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Cover Story - May 2016

Tariffs on Passenger Tires Lead to Lower Prices for Special Trailer Tires

By: Ann Neal

Prices of special trailer (ST) tires are down by as much as 30% versus last year, an indirect outcome of U.S. tariffs on passenger tires from China.

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Despite a Slight Decrease, Demand Shows Signs of Continued Growth

According to the results of our latest survey, demand for replacement tires decreased slightly in March. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 0.1% fewer tires in March on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.9% increase in January and February.

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