European tyre sales advance in 2003

By Patrick Raleigh, ERJ On-line news editor

Vitry-sur-Seine, France-The European market for new and replacement tyres grew in all segments during 2003, according to French industry group SNCP (Syndicat National du Caoutchouc et des Polymers).

Growth was strongest in the 4X4 vehicle tyre sector, where sales grew by 14.0 percent to 5.4 million, according to SNCP’s analysis of sales in the European Union, plus Switzerland and Norway.
European demand for passenger car tyres grew 4.7 percent to 152.4 milllion, while light truck sales rose 4 percent to…

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