U.S. tire shipments up in 02, seen rising further


NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. tire shipments in 2002 are expected to rise due to the high rate of light vehicle production, a rebound in the commercial trucking sector and prospects for modest growth in the U.S. economy, the U.S. Rubber Manufacturers Association said on Wednesday. RMA said in a report that incentives offered by car companies has resulted in a surge of tire shipments for new vehicle owners by 7.3 percent to 58.5 million units in 2002. Many car companies, in a bid to ...

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