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MTD examines HP/UHP shipments, market share

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High performance tire shipments grew 6.4% last year, from 27.8 million units to 29.6 million units. Growth in ultra-high performance tire shipments was even more dramatic.

UHP tire shipments increased 14% in 2009, increasing from 19.8 million units to 22.6 million units. In the last five years, domestic UHP shipments have grown some 75%, according to MTD research.

For more about the growth of the HP and UHP segments, plus a brand-by-brand market share breakdown for each segment, see the February issue of MTD, available now!

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