Analysts ‘surprised’ by European aftermarket performance

22nd May 2013 | 12,345 Comments

While opining that “Europe remains a structurally stagnant market,” Morgan Stanley Research Europe admits surprise at the level of growth seen in the light vehicle tyre replacement market during April. After 17 consecutive months of decline, the European (excluding Russia) light vehicle aftermarket grew eight per cent year-on-year during the month. Year to date, the segment is still down seven per cent year-on-year. Aftermarket European (excluding Russia) truck tyre volume also grew four per cent year-on-year during the month.

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