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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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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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JATMA Mid-year Review: Automobile Tire Demand to Decrease Slightly in 2016

Demand for automobile tires in Japan is expected to decrease for a second consecutive year, according to the mid-year review of domestic tire demand for 2016 published by the Japan Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association (JATMA) on July 21. The review places gross demand for tires including those for special and two-wheeled vehicles at 117.366 million units, a decline of 1.837...

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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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