Research and Markets: Global and Chinese Tire Industry Report 2014

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Tire Industry Report, 2013-2014" report to their offering.

2013 and 2014 marked bumper years for the tire industry. On the one hand, the raw material prices in the upstream remained falling; on the other hand, both the European and American markets resuscitated in a moderate manner, leading to an increasing demand from downstream. Take natural rubber, as a kind of raw material in the upstream, for example, the prices continued slipping, down from USD4,616/ton in 2011Q4 to USD2,574/ton in 2013Q4 in the international market. As the same case in Chinese market, the natural rubber price slumped from RMB21, 500/ton in Oct.2013 to RMB14, 380/ton by Mar.2013, a sharp drop of 33%. It is estimated that the price of natural rubber will maintain at a low level or even will see a slight decline in the second half of 2014.

In 2013, the tire demand appeared to be robust due to the steady recovery of European and American Economy. In 2013, on the global basis, the OE tire and RT (Replacement) tire demand for PLT (Passenger and Light Truck) use both grew by 3%, for CV (Commercial Vehicle) use increased by 6% and 5%, separately.

According to the statistics conducted by China Rubber Industry Association Tire Branch, the profit of 46 industrial players surveyed rose by 12.3% to a record high of RMB10.07 billion. China exports a matter of one third of its tire products, and mostly to the US. In 2013, the US imported 51.2 million tires from China, up 57.5%, the record growth in the past 7 years. In 2012, the import volume, for the US, grew by 25% to 32.5 million units; in 2011, the figure posted 26 million. During 2013, the import volume of tires for passenger cars, for America, beat a new peak, up by 13.6% year-on-year to 143.7 million. The growth mainly attributed to the import business from following three regions: Chinese mainland (a sharp year-on-year rise of 55.8%), Indonesia (a year-on-year growth of 16.7%) and Taiwan (a year-on-year jump of 22.7%).


  • Global automobile industry and market analysis;
  • China automobile industry and market analysis;
  • American, Indian and Chinese Tire industry and market analysis;
  • Leading 27 tire vendors worldwide

Key Topics Covered:

1. Global Automobile Industry

2. Global Automobile Market

3. China Automobile Market

3.1. Overview of China Automobile Market

3.2. Analysis on China Automobile Industry

4. Global Tire Market

4.1. Market Scale

4.2. Market Structure by Region

4.3. Ranking of Global Tire Vendors

4.4. US Tire Market

4.5. Tire Market in India

4.6 China Tire Market and Industry

5. Leading Tire Vendors Worldwide

Companies Mentioned

- Aeolus Tire

- Apollo Tyres

- Bridgestone

- Cheng Shin Tire

- Continental

- Cooper

- Double Coin

- Giti Tire

- Goodyear

- Guizhou Tire

- Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber

- Hankook

- Kumho Tire

- Linglong Tire


- Michelin

- Nokian

- Pirelli

- Qingdao Double Star

- Sailun Group

- Shengtai

- Sumitomo Rubber Group

- Toyo Tire &Rubber

- Triangle Tire

- Xingyuan

- Yokohama Rubber

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Tyres


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Tyres