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Manufacturers Expect Fewer U.S. Tire Shipments in 2017

Posted on August 3, 2017

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is projecting that 2017 U.S. tire shipments will drop slightly to 318.1 million units compared to 318.4 million in 2016. 

The USTMA (formerly the Rubber Manufacturers Association) expects original equipment (OE) passenger tire shipments to decrease by 1.8 million units compared to 2016 while passenger replacement tire shipments are projected to increase by 1.8 million units.

Original equipment light truck and truck tire shipments are expected to increase while decreases are projected for replacement light truck and truck tire shipments.

USTMA Projected Tire Shipments

OE Tires 2016  Final 2017  Forecast %  Change Units +/-
Passenger 49.3 47.5 -3.6 -1.8
Light Truck 4.9 5.2 5.6 0.3
Truck 5.0 5.2 4.2 0.2
Replacement Tires  2016  Final  2017  Forecast  %  Change  Units +/-
Passenger  208.6  210.5   0.9  1.8
Light Truck  31.9  31.2  -2.0  -0.6
Truck  18.6  18.5  -0.5  -0.1
Total Shipments  318.4  318.1  -0.1  -0.2

Note: All shipments in millions. Figures may not add up due to rounding.

Related Topics: Rubber Manufacturers Association, tire shipments, U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

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