Passenger car tire demand weak, which truck tire sector impacted by rebound in low-cost imports

Brussels – European tire markets remained weak during 2019, according to the latest figures published by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).

Overall, passenger car tire sales saw figures fall both in the replacement and OE segments, ETRMA announced 21 Jan.

For the full year, replacement consumer tire sales fell 3% to 218 million units, while OE demand declined 5% to 85 million units.

Read the source article at European Rubber Journal

ETRMA backs revised EU tire labeling text


BRUSSELS — The European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association has welcomed a text agreed to by European regulators for a revision of EU tire-labeling regulations.

Read the source article at Tire Business

Europe recycling 92% of scrap tires

BRUSSELS—Ninety-two percent of all end-of-life tires in Europe in 2017 were collected and used for either material recycling or energy recovery, according to a report from the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.

Read the source article at Rubber and Plastics News