Hot news from China’s tire industry

This is the End-November report from Tire industry Research, based on our weekly China Tire Industry newsletter. October September August July June Price increases The hottest news this month has been price rises. Tire makers across China have been raising prices based on higher input costs. We’ve listed the announced price increases and we’re tracking

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What the US election result means for China’s Tire Industry

Trump won. Will this be positive or negative for Chinese tires in the United States? Trade During the campaign, Trump said: “Sino-US trade deficit will reach USD505 billion this year.” He then proposed that the US should put 45% tariffs on all goods coming to the US from China. This is likely to mean that

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All the latest on China’s tire industry

This is the End-October edition of our monthly China tire industry updates. It is based on content from our weekly China Tire Industry intelligence report. Following last month’s revelations about Triangle’s over-stated revenues, there is continued evidence of the same in the company’s Q3 results where Triangle revenues continue to decline while those of Linglong

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Questioning China Tire industry statistics

This is the End-September edition of our monthly China tire industry updates. It is based on content from our weekly China Tire Industry intelligence report. This month in China’s tire industry we saw the culmination of Triangle’s 3-year project to raise USD 650m in cash through a share issue. We also saw a lesser-known company,

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Tire industry needs to move on

I think the tire industry is going through another major transformation. Since I started analysing this industry in the late 1980s I’ve seen only two or maybe three such large-scale transformations. To give you an idea of the scale of transformation I am talking about, think of the switch from bias-ply to radial construction in

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How many defective tires are really on the road?

In 30-odd years of reporting on the global tire industry, I’ve come across countless estimates of the number of vehicles on the road with one or more defective tires. The one thing these surveys agree on is that it is a lot. People do not care about tires People in many countries and all kinds

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Brexit and the tire industry

Let me first say that I don’t like discussing politics in public. I think that in general, business tries to do its best, irrespective of the interference of politicians, many of whom are only in post for a few years and cannot take a long term view. And even more of whom have little idea

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Linglong posts prospectus ahead of IPO

On June 13th, Shandong Linglong Tires Ltd announced a preliminary notice of its initial public offering (share offering) on a Chinese stock exchange. The issuer’s stock is shortened as “Linglong tire”, stock code “601966”on the Shanghai Stock exchange. The company aims to issue 200m shares at RMB12.98 (USD1.97) each, raising a maximum of almost USD400m.

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World’s top tire makers – 2015

Today we are announcing the top 25 tire makers in the world. All figures in US$ Company Tire sales 2015 Percentage of corporate Corporate sales 2015 Bridgestone $26,262m 83.50% $31,452m Michelin $23,160m 100% $23,160m Goodyear $16,443m 100% $16,443m Continental Co $11,349m 26.50% $42,826m Pirelli $6893m 100% $6893m Sumitomo $6050m 86.30% $7010m Hankook $5466m 100% $5466m

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China Tire Intelligence – May 2016

Following the successful launch of our weekly intelligence report on China’s tire industry we have decided to publish a monthly summary of the latest trends. By David Shaw Outlook improving We expect to see tire production volumes rise significantly in June and July. Orders beyond that period are uncertain. Last month we noted that some

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