ETRMA: Replacement tire sales stable in 2018

Brussels – European replacement tire sales in 2018 remained stable, helped by a fourth quarter recovery, according to figures released by the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA).

The replacement market for consumer tires witnessed 1% year-on-year growth last year, driven by “a strong increase” in demand  for all-season tires.

The original equipment (OE) market for consumer tires, meanwhile, posted a 4% decline, the ETRMA figures also show.

Overall, consumer tire sales from ETRMA members remained “generally stable, said the association’s 24 Jan review.

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