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Canadian Light-Vehicle Replacement Tire Shipments Flat In 2011

Light-vehicle replacement tire shipments in Canada last year came in at 18.6 million units, essentially the same as in 2010, according to the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC). A closer look shows that tire shipments for cars shrunk in 2011 by roughly 3 percent, with these units shifting to the light truck and SUV market. The commercial truck replacement market rose 9.4 percent in 2011.