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Tire industry starts road to recovery

Later today (31 July), we will publish the August 2020 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distribute it to subscribers. It’s all finished; we’re just waiting for Goodyear’s Q2 results to come out. Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to

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State of the tire industry in mid-2020

Yesterday (30 June), we published the July 2020 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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World’s tire industry starts slow road to recovery

Last week, we published the June 2020 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers (29 May). Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free

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Not only Covid… but also duties

As if the world of tires did not have enough to deal with, the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC) yesterday published its guidance on timing of its investigation into alleged dumping of light tires from some S E Asian countries. For those who have access to the US government EDIS system, the document

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Q1 results show scale of crisis in global tire industry

This week we are focussing on Q1 results, and the outlook for Q2 and beyond, following the results statements by various companies in the tire industry. These stock market reports are probably the best public information on the present state of the industry. Wolfgang Schäfer, CFO of Continental AG said, “in our important European and

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Global tire factories continue to lift lock-downs

In the last week or so, we have noted that up to 75 more tire factories re-opened around the world. As of 7 May, we estimate that around two-thirds of tire factories in the world (excluding China) are now open. That compares with around half just one week ago. We are expecting that most of

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Tire industry in May – worst crisis ever

We just published the May 2020 edition of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers (30 April). Each corporate subscriber has the right to distribute to unlimited direct employees worldwide, so if you are interested, feel free to contact us. If your employer receives it already, we can send out a free copy.

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Tire factory openings accelerate

Tire factories have been re-starting around the world over the last week or two. Europe, the United States, and even India have seen a series of re-starts. Many more are expected to re-start this week and next. Meanwhile, a number of Japanese and Korean factories have closed temporarily, due to over-supply in the market. They

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Tire industry prepares responses to outbreak

Four weeks since the tire shut-downs first started, we are seeing some tire companies prepare their responses. The common response has been to address their cash position through loan restructuring, cost-down and other financial measures. Cash flow will be vital in the coming months, as fixed costs will drain cash reserves until sales can recover

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Tire factories start return to work

This is the kind of analysis our subscribers see each month in our Global tire intelligence report. We are bringing this to you as a free service during the pandemic. I have not seen any other source of information worldwide that brings you comprehensive, timely information on the worldwide status of tire factories. To see

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