Indian Truck and Bus Tyre Production Up
(India/Rubber Asia) Truck and bus tyre production continues to increase and now accounts for 65 per cent of the total turnover of the industry in terms of value. Recently released January 2005 figures show that, in terms of volume, total production is just below the million unit mark – standing at 947,000 compared with 934,000 a year ago. Passenger car tyres production in India reached 1.06 million units, while LCV tyre production for January stood at 353,000 units. The Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association figures show that some 221,000 units were exported.