The demand for automobile tires can be classified into OEM demand from whole-vehicle manufacturing and replacement demand from automobile aftermarket. In developed countries, there is a scarce potential for the growth of new automobile sales due to high market saturation. Therefore, the demand of aftermarket becomes the major driving force of the tire industry. The researcher analyzes that the CAGR of global production volume of automobiles was approximately 3.1% between 2012 and 2016. During the same period, the CAGR of vehicle reserve volume was 3.9%. The global vehicle reserve volume was 1.33 billion in 2016 and it is expected to reach 1.59 billion in 2021.
According to the researcher, China's automobile industry has developed rapidly since the access to WTO. China has been the world's largest automobile manufacturer and distributor for 9 years from 2009 to 2017. In the meanwhile, China is also the world's largest producer and exporter of automobile tires. It produced 6.1 million tires in total in 2016.
The researcher figures out two factors that drive the automobile tire industry in China: domestic market and export demand. On the one hand, both production volume and reserve volume of automobiles continue to grow in China. In 2016, the production volume of automobiles approached 28.12 million, representing a CAGR of 9.9% from 2012 to 2016. In the same year, the automobile reserve volume exceeded 1.9 million, representing a CAGR of 15% from 2012 to 2016. These two figures were far higher than global average figures.
On the other hand, the remarkable cost advantage of Chinese tires over international competitors is correlated with an upward trend of tire export from China. In 2016, the export volume of Chinese automobile tires was 3.31 million and the export value was USD 11.46 billion. Continuous increases in the export of Chinese tires have led to huge international trade barriers faced by Chinese tire export enterprises. However, the cost advantage of Chinese tires is favorable to maintain the export volume at a high level in a short time.
The researcher states that China has established an integrated tire industry chain. Except for natural rubber mainly relying on import, there are a large number of manufacturers of other raw materials of tires such as synthetic rubber, steel cord and carbon black in China. Chinese enterprises are also competitive in producing tire molds, manufacturing machines, etc. Some major global tire manufacturers have entered China and they perceive China as an important global production base. Nowadays in China, over half of the domestic tire market is dominated by foreign-invested enterprises. Moreover, these foreign-invested enterprises occupy most market shares of OEM for whole vehicles that are highly profitable.
According to incomplete statistics by the researcher, the number of Chinese tire manufacturers will have exceeded 500 by the end of 2017, with a YoY decrease in 2016. A majority of domestic tire manufacturers are characterized by small-scale enterprises that produce in a small volume, facing risks of closing down or being acquired. In order to avoid increasing domestic labor costs and trade barriers, some domestic tire manufacturers start to acquire tire enterprises or establish plants overseas. A survey by CRI demonstrates that enterprises such as Sailun Jinyu Co., Ltd., Linglong Group, Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd. and Double Coin Holdings Ltd. have established tire plants in Thailand, Vietnam, etc.
Although China has been the world's largest new automobile market since 2008, automobile reserves per capita remain low, with the automobile reserve volume being less than 200 per thousand persons and lower than the figure of 600-900 per thousand persons in developed courtiers. It is estimated that China's annual economic growth rate will remain over 6% from 2018 to 2022. The production and sales volume will present an annual growth rate at about 5%. Similarly, the automobile reserve volume will continue to climb, stimulating domestic demand for tires.
At present, the tire industry in China is faced with increasing expenditure on environmental protection, overcapacity, increasing labor costs, etc. But the integrated upstream and downstream industry chain makes Chinese tire manufacturers superior to other competitors from India and other developing countries in Southeast Asia. The researcher analyzes that during 2018 and 2022, the domestic demand and export of China's tire industry will continue to increase, driving the tire manufacturing industry to grow.
Readers can obtain the following information or more through this report:
- Analysis on China Tire Industry Chain
- Analysis on Supply and Demand of Tires in China, 2012-2017
- Analysis on Markets of Rubber, Carbon Black and Steel Cord
- Competition Status of China Tire Industry
- Analysis on Major Global and Chinese Tire Manufacturers
- Import and Export of China's Tires
- Trade Barriers against Tires Exported from China
- Driving Forces and Market Opportunities in China Tire Industry, 2018-2022
- Risks and Challenges Faced by China Tire Industry, 2018-2022
- Forecast on Supply and Demand of China Tire Industry, 2018-2022
1 Relevant Concept of Automobile Tire Industry
1.1 Definition and Classification of Automobile Tires
1.2 Analysis on Automobile Tire Manufacturing Industry Chain in China
1.3 Manufacturing Process of Automobile Tires
2 Development Environment of Automobile Tire Industry in China, 2012-2017
2.1 Economic Environment
2.1.1 Global Economy
2.1.2 Chinese Economy
2.1 Policy Environment
2.2.1 Relevant Policies in Automobile Industry in China
2.2.2 Relevant Policies in Tire Manufacturing Industry in China
2.2 Development Status of Automobile Industry in China
2.2.1 Production and Sales Status of Automobiles
2.2.2 Vehicle Reserve Volume
2.3 Development Status of Global Automobile Industry
2.3.1 Production and Sales Status of Automobiles
2.3.2 Vehicle Reserve Volume
3 Development Status of Global Automobile Tire Industry, 2012-2017
3.1 Overview of Industry Development
3.2 Market Overview
4 Development Status of Automobile Tire Industry in China, 2012-2017
4.1 Development of Automobile Tire Industry in China
4.2 Analysis on Automobile Tire Industry Chain in China
4.2.2 Carbon Black
4.2.3 Steel Cord
4.3 Supply Status of Automobile Tires in China
4.3.1 Analysis on Production Capacity of Automobile Tires in China
4.3.2 Production Volume of Automobile Tires in China
4.4 Demand Status of Automobile Tires in China
4.4.1 Overall Demand
4.4.2 Demand of OEM (Vehicle Manufacturing) for Tires
4.4.3 Demand of Aftermarket for Tires
4.5 Import and Export Status of Automobile Tires in China
4.5.1 Import of Automobile Tires
4.5.2 Export of Automobile Tires
4.6 Overseas Layout of Chinese Automobile Tire Manufacturers
5 Analysis on Competition of Automobile Tire Industry in China, 2012-2017
5.1 Barriers to Entry of Automobile Tire Industry in China
5.1.1 Technological Barriers
5.1.2 Capital Barriers
5.1.3 Brand Barriers
5.1.4 Sales Channel Barriers
5.2 Competition Structure of Automobile Tire Industry in China
5.2.1 Bargaining Power of Upstream Suppliers
5.2.2 Bargaining Power of Downstream Clients
5.2.3 Competition Status
5.2.4 Potential Entrants of Automobile Tire Industry
5.2.5 Substitutes of Automobile Tires
6 Analysis on Major Global Automobile Tire Manufacturers, 2015-2018
6.1.1 Enterprise Profile
6.1.2 Operation Status of Tires (6.2-6.25 are similar to 7.1)
6.4 Continental AG
6.6 Sumitomo Tire Corporation
6.7 Hankook Tires
6.8 Yokohama Tire Corporation
6.9 Cheng Shin Rubber Co., Ltd.
6.11 Toyo Tire Corporation
6.12 Kumho Group
6.13 Giti Tire Co., Ltd
6.14 Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd.
6.15 Triangle Tire Co., Ltd.
6.16 Shandong Linglong Rubber Co., Ltd.
6.17 Aeolus Tire Co., Ltd.
6.18 Qingdao Doublestar Tire Co., Ltd.
6.19 Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tyre Co., Ltd.
6.20 Sailun Jinyu Co., Ltd.
6.21 Guizhou Tire Co., Ltd.
6.22 Jiangsu General Science Technology Co., Ltd.
6.23 Xingyuan Tire Group Ltd.
6.24 Shandong Hengfeng Tire Co., Ltd.
6.25 Double Coin Holdings Ltd.
7 Prospect of Automobile Tire Industry in China, 2018-2022
7.1 Factors Influencing Development of Automobile Tire Industry in China
7.1.1 Driving Forces and Market Opportunities
7.1.2 Risks and Challenges
7.1.3 Development Prospect and Market Opportunities
7.2 Forecast on Competition Pattern of Tire Industry in China
7.3 Forecast on Supply of Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
7.3.1 Forecast on Production Capacity of Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
7.3.2 Forecast on Production Volume of Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
7.4 Forecast on Demand for Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
7.4.1 Forecast on Entire Demand for Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
7.4.2 Forecast on Niche Demand for Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
Chart Constitution of Automobile Tire Industry Chain
Chart Global Production and Sales Volume of Automobiles, 2012-2021
Chart Global Vehicle Reserve Volume, 2012-2021
Chart Production and Sales Volume of Automobiles in China, 2012-2016
Chart Quantity of Tires for OEM and Replacement Market by Vehicle Type in China
Chart Types of Rubber Commonly Used in Automobile Tires
Chart Production Volume of Rubber in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Carbon Black in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Automobile Tires in China, 2012-2016
Chart Production Volume of Rubber Tire Covers in China
Chart Demand for Automobile Tires in China, 2012-2017
Chart Demand of Aftermarket for Automobile Tires in China, 2012-2017
Chart Major Export Destinations of Automobile Tires from China, 2017
Chart Analysis on Overseas Plant Investment of Chinese Automobile Tire Manufacturers
Chart Sales Ranking of Major Automobile Tire Manufacturers, 2016
Chart Ranking of Major Tire Manufacturers in China, 2017
Chart Operating Revenue of Tires of Bridgestone, 2012-2016
Chart Operating Revenue of Tires of Michelin, 2012-2016
Chart Operating Revenue of Tires of Goodyear, 2012-2016
Chart Operating Revenue of Tires of Continental AG, 2012-2016
Chart Operating Revenue of Tires of Sumitomo Tire Group, 2012-2016
Chart Forecast on Production Volume of Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
Chart Forecast on Demand for Automobile Tires in China, 2018-2022
- Aeolus Tire Co., Ltd.
- Cheng Shin Rubber Co., Ltd.
- Continental AG
- Double Coin Holdings Ltd.
- Giti Tire Co., Ltd
- Guizhou Tire Co., Ltd.
- Hankook Tires
- Jiangsu General Science Technology Co., Ltd.
- Kumho Group
- Prinx Chengshan (Shandong) Tyre Co., Ltd.
- Qingdao Doublestar Tire Co., Ltd.
- Sailun Jinyu Co., Ltd.
- Shandong Hengfeng Tire Co., Ltd.
- Shandong Linglong Rubber Co., Ltd.
- Sumitomo Tire Corporation
- Toyo Tire Corporation
- Triangle Tire Co., Ltd.
- Xingyuan Tire Group Ltd.
- Yokohama Tire Corporation
- Zhongce Rubber Co., Ltd.