ERJ staff report (DS)
Milan, Italy -- Pirelli has updated its website with tyre sales in different regions for the month of September and the first nine months of 2012.
The company reports only percentage changes, not absolute numbers.
Pirelli said European truck tyre replacement sales fell by 22 percent in the first nine months, but the September figure was a decrease of 6 percent compared with a year ago. Cumulative OE figures also showed negative growth of 7 percent, while sales were down 14 percent in September.
OE truck tyre sales in the NAFTA region further slowed their recovery, increasing by 12 percent in the first nine months, with a decline of 15 percent in September. On the replacement side, the slowdown in sales continued, with a decline of 13 percent in the first nine months exacerbated by a decline of 19 percent in the month of September.
Data for the Mercosur region showed OE sales down by 28 percent in the first nine months, with the September figures showing a 26-percent decline year-on-year. On the replacement side, sales fell 7 percent in the first nine months, though September sales showed asmaller decrease of just 1 percent.
Asian data is not yet in, except for Japanese replacement sales, where the sales continue to slide. The last nine months showed an 19-percent decline, while September data showed a drop of 18 percent year-on-year.
In the car and light truck segment, European OE sales in the first nine months were down by 8 percent, with a decline of 15 percent in September. Replacement sales were down by 12 percent in the first nine months and down by 12 percent in September.
North American (NAFTA) sales of car and light truck tyres were mixed. On the replacement side, sales in the first nine months were down by 5 percent in last year, and down by 17 percent in September. OE figures remained positive, with sales in the first nine months up by 20 percent and in September up by 5 percent.
In the Mercosur region, replacement sales in the year-to-date, were level with the same period in 2011, but with a decline of 1 percent in the month of September. In OE, the first nine months figure was down by 4 percent, although September showed an increase, up 5 percent.
Again, Asian data was limited. Japanese replacement sales, were down by 5 percent in the year-to-date,and down by 3 percent in September.
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Data page from Pirelli