ERJ staff report (DS)
Milan, Italy -- Pirelli has updated its website with tyre sales in different regions for the month of June and the first six months of 2012.
The company reports only percentage changes, not absolute numbers.
Pirelli said European truck tyre replacement sales fell by 28 percent in the first six months, but the June figure was a decrease of 22 percent compared with a year ago. Cumulative OE figures also showed negative growth, though the most recent month had some better news. The data shows a decrease of 6 percent in the first six months but growth of 2 percent in June.
OE truck tyre sales in the NAFTA region slowed their recovery, increasing by 20 percent in the first six months, but growth fell to just 8 percent in the most recent month. On the replacement side, however the slowdown in sales continued, with an decline of 14 percent in the first six months matched by a decline of 14 percent in the month of June.
Data for the Mercosur region showed OE sales down by 29 percent in the first six months, with the June figures showing a massive reversal to a huge 41 percent decline year-on-year. On the replacement side, sales fell. The decline was 10 percent in the first six months, but sales in June showed a 2 percent decline.
Asian data is not yet in, except for Japanese replacement sales, where the last six months showed a 12 percent decline,while June data reversed last month's positive trend, with a decline of 18 percent year-on-year.
In the car and light truck segment, European OE sales in the first six months were down by 7 percent, matchd by a decline of 7 percent in June. Replacement sales were down by 13 percent in the first six months and down by 9 percent in June.
North American (NAFTA) sales of car and light truck tyres were mixed. On the replacement side, sales in the first six months were down by 4 percent on last year, and down by 5 percent in June. OE figures remained positive, with sales in the first six months up by 22 percent and in June up by 18 percent.
In the Mercosur region, sales were less healthy. Replacement sales weakened further, with the first six months up by 2 percent over 2011, but reversed to show a decline of 3 percent in the month of June. In OE, the first six months figure was down by 8 percent, with the most recent month showing a similar decline of 8 percent.
Again, Asian data was limited. Japanese replacement sales, were down by 8 percent in the first six months and down by 7 percent in June.
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Data page from Pirelli