* Shares of tyre makers including Apollo Tyres gained
tracking a fall in the price of key raw material rubber, which
constitutes nearly 40 percent of the tyre production cost.
* Rubber futures have fallen 6.4 percent in previous
five trading sessions.
* Apollo Tyres is up 2.13 percent, Ceat Tyres gains 2.4 percent,
MRF adds 4 percent, while JK Tyres & Industries
rises 2.8 percent.
* Rubber's peak production season has started in December and
will continue till February. Carry forward stock of imports with
tyre companies have risen after a drop in vehicle sales.