European tire sales grew steadily in 2015
European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) January 15 released the latest statistics. Data show that in 2015 the European tire market showed overall increase in state.
According to relevant statistics, in 2015 the European replacement tire total sales growth of 3% over last year, from 197 million in 2014 to grow to 203.1 million.
This year, the original equipment tire sales in Europe grew by 6% in 84.4 million on the basis of last year, reaching 89.4 million. According to the analysis, part of the increase, mainly from growth in the number of new cars.
By 2015, the European passenger car tire sales rose 5% over the previous year, to $ 109.9 million from the 115.4 million. At the same time, sales of its passenger car winter tires fell 4 percent to 55.5 million from 57.7 million.
Original equipment and replacement tire sales of truck tires in Europe, holding a steady increase in the annual state. Where the truck replacement tire growth of 4% to 9.5 million from 9.2 million; the original equipment truck tires grew 10 percent, up from 3.2 million to 3.5 million.
In addition, agricultural tire replacement market in Europe fell 9 percent to 1.5 million from 1.6 million; however wheelers including motorcycles, including tire sales increased 2 percent to 8.6 million from 8.4 million.