US tire shipments flag amid weak economy - report


NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Consumer and commercial tire shipments will grow less than 1 percent in 2002 due to a slower-than-expected rebound in the U.S. economy, the Rubber Manufacturers Association said on Wednesday. Combined shipments of original-equipment tires and replacement tires for autos and trucks are expected to rise by only 2.7 million units this year, from the estimated 300 million shipped in 2001, according to a report by trade group's Tire Market Analysis Committee. But ...

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