Automobile Tire Production Down 6.6% for First Half of 2016

Production of automobile tires and tire tubes for the first half of 2016 suffered a year-on-year drop of 6.6 percent, to a total of 500,481 tons, according to records compiled by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA). Apart from a year-on-year increase of 7.3 percent in the production of industrial vehicle tires, production volumes fell year-on-year for all tire…

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