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Global Tire Cord Industry

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Global Tire Cord Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Tire Cord in Thousand Metric Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 35 companies including many key and niche players such as Century Enka Limited, CORDENKA GmbH, Formosa Taffeta Co. Ltd., Hyosung Corporation, Junma Tyre Cord Company Limited, Kolon Industries, Inc., Kordarna Plus A.S., Kordsa Global Endüstriyel Iplik ve Kord Bezi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Nile Kordsa, NV Bekaert SA, SRF Limited, Teijin Limited, and Xingda International Holdings Limited. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Polyester Tire Cord I-3Nylon Tire Cord I-3II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

A Primer II-1

Market Traits II-1

Opportunity Indicators II-2

Table 1: World Production of Passenger Cars: Breakdown of

Production Figures in '000 Units for Years 2013, 2015 & 2017

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: World Production of Commercial Vehicles: Breakdownof Production Figures in '000 Units for Years 2013, 2015 &2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3Tires Industry: A Quick Primer II-3Opportunity Indicators II-4Table 3: World Market for Tires (2012): Breakdown of VolumeShipments in Million Units by Geographic Region/Country(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 4: World Market for Tires (2012): Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Shipments by Market Segment (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-5

Higher Tire Replacements Drive Demand for Tire Cord II-5

Developing Nations: The Focal Point for Future Growth II-6

Smaller Tire Cords Contribute to Fuel-Efficient Vehicles II-6

Tire Makers' Focus on Radials Drives Up Steel Cord Demand II-6

Table 5: Global Steel Cord Market (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Production Capacity for Bekaert in the Total

Market (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession in Retrospect II-7

Impact of the European Debt Crisis on the Domestic Automotive

Industry: A Review II-9

Outlook II-10

Key Statistical Findings II-10

Table 6: Global Tire Cord Market (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Production Capacity by Leading Players (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 7: Global PET Tire Cord Market (2011): PercentageMarket Share Breakdown of Leading Players (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 8: Global Tire Reinforcement Materials Market (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Segment - Tire Cord

Fabric and Steel Bead Wire (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-10

2. TIRE INDUSTRY - AN OVERVIEW II-11Introduction II-11Raw Materials for Automobile Tires II-11Automobile Tire Composition: Frequently Used Constituents II-11Table 9: Automobile Tire Composition: Percentage Breakdown ofConstituents by Weight (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 10: Automobile Tires: Composition of Raw-Materials as

Percentage of Total Raw Material Cost (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-12

Factors Affecting Demand in Tire Industry II-12

Vehicle Demand II-12

Vehicle Fleet II-12

Prices of Raw Material II-13

Significance of Road Transport II-13

Retreading II-13

Radial vs. Bias Tires II-13

Radial Tire II-13

Low-Profile Radials II-13

Bias Tire II-14

Market Dynamics II-14

Changing Dimensions II-14

Need of a Big Wheel II-14

Runflat Tires to Register Healthy Growth II-14

Major Players II-15

Table 11: Global Tires Market (2011): Percentage Market Share

Breakdown of Leading Manufacturers (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-15

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-16Tire Cord - An Introduction II-16Steel Cord II-16Tire Cord Fabric II-16Nylon Tire Cord II-17Polyester Tire Cord II-17

4. STRATEGIC CORPORATE DEVELOPMENTS II-18

Kama Trade House Establishes Tyre&Service Centers in Kazakhstan II-18

TATNEFT Introduces New SSC Kama Tires II-18

Cordenka Group Acquires Cordus II-18

Bekaert Takes Over BMI and BSSH from Bridgestone II-18

Sumitomo Electric Group to Establish Joint Venture with Hyosung II-19

Angang Group and Bekaert Group's Joint Venture Facility

Commences Business II-19

Century Enka Curtails Tire Cord Output II-19

Kordsa Global to Shut Down Izmit Facility II-19

SRF to Expand Textile, Packaging Films and Chemicals Businesses II-20

Teijin Fibers Launches EcoPet Plus, Pioneering Recycled

Polyester Tire Cords II-20

Bekaert Undertakes Reorganization of Plants II-20

Indian Producers Demand Anti-Dumping Duties for Nylon Tire

Cord Imported from Belarus II-20

Kordarna to Reduce Supply of Tire Cords in 2009 II-21

Performance Fibers Acquires Polyester Industrial Filament and

Tire Cord Businesses of INVISTA II-21

SRF Acquires Thai Baroda Industries II-21

Saarstahl Group Takes Over RS France and RS Slovakia II-21

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-22Century Enka Limited (India) II-22CORDENKA GmbH (Germany) II-22Formosa Taffeta Co. Ltd (Taiwan) II-22Hyosung Corporation (South Korea) II-22Junma Tyre Cord Company Limited (China) II-23Kolon Industries, Inc (South Korea) II-23Kordarna Plus A.S. (Czech Republic) II-23Kordsa Global Endüstriyel Iplik ve Kord Bezi Sanayi ve TicaretA.S. (Turkey) II-23Nile Kordsa (Egypt) II-23NV Bekaert SA (Belgium) II-24SRF Limited (India) II-24Teijin Limited (Japan) II-24Xingda International Holdings Limited (China) II-24

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-25

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Tire Cord Market by Geographic Region - North America, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 13: World Historic Review for Tire Cord Market byGeographic Region - North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Yearsfor Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-26

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Tire Cord Market by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Demand for

North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan)

and Rest of World Markets for 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forTire Cord Market by Product Segment - Polyester Tire Cord andNylon Tire Cord Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 16: World Historic Review for Tire Cord Market by

Product Segment - Polyester Tire Cord and Nylon Tire Cord

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Tire Cord Market byProduct Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Annual Demand forPolyester Tire Cord and Nylon Tire Cord Markets for 2004, 2011and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-30III. MARKET

1. NORTH AMERICA III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Tire Industry in the US: A Review III-1

Domestic Tire Production Continues Its Steady Decline in

the United States III-1

Off-the-road Tire Industry Poise To Recover III-1

Replacement Tires Aftermarket III-2

Shifting Towards Large Sized Rims III-2

Table 18: US Tire Market (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Consumer Sales by Brand Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 19: US Passenger Tires Retail Market (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by DistributionChannel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 20: US Tire Wholesale Market (2011): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Annual Revenue by Category (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Export/Import Scenario III-4

Table 21: US Exports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of Nylon &

Other Polyamides High Tenacity Yarns (2011): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Export Revenues by Country (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 22: US Imports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of Nylon &Other Polyamides High Tenacity Yarns (2011): PercentageShare Breakdown of Import Revenues by Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 23: US Exports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of Polyester

High Tenacity Yarns (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of

Export Revenues by Country (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 24: US Imports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of PolyesterHigh Tenacity Yarns (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown ofImport Revenues by Country (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-5

Table 25: US Exports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of Viscose

Rayon High Tenacity Yarns (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Export Revenues by Country (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 26: US Imports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of ViscoseRayon High Tenacity Yarns (2011): Percentage ShareBreakdown of Import Revenues by Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 27: Canadian Exports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of

Nylon & Other Polyamides High Tenacity Yarns (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Export Revenues by Country

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 28: Canadian Imports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made ofNylon & Other Polyamides High Tenacity Yarns (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Import Revenues by Country(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 29: Canadian Exports of Tire Cord Fabrics Made of

Polyester High Tenacity Yarns (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Export Revenues by Country (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Strategic Corporate Developments III-7

B.Market Analytics III-8

Table 30: North American Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Tire Cord Analyzed with Annual Sales in

Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 31: North American Historic Review for Tire CordAnalyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

2. JAPAN III-9

A.Market Analysis III-9

Outlook III-9

A Preface to Japanese Tire Industry III-9

Strategic Corporate Developments III-9

Key Players III-10

B.Market Analytics III-10

Table 32: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Tire Cord Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 33: Japanese Historic Review for Tire Cord Analyzedwith Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

3. EUROPE III-12

A.Market Analysis III-12

Outlook III-12

Changing Dynamics in the European Tires Market III-12

Strategic Corporate Developments III-12

Select Players III-14

B.Market Analytics III-15

Table 34: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Tire Cord Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric

Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 35: European Historic Review for Tire Cord Analyzedwith Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-17

A.Market Analysis III-17

Outlook III-17

B.Market Analytics III-17

Table 36: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Tire Cord Market by Geographic Region - China,

India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through

2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 37: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Tire Cord Marketby Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-PacificIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand MetricTons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-18

Table 38: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Tire Cord

Market by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Annual

Demand for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for

2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4a. CHINA III-20A.Market Analysis III-20Outlook III-20China - Global Tire Factory III-20Key Statistical Findings III-20Table 39: Chinese Tire Cord Market (2011): Percentage Sharebreakdown of Volume Consumption by Segment (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 40: Chinese Radial Tire Cord Wire Market (2011):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity of Leading Players

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 41: Chinese Radial Tire Cord Market (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Costs Involved by Type(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21Strategic Corporate Developments III-21Key Players III-22B.Market Analytics III-23Table 42: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forTire Cord Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tonsfor Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-23

Table 43: Chinese Historic Review for Tire Cord Analyzed

with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004

through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

4b. INDIA III-24A.Market Analysis III-24Outlook III-24Market Overview III-24Strategic Corporate Developments III-24Select Players III-25B.Market Analytics III-26Table 44: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forTire Cord Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tonsfor Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-26

Table 45: Indian Historic Review for Tire Cord Analyzed with

Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2004 through

2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

4c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-27A.Market Analysis III-27Outlook III-27Select Players III-27B.Market Analytics III-28Table 46: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Tire Cord Analyzed with Annual Sales inThousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 47: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Tire Cord

Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

5. REST OF WORLD III-29A.Market Analysis III-29Outlook III-29Select Players III-29B.Market Analytics III-29Table 48: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Tire Cord Analyzed with Annual Sales inThousand Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 49: Rest of World Historic Review for Tire Cord

Analyzed with Annual Sales in Thousand Metric Tons for Years

2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 35 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - (41)

The United States (5)Japan (4)Europe (16)- France (1)- Germany (4)- Italy (1)- Rest of Europe (10)Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (4)Latin America (1)Middle-East (2)

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