WASHINGTON-Wholesale prices of most tire types changed little in February, compared with January levels, though prices of truck and bus tires slipped an average 0.3 percent. According to the Labor Department, prices of radial passenger tires were unchanged in the month and just 0.1 percent lower than in February 1993.
Within that category, prices of all-season models rose 0.3 percent for the month, but were 1 percent below the year-earlier level.
Prices of radial truck and bus tires were off 0.5 percent for the month, largely due to a 0.6-percent drop in light truck radials, and were 2.5 percent lower than a year ago. Prices of non-radials slid 0.3 percent for the month and 0.9 precent for the 12 months.
Prices of other tire types were unchanged for the month but up an average 4.1 percent over February 1993.
Tread rubber prices were unchanged for both the one- and 12-month periods.