France Tire Market

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France Tire Market - By Type (Passenger Car Tires, Light Commercial Vehicle Tires, Heavy Commercial Vehicle Tires, Off-the-Road Vehicle Tires, Two-Wheeler Tires, Others); By Sales Channel (Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Aftermarket); By Distribution channel (Online, Offline); By Construction (Radial, Bias), Trend Analysis, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2019–2029

  • Published Date: April 2023
  • Report ID: BWC23328
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 200

Report Overview

A growing demand for eco-friendly tires, an increase in the manufacturing and sale of low-rolling-resistance tires, as well as stringent government measures to implement rules to encourage the use of such tires to reduce carbon emissions are propelling the France Tire Market during the forecast period between 2023 and 2029.

France Tire Market – Industry Trends & Forecast Report, 2029

France tire market size was estimated at USD 10.24 million in 2022. During the forecast period between 2023 and 2029, France tire market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.17% reaching a value of USD 12.67 million by 2029. Major factors driving the growth of the France tire market are increased vehicle production and rising demand for replacement tires, the France tire industry is predicted to experience moderate expansion in the next years. With a sizeable portion of market income, the passenger car tire category is predicted to dominate the industry. Also, the industry is probably going to see a move towards environmentally friendly and sustainable tire options as well as the incorporation of innovative technologies like tire pressure monitoring systems. Also, it is expected that the rising popularity of e-commerce channels for tire sales would further accelerate market expansion.

France Tire Market - Overview

An automotive tire is a crucial component of every vehicle, providing traction and support for safe and efficient movement. It is a sophisticated device constructed of several materials and built to resist varying weather conditions and road surfaces. Advanced technology, such as specialized tread patterns and rubber compositions, are used in modern automotive tires to enhance fuel efficiency, reduce noise, and give better handling and braking. The vehicle tire market provides a diverse selection of alternatives to meet a variety of demands and preferences, ranging from racing slicks to rugged off-road tires. With continual advancements and improvements, the automotive tire remains an important and ever-changing component of the transportation business.

Growth Drivers

Increasing Demand for Replacement Tires

The increasing demand for replacement tires is one of the key growth drivers in the France tire industry. The country has a huge automobile market with a large number of registered vehicles, resulting in a high need for tires. As these cars' tires wear out over time, the demand for replacement tires expands. Also, the increased emphasis on road safety and legislation requiring regular tire changes fuel this expansion. The demand for specialized tires, such as winter and high-performance tires, is increasing, contributing to the rise of the France tire market.


Increasing Competition from Online Tire Retailers

The rising competition from online tire shops poses a substantial challenge to the French tire sector. The emergence of e-commerce platforms and online shops has changed the way people buy tires, providing them with greater convenience, a wider product selection, and competitive costs. This tendency has resulted in a shift away from traditional brick-and-mortar stores, which has harmed tire merchant sales in France. As online tire merchants expand in popularity, traditional stores may struggle to keep up, restricting their market development potential. To remain competitive, established retailers will need to adapt to changing market conditions by investing in their online presence and providing value-added services to their customers.

Impact of COVID-19 on France Tire Market

The Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted the French tire market. The government's lockdowns and restrictions reduced demand for passenger cars and commercial vehicle tires significantly in 2020. Thus, tire makers and dealers saw a fall in output and revenue. However, the market is projected to revive in the coming years as limitations are gradually lifted and economic activity resumes. The increased demand for premium tires and the increasing use of electric vehicles are predicted to boost the growth of the France tire industry in the post-COVID-19 future.

France Tire Market

Segmental Coverage

France Tire Market - By Type

On basis of type, France tire market is divided into Passenger car tires, Light commercial vehicle tires, Heavy commercial vehicle tires, Off-road tires, and Two-wheeler tires segments. The passenger car tires segment dominates the France tire market, and this trend is likely to continue during the forecast period. The passenger car segment dominates the France tire market due to a high demand for tires from individual car owners and households. This is because there are more passenger cars on the road than any other type of vehicle in France, leading to a larger market for replacement tires. Also, the increasing popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles is expected to boost demand for passenger car tires in the future.

France Tire Market – By Sales Channel

On basis of sales channels, France tire market is divided into Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Aftermarket segments. The aftermarket is the dominating sales channel segment in the France tire market, as aftermarket tires are sold through various channels such as independent tire dealers, specialty stores, online retailers, and hypermarkets, making them easily accessible to consumers. Also, the average lifespan of a tire is around 3-4 years, leading to frequent replacements and a continuous demand for replacement tires.

France Tire Market – By Distribution Channel

On basis of distribution channel, France tire market is divided into Online and Offline segments. Online segment is a higher contributor to the France tire market. Many tire manufacturers and retailers in France are increasingly leveraging digital channels to reach consumers. Online tire sales are expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, driven by the convenience and cost-effectiveness they offer.

France Tire Market – By Construction

On basis of construction, France tire market is divided into Radial and Bias segments. In France's tire market, radial tires have a dominant market share owing to their superior performance. They provide a smoother ride by absorbing shocks, collisions, and bumps, making them more comfortable. Also, the enhanced fuel economy of radial tires has led to increased customer preference. Their growing popularity is also attributed to their durability and ability to withstand heat, wear, and cutting.

Competitive Landscape

Major players in the France tire market include Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Hankook, Dunlop, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Yokohama, and Nokian Tires. The key strategies used by these market leaders are new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, and alliances. To grow their market share, these companies are also focusing on investing in innovations, collaborations, and expansions.

Recent Developments

  • Bridgestone Corporation, the world's largest tire and rubber company, introduced the next-generation fuel-efficient tire technology that offers superior fuel efficiency and high inflation pressure to mitigate the deformation of tires significantly. It also continues to support the weight of the vehicle using the reinforced sidewalls even when the tire is punctured, unlike conventional tires.

Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical Data – 2019–2022

Base Year – 2022

Estimated Year – 2023

Forecast Period – 2023–2029

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Million

Market Coverage


Product/ Service Segmentation

Type, Sales Channel Distribution Channel, Construction 

Key Players

Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Hankook, Dunlop, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Yokohama, Nokian Tires



By Type

  • Passenger car tires

  • Light commercial vehicle tires

  • Heavy commercial vehicle tires

  • Off-road tires

  • Two-wheeler tires

  • Others

By Sales Channel

  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)

  • Aftermarket

By Distribution channel

  • Online

  • Offline

By Construction

  • Radial

  • Bias

  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Market Segmentation
  2. Executive Summary
  3. France Tire Market Insights
    1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Growth Drivers
        1. Increasing demand for passenger and commercial vehicles
        2. Growing focus on safety and fuel efficiency of vehicles is expected to increase the demand for high-performance tires.
        3. Increasing government initiatives to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in France may drive the demand for EV tires.
      2. Restraints
        1. The high cost of advanced tires
        2. Fluctuating prices of raw materials
      3. Opportunities
        1. Growing demand for green tires that reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions
        2. The increasing popularity of online retailing
      4. Challenges
        1. The increasing competition from low-cost tire manufacturers from developing countries
        2. The need for regular maintenance and replacement
    3. Technology Advancements/Recent Developments
    4. Regulatory Framework
    5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      3. Threat of New Entrants
      4. Threat of Substitutes
      5. Intensity of Rivalry
  4. France Tire Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast, 2019–2029
      1. By Value (USD Million)
    2. Market Share & Forecast
      1. By Type
        1. Passenger car tires
        2. Light commercial vehicle tires
        3. Heavy commercial vehicle tires
        4. Off-road tires
        5. Two-wheeler tires
        6. Others
      2. By Sales Channel
        1. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
        2. Aftermarket
      3. By Distribution channel
        1. Online
        2. Offline
      4. By Construction
        1. Radial
        2. Bias
  5. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Offerings
    2. 3.       France Tire Company Market Share Analysis, 2022
    3. Competitive Benchmarking, By Operating Parameters
    4. Key Strategic Developments (Mergers, Acquisitions, Partnerships, etc.)
  6. Impact of Covid-19 on France Tire Market
  7. Company Profile (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Competitive Landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, Strategic Outlook, SWOT Analysis)
    1. Michelin
    2. Bridgestone
    3. Goodyear
    4. Continental
    5. Pirelli
    6. Hankook
    7. Dunlop
    8. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
    9. Yokohama
    10. Nokian Tyres
    11. Other Prominent Players
  8. Key Strategic Recommendations
  9. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
      1. Primary & Secondary Research
    2. Quantitative Research
    3.  Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
      1.  Secondary Research
      2.  Primary Research
    4.  Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
    5.  Assumptions & Limitations


*Financial information in case of non-listed companies can be provided as per availability.

**The segmentation and the companies are subject to modifications based on in-depth secondary research for the final deliverable.



List of Figures


Figure 1       France Tire Segmentation                  

Figure 2       France Tire Market Value Chain Analysis                          

Figure 3       Company Market Share Analysis, 2022                  

Figure 4       France Tire Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2029                         

Figure 5       France Tire Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2019–2029                   

Figure 6       France Tire Market Share, By Sales Channel, By Value, 2019–2029                         

Figure 7       France Tire Market Share, By Application, By Value, 2019–2029                   

Figure 8       France Tire Market Share, By Distribution channel, By Value, 2019–2029                         

Figure 9       France Tire Market Share, By Construction, By Value, 2019–2029       


List of Tables


Table 1        France Tire Market Size, By Value (USD Million), 2019–2029

Table 2        France Tire Market Share, By Type, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 3        France Tire Market Share, By Sales Channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 4        France Tire Market Share, By Application, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 5        France Tire Market Share, By Distribution channel, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 6        France Tire Market Share, By Construction, By Value, 2019–2029

Table 7        Michelin Company Overview     

Table 8        Michelin Financial Overview      

Table 9        Bridgestone Company Overview

Table 10      Bridgestone Financial Overview

Table 11      Goodyear Company Overview   

Table 12      Goodyear Financial Overview    

Table 13      Continental Company Overview

Table 14      Continental Financial Overview 

Table 15      Pirelli Company Overview

Table 16      Pirelli Financial Overview

Table 17      Hankook Company Overview    

Table 18      Hankook Financial Overview     

Table 19      Dunlop Company Overview       

Table 20      Dunlop Financial Overview        

Table 21      Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Company Overview

Table 22      Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Financial Overview

Table 23      Yokohama Company Overview  

Table 24      Yokohama Financial Overview   

Table 25      Nokian Tyres Company Overview       

Table 26      Nokian Tyres Financial Overview

Table 27      Other Prominent Players Company Overview

Table 28      Other Prominent Players Financial Overview 

Market Segmentation

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Ans: Major factors driving the growth of France Tire Market include growing demand for eco-friendly tires, an increase in the manufacturing and sale of low-rolling-resistance tires, as well as rising French government measures to implement rules to encourage the use of such tires to reduce carbon emissions.
Ans: France Tire Market size was estimated at USD 10.24 million in 2022.
Ans: The radial segment holds a higher market share in the France Tire Market by construction.
Ans: The passenger car tires segment accounts for the highest market share in the France Tire Market by type.
Ans: Key players in France Tire Market include Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Hankook, Dunlop, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Yokohama, and Nokian Tires.