ADINE Announce 39.2% Truck Tyre Imports from Asia for Q1 of 2022

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The Asociación Nacional de Distribuidores e Importadores de Neumáticos (ADINE) (National Association of Tyre Distributors and Importers in Spain) has published their latest import figures for the Spanish market for Q1.

Truck Tyre Imports from Thailand Rocket

Starting with truck tyre imports, ADINE has reported that truck tyres saw a 39.2% increase for Q1 against last year with 159, 690 units imported with imports from Thailand seeing a 130% jump. Year-on-year import figures for the sector have also seen a 2.5% increase as well with tyres from Thailand once again seeing a monumental increase of 136.5%. Interestingly, truck tyres originating from Japan also experienced growth of 51.3%.

As for agricultural tyres, year-on-year imports registered 20.3% better-off than 2021 with 71% of the 13,850 tyres imported originating from India. This picture is reflected in the Q1 statistics with the segment showing growth of 15.6% as 62% of imports arrived from India.

Finally construction, mining and OTR tyres imported from Asia registered a minor 0.6% growth on 2021's Q1 with China and India responsible for 88% of the imports for this sector. The monthly figures for April reflect a similar situation with just a 1.3% increase on 2021 as China and India make up 95% of the total imports.

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Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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