Report: Global Carbon Black market worth US$16 billion

A new 360-page report offering an overview of the carbon black sector suggest that the global market for the reinforcing filler and pigment used mainly in the rubber, plastics, paint, and ink industries is worth $16 billion annually.

The report provides detailed coverage for 27 leading countries, as well as demand for 14 smaller national markets. Historical data are provided for all years from 2003 through 2013, while forecasts are provided for all years from 2014 through 2020, as well as 2025. Data provided for each country and region include carbon black capacity by company and plant, capacity utilization, production, imports, exports, apparent consumption, demand by market (passenger tyres, truck/bus tyres, other tyres, non-tyre rubber, and specialty applications) and demand by grade (tread, carcass, and other), as well as market value and average pricing. Note that this report includes only furnace black and so excludes small volume specialty blacks such as thermal black, acetylene black, lamp black, gas black, channel black, etc.

According to the report, which is being distributed by Research and Markets, this research is “an essential resource for anyone involved in the carbon black industry. Published annually and updated quarterly, the report provides extensive proprietary data on carbon black capacity, capacity utilization, production, trade, demand, market share, and pricing.” cja



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