Robust demand for UHP tires in North America

Akron, Ohio — The North American market for ultra-high-performance (UHP) tires remains is continuing to perform robustly, official figures show.

Data from the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) and the US Department of Commerce show strong growth for HP tires in both OE and replacement markets.

H-rated tires, approved for speeds of up to 130 mph, nearly tripled in OE demand between 2010 and 2017 to 16 million units from 5.9 million.

Demand for V-rated tires, approved for speeds of up to 149 mph, also showed strong OE…

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