European Tyre

& Rubber Industry
Statistics
Edition 2010

N°2

ETRMA members
Tyre Corporate
Apollo Vredestein
www.vredestein.com

www.bridgestone.eu

www.conti-online.com

www.coopertire.com

www.goodyear.com

www.hankooktire-eu.com

www.marangoni.com

www.michelin.com

www.mitas.cz

www.nokiantyres.com

www.pirellityre.com

www.trelleborg.com

Finland
www.kumiteollisuus.fi

France
www.lecaoutchouc.com

National Associations
Belgium
www.federplast.be

Germany
www.wdk.de

Italy
www.federazionegommaplastica.it

The Netherlands
www.vereniging-nvr.nl

Spain
www.consorciocaucho.es

Affiliated Members
Tyre Corporate – BRISA
www.brisa.com.tr

National Association – UK: BTMA
www.btmauk.com

org for better detailed information. construction and automotive rubber goods to pharmaceutical. Eurostat 3 . safety & environment protection.2 b R&D Investments       Tyre       GRG Up to 3. ETRMA contributes to ensuring the development. Key 2009 figures of the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers in EU27 Update September 2010 Number of companies       Tyre Corporate Companies Direct employment ~4 200 12 Headquarters 90 tyre manufacturing facilities 15 R&D Centres 360 000 Turnover       Tyre corporate companies € 43 b (e) € 23 b (e) Exports + € 6. The product range of our members is extensive from tyres.About ETRMA Since 1959.6 b Imports + € 7.5% of annual turnover Up to 5% of annual turnover (e) estimate ETRMA. baby care. competitiveness and growth of the tyre and rubber industry in contributing to all the initiatives in favour of health. etc. the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association is devoted to advocating the interests of the tyre and rubber manufacturing industries with the European Union Institutions and other international organizations. transport and road safety and access to third markets in coordination with the European public authorities. Visit the web site www.etrma.

the top 3 being European: Hutchinson. mechanical and pharmaceutical industries. Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. Continental A. Continental. Trelleborg A.   Today 5 European companies are amongst the worldwide top 10 leaders.15% -20. The top 3 together accumulate around 20 % of global sales. Tomkins P.2 b €. among others.L. Trelleborg. U. NOK Inc.S. Germany and Spain accumulated to 8. Cooper Standard Automotive Non-tyre rubber sales 3172 3148 3004 2900 HQ France Sweden Germany Japan 2384 2377 2352 2312 2060 1945 Japan Japan U. down from 10.C.B.G. Freudenberg Group Parker-Hannifin Corp.General rubber goods production GRG production in major EU markets 000 tonnes France Germany Italy Spain Total 2000 444 582 426 253 1705 2003 453 667 391 237 1748 2007 398 793 392 232 1815 2008 330 770 354 216 1670 2009 280 610 264 161 1315 2009 vs 2008 -15.46% -355 ETRMA General rubber are primarily destined for the automobile industry.78% -25. Germany U.A.   Their market is fragmented with more than 4100 companies whose majority is SMEs. but are also used in the construction. Combined turnover of our Member companies in France.S.1 b € in 2008. .   Top ten global GRG companies 2009 in $ million Rank 2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ERJ 4 Company Hutchinson S. employing 160 000 people.K. Bridgestone Corp.42% -25.

with the most exposed to the automotive sector falling in the ranking and those with less exposure rising. Trends of major markets realising 60% of the European GRG production 2000 1800 1600 France 1400 Germany 1200 Italy 1000 Spain 800 TOTAL 600 400 200 0 2000 2003 2007 2008 2009 ETRMA 5 . European rubber manufacturers have been facing increasing competition with products from emerging markets such as China. the export turnover decreased by 16 %.   GRG production as well as investment in 2009 were 20 % lower than in previous years. From mid-2009 also the GRG suppliers outside automotive industries felt the squeeze of the negative economic situation. Indeed.   The sector has been under constant pressure since the 1990s.The recession has had a significant impact on top rubber companies worldwide. Rubber goods sales fell by 17 % in 2009. which has incited the Sector to focus its production on high-tech and sophisticated products.

7% 5100 4740 . tyre production in major EU manufacturing countries plummeted down by 25 % in 2009 leading to a loss of production of 800 000 tons compared to 2007.9% + 6. Total 2010 world output is forecasted to accumulate to 1.8 billion units.6 2009 23 90 World / European Tyre Industry 99.TYRE MARKET European tyre industry turnover in € billion 2006 27 80 European Tyre Industry World Tyre Industry 2007 26 91. European tyre production 000 tonnes European production of tyres + 3.6 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 91. The recovery in the first half of 2010 will have a correcting impact but do not allow reaching the pre-crisis level.4 2008 24 99. ERJ* *) Currencies exchanged from $ to € in 18 Oct 2010 rate After already declining 7 % in 2008.7% 3568 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 2005 6 ETRMA 2006 2007 2008 2009 .24.1% 6000 5000 4600 4900 .4 90 80 Europe World 27 26 24 23 2006 2007 2008 2009 ETRMA.

Maxxis International / Cheng Shin Rubber 20500 19600 15600 6500 HQ Japan France U.S.000 10. Eurostat *) forecast Truck tyres sales 000 units 15.G.TOP 10 GLOBAL TYRE COMPANIES 2009 in € million Rank 2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Company Bridgestone Corp. Ltd.000 250. S.000 2005 Europool. tyre sales Pirelli & C.S. Yokohama Rubber Co. Hankook Tire Co.000 9. Germany 5500 4600 4000 3800 2800 2700 Italy Japan Japan Korea U. Group Michelin Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.000 13. Ltd.A. Continental A.p.000 260. Taiwan ERJ Annual trends of the sales on the European tyre replacement market PC tyres sales 000 units 270.000 12.000 11.000 240. Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010* 2009 2010* Europool. Eurostat *) forecast 2006 2007 2008 7 .000 14.

525 4.000 200 5.000 200 70.311 31.000 200 0 0 2007 2007 2008 2008 000 units 2007 2008 2009 3.a.999 Total Europe 263.000 0 0 West Europe East Europe Total Europe West Europe 20072007 LMC.000 20.111 16.380 14.000 400 170.Vehicle data Vehicle parc on the European market Passenger car parc 000 units 600 270.627 15.404 2007 2008 2009 8 months 2010 16.018 266.969 236.247 945 n.677 3.000 220.679 East Europe 30.000 400 2.000 120.966 1.000 0 000 units West Europe East Europe Total Europe Europe Total 2007 2007 2008 2008 2007 2008 2009 West Europe 232.495 4.820 234.254 1.000 15.857 15.678 2009 2009 LMC Truck parc 000 units 6.a.911 9. 18.198 31.665 3.559 830 848 845 4.000 600 West Europe Europe East Europe Europe Total Europe Total Europe 4.280 268. CCFA 8 2008 2008 2009 2009 East Europe Total Europe 000 units n. .000 400 10.022 West Europe East Europe Total Europe 2009 2009 LMC Vehicle sales on the European market Passenger car sales 000 units 600 20.

579 11.000 40015. 579 600 241 7 Total Europe 9 . ACEA 2008 2008 2009 2009 2007 2008 2009 8 months 2010 West Europe 566 576 227 n. Truck production 000 units 000 units 600 800 West Europe West Europe East Europe East Europe Total Europe Total Europe 400 600 200 400 0200 0 2007 2007 LMC.Truck sales 000 units 000 units 600 West Europe East Europe Total Europe 400 200 0 2007 LMC.000 0 0 2007 2007 20082008 LMC. 18.943 17.981 East Europe 2.a.a.965 2.544 14.a.899 4. 440 427 241 113 Total Europe n. CCFA 2008 2009 2007 2008 2009 8 months 2010 West Europe 376 370 218 East Europe 64 57 23 n.a.833 2. East Europe 13 24 14 n.918 n.000 10.a.a. ACEA 000 units West West Europe Europe East East Europe Europe Total Total Europe Europe 2009 2009 2007 2008 2009 8 months 2010 West Europe 16.110 14. Vehicle production on the European market Passenger car production 000 units 60020.000 200 5.306 Total Europe n.

6 2.TRADE European Trade of Tyres/Rubber Goods EU trade of tyres € billion 6 4 Exports Imports 2 0 2001 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 Eurostat 2001 2003 2005 2007 2008 Imports Tyres 2.2 all categories EU trade of GRG € billion 5 4 3 2 1 0 Export Import 2001 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 Eurostat 2001 2003 2005 2007 2008 2009 Imports GRG 2.3 4 4.5 2.9 5.5 3.5 4.9 4 2009 3 Exports Tyres 2.4 3.8 3.4 2.7 3 3.6 Exports GRG 2.5 3.7 3.6 2.7 5.6 3 all categories 10 .1 3.

strip.315 1.GENERAL RUBBER GOODS EU exports of general rubber goods € million 4005 Compounded rubber 4008 Plates.017 1. pipes and hoses 4010 11 00 . roads and profile shapes EU exports of compounded rubber €m €m 300 600 500 400 300 200 250 200 150 100 2004 2006 2008 2009 95 90 85 80 75 70 2004 € million 4005 Compounded rubber 4008 Plates. sheets. sheets.393 1.966 2.638 1. pipes and hoses 4010 11 00 .061 1.016 300 965 277 305 2.187 1.490 1.39 Transmission belts 4014 Pharmaceutical articles 4015 Gloves Extra-EU 2004 2006 2008 2009 208 287 283 244 1 half 2010 175 348 470 524 457 268 567 212 232 109 76 684 265 274 112 76 801 233 328 125 77 674 172 285 120 90 415 89 186 66 48 Eurostat EU exports of plates.19 Conveyor belts 4010 11 31 .090 326 1.041 294 358 1. roads and profile shapes 4009 Tubes.742 257 861 259 306 2.559 247 915 332 356 979 135 541 175 218 Eurostat 11 .163 656 1. strip. sheets. strip.19 Conveyor belts 4010 11 31 .39 Transmission belts 4014 Pharmaceutical articles 4015 Gloves EU exports of gloves €m 2006 2008 2009 2004 2006 2008 2009 Intra-EU 2004 2006 2008 2009 1 half 2010 1. roads and profile shapes 4009 Tubes.

sheets.106 1. roads and profile shapes Imports of tubes.492 1.029 389 923 293 367 1. strip. strip.Imports of general rubber goods in the EU Extra-EU € million 4005 Compounded rubber 4008 Plates. pipes and hoses 4010 11 00 .098 891 506 1.994 329 866 328 287 2.39 Transmission belts 4014 Pharmaceutical articles 4015 Gloves 2004 2006 2008 2009 97 109 170 104 1 half 2010 59 186 229 241 193 117 320 46 125 92 583 422 52 147 116 729 531 83 155 150 831 362 45 116 135 826 250 29 76 62 517 Eurostat Imports of pharmaceutical articles €m €m €m 150 600 600 500 500 400 400 110 300 300 90 200 130 2004 2006 2008 2009 2004 € million 4005 4008 Compounded rubber Plates. sheets.536 294 799 294 388 978 161 477 147 231 .19 Conveyor belts 4010 11 31 . pipes and hoses 2006 2008 2009 200 2004 2006 2008 2009 Intra-EU 2004 2006 2008 2009 1 half 2010 1.133 1. roads and profile shapes 4009 Tubes. roads and profile shapes 4009 Tubes. pipes and hoses 4010 11 00 .960 2. sheets.580 985 996 1. strip.777 283 741 281 265 1.19 Conveyor belts 4010 11 31 .39 Transmission belts 4014 Pharmaceutical articles 4015 Gloves Eurostat 12 Imports of plates.

213 200.8 EU to Japan 2009 Eurostat.980.2 2 1 2008 2009 Korea 17 16.041 30.1 13 .784 65.008 150.918.000.000.000 65.690.337.2 Japan 1 1.5 29.638 103. Europool 2008 2009 24.552.190.000.327.668.000 20.848.1 EU to Korea 0.505.577 45.000 Exports Imports 170. Europool 2008 2009 12.347.705.010.632 50. Europool EU to Japan 2 0 0 Japan to EU 5 4 5 5 8 Eurostat.708.211 162.434 50.000 70.000.794 52.2 0.031 64.145.664 80.017 212.450.055 174.026 171.877.150. Europool China EU to China Eurostat.000.TYRES European tyre trade balance EU trade of tyres Units 220.900 Units Imports into the EU Exports outside the EU 2006 2007 2008 2009 1 half 2010 184.7 9.143.338 169.548 all categories Passenger car tyre import/export balance with some trading partners Million units 12 30 20 25 10 15 20 China to EU 15 EU to China 10 Korea to EU 10 EU to Korea 2008 2008 0 2009 2009 2008 Eurostat.000 120.000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Eurostat Units Imports into the EU Exports outside the EU all categories 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 141.199.860 71.

5 3 2.9 to 18. Q 2010 20239 33327 43623 50438 58141 54309 17597 18 199 271 854 1114 1703 621 Comparison of imports from China into the EU in 2009 and 2010 Million units 4 3.5 1 0.5 million Tyres. Total projection for 2010 would be from 29. Q 2010 119 158 315 638 953 882 273 3 14 18 45 66 93 30 000 units India EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. Q 2010 € million India EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. .FOCUS ON TRADE WITH KEY PARTNERS EU trade of tyres with China (CN 4011) EU-China Tyre trade balance EU-China Tyre trade balance 000 units € million 1000 900 800 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 60000 50000 40000 EU China EU China 30000 20000 10000 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.5 2009 2010 2 1.2 to 45. Imports of Truck Tyres increased by 55% from 0.5 0 Eurostat 14 Jan March May July Imports of Car and Light Truck Tyres from China increased in the 1st semester 2010 by 55% from 11.45 to 0.0.7 million units. Q 2010 Eurostat 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 Eurostat 1.

Q 2010 India 16 30 49 99 160 135 41 EU 5 3 5 8 15 21 4 2009 1. Q 2010 Eurostat € million 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.EU trade of tyres with India (CN 4011) EU-India Tyre trade balance € million 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 India EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. Q 2010 EU-India Tyre trade balance 000 units 12000 10000 8000 6000 4000 2000 0 20 00 20 02 20 04 20 06 20 08 20 1. 09 Q2 01 0 India EU Eurostat 000 units 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 India 4296 3938 6390 6874 11310 6188 1843 EU 134 28 69 70 179 164 71 15 .

Q 2010 Korea 16936 15229 16520 18305 17917 16835 4360 EU 508 328 815 474 356 324 103 . Q 2010 Eurostat 000 units 2000 16 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.South Korea Tyre trade balance € million 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Korea EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.EU trade of tyres with South Korea (CN 4011) EU. Q 2010 Eurostat € million 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.South Korea Tyre trade balance 000 units 20000 15000 Korea EU 10000 5000 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. Q 2010 Korea 423 413 490 602 623 550 154 EU 26 22 29 22 27 22 8 EU.

EU trade of tyres with ASEAN (CN 4011) EU-ASEAN Tyre trade balance € million Indonesia 500 Malaysia 400 Singapore 300 Thailand 200 Vietnam 100 ASEAN 0 EU 2000 2004 2008 2009 € million 2000 Eurostat 77 26 22 69 2 214 42 Indonesia Malaysia Singapore Thailand Vietnam ASEAN EU 2004 2008 2009 1.5 17 1 1 22 5 46 0.6 12 0.5 16 0. Q 2010 92 22 41 85 4 274 47 146 50 43 252 9 438 51 142 21 39 223 8 485 73 36 3 11 57 2 124 19 EU-ASEAN Tyre trade balance Million units Indonesia 50 Malaysia 40 Singapore 30 Thailand 20 Vietnam 10 ASEAN 0 EU 2000 2004 2008 2009 Eurostat Indonesia Malaysia Singapore Thailand Vietnam ASEAN EU Million units 2000 2004 2008 2009 1.4 0.6 17 4 40 0.5 1 0.2 5 1.3 17 .05 0.9 12 0.5 27 2 43 1 13 2 1 22 2 40 4. Q 2010 12.

Q 2010 EU-GCC 490 373 495 662 686 752 136 EU 1202 1024 1581 2219 3026 2343 447 . Q 2010 EU-GCC 23 15 26 40 39 39 7 EU 114 100 127 170 232 213 40 EU-GCC Tyre trade balance 000 units 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 Eurostat GCC EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. Q 2010 000 units 2000 18 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. Q 2010 € million 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. Qatar. and the Republic of Yemen EU-GCC Tyre trade balance € million 250 200 GCC EU 150 100 50 0 Eurostat 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. the Sultanate of Oman. Kuwait.EU trade of tyres with GCC* (CN 4011) *GCC= Saudi Arabia. Bahrain. the United Arab Emirates.

Q 2010 Eurostat € million 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 Russia 26 30 34 94 105 149 1. Q 2010 000 units 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 Russia 752 790 1000 2476 1864 3055 599 EU 1545 2435 4412 5519 9004 3078 1005 19 . Q 2010 30 EU 65 99 200 239 440 173 53 2009 1. Q 2010 EU-Russia Tyre trade balance 000 units 10000 9000 8000 7000 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 Eurostat Russia EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.EU trade of tyres with Russia (CN 4011) EU-Russia Tyre trade balance € million 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 Russia EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.

Q 2010 Eurostat € million 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1. Q 2010 Mercosur 4. Paraguay and Uruguay EU-Mercosur Tyre trade balance € million 200 150 Mercosur EU 100 50 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.6 .EU trade of tyres with Mercosur Mercosur = Argentina.9 1.5 2.7 4.5 1 0.3 1.9 5. Q 2010 Eurostat 000 units 2000 20 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.7 4.2 4 3 0. Q 2010 Mercosur 96 101 113 162 156 114 18 EU 82 44 83 92 153 79 35 EU-Mercosur Tyre trade balance 000 units 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Mercosur EU 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2009 1.7 EU 2 0. Brazil.

excluding Russia 4251 3129 3543 3870 4095 4195 4214 Russia 572 399 476 560 615 647 675 China 6420 7726 8662 9064 9609 10173 10715 Japan 2016 1468 1726 1814 1867 1912 1932 India 1175 1252 1361 1458 1560 1653 1726 Other Asia 3348 3256 3433 3637 3786 3880 3933 Middle East/Africa 389 325 352 369 377 375 367 WORLD 22776 21145 23674 25241 26504 27487 28225 IRSG 21 .Rubber consumption EU Natural Rubber and Synthetic Rubber consumption 2009 EU rubber consumption in 2009 31% NR consumption by Sector 21% NR SR Tyre GRG 69% 79% IRSG IRSG SR consumption by Sector Tyre GRG 43% 57% IRSG Worldwide rubber consumption 000 tonnes 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 North America 3077 2395 2761 3010 3077 3092 3067 Latin America 1417 1215 1379 1478 1538 1581 1615 Europe.

Natural rubber consumption 2003-2010 000 tonnes Natural rubber consumption 2003-2010 (e) 3500 China 3000 EU USA 2500 Japan 2000 India Malaysia 1500 Korea Indonesia 1000 Thailand 500 Brazil 0 2003 IRSG 22 2005 2007 2010 .

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