China tire imports surge

ERJ staff report (TB)

Akron, Ohio – Bruce Davis of Tire Business reports that imports of car tires from China doubled in October and November 2012 vs. the same period in 2011, the first full months after the elevated U.S. import tariffs on such tires expired on Sept. 27.

Imports from China surged in October, to 3.56 million units from 1.74 million a year earlier, and November, to 3.19 million units from 1.64 million, according to data from Global Trade Information Services Inc. (GTIS), which generates trade…

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