Japan tire market is projected to cross $ 35 billion by 2025, on the back of increasing production of vehicles and expanding automobile fleet size in the country. Moreover, rising R&D investments in automobile industry and increasing purchasing power of people is positively influencing Japan tire market. Additionally, surging penetration of energy efficient vehicles is further likely to aid the growth of Japan tire market in the coming years.

Japan is the world's third largest developed economy. The country is home to major tire manufacturing companies – Bridgestone Corporation, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Toyo Tire & Rubber Company and Yokohama Rubber Company. Moreover, with presence of over sixteen automobile majors, including Toyota, Honda, Daihatsu, Nissan, Suzuki, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Isuzu, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Mitsuoka, Japan is one of the major automobile hubs in the world.

The Japan tire market is segmented based on vehicle type, tire type, demand category, and by region. Based on tire type, the market can be bifurcated into radial and bias, of which, the radial tire segment is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. Based on vehicle type, the market can be fragmented into passenger car, light commercial vehicles, medium & heavy commercial vehicles, two-wheeler and off the road vehicles. The passenger car segment dominated the Japan tire market on account of large fleet and increasing vehicle production and sales of passenger cars. Major player operating in Japan tire market include Bridgestone, Yokohama, Sumitomo, Toyo, and various Chinese tire brands.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2015-2018

Base Year: 2019

Estimated Year: 2020

Forecast Period: 2021-2025

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the size of tire market in Japan.
  • To classify and forecast Japan tire market based on vehicle type, tire type, demand category type and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Japan tire market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Japan tire market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis of Japan tire market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Japan tire market.


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To perform the study, TechSci Research conducted primary as well as exhaustive secondary research. Initially, TechSci Research prepared an exhaustive list of tire players operating in the country. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys, which included primary calls, email responses, etc., with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also asked about their major competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include manufacturers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed product offerings, distribution channels, and regional presence of all major tire suppliers across Japan.

TechSci Research calculated Japan Tire market size by using a bottom-up approach, where data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.


Key Target Audience:

  • Tire manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to tire market
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as manufacturers, suppliers and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Tire market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below: 

  • Market, by Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
  • LCV
  • M&HCV
  • Two-Wheeler
  • OTR 
  • Market, by Tire Type:
  • Radial
  • Bias
  • Market, by Demand Category:
  • OEM
  • Replacement
  • Market, by Region:
    • Kanto
  • Chubu
  • Kansai

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Japan tire market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

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1.     Product Overview

2.     Research Methodology

3.     Executive Summary

4.     Voice of Customer

5.     Japan Tire Market Outlook

5.1.   Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1. By Value

5.1.2. By Volume

5.2.   Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1. By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle, Two-Wheeler, & Off-The-Road)

5.2.2. By Tire Type Radial Vs Bias

5.2.3. By Demand Category (OEM and Replacement)

5.2.4. By Company

5.2.5. By Region

5.3.   Market Attractiveness Index

6.     Japan Passenger Car Tire Market Outlook

6.1.   Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1. By Value

6.1.2. By Volume           

6.2.   Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1. By Vehicle Type (Hatchback, Sedan, SUV)

6.2.2. By Tire Type Radial Vs Bias

6.2.3. By Demand Category (OEM and Replacement)

7.     Japan Light Commercial Vehicle Market Outlook

7.1.   Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1. By Value

7.1.2. By Volume           

7.2.   Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1. By Vehicle Type (Pickup Truck, Ven & Light Truck)

7.2.2. By Tire Type Radial Vs Bias

7.2.3. By Demand Category (OEM and Replacement)

7.3.   Pricing Analysis

8.     Japan Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market Outlook

8.1.   Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1. By Value

8.1.2. By Volume           

8.2.   Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1. By Vehicle Type (Trucks & Buses)

8.2.2. By Tire Type Radial Vs Bias

8.2.3. By Demand Category (OEM and Replacement)

8.3.   Pricing Analysis

9.     Japan Two-Wheeler Market Outlook

9.1.   Market Size & Forecast

9.1.1. By Value

9.1.2. By Volume           

9.2.   Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1. By Vehicle Type (Motorcycles, Scooters & Mopeds)

9.2.2. By Tire Type Radial Vs Bias

9.2.3. By Demand Category (OEM and Replacement)

9.3.   Pricing Analysis

10.  Japan OTR Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.   By Value

10.1.2.   By Volume       

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.   By Vehicle Type (Industrial & Mining, Agriculture, Others)

10.2.2.   By Tire Type Radial Vs Bias

10.2.3.   By Demand Category (OEM and Replacement)

10.3.              Pricing Analysis

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.  Drivers

11.2.  Challenges

12.  Market Trends & Developments

13.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

14.  Competitive Landscape    

14.1.  Bridgestone

14.2.  Yokohama

14.3.  Sumitomo Tires

14.4.  Toyo Tires

14.5.  Michelin

14.6.  Goodyear

14.7.  Pirelli

14.8.  Hankook

14.9.  Firestone

14.10. Kumho Tire

15.  Strategic Recommendations

(Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements)

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  • Figure 1: Japan Tire Market Size, By Value (USD Million), By Volume (Unit), 2015-2025F
    Figure 2: Japan Tire Market Share, By Vehicle Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 3: Japan Tire Market Share, By Tire Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 4: Japan Tire Market Share, By Demand Category Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 5: Japan Tire Market Share, By Company, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 6: Japan Tire Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 7: Japan Passenger car Market Size, By Value (USD Million), By Volume (Unit), 2015-2025F
    Figure 8: Japan Passenger car Market Share, By Vehicle Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 9: Japan Passenger car Market Share, By Tire Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 10: Japan Passenger car Market Share, By Demand Category Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 11: Japan LCV Market Size, By Value (USD Million), By Volume (Unit), 2015-2025F
    Figure 12: Japan LCV Market Share, By Vehicle Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 13: Japan LCV Vehicle Market Share, By Tire Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 14: Japan LCV Vehicle Market Share, By Demand Category Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 15: Japan M&HCV Market Size, By Value (USD Million), By Volume (Units), 2015-2025F
    Figure 16: Japan M&HCV Market Share, By Vehicle Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 17: Japan M&HCV Market Share, By Tire Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 18: Japan M&HCV Market Share, By Demand Category Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 19: Japan Two-Wheeler Market Size, By Value (USD Million), By Volume (Unit), 2015-2025F
    Figure 20: Japan Two-Wheeler Market Share, By Vehicle Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 21: Japan Two-Wheeler Market Share, By Tire Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 22: Japan Two-Wheeler Market Share, By Demand Category Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 23: Japan OTR Market Size, By Value (USD Million), By Volume (Unit), 2015-2025
    Figure 24: Japan OTR Market Share, By Vehicle Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 25: Japan OTR Market Share, By Tire Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F
    Figure 26: Japan OTR Market Share, By Demand Category Type, By Volume, 2015 & 2025F