GVR Report cover Automotive Tire Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Automotive Tire Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Radial and Bias), Application (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles and Two Wheelers) And Segment Forecasts To 2024

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-836-7
  • Number of Pages: 67
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global automotive tire market size was valued at USD 227.7 billion in 2015. Technological advancements across the industry are expected to spur the demand over the forecast period. Companies in the automotive tire space continuously focus on product differentiation by offering innovative technologies due to the competitive nature of the industry. The technology offers high levels of performance and durability, for example, the tread pattern self-regenerates as it is used, which means it can deliver a high level of grip even when worn.

Automotive Tire Market revenue by type

Increasing sales for passenger and commercial vehicles across the globe is anticipated to drive the consumption for tires over the future. According to the OICA, the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, over 90 million new passenger and commercial vehicles were manufactured in the year 2015, registering a cumulative growth of over 1.1% over the previous years’ production. In Europe, over 17 million motor vehicles were manufactured, which was around 19% of the overall global production, which has led to an increase in demand for automotive tires.

Tire manufacturers are increasingly interested in developing sustainable tires that are not only cost-effective and meet scrupulous performance standards. For example, Lehigh Technologies offer Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP), which are low-cost, sustainable, customizable and high-performing feedstock for manufacturing that has been used in over 300 million tires.

Increasing adoption of Low Rolling Resistance (LRR) and self-inflating technology by manufacturers owing to the increasing awareness regarding the fuel efficiency is projected to drive the demand. LRR tires reduce wasted energy and decline the required rolling effort. Increasing pressure to improve fuel mileage has forced all of the manufacturers to adopt these tires.

Automotive tire vendors that compete for original equipment fitments are improving Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and are trying to achieve the federally mandated target of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

Automotive Tire Market Trends

The market is driven by the increase in production and manufacturing of automobiles and the rise in demand for passenger cars globally. According to OICA, around 80 million new commercial and passenger vehicles were manufactured in 2021, with a CAGR of 3% over the previous year. An increase in the average lifespan of vehicles, coupled with the rising concerns related to safety and maintenance, is expected to propel the market. Strict regulations laid down by governments will further boost the demand for low rolling resistance tires.

Key market players are shifting towards automatic manufacturing of tires to increase efficiency and production to meet the growing demand. The use of alloys and carbon fiber in the production of tires, coupled with several developments in composite materials, is expected to positively impact the market during the projection period. The younger population’s preference for sustainable & eco-friendly tires along with cost reduction will catapult market growth.

The growing adoption of EVs with advancements in technology is expected to create several opportunities for market expansion. Existing players are investing heavily in research & development to develop lightweight tires specifically for electric vehicles. According to the IEA, by the end of 2021, the number of EVs globally was about 16.5 million, accounting for 10% of all cars sold worldwide. However, an increase in the remolding of tires and the volatile price of raw materials are expected to create challenges for the market.

Type Insights

Radial tire emerged as a dominant segment in 2015 and accounted for over 75% of the overall revenue in the same year. The radial tire is expected to dominate the market owing to several benefits such as lower fuel consumption, less ground compaction, and damage, greater productivity, reduction in replacement, and reduced machine maintenance costs.

A major shift to radialisation across the bus and the truck segment with global vendors focusing on capturing significant revenue share in the countries such as India is anticipated to spur the segment growth.

Application Insights

Passenger Cars (PC) segment dominated the industry with over 40% revenue share in 2015. Demand for passenger cars is mainly subjective to economic conditions dictated by fluctuation in exchange rates, GDP growth, inflation levels, and changes in government policies. In addition, volatile fuel prices and the transportation infrastructure also tend to influence demand for passenger cars. Worldwide demand for PC is expected to gain traction over the future, driven by the improving economic outlook in the U.S. and developing markets such as China and India.

Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment captures a significant share with over 20% revenue share in 2015. LCV has low maintenance cost, operating cost, and are more fuel efficient than the Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV).

The industry witnessed a slowdown in the heavy and medium commercial vehicle sales due to the economic slowdown. However, rural demand for the light commercial vehicle is rising across countries such as India, which is amongst the major automotive market in Asia.

Regional Insights

The Asia-Pacific automotive tire industry accounted for over 40% in 2015, growing at a CAGR of over 6% from 2016 to 2024. Emerging economies such as China and India are expected to drive the regional growth over the forecast period. Due to rapidly growing domestic consumption, evolving standards, cheap labor, and a large base of the population, these countries are anticipated to supplement future growth in the world economy. India is the fastest-growing country in the LCV and passenger car segment owing to the rising demand from the rural sector.

Automotive Tire Market Trends by Region

Europe is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5% from 2016 to 2024. Strong demand from the major markets of the European Union is anticipated to drive the new car sales in the region. In 2015, Renault SA, the French car manufacturer is one of the major brands across the sector. Sport-utility vehicles continue to drive sales higher in Europe.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The industry is characterized by product exhibitions and new launches, as the participants are trying to expand their customer base with rising investment in R&D operations. 

Recent Developments

  • In March 2022, Hankook Co, Ltd. announced that the company will be launching iON, specially designed for premium electric vehicles, to deliver high performance and optimize the efficiency of EVs. With the introduction of iON tires, the company is focusing on and considering the growing demand for EVs and the need for appropriate tires in terms of replacement

  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company acquired the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in June 2021. The merger combines two top tire companies with portfolios, value-added services, and capabilities to form a stronger global tire leader, headquartered in the United States. The resulting company is expected to offer more options across the value spectrum

  • In April 2021, The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., developed a technology to detect wear and tear conditions of tires. The feature enables a timely alert to the vehicle owner or fleet manager to replace damaged tires, allowing for more efficient tire maintenance, which provides safety while also increasing tires' service life and lowering costs and environmental effects 

Some of the prominent players in the automotive tire market include:

  • Continental Group

  • Cooper & Rubber Company

  • Hankook Co. Ltd.,

  • Goodyear & Rubber Company

  • Michelin Group,

  • Pirelli

  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd.,

  • The Bridgestone Group,

  • Toyo & Rubber Co Ltd.

  • Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

Automotive Tire Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Revenue forecast in 2024

USD 374.22 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR 6.6% from 2016 to 2024

Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2013 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2024

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2016 to 2024

Segments covered

Application, end-use, and region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Key companies profiled

Continental Group, Cooper & Rubber Company, Hankook Co. Ltd., Goodyear & Rubber Company, Michelin Group, Pirelli, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., The Bridgestone Group, Toyo & Rubber Co. Ltd. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.

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Global Automotive Tire Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2024. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Automotive Tire market on the basis of application, end-use, and region.

Global Automotive Tire Market Segmentation

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2024)

    • Passenger cars

    • LCV

    • HCV

    • Two-wheelers

  • Tire Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2014 - 2024)

    • Radial

    • Bias

  • Tire Regional Outlook (USD Billion, 2014 - 2024)

    • North America

    • Europe

    • Asia Pacific

    • Latin America

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