For the truck tyre segment, the total 2016 sales were positive (+3%) for the fourth year in a row and sales were particularly good in the fourth quarter (+7%). The OE truck tyre market also grew, in line with sales of commercial vehicles (+11.7% for first 11 months).
For the truck tyre segment, the total 2015 sales were positive for the third year in a row and were particularly good for the OE market,following the performance of new commercial vehicle sales. Replacement truck tyres rose 4 percent, to 9.5 million from 9.2 million. OE truck tyre shipments increased 10 percent, to 3.5 million from 3.2 million.
Winter tyre requirements for heavy commercial vehicles in europe