BEIJING—China saw tire exports increase in September, marking the second straight month of growth and reversing the negative trend established over the first half of the year.
The value of exports in September increased 6.9 percent to $935 million, China's General Administration of Customs said. Expressed in metric tons, exports jumped 16.6 percent from a year ago, to 630,000 tons.
The increases in September follow gains in August of 8.2 percent in unit count, 3.5 percent in value, and 14.1 percent in tonnage.
The Chinese agency did not provide details of exports by tire type or destination.
Over the first nine months of 2020, China's tire exports contracted by 11 percent compared with the same period in 2019, to 338 million units. The nine-month export value decreased by 13.7 percent to $6.7 billion; volumes in tonnage dipped 8.7 percent to 4.3 million tons.
Overall Chinese tire industry shipments rose 15.9 percent in September to 47.9 million units during the month.