Consumer aftermarket shipments on par with 2014

WASHINGTON (Aug. 10, 2015) — U.S. demand for replacement car and light truck tires this year will be essentially unchanged from 2014, the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) said in its latest U.S. shipments forecast. Replacement passenger tire shipments are expected to be up 0.1 percent this year to 206.8 million units, while aftermarket light truck tire shipments will be off 0.2 percent to 28.6 million units, the RMA said.

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