Michelin Data Confirms Market Uptick
Information released by Michelin on July 19 paints a very similar picture of the current global tyre market as the Pirelli information published two days earlier. The French manufacturer reports a 13.4 per cent year-on-year growth in the European (including Turkey, excluding Russia) passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyre replacement market during April 2010, and a 21.2 per cent growth in the original equipment sector. This represents a year-to-date growth of 10.4 per cent for the replacement market and 33.6 per cent for original equipment. The replacement truck tyre market is reported to have grown 22.7 per cent, while the original equipment sector showed a year-on-year growth of 58.8 per cent during the month. Year-to-date, Michelin’s figures show the replacement truck tyre market to have grown 34.7 per cent, while growth in the original equipment sector is reported to be 10.7 per cent.