We have just published the October issue of our global tire industry newsletter, and distributed it to subscribers. This 35-page publication brings unique insights into: Impact of environmental inspections on China’s carbon black industry Our (updated) analysis of Michelin’s acquisition of Lehigh Technologies Sailun’s strategy to raise its brand-value in Europe SRI’s roadmap for smart
The European Commission (EC) has announced its intention to revise the European tire labelling scheme. The Commission published a roadmap on 11 July indicating the timescale for this. The final revision is expected to be published in early 2019, and most of 2018 will be spent thrashing out the details of the revisions. Although a
In the last month there have been some significant developments in the tire industry with respect to labelling. First, China has developed its own label. It was shown at a press conference in Beijing on 22 April 2016. Second the EU has published a major study on tire labelling Third, the EU has begun a
February 2014 saw an increase in demand for new passenger cars in the European Union for the sixth consecutive month. Sales were up 8 percent on the same period a year ago. Though in absolute figures, the total of 861,058 units registered was the second lowest result for a month of February since 2003. Spain
According to ACEA, in May, the demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU resumed its downward trend. The increase in April is thought to have been a calendar effect. The Spanish vehicle market remains stable (+0.4%), while the UK (-4.0%), Germany (-9.6%), France (-11.2%) and Italy (-16.2%) registered fewer vehicles than in May 2012.