Bridgestone to Raise Winter Tire Prices 6%

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) will raise the prices of its winter tires for passenger cars and vans by 6 percent beginning on September 1. A Bridgestone spokesperson cited higher prices for the natural rubber used to make the company’s tires, as well as synthetic rubber and other petrochemical ingredients. The spokesperson says that the decision to raise prices was taken only…

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