Import tariffs rejig US tire-trade rankings

Akron, Ohio – Canada replaced China last year as the No. 1 trading partner of the US in tires. The value of China’s imports to the US – impacted primarily by the cut in consumer tire shipments because of the elevated import tariffs on passenger and light truck tires – tumbled nearly 43% to $1.52 billion (€1.41 billion).

US-tire-trade-imports2017The value of Canada’s imports fell as well, but by only 1.9%, to $1.59 billion, a volume that was…

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