Recently, the European Commission announced that it intends to accept the application of domestic tire manufacturers, launched a anti-dumping investigation on China's passenger car tire products.
Aeolus Tyre, Qingdao fortune, etc. Chinese Zhongce rubber tyre manufacturer, were named in the application.
European manufacturers are agitating for
It is said that the anti-dumping activities on China's tyres were mainly instigated by the European retreading tire Association, and some major European manufacturers were also actively involved.
An insider told the world tire network that the Chinese tire, although there is no follow-up renovation services, but win at a low price, you can use a "throw" one, can save a lot of costs, time consumption.
According to analysis, this advantage has indirectly threatened the market share of large European tire enterprises.
European Union statistics bureau data show that in 2015, the number of European imports of tires from China grew by 11%, reaching 3 million 838 thousand; in 2016 continued to grow by 15%, to 4 million 423 thousand.
The total volume of European truck tyres increased by 3.7% in 2015, compared with an increase of 9 million 522 thousand in, compared with an increase of 1.1% in 2016.
The rapid rise in the market share and the low price of the product, for the European tire manufacturer of Chinese tire exceptionally jealous".
Price increases are worse
"At present, China's tire exports to Europe situation is very grim." A tire foreign trade veteran told the tire world network definitely.
According to the world tire network, China's tire prices were about 20% lower than those of Eastern europe. As raw material prices continue to rise, the price gap between the two has fallen sharply to 5% - 6% in the near future.
5% of the price difference means that the low price of Chinese tires, now there is no advantage at all.
Eastern Europe is close to European market, fast transportation. In this case, European customers will naturally choose locally produced products.
In addition, if the European Union Opens anti-dumping to China formally, the tire export enterprise will face the heavy high duty pressure, can only reduce the loss through the promotion price.
A tire company reluctantly said that after the price of their tires, the price is still slightly lower than the European tires. But compared to the previous high margin, European customers have been unable to interest, and export profits are pitifully low.