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2000 Global Tire Company Rankings


Based on 1999 sales. Includes subsidiaries
(Figures in millions of dollars, translated at average annual currency exchange rates)
 199919981997
No.Co./HeadquartersTire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
Tire
Sales
% of total
corp. sales
1 Bridgestone Corp. #
Tokyo, Japan
$*13,500.0 74% $*12,634.8 *74% $*12,920 *72%
1 Michelin et Cie. #
Clermont-Ferrand, France
13,500.0 92% *12,916.3 *93% *12,718 *93%
3 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. #1,2
Akron, Ohio/USA
11,515.6 85% 11,311.0 85% *11,850 *85%
4 Continental A.G. #
Hanover, Germany
*4,900.0 *50% *4,334.0 *58% *4,355 *68%
5 Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. #
Kobe, Japan
3,413.8 76% *3,750.0 *75% *3,800 *75%
6 Pirelli S.p.A. #
Milan, Italy
2,725.2 40% 3005.8 49% *3,020 *46%
7 Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. ^
Tokyo, Japan
2,408.2 70% 2193.5 70% *2,343 *70%
8 Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
Findlay, Ohio/USA
1,557.1 71% 1447.4 77% *1,449 80%
9 Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. ^
Osaka, Japan
1,254.7 60% 1120.2 60% 1,283 59%
10 Kumho Industrial Co. Inc.
Seoul, South Korea
1,195.0 59% 965.5 *91% 1,241 89%
11 Hankook TIre Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea
986.7 92% *905.0 *94% *1,095 *94%
12 Ohtsu Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Osaka, Japan
732.5 81% 616.1 83% 668 84%
13 MRF Ltd. ^
Chennai, India
530.3 98% 537.7 98% 534 92%
14 Cheng Shin Rubber Industry Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
442.7 100% 497.5 100% 410 100%
15 Shandong Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
Shandong, China
371.2 100% 330.9 100% 255 100%
16 J.K. Industries Ltd. ^
New Delhi, India
368.7 93% 357.7 91% 409 92%
17 Shangdong Chengshan Rubber Co. Ltd.
Rongcheng, China
362.3 100% 326.2 N.A. 236 97%
18 Shanghai Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Shanghai, China
360.0 99% 461.7 99% 518 99%
19 Ceat Tyres Ltd. ^
Mumbai, India
342.3 100% *295.0 92% 316 92%
20 Trelleborg Industri A.B.
Trelleborg, Sweden
*325.0 31% *245.0 *25% 232 26%
21 Apollo Tyres Ltd. ^
Kerala, India
316.5 100% *281.0 100% 375 100%
22 China Tire Holdings Ltd.
Hong Kong, China
310.0 98% 314.8 98% 321 98%
23 P.T. Gajah Tunggal
Jakarta, Indonesia
271.3 97% 199.0 99% 290 60%
24 Nokian Tyres Ltd. #
Nokia, Finland
240.2 70% 226.6 81% *218 *90%
25 Titan International Inc.
Quincy, Illinois/USA
*235.0 *40% *265.0 *40% *296 43%
26 Nizhnekamskshina
Nizhnekamsk, Russia
225.8 100% 329.0 100% *349 100%
27 Modi Rubber Ltd.
Modipuram, India
219.1 100% 218.7 100% 251 100%
28 BRISA/Bridgestone-Sabanci Tire Mfg.
Istanbul, Turkey
215.5 100% 273.3 100% 305 100%
29 Belshina
Bobruisk, Belarus
210.0 95% 228.0 93% N.A.
30 Vredestein N.V.
Enschede, The Netherlands
204.5 75% 210.1 75% 208 77%
31 FATE S.A.I.C.I.
San Fernando, Argentina
191.9 97% 232.4 97% 226 96%
32 Tofan Grup 3
Bucharest, Romania
N.A. *180.0 *90% 174 89%
33 Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
163.2 93% 146.6 95% 159 100%
34 Nexen Tire Corp.
Seoul, South Korea
162.0 N.A. 147.0 98% 150 97%
35 Matador A.S.
Puchov, Slovakia
160.8 80% 166.2 82% 180 78%
36 Qingdao Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
Qingdao, China
*153.0 100% 136.6 100% 136 100%
36 Beijing Tyre Factory
Beijing, China
*153.0 100% *125.0 100% N.A.
38 Dong Feng Tire Group Corp.
Shiyan City/Hubei, China
*151.0 N.A. *139.0 N.A. 180 N.A.
39 Hwa Fong Rubber Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Yuanlin, Taiwan
N.A. *150.0 100% N.A.
40 Kerman Tire & Rubber
Tehran, Iran
N.A. 148.8 94% 92.0 91%
41 Dunlop Africa Ltd.
Durban, South Africa
145.3 78% 141.0 70% 157 66%
42 Carlisle Companies Inc.
Calisle, Pennsylvania/USA
*145.0 9% *132.0 9% *125 *10%
42 Anhui Jia'an Tire Co. Ltd.
Anhui, China
*145.0 100% 65.6 100% 65 100%
44 Birla Tyres Ltd.
Orissa, India
*130.0 100% 142.8 100% 163 100%
44 Inoue Rubber Co.
Ikeda, Japan
*130.0 N.A. *90 N.A.
46 Dong Feng Lion Tyre
Wuhan, China
N.A. 126.5 100% 114 100%
47 Nankang Corp.
Taipei, Taiwan
123.6 98% 119.2 99% 131 98%
48 Guizhou Tyre Co. Ltd.
Guizhou, China
*121.0 100% 116.4 100% 114 100%
49 DMIB Sdn. Bhd.
Selangor, Malaysia
112.0 87% 110.3 89% 150 90%
50 Marangoni S.p.A.
Verona, Italy
111.5 48% *128.4 *55% *118.8 *50%
51 Alliance Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
Hadera, Israel
105.0 100% 114.0 100% 106 100%
52 Yaroslavl Tire Co.
Yaroslavl, Russia
102.6 100% *110.0 100% *101 100%
52 Federal Corp.
Taipei, Taiwan
102.6 99% 88.9 99% 95 98%
54 Yinchuan Zhongche Rubber Co. Ltd.
Yinchuan, China
*102.0 100% 136.9 100% 136 100%
55 Hualin Group Co. Ltd.
Hualin, China
*96.0 100% 139.1 100% 138 100%
56 Co. Hulera Tornel S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City, Mexico
94.5 100% 87.4 100% N.A.
57 Tigar Rubber Products
Pirot, Yugoslavia
88.0 85% 88.0 85% 67 83%
58 Sime Tyres International Sdn. Bhd.
Kedah, Malaysia
87.6 100% 87.8 100% 79 100%
59 Denman Tire Corp.
Leavittsburg, Ohio/USA
76.0 100% 70.0 100% 65 100%
60 Jiangxi Tyres
Jiangxi, China
*67.0 100% *58.0 100% 55 100%
61 Co. Ecuatoriana del Caucho
Cuenca, Ecuador
66.2 100% 71.7 95% *64 100%
62 Omskshina
Omsk, Russia
66.0 100% 84.0 100% 77 100%
63 Specialty Tires of America Inc.
Indiana, Pennsylvania/USA
*64.0 *80% *60.0 79% 60.0 n.a.
64 Guangzhou (Pearl River) Rubber
Guangzhou, China
*63.0 100% 60.0 100% N.A.
65 Mitas A.S.
Prague, Czech Republic
62.1 78% 75.3 100% 68 50%
66 Henan Tire Plant
Jiao Zuo, China
*62.0 N.A. *64.0 N.A. *113 *80%
67 Govind Rubber Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
61.0 100% 68.4 100% 67.4 100%
68 Soc. Tunisienne des Ind. du Pneumatique
Sousse, Tunisia
56.6 100% 61.7 100% N.A.
69 Liaoning Tyres Group Co. Ltd.
Liaoning, China
*54.5 100% *92.5 100% 103 100%
70 Xiamen Rubber Factory
Xiamen, China
N.A. 100% 53.2 100% N.A.
71 Silverstone Tire & Rubber Co. Sdn. Bhd.
Kamunting, Malaysia
N.A. 52.9 100% 77 100%
72 Weida (Wuxi) RUbber Group Co. Ltd.
Wuxi, China
N.A. *50.0 *80% N.A.
73 Metro Tyres Ltd.
Ludhiana, India
49.8 90% 47.3 88% 35.2 87%
74 Voltyre
Volzhsky, Russia
*47.0 100% N.A. *99 100%
75 General Tire & Rubber Co. of Morocco
Casablanca, Morocco
45.6 100% 43.1 100% 47 100%
  Subtotal (rounded)4 67,950.0   65,600.0   67,150  
  Others5 1,500.0   1,500.0   1,500  
  TOTAL 69,450.0   67,100.0   68,650.0  

* Estimated
# Non-tire portion of company-owned retail activities factored out
N.A. not available
N.R. not ranked
^ fiscal year ends other than Dec. 31
1 Goodyear's 1999, 1998, 1997 and 1996 sales include 100% of the sales of its South Pacific Tyres joint venture
2 Goodyear's 1999 results include four months' sales of the Dunlop activities in North America and Europe
3 New company as of 1997; combines results of 3 Romanian firms — Danubiana, Silvania & Victoria
4 Total includes estimates for those firms marked N.A.
5 OTHERS: comprises more than 50 smaller companies; the next largest are: Dniproshina, Ukraine; Rosava, Ukraine; Guilin Tyre, China; Moscow Tyre, Russia; Kirov Tyre, Russia; Jiangsu Tyres, China; Barnaul Tire, Russia; Firestone East Africa, Kenya; General Tyre, Pakistan; Voronezhshina, Russia; Funsa, Uruguay