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R&D Spending Trends


Updated September 2011



CompanyR&D Spending
($ millions)
% Change
(vs. 2009)
% Sales
Continental 1,921.10 6.9% 5.6%
Tire Division 215.40 5.6% 2.2%
Bridgestone 968.90 -0.7% 3.0%
Group Michelin 721.90 7.7% 3.0%
Goodyear Tire 342.00 1.5% 1.8%
Sumitomo 212.90 4.0% 3.1%
Tire Division 185.10 9.1% 3.2%
Pirelli & C. 198.30 9.2% 3.1%
Tire Division 192.40 9.8% 3.1%
Hankook Tire 175.20 8.9% 3.5%
Yokohama 147.10 -4.0% 2.5%
Toyo Tire 87.20 -8.9% 2.7%
Cheng Shin / Maxxis Intl. 50.70 14.3% 1.5%
Kumho Tire Co. 48.50 -24.9% 0.2%
Cooper Tire 39.70 11.2% 1.2%
Nexen Tire 18.90 17.1% 1.6%
Nokian Tyres 16.80 5.8% 1.2%
Apollo Tyres 9.00 24.0% 0.5%
Titan Int'l 6.30 -29.2% 0.7%
JK Tyre 5.30 46.1% 0.4%
MRF Ltd. 3.80 13.5% 0.2%