Quarterly tire production increases by 10% per year
TEHRAN – The number of tires produced in Iran increased by 10 percent in the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-June 21), compared to the same period last year.
More than 11.137 million tires weighing 70,447 tons were produced in the three months of this year, which also indicates a 6% growth in terms of weight.
According to statistics, in the first three months of this year the strongest growth is due to the production of bicycle tires, which increased by 58% in number and 41% in weight compared to the same period the last year.
During this period, more than 2,062 bicycle tires weighing 4,241 tonnes were produced in the country.
Meanwhile, more than 5.895 million of all types of cars (light and heavy) equivalent to 63,848 tons were produced in the first three months of this year in the country, which in terms of numbers a growth of one for one hundred and in terms of weight one an increase of two percent is observed.
Of the amount mentioned, more than 5.107 million were passenger car tires, with a growth of 1% in terms of weight.
Some 6,848 tonnes of light truck tires were produced, indicating a growth of 25%.
In addition, 13,470 tonnes of truck and bus tires were produced, an increase of 13%.
Production of tires for light agricultural vehicles fell 26% to 802 tonnes, while that of heavy-duty vehicles increased 1% to 4,714 tonnes.
At the same time, 1,124 tonnes of tires for road construction and industrial vehicles were produced, a decrease of 26% compared to the first three months of last year.
With the aim of canceling US sanctions, Iran is determined to strengthen its domestic production to achieve self-sufficiency.
The choice of the motto “Pickup in Production” for the Iranian calendar year 1398 (March 2019-March 2020) and the slogan “Surge in Production” for the year 1399 (March 2020-March 2021) indicate the determination of the Republic Islamic to achieve this goal.
To this end, Iranian ministries, besides the private sector, presented their programs for increasing production over the past year and seriously pursued the set targets.
It is clear that among the different ministries, the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade was one with somewhat greater responsibility to materialize the motto of the year.
The ministry succeeded in discharging its duty as the production of some major industrial products had been significantly increased the previous year.
One of the sectors that recorded exceptional growth in production was the tire production industry.
The country’s tire industry, despite continued sanctions and coronavirus pandemic conditions, as well as some national restrictions, has enjoyed a booming and successful year overall; a year which was accompanied by record production and entry into new fields.
In this regard, production records in the production of various types of tires were recorded, and for the first time the annual output exceeded 24 million tires.
In addition to the successes achieved in terms of production volume, tire manufacturers have entered new fields including the production of wide-base tires and tires for SUVs.
Wide tires, which are a new generation of heavy-duty tires, were first produced in West Asia by Iranian producers.
In recent years, with the significant investments of domestic companies and more emphasis on research and development (R&D), the production of this type of tires with a high quality standard has been the order of the day, so that in the past, Iran had to rely on foreign aid to change the generation of tires.
Mostafa Tanha, spokesperson for Iranian Tire Syndicate, recently said: “The investments made by companies in recent years in research and development (R&D) and equipment and machinery are now focused on their fruits and we are witnessing the prosperity of companies.
Now, as the approach of strengthening domestic production also continues in the current Iranian calendar year, which is named “Production: Supporting and Removing Barriers”, the tire production industry is part of the sectors targeted for the materialization of this currency.
Iran accounts for 41% of tire production in West Asia, according to Mohsen Safdari, deputy director of the non-metallic industries office at Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade.
The development of the country’s tire production industry is not only aimed at materializing self-sufficiency, but also boosting non-oil exports and securing a larger share of Iran’s regional market.