Truck tire demand should rebound in 2013

ERJ Staff Report (LMH)

Tire Business staff report

Fullerton, California – Commercial tire demand in the US should increase slightly over 2012, according to Yokohama Tire Corp.’s director of commercial sales, as the industry achieves more supply-demand equilibrium to keep pace with a recovering economy.

Yokohama’s assessment of the market parallels that of the Rubber Manufacturers Association, which is forecasting aftermarket truck tire shipments this year will rise about 2 percent, to 16.3 million units, based on what the RMA termed a…

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