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Research Report on Tire Export in China, 2009-2014

Published By :

China Research and Intelligence Co., Ltd. (CRI)

Published Date : May 2014

Category :

Tyres

No. of Pages : 50 Pages


The export of tires in China started in 1952. In early stage, major exported categories were truck tires, light truck tires and agricultural tires with diagonal structures. Currently, the exported categories contain over 1,600 varieties in 5 major series, including truck tires, light truck tires, passenger car tires, engineering industrial tires and agricultural tires with diagonal and radial structures. The export destinations expand from Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa to developed countries and regions such as North America and Europe. China becomes the world\'s largest manufacturer, exporter and consumer of tires. However, the degree of dependence on foreign trade is 1/3 for tires in China.

The export volume of tires was 4.993 million tons in China in 2013, up by 13.33% YOY. The export volume of radial tires was 152 million, up by 11.9% YOY. The export value of tires exceeded USD 16,154 million in China in 2013, up by 1.7% YOY. The average sales price of tires declined as the costs of raw materials for tires decreased in China in 2013. Therefore, the growth rate of export value was far lower than that of export volume.

The U.S.A. was the largest export destination for tires from China with the export value of USD 3.7 billion.

According to statistics, the total demand for tires in U.S. market reached 327 million in 2013 with half of them depending on import. Chinese tire enterprises benefitted from the situation. The demand for passenger car tires was the largest and reached 267 million, accounting for 82% of the total demand. Meanwhile, the demand for replacement tire of passenger car tires accounted for 61% of the total market demand. Therefore, domestic tire industry depends heavily on the U.S. market.

Most imported passenger car tires are radial tires with the scale of 15-16 inches in the U.S.A. The export price of tires in the scale range in China is 80% of the average export price of tires. The price of tire products in China is relatively low compared with other countries. The import volumes of tires from China rank the first among all scales of passenger car tires in the U.S. The YOY growth rates exceed 30% with the highest one surpassing 70%. The increasing export of tires from China to the U.S. stimulates the prosperity and development of tire export in China. However, rapid growth may be influenced by related trade policies. For instance, the Measures Affecting Imports of Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China are important trade barriers for tired exported from China to the U.S.

The rapid growth of tire export leads to more trade barriers, posing challenges to manufacturers and exporters of tires in China in the 21st century. The U.S. and European countries set up stricter technology standards for tire import. Meanwhile, the increasing market shares of tires exported from China influence the profits of some tire manufacturers. A price war breaks out among domestic enterprises of tire export. The unreasonable structure of exported tire products and market makes anti-dumping a threat to domestic enterprises of tire export in China. The large-scale tire export in China causes the trade sanction measures like anti-dumping in several countries.

6Overall, Chinese tire market is irreplaceable in short run due to the advantage of industry chain and costs. The export of tires from China will continue the upward trend.

Through this report, the readers can acquire the following information:

  • Government Policies on Tire Export in China
  • Export Status of Tires in China
  • Major Export Destinations of Tires in China
  • Trade Barriers against Tires Exported from China
  • Forecast on Tire Export in China

The following enterprises and people are recommended to purchase this report:

  • Tire Manufacturers
  • Trading Enterprises of Tires
  • Enterprises Related to Industry Chain of Tires
  • Investors/Research Institutes Concerned about China Tire Industry
Table of Content

1 Overview of Tire Industry in China
1.1 Definition and Classification
1.1.1 Definition
1.1.2 Classification
1.2 Status of Tire Industry in China
1.2.1 Supply Status
1.2.2 Demand Status
1.3 Industry Chain of Tires in China
1.3.1 Tire Mould
1.3.2 Carbon Black
1.3.3 Natural Rubber and Synthetic Rubber
1.3.4 Steel Cord
1.3.5 Automobile Industry

2 Export of Tires in China, 2009-2013
2.1 Overall Export Status
2.1.1 Export Volume
2.1.2 Export Value
2.2 Structure of Exported Products
2.3 Major Export Destinations

3 Factors Influencing Export of Tires in China
3.1 Economic Environment
3.1.1 Global Economy
3.1.2 China Economy
3.2 Policy Environment
3.2.1 Government Policies on Tire Export in China
3.2.2 International Trade Barriers
3.3 Driving Factors of Export
3.4 Factors that Hinder Export

4 Major Export Markets for Tires in China, 2011-2013
4.1 The U.S.A. 
4.1.1 Production Status of Tires
4.1.2 Consumption Status of Tires
4.1.3 Import Status of Tires
4.1.4 Trade Barriers against Tires from China
4.2 The U.K. 
4.3 Russia
4.4 Australia
4.5 Saudi Arabia
4.6 Mexico
4.7 Canada
4.8 Nigeria
4.9 Brazil
4.10 Germany

5 Prospect of Tire Export in China, 2014-2018
5.1 Factors Influencing Export
5.1.1 Favorable Factors
5.1.2 Unfavorable Factors
5.2 Prediction of Export Volume
5.3 Development Recommendations

List of Chart


Chart Classification of Tire Products
Chart Production Volume of Tires in China, 2008-2013
Chart Market Size of China Tire Industry, 2008-2013
Chart Export Volume of Tires in China, 2009-2013
Chart Export Volume of Radial Tires in China, 2009-2013
Chart International Trade Barriers against Tire Export from China, 2009-2014
Chart Export of Tires from China to the U.S.A., 2011-2013
Chart Export Value of Tires in China, 2009-2013
Chart Top 20 Export Destinations for Tires in China, 2013
Chart Sales volume of Tires in the U.S.A., 2009-2013
Chart Prediction of Export Volume of Tires in China, 2014-2018

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