BRV: German replacement tire sales ‘stabilise at high level’

Bonn, Germany – Sale of replacement tires in Germany grew by just 0.5% in 2017 to reach around 55.1 million tires, the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trades Association has reported.

The consumer tires segment – car/off-road and light truck tires – represented around 92% of the market, followed by HGV tires at around 5.0%, and motorcycle tires at 2.4%.

Farm and earthmover tires accounted for the rest were around just 0.4% of sales, added the 29 May statement from the trade association.

“Tire sales from retail to…

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