Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association

JATMA: Domestic Demand for Automotive Tires to Fall 1% in 2020

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has put together a forecast of domestic automotive tire demand in Japan for 2020. According to this forecast, major product categories are expected to show lower demand across the board compared to 2019, with total demand for the year falling 1 percent to just under 116.27 million tires. For OE tires, JATMA is...

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JATMA Midyear Forecast Revision Points to 2% Year-on-Year Drop in Domestic Tire Demand for 2019

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) recently published a midyear revision to its forecast of Japan’s automotive tire demand for 2019. The forecast shows that in terms of overall domestic figures – which include tires not only for four-wheeled vehicles but also for two-wheelers and other special vehicles – demand is projected to come to 117,517,000 tires for 2019,...

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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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