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TYRE MARKETS 2017

Sales statistics 2017

The Tyre Specialists of Finland’s sales statistics are published once a month. The statistics are compiled on information from 20-member companies, which are representing 205 of 252 outlets. The number of product groups is 8. The coverage of the sales statistics is statistically quite remarkable.

The product groups are the following: Passenger Car Summer tyres, Passenger Car Winter tyres, Light Commercial Vehicle Summer tyres, Light Commercial Vehicle Winter tyres, new Heavy Commercial Vehicle Tyres, retreaded Heavy Commercial Vehicle Tyres (client retreading and retreading on own casings), Agricultural machinery tyres and special rims.

  ProduktgrupperFörändring i % 31.12.2016-31.12.2017
1.Passenger Car Summertyres-4%
2.Passenger Car Wintertyres2%
3.Light Commercial Vehicle Summertyres-10%
4.Light Commercial Vehicle Wintertyres1%
5.New Heavy Commercial Vehicle Tyres8%
6.Retreaded Heavy Commercial Vehicle Tyres (client retreading and retreading on own casings)-9%
7.Agricultural Machine Tyres10%
8.Special rims13%

The Association’s sales statistics of 2017 indicate that the aftermarket of summer tyres has decreased by 4 % and the sales of winter tyres has increased by 2 %. The statistics also indicate a decrease by 10 % in the sales of summer tyres for light commercial vehicles and an increase by 1 % in the sales of winter tyres. The sales of retreaded heavy commercial vehicle tyres have decreased by 9 % and new HCV tyres have increased by 8 %.

Retreading statistics 2015 – 2017

Statistics, based on information provided by importers and manufacturers of retreading materials, indicate that the number of car tyres retread decreased from 53 054 to 19 368 in 2017. The number of HCV tyres given retreads in the same period in 2017 was 144.404.

 201520162017
Passenger Car70 37253 05419 368
Light Commercial Vehicle (pre-vulcanised)1 5461 6481 241
Heavy Commercial Vehicle (pre-vulcanised)159 969147 777144 404

Tyre markets

About 1.3 Million new summer tyres are sold for passenger cars and some 1.8 Million new winter tyres. Light Commercial Vehicle tyres are sold at a rate of some 350.000 pieces comprising summer and winter tyres. New Heavy Commercial Vehicle (bus and truck) tyres are sold at a rate of 150 000 pieces annually.

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