BEIJING—China exported 46.3 million units of new rubber tires in August, an increase of 8.2 percent from the same month a year ago, official state figures show.
The value climbed to $1.3 billion, an increase of 3.5 percent, according to China's General Administration of Customs. This contrasts with a 6.6 percent fall in July.
Weight of these exports also jumped 14.1 percent from August 2019, to 610,000 metric tons.
This is the first time in 2020 that these figures all registered a year-on-year increase, and the first time this year for export tonnage to show two-digit growth.
Over the first eight months of 2020, China's tire exports shrank 14.3 percent year on year, to 290 million units.
The seven-month export value contracted 18.8 percent to $8.2 billion; volumes in tonnage dipped 11.9 percent to 3.7 million tons.