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Transport written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Mr Paul Marsden Mr Paul Marsden Shadow Minister, Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many tyres have been purchased in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) size and (b) type.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The most recent information the Department for Transport has on the numbers of new tyres purchased as replacements in the United Kingdom for the years indicated is shown in the table. The data is grouped by vehicle type or use rather than by tyre size and tyre type due to the large number of sizes available in the marketplace currently. Data for 2003 is not yet available. Further information may be available from the trade associations: The British Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association and the Imported Tyre Manufacturers Association.

Number of replacement tyres purchased in the United Kingdom
Car tyres Utility vehicles and off road 4x4 Heavy vehicle tyres Tyres for other vehicles
1998 20,202,648 899,279 3,013,782 772,071
1999 19,593,786 1,026,430 2,712,016 820,698
2000 18,804,523 917,094 2,659,233 845,153
2001 20,663,690 946,271 3,260,337 187,174
2002 20,874,277 1,014,894 3,595,930 192,937

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