Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association

Promising Signs Emerge in Japanese Market for Studless Winter Tires

While snowy conditions around Japan have started later than average this winter, recent developments are hinting at a more favorable tailwind for sales of studless winter tires. Coming into mid-December, northern Japan is finally seeing full-fledged winter conditions, while elsewhere even parts of the Kanto region are beginning to see snowfall. Publishing a demand forecast this summer for the second...

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JATMA Study Upwardly Revises Forecast for 2017 Tire Demand in Japan

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has revised its forecast of tire demand for the business year through next March, reflecting anticipated annual domestic demand for close to 118.83 million tires, an upward revision of 626,000 tires from the initial forecast. The upward revision adds a full percentage point to the expected year-on-year increase in fiscal 2017 annual domestic...

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Winter Tire Demand Holds Firm for 2016

Demand for commercial winter tires in Japan is expected to be largely the same as that seen in 2015, according to the mid-year review of domestic tire demand for 2016 published by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) in July. The review projects a 100 percent year-on-year equivalent on four-wheel vehicle tires, at approximately 23.2 million units. Of these,...

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Production of Passenger Car Tires Down 1.5% in July

Production of automobile tires and tire tubes dropped 2.4 percent year-on-year in July, to a total of 91,442 tons, according to the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA). Production volume has fallen year-on-year for 20 straight months, but the number of units produced rose 0.3% year-on-year in July. Year-on-year production fell for all tire types other than industrial vehicle tires....

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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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Production Volume of Automobile Tire Tubes Down 17 Straight Months

The production volume of automobile tire tubes for April was 87,005 tons, a year-on-year decline of 6.3 percent. It marks the 17th consecutive month of production decline, according to data compiled by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA). Four of six tire tube classifications saw year-on-year declines in production volume: trucks and buses, 9.1 percent; small trucks, 9.7 percent;...

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