BEIJING—China's new rubber tire exports regained momentum in August following a decline earlier in July.
The country exported 53 million tires in August 2021, up 14 percent on the same month a year ago, according to official state figures.
Total weight of tire exports in August 2021 reached 630,000 metric tons, up 4 percent on the previous year, China's General Administration of Customs said.
The value of exports in August increased by 17 percent year on year, to $1.5 billion.
Over the first eight months of 2021, China exported 386 million units tires, showing a 33 percent rise from a year ago.
Export value jumped 31 percent from the same period in 2020, to $10.7 billion. Volumes in tonnage rose by 23 percent to 4.5 million tons.
China's tire production in August, however, shrank by 2 percent from a year ago to 74 million units, according to China's National Bureau of Statistics.
Production over the first eight months amounted to 596 million units, up 22 percent from the same period in 2020.