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Global Tires Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Tires in Millions of Units. The major end-use segments analyzed are OEM Tires (Passenger Cars, Trucks (Light Trucks, Medium/Heavy Trucks), Two-Wheelers, Aircraft, Off-Road-Vehicles (Industrial & Utility Vehicles, Farm Implements)), and Replacement Tires (Passenger Cars, Trucks (Light Trucks, Medium/Heavy Trucks), Two-Wheelers, Aircraft, and Off-the-Road Vehicles (Industrial & Utility Vehicles, Farm Implements)). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. A seven-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 131 companies including many key and niche players such as Bridgestone Corporation, Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., Cheng-Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd., Continental AG, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., Kumho Tires Co. Inc., Michelin, Nokian Tyres plc, Pt Gajah Tunggal Tbk, Pirelli SpA, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Triangle Tire, Toyo Tire and Rubber Co., Ltd., and Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

1.OEM Tires 3

2.Replacement Tires 4

Definitions 4

Passenger Car Tires 4

Truck Tires 4

Light Truck Tires 4

Medium/Heavy Truck Tires 4

Two Wheeler Tires 4

Aircraft Tires 4

Off the Road Vehicle Tires 5

Industrial and Utility Vehicles 5

Industrial Vehicle Tires 5

Construction/Utility Vehicle Tires 5

Farm Implement Tires 6

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 7

A Prelude 7

Current Market Conditions 7

Impact of Recession Felt Most in OEM Segment 7

Rising Average Vehicle Life & Falling New Automobile Sales

Drives Replacement Tires Demand 8

Sluggish Off-the-Road Vehicle Market Dampens Demand for Large

Tires 8

Raw Material Situation 8

Table 1: Global Tire Market (2007): Percentage Share

Breakdown of Raw Material Used (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 9

Tire Prices to Increase 9

The Road Ahead 10

Developing Nations: The Focal Point for Future Growth 10

Tire Companies to Make New Investments Post Recession 10

Recession May Balance Supply/Demand Situation in Large OTR

Tire Market 10

Tire Industry to Maintain Its Momentum and Innovation 11

Focus on Supplier-End-User Relationship 11

Large Global Base of Vehicle Fleet Offers Potential for

Replacements 11

Changing Dimensions 12

Tire Makers Focus on Radials 12

Rising Focus on Quality 12

Farm Implement Tires 13

Good Margins Lure Tire Makers to Invest in Farm Radials 13

Radial Tires to Penetrate in Farm Tire Market 13

Tractor Tires to Absorb Shocks 14

Rubber Tracks 14

High Horsepower Tractors to Shift to Rubber Tracks 14

Winter Vehicle Tires 15

Competition: A Review 15

Table 2: Global Tire Market (2008 & 2009): Breakdown of

Revenues for Select Major Players (In US$ Billion) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 16

Table 3: Global Medium/Heavy Truck Tire Market (2008):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Manufacturer -

Michelin, Continental, Goodyear/Sumitomo, Bridgestone/

Firestone, Pirelli and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 17

Table 4: Global Tire Market (2007): Percentage Market Share

Breakdown of Revenues by Key Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 17

Table 5: Global Market for Tires (2006): Percentage Breakdown

of Value Sales by Category for Passenger Car/Light Truck

Tires, Medium & Heavy Truck Tires, Earthmover Tires,

Two-Wheeler Tires, Agricultural Equipment Tires and Aircraft

Tires (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 17

Global Passenger Car Output 18

Table 6: World Production of Passenger Cars by Geographic

Region in '000' Units for Years 2006 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 18

Table 7: World Production of Commercial Vehicles by

Geographic Region in '000' Units for Years 2006 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 19

3. TIRES - RAW MATERIALS OVERVIEW 20

Raw Materials for Automobile Tires 20

Table 8: Automobile Tire Composition: Percentage Breakdown of

Constituents by Weight (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 20

Advancements in Tire Industry Lower Usage of Natural Rubber 20

Automobile Tire Industry 21

Pricing Conditions 21

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 22

Product Segmentation and Classification 22

Passenger Car Tires 22

Truck Tires 22

Light Truck Tires 22

Medium/Heavy Truck Tires 22

Two Wheeler Tires 22

Aircraft Tires 22

Off the Road Vehicle Tires 22

Industrial and Utility Vehicles 22

Industrial Vehicle Tires 22

Construction/Utility Vehicle Tires 23

Farm Implement Tires 23

Definitions 24

Product Development and Customer Service 24

Elements of Tire Designing 24

Dynamics of Design Element of Tires 25

Trade-Off Between Fuel-Efficient and Non-Fuel- Efficient Tires 25

Increase in Zipper Failures 26

Developments in Design 26

Prominent New Product Developments 27

Off-the-Road Vehicle Tires 27

Need of a Big Wheel 27

Large Tire Essentials 27

Keeping a Cooler, Lower Profile 28

Keeping the Pedal to Metal 29

Radial Vs. Bias Tires 29

Radial Tire 29

Low-Profile Radials 29

Bias Tire 30

Table 9: Belt Cord Construction for Passenger Tires for

Replacement and OEM Market: Percentage Composition by

Material Type 30

Table 10: Belt Cord Construction for Light Truck Tires for

Replacement and OEM Market: Percentage Composition by

Material Type 30

Table 11: Body Cord Construction for Passenger Tires for

Replacement and OEM Market: Percentage Composition by

Material Type forRadial and Bias Ply Tires 30

Table 12: Body Cord Construction for Light Truck Tires for

Replacement and OEM Market: Percentage Composition by

Material Type for Radial and Bias Ply Tires 31

Advantages of Radial Tires Over Bias Tires 31

Improves Fuel Economy 31

Longer Tread Life 31

Increased Puncture Resistance 31

Great Retreadability 31

Softer Ride 31

Tube or Tubeless Tires 32

Longer Tread Wear and Casing Life 32

Reduced Fuel Costs 32

Greater Dependability 32

Small Parts Inventory 32

Wide-Base Tires 32

Wide Base Tires Witness Renewed Interest 33

Advantages of Wide Base Tires 34

Concerns about Single Tires 34

Fleet Types That Can Employ the New-Generation Tires 34

Super Singles - The Leading Players 35

X-One 35

Greatec 35

Runflat Tires 36

Runflat Tires Poised to Replace Traditional Tires 36

Hurdles in the Growth of Runflats 36

Improvement in Runflat Performance 37

BMW Leads in Runflat Tire Consumption 37

User Reservations on Runflats 37

Safety Measures to Avoid Tire Punctures 37

Tire Pressure Warning 38

Tire Pressure Monitoring Market 38

NHTSA Mandate Triggers Tire Pressure Monitoring Demand 39

Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring 39

Computerized Pressure Monitoring 39

Tread Patterns 40

Types of Lug Treads 41

Retreading 41

Retreading - A Proven and Acceptable Solution 41

Retreading in the Heavy Duty Trucking Industry 41

Retreading - An Environment Friendly Process 41

Timing is Critical in Retreading 42

Retreadability Factors 42

Retreading Methods 42

Mold Curing Vs Precure Process 42

Inspection 43

Buffing 43

Application of New Rubber 43

Final Inspection 43

Trimming and Painting 43

5. TIRE RECYCLING 44

Better Tires make Recycling Difficult 44

6. TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS 45

New Technologies in Runflats 45

Motorola Inc Unveils Chip Set for Tire Pressure 46

Michelin Offers New Technology for Tire Making 46

7. PRODUCT LAUNCHES 48

Continental Launches HTW 2 SCANDINAVIA and HSW 2 COACH Winter

Tires 48

Michelin Introduces MICHELIN Power Pure Tire 48

Kumho Introduces Eco-friendly Tire 'Solus KL21' 49

Hankook Unveils DL07 Truck Tire 49

Yokohama Introduces Environment-friendly ADVAN®ENV-R2 49

COOPER TIRE & RUBBER Introduces New Size Offerings for

Selected Tire Lines 50

PT Gajah Tunggal Rolls Out CHAMPIRO HPY Tire 50

Continental Industrial Tyres Showcases New Tires 51

Continental Launches HSR 2 Tire 51

Continental to Launch 8 New Truck Tires 51

Goodyear Tire & Rubber to Manufacture 63-Inch OTR Tires 52

Harley-Davidson and Michelin Develop New MICHELIN® ScorcherTM

"31" Tire 52

Michelin Launches Michelin X MultiWay XD Tire 52

Nokian Heavy Tyres Expands Size Range of Nokian Forest Rider Tire 53

Goodyear to Introduce New Tire 53

Yokohama to Roll Out ADVAN Neova AD08 Tires 53

Goodyear Rolls Out Assurance Fuel Max Range of Tires 53

Bridgestone to Roll Out Turanza ER300 Ecopia Range of Tires 53

Maxxis Introduces the MA-PD Presa Detour Adventure Sport Tire

and Supermaxx Sport Tire Range 54

Cooper Tire & Rubber Extends Weathermaster S/T2 Winter Tires

Range 54

Bridgestone Launches Ecopia EP100 Tire Range 54

MITAS Introduces Various New Innovations in Tire Business 55

Goodyear Unveils DuraTrac Truck Tire in its Wrangler Range 55

Michelin Unveils Energy Saving Passenger Truck Tire 55

Yokohama to Launch MY627W Tires 56

Bridgestone to Unveil New Fuel Efficient Tires 56

Titan Launches Goodyear Tractor Tire 57

Goodyear Introduces Truck Tires 57

Michelin Introduces XZA 2 Energy and XTE 2 57

Mavic Launches Ksyrium K10 Tires 58

Yokohama Launches Petroleum-free dB Super E-spec Passenger Tire 58

Continental Tire Launches New HDR1 Tire in North America 58

Cooper Tire and Sears Holdings Signs Agreement for Supply of

Passenger Tires Line 59

Michelin Launches High-Performance LTX M/S2 Tire for SUVs and

Light Trucks 59

CST Launches Two New Tire Models 60

Apollo Tyres Launches New Brand Image 'Super Tyre World' in

Bangalore, India 60

Continental Tire Introduces New Truck Tires 60

Toyo Tires Releases New Premium Drive Tire, M647 61

Goodyear Launches New Regional Tires, G662 RSA and G661 HSA 61

JK Tyres Introduces New Ultima NXT Tubeless Tires Line 61

Dunlop Relaunches PG75 Recycling Tire 61

Apollo Tyres Unveils Acelere Wheelz 62

Titan Tire Commences Manufacturing of 59/80R63 Radial Tire 62

Sumitomo Rubber to Roll Out Oil-Free Tires 62

Bridgestone Introduces Battlax BT-016 Hypersport Tyre 62

Goodyear Tire & Rubber to Introduce New Assurance Tire 63

Toyo Tire U.S.A. Launches Truck Tires 63

Michelin Americas Truck Tires Launches X One XDN2 Tire 63

Michelin Americas Truck Tires Introduces X One XZY3 Tire 63

Michelin Americas Truck Tires Launches XZE2 Truck Tire 64

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Introduces New Sizes of

Bridgestone R250 ED Tires 64

Michelin Launches New Tires 64

Michelin Launches X-ICE Xi2 Winter Tires 64

Yokohama Extends Winter Tires Range 65

UZMAI Introduces Maitech UM5S MINEXTRA Mining tire 65

TVS Tyres Introduces Concept Tires for Two Wheelers 65

Michelin Introduces Michelin X Energy™ Savergreen Truck tire 65

Tolins Tyres to Roll Out LCV Tyres 66

Continental Introduces Premium tires 66

Mojo Introduces D3 and W2 tires 66

Kumho Launches ECSTA SPT KU31 Profile tire 66

Kumho Launches SOLUS KH19 Eco-friendly Tires 66

Kumho Introduces ECSTA SPT KU31 Tire Line 67

Vee Rubber International to Launch Tire Range in North America 67

Bridgestone Unveils New Range of Duravis Tire 67

Michelin Introduces Michelin Primacy HP 67

Nankang Rolls Out Noble Sport NS-20 UHP Line of Summer Tire 67

Avon Tyres Introduces New Avon ZV5 Range of Tires 68

Uniroyal Unveils New Rainsport 2 Range of Tires 68

Semperit Rolls Out Speed-Life Line of High Performance Tires 68

Maxxis Introduces New MA-Z4S Victra Line of UHP Radial Tires 68

Maxxis Launches Supermaxx Sport Range of Motorcycle Tires 69

Firestone Rolls Out Firehawk SZ90Micro Line of Light Sport Tires 69

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Unveils Cooper Zeon LTZ Range of

Tires 69

Pirelli to Introduce Cyber Tyre Range 70

Pirelli Launches New Cinturato Line of Tires 70

Cooper Tire & Rubber Launches New Low Rolling- Resistance Tire 70

Cooper Tire & Rubber Inks Agreement with Resilient Technologies 70

Federal Tire Introduces 595EVO Tire Series 71

Apollo Tyres Introduces XT-100K 71

Bridgestone to Introduce Potenza™ RE050A™ Tires 71

Bridgestone Introduces ECOPIA EP25 Tires 71

Continental Truck Tires Launches HSU 1 M+S Contire Tires 72

Cooper Tire & Rubber Releases Cooper Zean LTZ 72

Hankook Tire to Unveil New Sizes for Dynapro ATm RF10 72

Nokian Tyres Introduces Nokian Z SUV Tires 73

Nokian Tyres Unveils Nokian HT SUV Tires 73

Nokian Tyres Develops WR G2 SUV Tires 74

Nokian Tyres Introduces Nokian Z G2 Tires 75

Nokian Tyres Launches Nokian Hakkapeliitta R Tires 76

Nokian Tyres Develops Nokian Hakkapeliitta R SUV Tires 76

Nokian Tyres Unveils Nokian Hakkapeliitta Truck E Tires 76

Debica S.A. Rolls Out Debica Passio 2 Tire 77

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 78

Denman Tire Ceases Operations, Files for Bankruptcy 78

Bridgestone to Commence Production of Truck and Bus Radial Tires 78

Apollo Tyres Establishes 150th Sales Office 78

Sumitomo Precision Products Selects Bridgestone for Supply of

Tires 78

Belle Tire Sets Up a Joint Venture Company in Alliance with

Tredroc 78

Tamil Nadu Announces Rs 15,000 crore Investment Inflow in 2009 79

Michelin Announces Plans to Close Down Ota Tire Plant 79

Ricardo Selects Goodyear Tire & Rubber 80

Pirelli Announces Expansion of the Cooperation Agreement with

Russian Technologies 80

Yokohama and Isuzu Collaborates 81

TPG Capital Affiliates Inks Definitive Agreement to Take Over

American Tire 81

Michelin to Establish Aircraft Tire Retreading Plant 81

BSAP Establishes BSTVN 81

Continental Truck and Volvo Group Extends Agreement 82

Yokohama Rubber to Establish Tire Plant 82

Ken Jones Tires Elaborates Line of Tractor Tires 82

Bridgestone to Establish Plant in India 82

Monro Muffler Inks Definitive Agreement to Purchase the Assets

of Import Export's Retail Stores 83

Snider Tire Acquires Consolidated Tires 83

Dunlop to Purchase Manufacturing and Testing Equipment of

Yokohama 83

The Pep Boys Takes Over Florida Tire 83

Toyo Ends JV With Cheng Shin 84

TRW Automotive Buys Stake From Michelin North America 84

Bendix Commercial Vehicle System to Purchase SmarTire Systems 84

The Pep Boys Announces Agreement for Acquiring Florida Tire 84

Titan Enters into an Agreement to Acquire Goodyear's Farm

tire-related Assets in Europe 85

Reclaim Announce Acquisition of Renaza Tyre Processing Plant 85

Purcell Acquires OTR Tire Retreading Business of Goodyear's

WCT Unit 85

Liberty Tire Acquires Able Tire 86

Apollo Tyres Acquires VBBV 86

Continental Tire Acquires ERCO 87

Monro Muffler Acquires Autotire Car Care Centers 87

University Wholesalers Announces Acquisition of Maine

Wholesale Tyre 87

Monro Muffler Acquires Tire Warehouse Central 88

Kal Tyre Acquires Stake in OTR tires 88

Magnum Recycling Commences Operations at Tire Recycling Plant 88

Bridgestone to Establish Retread tire Facility 88

Yokohama Rubber to Discontinue Aircraft tire Operations 88

United Launch Alliance Selects Continental Tire for Supply of

tires 89

American Kenda Rubber Industrial to End Agreement with Cooper

Tire & Rubber Company 89

Piedmont Truck Tyres Extends Agreement with Goodyear Tire &

Rubber 89

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Establishes Tire Technical Center 89

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Establishes Falken Tyre Europe 90

Yokohama Rubber to Boost Expansion of Tire Plant 90

Bridgestone to Provide Tires for Airbus A350 XWB 90

Audi Signs Agreement with Hankook Tire 90

Volkswagen Selects Optimo H725A tires of Hankook Tire 91

LEXUS Selects PROXES A20 tire of TOYO TIRE & RUBBER 91

Toyota Chooses Assurance Fuel Max tire of Goodyear 91

Yokohama Rubber to Provide ECO Racing tires for FIA WTCC Series 91

Daimler Chooses ADVAN Sport tires of Yokohama Rubber 92

Talayi Company to Expand Business 92

B Green Innovations Enters into a Distribution Agreement with

Whirlpool 92

Toyo Tire Announces Plans to Build a Fully-Owned tire Plant in

China 92

Cheng Shin Rubber Announces Plans to Invest US$373 million in

Changnan Technology Park 93

CEAT Establishes New Wheel Management Center in India 93

China Chemical Signs Agreement with Local Municipality to

Establish New Tire Production Facility in Guilin, China 93

Trelleborg to Shift Tire Production from Ohio to Sri Lanka 94

HGFTC and API Signs Agreement for Trade Cooperation and

Technical Exchange 94

New Bharath Tires to Establish Tire Retailing Shop at Kochi,

India 94

CEAT to Establish New Radial Tire Facility at Halol, India 94

Modi Rubber to Divest Stake to Continental 95

Goodyear to Cease Operations at Las Pinas tire Production

Plant in Philippines 95

Bridgestone to Establish Facility for Tire Retread Rubber

Components in Thailand 95

Apollo Becomes Mitsubishi's Original Equipment Partner 96

Piedmont Expands Ties with Goodyear to Include Tire Retreading

Systems 96

UPPI Signs Supply Contract with Yokohama Tires 96

JK Tyres Plans to Open New Plant in Mysore 97

ChemChina to Invest in Guilin Tire Manufacturing Base 97

Michelin Secures FIPB Approval to Setup New Subsidiary 97

Goodyear Announces Plans to Shut Down Spartanburg Plant 98

Quadra Starts Negotiations with Renewable Energy to set up

Waste Tyre Conversion Plant JV 98

Michelin Announces Plans to Build a Tire Plant in India 99

Bridgestone Australia Announces Plans to Shut Down Two Tire

Factories 99

Hankook Tire Announces Plans to Build Sixth Overseas tire Plant 99

TOYO TIRE Announces Plans to Build a Wholly-owned tire Plant

in China 99

Alliance to Purchase Key Assets of GPX 100

Bridgestone Australia Shuts down Manufacturing Unit 100

Bridgestone Americas to Discontinue Production of Car and

Light Truck Tire at Tennessee Plant 100

Michelin North America to Reduce Production at tire Plants 100

Goodyear to Reduce Production at Global Tire Plants 101

Ceat Tyres to Establish Tire Manufacturing Plant 101

Continental Inks a Supply Agreement with Yokohama 101

Yokohama Rubber to Establish Tire Manufacturing Plant 101

Michelin to Establish Passenger Tire Manufacturing Plant 101

Sumitomo Rubber Industries to Establish Sales Company 101

Michelin North America to Reduce Production at Tire

Manufacturing Facility 102

GM Inks Supply Contract with Goodyear and Bose 102

Michelin to Commence Operations at Chennai Plant 102

Yokohama Rubber Company to Establish Tire Manufacturing Unit 102

Kumho Tires to Provide Longmark KLT01 tires to Kogel 102

Kumho Tires Starts Building New R&D Center 103

Kumho Tires to Construct New tire Manufacturing Factory 103

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions to Shut Oncor Facility 103

Toyo Tire Forms Business Alliance with Bridgestone 104

Bridgestone Americas Holding Renames Facility and Brands 104

Sichuan Haida Tyre Group Opens Truck Tire Manufacturing Operation 104

Continental Starts New Tire Shop 105

Yokohama Rubber Starts Manufacturing Steel Radial tires 105

Continental Builds New Facility 105

Goodyear Inks Agreement with New York City Transit 105

Pirelli to Increase Manufacturing Capacity of Georgia Plant 105

Michelin to Open New tire Plant 106

Pirelli to Invest in New Plants 106

Bridgestone Opens Bridgestone Off-The-Road Tire Peru 106

Bridgestone Europe Expands Tire Manufacturing Capacity 106

Pirelli to Increase Truck tire Unit Capacity 107

Birla Tyres Closes Manufacturing Operation 107

Kumho Tires Starts New Plant 107

Ford Motor Company Chooses Kumho Tires to Supply tires 107

Michelin Acquires Minority Stake in Hankook Tyres 107

Dunlop India to Shut Manufacturing Operation 108

Apollo Tyres to Start Operation in Europe 108

Bridgestone Starts New Manufacturing Unit 108

AMERITYRE Corporation Bags Contract from Oxbo International

Corporation 108

Barrick Gold Corporation Inks Agreement with Yokohama Rubber 109

Mickey Thompson tires Signs Agreement with tire Group

International 109

Pirelli Inks Agreement with Russian Technologies State

Corporation 109

Cooper Tire & Rubber to Purchase Corporacion de Occidente 110

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Takes Over TC Debica 110

AMERITYRE Buys KIK Technology 110

Pirelli Re-Acquires Pirelli tire 110

Apollo Tyres to Establish Facility 110

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions to Reduce Business 111

Hurtubise Tire Inks Agreement with Bandag 111

Continental to Buy TIKKA Spikes 111

Borrachas Vipal Purchases Stake in Duroline 111

Liberty Tire Services of Ohio Acquires Subsidiaries of

GreenMan Technologies 112

Alton's Tires to Merge with Tire-Rama 112

Pirelli & C Purchases Shares of Speed 112

ATC Tires to Establish Project 112

Amtel-Vredestein and Sibur Russian Tires to Merge 112

SIBUR Russian Tires and Goodyear to Enter into Joint-Venture 113

American Tire to Buy Plant of Goodyear Tire & Rubber 113

Bridgestone Holdings to Purchase Shell Autoserv Thailand 113

iVoice Technology Signs LOI with ATire Technologies 113

Tire Group International Takes Over Serit Tire Wholesale 114

Coker Tire Takes Over Phoenix Racing Tires 114

American Tire Distributors Takes Over Am-Pac Tire Dist. 114

JK Tire and Industries Takes Over Tornel 114

American Tire Distributors Takes Over Remington Tire Distributors 114

Purcell Tire & Rubber Takes Over D&D Tire 115

Bridgestone Takes over Tony's Tire Service 115

Rent-A-Tire Takes Over Rent-A-Wheel 115

Continental Takes Over Oltas 115

Goodyear Tire & Rubber to Discontinue Operations at Tire

Manufacturing Plant 115

Thai Bridgestone to Raise Production Capacity at Nong Khae Plant 115

Apollo Tyres to Establish Tire Manufacturing Plant 116

Ruia to Establish Tire Manufacturing Plant in Guwahati 116

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Extends Supply Agreement with Tredit

Tire & Wheel 116

Eastland Tire Inks Dealer Agreement with Titan International 116

Bridgestone Inks Business and Capital Alliance Agreement with

Toyo Tire & Rubber 116

Mexico Carbon Manufacturing Establishes Commences Operations

at Carbon Black Manufacturing Plant 117

Continental Tire Canada Inks Partnership Agreement with Alpine

Canada Alpin 117

Cooper Tire and Rubber to Discontinue Operations at Tire Plant 117

Dunlop Aircraft Tires Establishes Retread Tire Manufacturing

Plant 117

Bridgestone to Raise Manufacturing Capacity at Radial Tire Plant 117

GPX International Tire to Discontinue Operations at Solid Tire

Plant 117

Kumho Establishes New Tire Manufacturing Plant 118

Belle Commences Full-scale Operations in New Retread Plant 118

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 119

Bridgestone Corporation (Japan) 119

Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc. (USA) 119

Cheng-Shin Rubber Ind. Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) 119

Continental AG (Germany) 120

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (USA) 120

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (USA) 120

Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. (South Korea) 121

Kumho Tires Co. Inc. (South Korea) 121

Michelin (France) 121

Nokian Tyres plc (Finland) 122

Pt Gajah Tunggal Tbk (Indonesia) 122

Pirelli & C. S.p.A. (Italy) 123

Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd (Japan) 123

Triangle Tire (China) 124

Toyo Tire and Rubber Co., Ltd. (Japan) 124

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (Japan) 124

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 125

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 14: World Historic Review for OEM Tires by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million

Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 126

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Tires by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for the Years

2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,

and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 17: World Historic Review for Replacement Tires by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in

Million Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement Tires by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for the Years

2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 130

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Passenger Car Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,

and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Table 20: World Historic Review for OEM Passenger Car Tires by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in

Million Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Passenger Car

Tires by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Passenger Car Tires by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 23: World Historic Review for Replacement Passenger Car

Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 24: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement Passenger

Car Tires by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Truck Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Truck Tires by Product Segment - Light Trucks and Medium/Heavy

Trucks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume

Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 27: World Historic Review for OEM Truck Tires by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in

Million Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 28: World Historic Review for OEM Truck Tires by Product

segment- Light Trucks and Medium/Heavy Trucks Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million

Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 140

Table 29: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Truck Tires by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for the Years

2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 30: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Truck Tires by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments for

Light Trucks and Medium/Heavy Trucks for the Years 2005, 2010,

and 2015 141

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Truck Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Truck Tires by Product Segment - Light Trucks and

Medium/Heavy Trucks Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 33: World Historic Review for Replacement Truck Tires by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in

Million Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 34: World Historic Review for Replacement Truck Tires by

Product segment- Light Trucks and Medium/Heavy Trucks Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million

Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 145

Table 35: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement Truck

Tires by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

Table 36: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement Truck

Tires by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Shipments for Light Trucks and Medium/Heavy Trucks for the

Years 2005, 2010, and 2015 146

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Two-Wheeler Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,

and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 38: World Historic Review for OEM Two-Wheeler Tires by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in

Million Units for the Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 39: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Two-Wheeler Tires

by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets for the Years2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 149

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Two-Wheeler Tires by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

Table 41: World Historic Review for Replacement Two-Wheeler

Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 42: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement

Two-Wheeler Tires by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin America Markets for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Aircraft Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,

and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 44: World Historic Review for OEM Aircraft Tires by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in

Million Units for the Years2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

Table 45: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Aircraft Tires by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Shipments

for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets for the Years

2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 46: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Aircraft Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 47: World Historic Review for Replacement Aircraft Tires

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in

Million Units for the Years2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

Table 48: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement Aircraft

Tires by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

Table 49: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Off-The-Road Vehicle Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &

Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for OEM

Off-The-Road Vehicle Tires by Product Segment - Industrial &

Utility Vehicles and Farm Implements Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

Table 51: World Historic Review for OEM Off-The-Road Vehicle

Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

Table 52: World Historic Review for OEM Off-The-Road Vehicle

Tires by Product segment- Industrial & Utility Vehicles and

Farm Implements Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 162

Table 53: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Off-The-Road

Vehicle Tires by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin America

Markets for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 163

Table 54: World 11-Year Perspective for OEM Off-The-Road

Vehicle Tires by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Shipments for Industrial & Utility Vehicles and Farm

Implements for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015 163

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Off-The-Road Vehicle Tires by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Middle East & Africa, and Latin America Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the

Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 164

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Replacement Off-The-Road Vehicle Tires by Product Segment -

Industrial & Utility Vehicles and Farm Implements Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Volume Shipments in Million

Units for the Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 165

Table 57: World Historic Review for Replacement Off-The- Road

Vehicle Tires by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,

and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 166

Table 58: World Historic Review for Replacement Off-The- Road

Vehicle Tires by Product segment- Industrial & Utility

Vehicles and Farm Implements Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Volume Shipments in Million Units for the Years

2000 through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167

Table 59: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement Off-

The-Road Vehicle Tires by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Shipments for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin America Markets for the Years 2005, 2010, and 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

Table 60: World 11-Year Perspective for Replacement Off-

The-Road Vehicle Tires by Product Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Shipments for Industrial & Utility

Vehicles and Farm Implements for the Years 2005, 2010, and

2015 168

11. THE UNITED STATES 169

A.Market Analysis 169

Current and Future Analysis 169

OEM Tires 169

Replacement Tires 169

Market Overview 169

Domestic Tire Manufacturers Set to Return to Profitability 169

Off-the-road Tire Industry Shows Poise To Recover 170

US Farm Tire Market 170

Table 61: US Small and Rear Farm Tires Market (2008 &2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by Segment

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 171

Replacement Tires Aftermarket 171

Table 62: US Replacement Tire Market (2009): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Segment (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 172

Shifting Towards Large Sized Rims 172

Increasing Prices 172

Competitive Scenario 173

Market Share Statistics 173

Table 63: US High/Ultra-high Performance Tires Market

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by

Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 173

Table 64: US Replacement Passenger/Light Truck Tires Market

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by

Company (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 174

Table 65: US Retreaded Truck Tires Market (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by Company

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 174

Table 66: US Medium/Heavy Truck Tires Market (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by Company

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 175

Brand Statistics 176

Table 67: Top 15 High Performance Tire Brands in US (1769):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Key Brands

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

Table 68: Top 15 Ultra-high Performance Tire Brands in US

(1769): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Key

Brands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

Table 69: Top 10 Medium/Heavy Truck Tire Brands in US

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Key

Brands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 177

Table 70: Top 20 Replacement Passenger Tire Brands in US

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Key

Brands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 177

Table 71: Top 20 Replacement Light Truck Tire Brands in US

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Key

Brands (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 178

Channels of Distribution 178

Table 72: US Passenger Tires Market (2009): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Distribution Channel

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 179

Table 73: US Passenger/Light Truck Tires Market (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Sales by Distribution

Channel (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 179

Other Statistical Findings 179

Table 74: US High/Ultra-high Performance Tires Market

(2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Shipments by

Segment - High Performance, and Ultra High Performance 179

Table 75: North American Tires Plant Production Capacity

Breakdown by Major Companies As of Jan 2010 (in Thousand

Units Produced Per Day) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 180

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