BEIJING—China's major tire makers recorded 394 million units of automotive tire production over the first 11 months of 2020, up 1 percent from the same period in 2019.
It was the first time in 2020 that the year-to-month production showed growth from a year ago, the China Rubber Industry Association's tire branch said.
China has been registering double-digit growth in its monthly tire production figures throughout the second half of 2020.
The 11-month total production included 97 million unit truck and bus tires, up 3 percent year on year, and 273 million unit passenger car tires, down 0.2 percent year on year.
The growth was mostly driven by original equipment tires for trucks, the tire branch said.