Not long ago, China rubber industry association announced the relevant data of the rubber additive industry in 2018. Data show that last year, the total production of rubber additives is 1.172 million tons, a year-on-year growth of 2.8%, the total sales revenue of 25.41 billion yuan, a year-on-year growth of 17.8%, the industrial output value of 25.6 billion yuan. In the same period, the export volume of rubber additives decreased by 25000 tons, with a year-on-year negative growth of 7.6%, and the export ratio decreased to 26.5%. Exports were up 18.6 percent from a year earlier, while the export ratio was 30.2 percent.
According to the analysis, the total output of rubber additives in the past 18 years has achieved a stable supply, and the total sales revenue mainly comes from the first three quarters. The main reason for the decline in the export volume is the decrease of the export volume of some small and medium-sized enterprises. The main reason for the increase of export volume is that the share of export volume of first-class enterprises has increased greatly, resulting in the relative increase of export price.
In additon, from the perspective of the price trend of rubber additives in 2018, the annual price has been greatly improved.
It is reported that in 2017, the rubber accelerator industry’s operating rate decreased, leading to a short-term shortage of products, prices also rose. With the momentum of 2017, the whole industry is in good shape in the first three quarters of 2018. However, with the improvement of enterprises’ environmental protection ability and continuous release of the construction rate, some products show signs of oversupply and the price drops rapidly. To the fourth quarter, rubber additives price downward pressure.