German Rubber Statistics

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Yearly Production and Consumption

Production, import, reclamation, and consumption of synthetic and natural rubber, in thousand tons.
Year Synthetic Rubber Natural Rubber Reclaimed Rubber1 Total
Production Consumption Exports2 Imports Consumption Production3 Consumption4
1938 5 5 - 92 97 29 126 102
1939 22 14 1 77 81 32 131 96
1940 40 40 5 17 27 43 100 72
1941 69 52 15 27 22 44 140 89
1942 98 67 32 25 25 41 164 124
1943 117 86 25 7 5 39 163 116
1944 104 94 - 0 2 36 140 96
Total 455 358 78 245 259 264 964 695

Natural Rubber Stocks

German stocks of natural rubber, in tons.
Year Amount
1938 16 830
1939 13 411
1940 1 862
1941 7 575
1942 3 627
1943 4 486

Notes

  1. Does not include crumb rubber production for 1938, 1943, and 1944. Crumb rubber production estimated as negligible in 1938, and above 6000 tons in 1943 and 1944. Only covers the first six months of 1944. Back.
  2. Estimated. Unknown for 1938 and 1944 Back.
  3. Synthetic production, natural imports, and reclaimed. Back.
  4. Domestic consumption and exports. Back.

Sources

  1. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey : The Effects of Strategic Bombing on the German War Economy. Overall Economic Effects Division, 1945. 296 p.