Pirelli: H1 2019 financial results

In the preamble to its financial results for the first half of 2019, Pirelli notes that car production around the world was 6.7 per cent lower during the six-month period than in the first half of last year. It adds that lower vehicle production impacted the tyre market, with lower shipments to carmakers driving a 7.3 per cent contraction of the global tyre market in the first half of the year. Many tyre makers diverted production to the less profitable replacement segment, a move that affected their pricing.

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