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What you need to know for 2015

Yes, the United States Department of Commerce’s preliminary decision on Chinese tire tariffs drove the market in 2014, and the forthcoming final decision will affect the market again in 2015. But there’s more to tires than tariffs, and Modern Tire Dealer turned to industry analyst Nick Mitchell to review the last 12 months, and to talk about what’s ahead.

Replacement truck tires = double-digit demand

Last year was a good one for both truck tire sales and truck tire retreading, at least in terms of units. Truck tire shipments, in particular, experienced double-digit growth in 2014 vs. 2013.