While replacement light truck tire shipments are projected to drop 2% this year, LT original equipment shipments are expected to be way up -- 9.9%, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).
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.
Tracking high and ultra-high performance shipments is not as easy as it once was. Fifteen years ago, the definitions were clear: High performance referred to H-rated tires 70-series and under. UHP tires were anything V- and Z-rated. And UHP tires were a niche market, a sub-segment of the high performance category.
Although demand was good, domestic replacement passenger tire shipments dropped 1% last year compared to the year before, when a record 206.6 million tires were shipped. The final tally was 204.5 million tires.
There's good news and bad news when it comes to the latest 2015 tire shipment projections from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA.) Here's some good news: Replacement passenger tire shipments are expected to exceed what the RMA predicted a year ago.
U.S. tire shipments are projected to eclipse 312 million units in 2015, with medium and heavy truck tires leading the way for both the original equipment and replacement tire markets.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) expects total U.S. tire shipments to slightly exceed 311 million units in 2015. The RMA’s latest forecast represents a slight increase over 2014 total shipments.
Tire shipments are expected to increase more than 4% in 2013 to 297 million units, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). This represents an increase of 12 million units compared with 2012.
The final tire shipment number for 2012 is in, and it is the same as in 2011, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).
The days of the traditional "oil, lube and filter" are gone. There are a number of reasons for this.
The best word to describe overall tire shipments in the United States in 2013 compared to 2012 is "flat." So says the 2013 Modern Tire Dealer Facts Issue.
Growth in replacement tire shipments is expected to drop by approximately 2%, or nearly 4 million units, to 236 million total units in 2012, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA).
How did tire sales fare in North America in the first half of 2012? According to Groupe Michelin, the results were mixed.