Slower Growth Predicted for OE Truck Tires in 2013
December 19, 2012
reaching approximately 5.2 million units, RMA says.
However, a sluggish forecast for the 2013 Industrial Production Index should limit growth in 2013 commercial OE shipments to approximately 2%, or nearly 5.3 million total units.
For replacement tires, this market is forecast to decline by approximately 5%, or 900,000 units, to 15.7 million units in 2012, as fleets opt for new equipment and the economy remains sluggish.
However, 2013 shipments are expected to increase nearly 4%, or approximately 600,000 units.
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