Where are tyres made?
Approximately 50 million new tyres are supplied in the UK every year for use on cars, vans, trucks and buses (on new vehicles and as replacement tyres).
48% of these come from Europe, 40% from China and 12% from Asia excluding China. (Source HMRC trade statistics).
Tyre manufacture is a global business: there are over 160 tyre manufacturers located in over 45 countries worldwide. Tyres are made to international standards and are freely traded across the world. Over 200 brands of tyre are offered for sale in the UK.
Top 20 tyre manufacturers in the world by tyre sales turnover
Source: Tyrepress 2018 data