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Anti-dumping concerns spur car rims makers to diversify

 

Makers are diversifying selections in line with efforts to expand their customer base.

 

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  • Market expansion: China suppliers are exploring Russia, South America, South Korea and Japan for growth opportunities amid anti-dumping issues in the EU and the US, two major export destinations. In the former, a five-year tariff of 22 percent on aluminum road wheels took effect in November 2011. The US, on the other hand, announced its preliminary determination to implement antidumping duties on steel wheels between 18 and 24.5in in diameter.
  • Offshore factories: Some large companies have transferred part of their production to Vietnam, Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia to avoid anti-dumping duties.
  • Lighter models Aluminum alloy rim suppliers are adopting aluminum-magnesium compounds and employing forging to reduce the weight of designs. For steel versions, makers are using lighter grades and incorporating large air vents to cut weight by 20 percent while enhancing strength by 25 percent.
  • Price forecast: Quotes increased 5 to 10 percent in 2H11 due to higher raw material costs and the yuan’s appreciation. In the months ahead, prices are expected to remain stable.


Car rims

 


 Steel car rim

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Changzhou Chungang Machinery Co. Ltd
Model: 8x7
Description: Steel car rim; 8x7in; four bolt holes

 Aluminum alloy wheel rim

China Zhonglv Alloy Wheel Co. Ltd
Model: GTC
Description: Aluminum alloy wheel rim; machined black or silver finish; 15x8in

 Steel car rim

Excellent Auto Parts Ltd
Model: Passenger Car Wheel
Description: Steel car rim; various sizes

 Steel car rim

Qingdao Grand Opulence International Trade Co. Ltd
Model: 16x6.5
Description: Steel car rim; 16x6.5in; 39mm offset; 114.3mm PCD; black

 Steel car rim

Shandong Xingmin Wheel Co. Ltd
Model: 22.5x9.00
Description: Steel car rim; 22.5x9in; 10 bolt holes; 335mm PCD; 165mm offset; for luxury vehicles

 Aluminum alloy car rim

Wuxi Chenhwat Almatech Co. Ltd
Model: Ballistic 811
Description: Aluminum alloy car rim; 17x9in, 18x9in or 20x9in


Note: This article "Anti-dumping concerns spur car rims makers to diversify" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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