Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association

Year-on-Year Tire Production Down 16 Straight Months in March

Data compiled by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association shows that automobile tire and tube production volume in March totaled 89,547 tons. The 6.8-percent drop compared to the prior year marked the sixteenth straight year-on-year decline. The falloffs in year-on-year volume by product type were 14.6 percent for trucks and buses, 11.9 percent for small trucks and 4.6 percent for...

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2015 Sees Drop in Number and Weight of Scrap Tires

According to a recent study by the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, scrap tires in Japan in 2015 numbered 95 million, a year-on-year decrease of 4 million, and weighed 1 million tons, down 52,000 tons. A look at the breakdown shows that tire replacements accounted for 81 million scrap tires (3-million year-on-year decrease) or 877,000 tons (47,000-ton decrease). These figures...

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