UK replacement tyre market unchanged – Conti

By David Shaw, ERJ staff

The market for replacement tyres in the UK is likely to be unchanged from last year, according to data from Continental. Guy Frobisher, sales director for the company told journalists that Conti expects the total replacement market in the UK to be 30.5 million units in 2008, just half a percentage point above the 2007 figure. 

He said that the strength of the Euro against Sterling had strongly discouraged grey imports from other EU countries, and this had artificially increased the numbers…

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