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Disruption in 2022 reveals strengths and weaknesses at tire makers

Later today (28 February), we will publish the March 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: 2022 results analysis2022 was a major test for tire managementAnnual sales data – Initial ranking, March 2023 Tire makers by profitability 2019-2023 Company-by-CompanyGoodyear

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EU sanctions on Russian rubber are useless

Rubber was the sticking point in the 10th round of Sanctions against Russia, agreed over the weekend. The EU had intended to launch this round of sanctions on Friday 24th to mark a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, but disagreements over sanctions on rubber delayed the whole package. In fact, the resolution of those disagreements

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Tire company results preview

Results season is upon us, and the tire makers are starting to report on the last 12 months, with some of their expectations for the coming months. So far (3 Feb), Trelleborg, Ceat, Hankook, and Apollo have reported their results for the period to 31 December 2022. Half a dozen of the bigger Chinese tire

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Tire makers seek out new sources of supply for sustainable materials

Later today (31 January), we will publish the February 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: Seeking alternatives to 6PPD Tire Industry seeks alternatives to 6PPD What came out of the discussion groups Setting new standards for rCB Tire

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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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