More than 2.5 million American tire sales were reported last month, up 2% from a year ago, according to an industry survey.
That is a 10% jump over the year before, when the same number of sales were found.
The report comes as the Federal Trade Commission is looking into the tire industry’s handling of its tax bill.
The agency is also reviewing whether it has adequate enforcement mechanisms to protect consumers from unfair business practices.
The data released Tuesday comes as President Donald Trump and lawmakers have begun to negotiate a tax overhaul that would cut the corporate rate to 20%, the lowest in the world.
The bill would also eliminate a number of popular deductions that benefit manufacturers and consumers.
But a key component of the legislation, which the White House says would create hundreds of thousands of jobs, has yet to be finalized.
The U.S. Tax Foundation estimated last month that eliminating the tax breaks for manufacturing and sales would cost the economy nearly $100 billion over the next decade.
That’s about 1% of the economy.