WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 31, 2003)—Estimates for domestic tire production and shipments in 2002 are available for purchase from the Rubber Manufacturers Association.
The 2003 Preliminary Tire Industry Factbook uses 11 months of actual tire shipment data with estimates for December. The data is gathered by RMA members, which the association says cover about 90 percent of the tire manufacturing industry. Final figures will be available in late spring, in the association's 2003 Tire Industry Factbook.
The book costs $200, which includes the final factbook. For details, click on www.rma.org or call (202) 682-4865.