadiene Rubber in tire and related products while growing sale of new automotives is driving the market in the region. During the forecast period, Styrene Butadiene Rubber demand in applications such as mechanical products, footwear and adhesives is poised to experience faster growth than demand in tire production.
 

Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Manufacturers

Leading manufacturers in the Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) industry include:

These companies are prominent in the SBR market, providing a wide range of products for various industries including automotive, construction, and consumer goods.

Recent Developments in the Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market

 
In December 2023, Versalis announced the shutdown of its synthetic rubber facility in Grangemouth, United Kingdom, citing increasingly challenging conditions in the elastomer market and declining profitability. Versalis will shut it 60 thousand tons Styrene Butadiene Rubber plant by April 2024.
 
In 2022, Synthos announced a reduction in the production capacity of E-Styrene Butadiene Rubber by around 30% which translates to 100 thousand tons amid surge in raw material and utility prices. The reduction in E-Styrene Butadiene Rubber capacity will continue until additional notice is provided. Meanwhile, S-Styrene Butadiene Rubber and BR production will continue to run as nominal rates.
 
In Q1 2023, Synthos announced its decision to cease the production of 110,000 metric tons of E-Styrene Butadiene Rubber at its Kralupy, Czech Republic facility by Q2 2023. This decision was prompted by the high utility costs, which have created an unsustainable market environment for E-Styrene Butadiene Rubber producers in Europe. This strategic move will result in an annual reduction in the company s E-Styrene Butadiene Rubber capacity, from 430,000 metric tons to 320,000 metric tons. However, Synthos underscores that even with this 110,000 metric ton reduction in capacity, the company will remain the largest E-Styrene Butadiene Rubber producer in Europe.
 
In May 2023, Sumitomo Chemical revealed its plan to ceased the production of 40 thousand tons of S-Styrene Butadiene Rubber in Jurong Island, Singapore by the first half of 2024 as a crucial step in the company s restructuring efforts. The company established its S-Styrene Butadiene Rubber plant in Singapore in 2014.
 
Hankook Tire and Kumho Petrochemical signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU to develop ecofriendly tires using solution-polymerised styrene butadiene rubber, eco SStyrene Butadiene Rubber. Kumho Petrochemical will provide recycled Styrene Monomer for production of eco-SStyrene Butadiene Rubber. The company has aims to commercialize SStyrene Butadiene Rubber material by 2026.

Scope of Report 
The Styrene Butadiene Rubber report describes the global Styrene Butadiene Rubber market, with focus on the country, 
applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand-Supply Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Type and Application
•  Capacity & Production
•  Trade (Import, Export and Net Export)
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Supply Demand Balance 
•  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use at regional and country level
•  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market analysis for Production, Capacity and Demand, at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment

1.  Introduction

      •  Scope
      •  Market Coverage
          -  Type
          -  Application
          -  Regions
          -  Countries
      •  Years Considered
          -  Historical - 2016 – 2021
          -  Base - 2022
          -  Forecast Period - 2023 – 2032
      •  Research Methodology
          -  Approach
          -  Research Methodology
          -  Prismane Consulting Market Models
          -  Assumptions & Limitations
          -  Abbreviations & Definitions
          -  Conversion Factors
          -  Data Sources

2.  Market Synopsis 

      •  Market Evolution
      •  Demand-Supply Overview
      •  Industry Structure
       •  Strategic Issues
      •  End-use Trends
      •  Growth Forecast

3.  Economic & Energy Outlook

      •  GDP and Demographics
      •  Monetary & Fiscal Policies
      •  Natural Gas
      •  Electricity Prices

4.  End-use Sector Performance

      •  Automotive & Transportation
      •  Industrial
      •  Footwear
      •  Others

5.  Plants & Projects Analysis

      •  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Production Capacity, by Company
      •  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Production Capacity, by Country and by region
      •  Capacity Overview, By Technology

6.  Introduction to Styrene Butadiene Rubber and Market Overview 

      •  Product Description
      •  Grades & Properties
      •  Raw Material
      •  Manufacturing Process
      •  Environmental Issues
      •  Value Chain
      •  Applications

7.  Market Dynamics and Industry Trends 

      •  Market Dynamics 
            -  Drivers
          -  Restraints
          -  Opportunities
          -  Challenges

8.  Global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Demand-Supply Analysis, By Application, (Volume, Value) (2016–2032)

      •  Strategic Issues
      •  Demand-Supply Analysis and Forecast (2016 – 2032)
          -  Capacity
          -  Capacity Utilization (%)
          -  Production
          -  Imports
          -  Exports
          -  Net Exports
          -  Demand
          -  Demand Growth Rate (%)
          -  Driving Force Analysis
      •  Global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market, By Type
          -  Emulsion-SBR
          -  Solution-SBR
      •  Global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market, By Application 
          -  Tire and Tire Products
          -  Mechanical Products
          -  Footwear
          -  Adhesives
          -  Others

9.  Demand-Supply Analysis and Market Review, By Region, By Country (Volume, Value), (2016– 2032)

      •  Strategic Issues
      •  Capacity
      •  Capacity Utilization (%)
      •  Production
      •  Imports
      •  Exports
      •  Net Exports
      •  Demand
      •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
      •  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market, By Type
      •  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market, By Application
Note: Demand-Supply Analysis has been provided for all major Regions / Countries as mentioned below. The demand-supply (consumption) split by Application, has been provided for each of the countries/regions in Volume (Kilotons) and Value (USD Million).
      •  North America
         -  USA
         -  Canada
         -  Mexico
      •  Western Europe
         -  Germany
         -  France
         -  Italy
         -  United Kingdom
         -  Spain
         -  Rest of Western Europe
      •  Central & Eastern Europe
         -  Russia
         -  Poland
         -  Rest of Central & Eastern Europe
      •  Asia-Pacific
         -  China
         -  Japan
         -  India
         -  South Korea
         -  Rest of Asia-Pacific
      •  Central & South America
         -  Brazil
         -  Rest of CSA
      •  Middle East & Africa
         -  Saudi Arabia
         -  Egypt
         -  South Africa
         -  Rest of MEA
Note: CAGR will be calculated for all the applications to arrive at the regional/global demand growth for the forecast period (2023 – 2032)

10.  Pricing Analysis

      •  Average Styrene Butadiene Rubber Prices, USD/Kg
      •  Average Styrene Butadiene Rubber Prices, by Country 
      •  Average Styrene Butadiene Rubber Prices, by Region
      •  Price Forecast

11.  Key Strategic Issues

12.  Business Opportunity Assessment 

      •  Market Attractiveness Assessment
      •  Prospective & Target Market Study

13.  Strategic Recommendation & Suggestions

14.  Company Analysis and Market Share Analysis

         -  Basic Details
         - Headquarters, Key Markets
         -  Ownership
         -  Company Financial
         -  Manufacturing Bases
         -  Global Turnover
         -  Total Employee
         -  Product Portfolio / Services / Solutions
         -  Recent Developments
         -  Companies Covered
             -  Goodyear Tire and Rubber
             -  Lion Copolymer
             -  Bridgestone Firestone
             -  Grupo Dynasol
             -  Synthos (Trinseo)
             -  Arlanxeo (Lanxess)
             -  Versalies
             -  Voronez Rubber
             -  SIBUR Togliat
             -  MOL Group
             -  Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical
             -  China National Petrochemical Corp
             -  JSR Corporation
             -  Sumitomo
             -  Zeon Chemicals
             -  India Synthetic Rubber Ltd
             -  Reliance Industries Limited
             -  LG Chem
             -  Kumho PC
             -  Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corp (TSRC)
             -  Asahi Kasei
             -  PT. Synthetic Rubber (Chandra Asri and Michelin)
             -  Other Manufacturers
Note: This section includes company information, company financials, manufacturing bases, and operating regions. Company financials have been mentioned only for those companies where financials were available in SEC Filings, annual reports, or company websites. All the reported financials in this report are in U.S. Dollars. Financials reported in other currencies have been converted using average currency conversion rates. Company profiles may include manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.

15.  Appendices

      •  Demand-Supply - Regions
      •  Demand-Supply– Countries
      •  Capacities, 2016-2032

Scope of Report 
The Styrene Butadiene Rubber report describes the global Styrene Butadiene Rubber market, with focus on the country, 
applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand-Supply Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Type and Application
•  Capacity & Production
•  Trade (Import, Export and Net Export)
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Supply Demand Balance 
•  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use at regional and country level
•  Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market analysis for Production, Capacity and Demand, at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current market size of Styrene Butadiene Rubber?
The global SBR market size is projected to grow from USD 10.4 Billion in 2023 to USD 16 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period. The global SBR market is influenced by the strong growth in the automotive industry, coupled with a rising trend in the adoption of electric vehicles.
Who are the key manufacturers Styrene Butadiene Rubber?
Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Lion Copolymer, Bridgestone Firestone, Grupo Dynasol, Synthos (Trinseo), Arlanxeo (Lanxess), Versalies, Voronez Rubber, SIBUR Togliat, MOL Group, Sinopec Qilu Petrochemical, China National Petrochemical Corp, JSR Corporation, Sumitomo, Zeon Chemicals, India Synthetic Rubber Ltd, Reliance Industries Limited, LG Chem, Kumho PC, Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corp (TSRC), Asahi Kasei, and PT. Synthetic Rubber (Chandra Asri and Michelin) are some of the key players in the SBR market.
Which region dominates the global Styrene Butadiene Rubber Market?
Asia Pacific dominates the global SBR market on the back of large automotive and tire manufacturing industries.