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Tire Production by Country


Passenger and Commercial Vehicle (Light Truck, Truck and Bus)
(Figures in thousands of units)
Updated February 2009


Country20072006Percent
change
China 336,700 274,230 22.8
pass. 151,530 119,980 26.3
comm. 185,170 154,430 19.9
U.S. 195,000 200,281 -2.6
pass. 154,100 158,729 -2.9
comm. 40,900 41,552 -1.6
Japan 176,207 175,916 0.2
pass. 136,731 134,594 1.6
comm. 39,476 41,322 -4.5
S. Korea 85,853 81,508 5.3
pass. 68,771 65,231 5.4
comm. 17,082 16,277 4.9
Germany 75,218 75,342 -0.2
pass. 63,480 63,792 -0.5
comm. 11,738 11,550 1.6
France 61,300 59,000 3.9
pass. 54,000 51,700 4.4
comm. 7,300 7,300 n.c.
Brazil n.a. 42,216 n.a.
pass. n.a. 29,212 n.a.
comm. n.a. 13,004 n.a.
Indonesia 44,300 41,300 7.3
pass. 37,826 35,265 7.3
comm. 6,474 6,035 7.3
Russia 42,330 40,417 4.7
pass. n.a. n.a. n.a.
comm. n.a. n.a. n.a.
India 33,695 32,880 2.5
pass. 15,701 15,930 -1.4
comm. 17,994 16,950 6.2
Canada 33,303 30,216 10.2
pass. 28,081 20,346 38
comm. 5,222 9,870 -47.1
Italy 31,140 32,017 -2.7
pass. 28,700 29,547 -2.9
comm. 2,440 2,470 -1.2
Poland 30,747 28,931 6.3
pass. n.a. n.a. n.a.
comm. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Thailand n.a. 26,931* n.a.
pass. 13,903 12,931 7.5
comm. n.a. 14,000* n.a.
Turkey 25,795 23,905 13.6
pass. n.a. n.a. n.a.
comm. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Romania 16,600 14,761 12.5
pass. 16,000 14,209 12.6
comm. 600 552 8.7
Worldwide n.a. 1,353,000 n.a.
pass. n.a. 970,000 n.a.
comm. n.a. 383,000 n.a.

* Estimate
n.a. not available
n.c. no change

Sources: International Rubber Study Group; Rubber Manufacturers Association; Japan Automobile Tire Manufacturers Association; Korea Tire Manufacturers Association; Rubber Association of Canada; ANIP (National Tire Industry Association-Brazil); Consorcio Nacional de Industriales del Caucho-Spain; Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association-India.