Global Tires

Global demand for tires will reach 3.2 billion units in 2022. In value terms, sales of tires are projected to advance 4.9% per year, boosted by expected increases in raw material prices and the continued development of higher quality tires. As production of these higher value tires expands, it will cause changes in manufacturing locations, plant capacities, and tire replacement rates.

Tires

Because tires are essential components of motor vehicles and other transportation equipment, two key factors affect growth:

  • Rising incomes in developing nations increase purchases of motor vehicles and the need for OEM tires. A larger local vehicle park also increases the pool of potential replacement sales.
  • Economic growth contributes to increases in average annual vehicle mileage and expedites the need for replacement tires.

Key Findings in the Global Tires Study:

Motor Vehicles to Retain an Overwhelming Share of Tire Demand

The significant number of motor vehicles in use in the world and the fact that motor vehicles are the leading form of transportation in most areas create substantial yearly replacement tire demand. In addition, rising income levels in developing nations will make motor vehicles more affordable, further boosting tire sales in these markets.

However, due to the maturity of the motor vehicle market, growth prospects are slower than in other tire applications. In fact, light vehicles, which are by far the largest market segment, will register the slowest increases in demand through 2022.

Motorcycles Expected to be the Fastest Growing Tire Market

Motorcycle tire sales are largely concentrated in fast-growing developing areas in the Asia/Pacific region, where motorcycles are used as low-cost substitutes for motor vehicles. In these countries, motorcycle sales are expected to continue to register healthy advances as economic growth spurs additional purchases and income levels remain too low for much of the population to upgrade to motor vehicles.

Growth for motorcycle tire demand in developed markets will be more modest. High motor vehicle ownership rates in most developed nations cause motorcycle use to be hobby-oriented, limiting gains.

Asia/Pacific Region to be the World’s Largest and Fastest Growing Tire Market

Three of the world’s four largest tire markets are located in Asia: China, India, and Japan. Through 2022, the Asia/Pacific region will offer the best opportunities for increased tire sales. Ongoing industrialization efforts and economic expansion will increase personal income levels and boost the share of the population that can afford motor vehicles. As a result of increased motor vehicle ownership rates, opportunities for associated replacement tire sales will rise. Over the forecast period, the Asia/Pacific region will be responsible for more than two-thirds of global tire demand gains.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by market (light motor vehicles, medium and heavy motor vehicles, motorcycles, agricultural and other). The study also evaluates company market share and analyzes industry competitors including Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli, Sumitomo, and Yokohama.

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  1. Global Tires

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Global Tire Market

    2. 2 GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Trends in the Global Tire Market

      2. 2.2 Competitive Factors Overview

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      3. 2.3 Global Motor Vehicle Production

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        1. Table | Global Motor Vehicle Production by Type & Region, 2007 - 2022

      4. 2.4 Global Motor Vehicles in Use

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        1. Table | Global Motor Vehicles in Use by Type & Region, 2007 - 2022

      5. 2.5 Global Motorcycle Production

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        1. Table | Global Motorcycle Production by Region, 2007 - 2022

        2. Figure 2-2 | Global Motorcycle Production Share by Region, 2017

      6. 2.6 Global Motorcycles in Use

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        1. Table | Global Motorcycles in Use by Region, 2007 - 2022

      7. 2.7 Technology Overview

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      8. 2.8 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Global Tire Pricing, 2007 - 2022

      9. 2.9 Retreaded, Regrooved, & Used Tires as Competitive Products

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        1. 2.9.1 Overview

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        2. 2.9.2 Retreaded Tires

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        3. 2.9.3 Regrooved Tires

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        4. 2.9.4 Used Tires

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      10. 2.10 Regional Tire Markets

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        1. 2.10.1 Introduction

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        2. 2.10.2 Demand Forecast by Region

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          1. Table | Global Tire Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-3 | Global Tire Demand Share by Region, 2017

        3. 2.10.3 Production Capacity by Region

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          1. Table | Global Tire Production Capacity by Region, Year-End 2017

        4. 2.10.4 Production by Region

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          1. Table | Global Tire Production by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-4 | Global Tire Production Share by Region, 2017

        5. 2.10.5 Trade

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          1. Table | Global Tire Net Exports by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-5 | Tire Net Exports for Selected Countries, 2017

      11. 2.11 Tire Market Overview

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        1. 2.11.1 Introduction

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          1. Table | Global Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-6 | Global Tire Demand Share by Region & Market, 2017

        2. 2.11.2 Light Vehicles

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          1. Table | Global Light Vehicle Tire Demand by Application & Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-7 | Global Light Vehicle Tire Demand Share by Region, 2017

        3. 2.11.3 Medium & Heavy Vehicles

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          1. Table | Global Medium & Heavy Vehicle Tire Demand by Application & Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-8 | Global Medium & Heavy Vehicle Tire Demand Share by Region, 2017

        4. 2.11.4 Motorcycles

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          1. Table | Global Motorcycle Tire Demand by Application & Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-9 | Global Motorcycle Tire Demand Share by Region, 2017

        5. 2.11.5 Agricultural & Other Tire Markets

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          1. Table | Global Agricultural & Other Tire Demand by Region, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 2-10 | Global Agricultural & Other Tire Demand Share by Region, 2017

    3. 3 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 3.1 North America: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Findings in the North American Tire Market

      2. 3.2 North America: Tire Market Position

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        1. Figure 3-2 | North America: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 3.3 North America: Tire Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | North America: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      4. 3.4 North America: Tire Demand by Market

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        1. Table | North America: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      5. 3.5 North America: Tire Production Capacity

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        1. Table | North America: Tire Production Capacity by Country, Year-End 2017

      6. 3.6 United States

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        1. Figure 3-3 | United States: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | United States: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | United States: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | United States: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      7. 3.7 Mexico

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        1. Figure 3-4 | Mexico: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Mexico: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Mexico: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Mexico: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      8. 3.8 Canada

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        1. Figure 3-5 | Canada: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Canada: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Canada: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Canada: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

    4. 4 CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

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      1. 4.1 Central & South America: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Findings in the Central & South American Tire Market

      2. 4.2 Central & South America: Tire Market Position

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        1. Figure 4-2 | Central & South America: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 4.3 Central & South America: Tire Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      4. 4.4 Central & South America: Tire Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      5. 4.5 Central & South America: Tire Production Capacity

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        1. Table | Central & South America: Tire Production Capacity by Country, Year-End 2017

      6. 4.6 Brazil

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        1. Figure 4-3 | Brazil: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Brazil: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Brazil: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Brazil: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      7. 4.7 Argentina

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        1. Figure 4-4 | Argentina: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Argentina: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Argentina: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Argentina: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      8. 4.8 Other Central & South America

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        1. Figure 4-5 | Other Central & South America: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Central & South America: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Other Central & South America: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Central & South America: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

    5. 5 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 5.1 Western Europe: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Findings in the West European Tire Market

      2. 5.2 Western Europe: Tire Market Position

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        1. Figure 5-2 | Western Europe: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 5.3 Western Europe: Tire Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      4. 5.4 Western Europe: Tire Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      5. 5.5 Western Europe: Tire Production Capacity

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        1. Table | Western Europe: Tire Production Capacity by Country, Year-End 2017

      6. 5.6 Germany

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        1. Figure 5-3 | Germany: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Germany: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Germany: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Germany: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      7. 5.7 France

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        1. Figure 5-4 | France: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | France: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | France: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | France: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      8. 5.8 Italy

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        1. Figure 5-5 | Italy: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Italy: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Italy: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Italy: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      9. 5.9 United Kingdom

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        1. Figure 5-6 | United Kingdom: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | United Kingdom: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | United Kingdom: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | United Kingdom: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      10. 5.10 Spain

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        1. Figure 5-7 | Spain: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Spain: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Spain: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Spain: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      11. 5.11 Other Western Europe

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        1. Figure 5-8 | Other Western Europe: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Western Europe: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Other Western Europe: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Western Europe: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

    6. 6 EASTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Eastern Europe: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 6-1 | Key Findings in the East European Tire Market, 2017

      2. 6.2 Eastern Europe: Tire Market Position

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        1. Figure 6-2 | Eastern Europe: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 6.3 Eastern Europe: Tire Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      4. 6.4 Eastern Europe: Tire Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      5. 6.5 Eastern Europe: Tire Production Capacity

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        1. Table | Eastern Europe: Tire Production Capacity by Country, Year-End 2017

      6. 6.6 Russia

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        1. Figure 6-3 | Russia: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Russia: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Russia: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Russia: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      7. 6.7 Poland

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        1. Figure 6-4 | Poland: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Poland: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Poland: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Poland: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      8. 6.8 Other Eastern Europe

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        1. Figure 6-5 | Other Eastern Europe: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Eastern Europe: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 7-1 | Key Findings in the Asia/Pacific Tire Market

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Tire Market Position

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        1. Figure 7-2 | Asia/Pacific: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Tire Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      4. 7.4 Asia/Pacific: Tire Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      5. 7.5 Asia/Pacific: Tire Production Capacity

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        1. Table | Asia/Pacific: Tire Production Capacity by Country, Year-End 2017

      6. 7.6 China

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        1. Figure 7-3 | China: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | China: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | China: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | China: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      7. 7.7 India

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        1. Figure 7-4 | India: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | India: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | India: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | India: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      8. 7.8 Japan

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        1. Figure 7-5 | Japan: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Japan: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Japan: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Japan: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      9. 7.9 Indonesia

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        1. Figure 7-6 | Indonesia: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Indonesia: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Indonesia: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Indonesia: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      10. 7.10 South Korea

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        1. Figure 7-7 | South Korea: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | South Korea: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | South Korea: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | South Korea: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      11. 7.11 Thailand

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        1. Figure 7-8 | Thailand: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Thailand: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Thailand: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Thailand: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      12. 7.12 Vietnam

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        1. Figure 7-9 | Vietnam: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Vietnam: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Vietnam: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Vietnam: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      13. 7.13 Malaysia

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        1. Figure 7-10 | Malaysia: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Malaysia: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Malaysia: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Malaysia: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      14. 7.14 Australia

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        1. Figure 7-11 | Australia: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Australia: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Australia: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      15. 7.15 Taiwan

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        1. Figure 7-12 | Taiwan: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Taiwan: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Taiwan: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Taiwan: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

      16. 7.16 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. Figure 7-13 | Other Asia/Pacific: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

        2. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

        4. Table | Other Asia/Pacific: Tire Production Capacity by Company, Year-End 2017

    8. 8 AFRICA/MIDEAST

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      1. 8.1 Africa/Mideast: Key Findings

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        1. Figure 8-1 | Key Findings in the Africa/Mideast Tire Market

      2. 8.2 Africa/Mideast: Tire Market Position

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        1. Figure 8-2 | Africa/Mideast: Tire Market Key Indicators, 2017

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast: Tire Supply & Demand

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Tire Supply & Demand, 2007 - 2022

      4. 8.4 Africa/Mideast: Tire Demand by Market

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Tire Demand by Market, 2007 - 2022

      5. 8.5 Africa/Mideast: Tire Production Capacity

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        1. Table | Africa/Mideast: Tire Production Capacity by Country, Year-End 2017

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Global Tire Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 9.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 9-1 | Global Tire Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 9-2 | Global Tires: Leading Supplier

        3. Figure 9-3 | Global Tires: Second Leading Supplier

        4. Figure 9-4 | Global Tires: Third Leading Supplier

        5. Figure 9-5 | Global Tires: Fourth Leading Supplier

      3. 9.3 Marketing & Distribution

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      4. 9.4 Research & Development

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      5. 9.5 Competitive Strategies

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      6. 9.6 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      7. 9.7 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. 9.7.1 Overview

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        2. 9.7.2 Joint Ventures

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        3. 9.7.3 Other Cooperative Agreements

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          1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      8. 9.8 List of Industry Participants

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      9. 9.9 Industry Participants by Geographic Region

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    10. 10 APPENDIX

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      1. 10.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant HS Codes

        2. Table | Relevant NAICS & SIC Codes

        3. Table | Relevant NACE Codes

        4. Table | Relevant SITC Codes

      2. 10.2 Definitions

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      3. 10.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      4. 10.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 10.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 10.6 Sources

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      7. 10.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 10.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      9. 10.9 Country Lists by Region

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        1. Table | Countries in North America

        2. Table | Countries in Central & South America

        3. Table | Countries in Western Europe

        4. Table | Countries in Eastern Europe

        5. Table | Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region

        6. Table | Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region

      10. 10.10 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 10.10.1 Global Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        2. 10.10.2 Global Population

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          1. Table | Global Population by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

        3. 10.10.3 Global Per Capita GDP Outlook

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          1. Table | Global Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2007 - 2022

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