Russian market is changing

By David Shaw, ERJ editor

Athens–Last year, said Jaron Wiedmaiaer, head of Continental’s Russian operations, Conti sold 1 million passenger car tyres into Russia. He said 45 percent of the market revolves around one size: 170-70 R13. This is the biggest selling size in Russia, as it fits the Lada car. The next biggest seller is 195-65 R16, which takes 8 percent of the market. Below that, he said, no size takes more than 1 or 2 percent of the market, “Forget it” he commented.

Wiedmaier estimated…

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