Raw material prices drive up Giti Tire Corp profits in H1 2012
For the first half of the 2012 financial year, Giti Tire Corporation has reported revenue of RMB 2.06 billion (£205.0 million), a year-on-year decrease of 7.0 per cent. The Giti Tire Pte. Ltd. subsidiary says this decline was a combined effect mainly attributable to decrease in sales volume and increase of average selling price. Lower sales mainly reflected a slowdown in China related to the construction and property sectors, coupled with measures undertaken by the Chinese government to restrict credit availability. The export market decrease was largely brought about by the financial crisis in European markets, Giti Tire Corporation added.