Fact #352: December 27, 2004
Automotive Industry Material Usage
The automotive industry uses large amounts of material each year. Seventy-four percent of all natural rubber and 70% of lead consumed in the United States in 2003 were used by the automotive industry. The automotive industry used only 4% of all plastic consumed in 2003.
|Tons of Material||Automotive Industry Share of Total|
* Rubber (natural and synthetic) data are for 2002.