Taking a tumble

December 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;12/15/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. tire industry will end up shipping 20 million fewer units this year than in 2007 according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). The drop in shipments, to about 290 million units, represents a decline of more than 6 percent from the 2007 total and is the lowest total since 1997. Original equipment passenger tire shipments are expected to fall more than 14 percent to about 39 million units.


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