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China Automotive Tire Industry

  • Published: April 2004
  • Region: China
  • 86 Pages
  • China Knowledge Press

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Bridgestone
  • Guizhou Tire Co. Ltd.
  • Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
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The remarkable progress of China’s automotive industry has culminated in the development of a significant tires subsector. Following China’s accession to the WTO in late 2001, the growth rates for both sectors accelerated. To fulfill its ambition to become the main base of operations for leading foreign auto companies, it is imperative that China develop a world-class tires industry.

In doing so, the country would become more attractive to leading automakers. Ready access to high quality tires would enable these companies to streamline their supply chains and purchasing operations while avoiding costly tires imports.

With an estimated value of nearly US$6 billion in 2002, China’s tires industry is large and poised for further high growth, bolstered by the rising fortunes of automobile manufacturers there. This industry is still largely driven by the multinational tire companies (eg. Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear and Yokohama) and their joint-venture partners, with Michelin alone accounting for 30% of the replacement tires market. Domestic players are relatively less skill-intensive, use simpler production techniques and have somewhat inconsistent quality READ MORE >

Executive Summary

Part One Industry Outline and Analysis

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Strengths and Weaknesses

Chapter 3 Environmental Issues - Investment Opportunities in the Green Tire Market

Chapter 4 Forthcoming Developments in the Chinese Tire Industry

Part Two Automobile Industry Rules and Regulations (Domestic Tire Industry Included)

Part Three WTO Impact on Foreign Investment

Chapter 5 Background Information

Chapter 6 China’s Commitments to the WTO
6.1 The removal of tariffs and quotas
6.2 Abolition of subsidies
6.3 Trade related investment measures
6.4 Transparency
6.5 Changes in Auto Sector Policies
6.6 Liberalization of Trading Rights
6.7 Distribution
6.8 Retailing
6.9 Franchising
6.10 Financial Services
6.11 Insurance Services
6.12 Transportation Services
6.13 Warehousing Services
6.14 Maintenance Services
6.15 Freight Forwarding Sevices
6.16 Advertising Services
6.17 Testing and Maintenance Services

Part Four Main Companies

Chapter 7 Main Foreign Investor
7.1 Shanghai Michelin Warrior Tire Co.
7.2 Bridgestone
7.3 Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd.
7.4 Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
7.5 Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.

Chapter 8 Chinese Companies, Including Joint Ventures
8.1 Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd.
8.2 Shanghai Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
8.3 Shanghai Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
8.4 Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd
8.5 Qingdao Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
8.6 Yinchuan CSI (Greatwall) Rubber Co. Ltd
8.7 Longkou Xinglong Tire Co. Ltd
8.8 Shandong Luhe Group Co. Ltd.
8.9 Guizhou Tire Co. Ltd.

Part Five Industry Forecast

Bibliography

Appendix

Appendix 1
Terminology and Industry Classification (Common Terms in China)
Tires and Quality Standards Terminology

Appendix 2
Environmental Protection Policy (Abstract) - State Environmental Protection Administration, January 2002
The 10th Five-Year Plan - Section on Development of Environmental Protection (Source: Department of Resources Conservation, State Economic and Trade Commission)
China’s car bomb - Foreign Policy, Sept-Oct, 2002

Appendix 3: China’s Tire Companies

(a) Municipalities
i. Beijing
ii. Shanghai

(b) Provinces and Autonomous Regions
i. Fujian
ii. Guizhou
iii. Jiangsu
iv. Liaoning
v. Ningxia
vi. Shandong
vii. Zhejiang

Appendix 4: Useful Contacts: Government Offices and Trade Associations
i. State Economic & Trade Commission PRC
ii. Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China
iii. China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)
iv. China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM)
v. China National Automotive Industry Consulting & Developing Corp.
vi. China Rubber Industrial Association

- Shanghai Michelin Warrior Tire Co.
- Bridgestone
- Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd.
- Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.
- Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
- Shandong Chengshan Tire Co. Ltd.
- Shanghai Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd.
- Shanghai Triangle Group Co. Ltd.
- Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber Co. Ltd
- Qingdao Rubber Group Co. Ltd.
- Yinchuan CSI (Greatwall) Rubber Co. Ltd
- Longkou Xinglong Tire Co. Ltd
- Shandong Luhe Group Co. Ltd.
- Guizhou Tire Co. Ltd.

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