Indian auto sector woes pile up inventory at tire makers

ERJ staff report (BC)

Mumbai – With the Indian auto market in the grip of a severe slowdown, the tire industry is witnessing an inventory pile up of around 40 per cent over normal levels, reports Jharna Mazumdar of Financial Chronicle.

Production is said to have far outpaced demand from automotive original equipment manufacturers and consumers who are reluctant to go in for new purchases during of soft market conditions.

Rajiv Budhraja, director general of the Automotive Tire Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA) told Financial Chronicle: “There is a…

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