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You liked the challenges of 2022? 2023 is going to be even more challenging

Later today (30 December), we will publish the January 2023 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. In yet another bumper-sized issue, we bring you unique insights into: State of the global industry Global tire industry outlook in 2022-23 Legislation affects tires State of the China industry China’s tire industry suffered

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China continues to lag global tire markets

The tire industry continues to be dogged by uncertainty and lack of visibility for the future. China is the biggest drag on tire volumes around the world. That is explained best in these two charts Road passenger traffic (including cars, trucks and buses) in China has dropped by around 60% compared with the pre-covid period,

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This is the most important sustainability project across the whole tire industry

Later today (30 November), we will publish the December 2022 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. In yet another bumper-sized issue, we bring you unique insights into: Q3 results across the industry Tire markets were volatile in 3 months to Sept Company-by-company on Q3BridgestoneNot Michelin – We reported on Michelin’s

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Global tire industry in October

By David Shaw, CEO of Tire Industry Research A handful of the top tire makers and most of the Chinese tire makers have reported their results for the three months to September. High inflation is one of the top talking points for the premium brands. The poor domestic market and falling raw materials prices are

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What do mobility megatrends mean for tire makers?

Later today (31 October), we will publish the November 2022 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. In yet another bumper-sized issue, we bring you unique insights into: Ask a question – MobilityFuture of the road transport value chainAbout this featureJeff Schumaker – industry expert loves changeMitigating and tracking TRWPManaging the

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How different are EV tires from conventional?

Later today (30 September), we will publish the October 2022 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. In yet another bumper-sized issue, we bring you unique insights into: Ask an industry question – EVsEU de-forestation legislationEU de-forestation regulation to include NRWhat the GPSNR is doing for sustainable NRChinese tire makers and

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Tire situation reverses on global uncertainty

Later today (31 August), we will publish the September 2022 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. In yet another bumper-sized issue, we bring you unique insights into: State of the industry in H1Greater uncertainty shows in H1 resultsRanking table of 30 top tire makers in first halfRankings of tire makers

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Where did all the tire workers go?

Later this week (29 July), we will publish the August 2022 edition of our Global Tire Industry Newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. In yet another bumper-sized issue, we bring you unique insights into: Ask an industry question: employment & recruitmentWhat are the reasons for working for the tire industry?What are the disincentives that cause people

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Are airless tires going to be the future?

Later today (30 June), we will publish the July 2022 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. In yet another bumper-sized issue, we bring you unique insights into: View Post Ask an industry questionLifting the lid on retail & wholesale in the tire businessNon-pneumatic tiresQuest for airless tires heats upBridgestone goes

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