ERJ staff report (DS)
Milan, Italy -- Pirelli has updated its website with tyre sales in different regions for the month of May and the first five months of 2012.
The company reports only percentage changes, not absolute numbers.
Pirelli said European truck tyre replacement sales fell by 30 percent in the first five months, but the May figure was a decrease of 28 percent compared with a year ago. OE figures were also in negative territory. The data shows a decrease of 8 percent in the first five months but a decline of 12 percent in May.
OE truck tyre sales in the NAFTA region slowed their recovery, increasing by 23 percent in the first five months, but growth fell to just 14 percent in the most recent month. On the replacement side, however the slowdown in sales eased, with a decline of 14 percent in the first five months but sales were down by only 7 percent in the month of May.
Data for the Mercosur region showed OE sales down by 25 percent in the first five months, with the May figures showing similar falls, with a 27 percent decline year-on-year. On the replacement side, sales fell. The decline was 12 percent in the first five months, but sales in May showed a 15 percent decline.
Asian data is not yet in, except for Japanese replacement sales, where the last five months showed a 11 percent decline. May data was also negative, falling by,12 percent.
In the car and light truck segment, European OE sales in the first five months were down by 7 percent, impacted by a decline of 13 percent in May. Replacement sales were down by 13 percent in the first five months and down by 10 percent in May.
North American (NAFTA) sales of car and light truck tyres were mixed. On the replacement side, sales in the first five months were down by 4 percent on last year, but up by 6 percent in May. OE figures remained positive, with sales in the first five months up by 22 percent and in May up by 28 percent.
In the Mercosur region, sales were less healthy. Replacement sales weakened, with the first five months up by 3 percent over 2011, but there was zero percent growth in the month of May. In OE, the first five months figure was down by 8 percent, but the most recent month showed an decrease of 10 percent.
Again, Asian data was limited. Japanese replacement sales, were down by 9 percent in the first five months and down by 20 percent in May.
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Data page (truck tyres) from Pirelli
Data page (car tyres) from Pirelli