RMA announces year 2000 tire shipment figures

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has released its year 2000 tire shipments numbers.

"Tire manufacturing can be considered a reasonable barometer of overall economic conditions," says RMA President and CEO Donald Shea.

Passenger tires:

198.9 million units (replacement);

60 million units (OE)

Light truck tires:

34.3 million units (replacement);

7.3 million units (OE)

Medium truck tires:

15 million units (replacement);

5.6 million units (OE)

The RMA predicts auto and truck tire shipments will increase over the next five years, breaking the 350 million unit mark in 2006.

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