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JATMA Statistics Reveal Recycled Scrap Tires Down for 2016

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has compiled statistics on the recycling of scrap tires in Japan during 2016. The overall total of scrap tires in 2016 was 94 million units, a 1-percent year-on-year decline of 1 million tires. Measured in weight, this figure came in at 997,000 tons, a year-on-year drop of 3,000 tons. In the category of...

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Tire Production in Japan Falls 3.6% for 2016

Production volume of automobile tires in Japan fell 3.6 percent year-on-year in 2016, dropping to 1.019801 million tons, according to the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA). It marks a fifth consecutive year of decline for automobile tire production. While 2016 production volume as a whole was marked with a negative record, coming on account of 21 consecutive months of...

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2017 Forecast: JATMA Expects Steady Automobile Tire Demand to Continue

The Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) has announced its 2016 estimates for domestic demand of automobile tires, together with its forecast for 2017. According to the association, domestic demand in 2016 was in line with the previous year at 117.87 million units, and a virtually identical demand of 118.19 million units is anticipated for 2017. This demand estimate is...

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Tire and Tire Tube Production Up Slightly to 94,000 Tons for October

Production of automobile tires and tire tubes was 93,934 tons in terms of rubber volume for October, up 0.7 percent year-on-year, according to the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA). Production rose for the first time in 22 months in September, and albeit small, year-on-year production rose for the second consecutive month in October. The production volume was up in...

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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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