Correction: Michelin sales story

PARIS – In a story April 22 about Michelin, The Associated Press misstated the dollar equivalent of Michelin’s first quarter sales. It was $6.36 billion, not $3.36 billion.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Michelin sales slump in 1st quarter

Tire maker Michelin says sales slump 8.1 per cent in 1st quarter

French tire-maker Michelin says its sales slumped 8.1 per cent in the first quarter on weak car markets in Europe and North America.

Michelin says it made revenue of €4.88 billion ($6.36 billion) in the January-March period, down from €5.3 billion in the same period a year earlier.

In a statement Monday, the Clermont-Ferrand, France-based tire maker said the sales slump was in-line with its February forecast of achieving flat sales volume over the full year. Growth in emerging markets, like China and South America, will offset morose markets in North America and Europe, Michelin said.