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Goodyear's good year

1st January 1983
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GOODYEAR Tyre and Rubb enjoyed the leading share of t world tyre sales in 1981 accor ing to US industry leading an lysts, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fe ner and Smith.

Based on company annual r ports and the analysts own es mates, Goodyear held a 21 p cent share of the business ar Michelin held second place wi 18.8 per cent. Firestone we third with 10.4 per cent whi Bridgestone's 8.4 per cent ga) them fourth place. Together, tt four companies accounted f4 almost two thirds of worldwic tyre sales in 1981.

Merrill Lynch analysts expe Bridgestone to gain the numbi three position by 1985 becauE of Firestone's continued redui tion in its type interests.

Other worldwide tyre salt percentages showed Pirelli wit 5.3, B.F. Goodrich 4.3, Confiner tal 3.5, Uniroyal 3.4 and Genen at 3.3 per cent.


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