Strong Indicators Continue for Truck Tire Market

Sept. 14, 2022

The latest market data compiled by Michelin Group shows that the truck tire segment is as strong as ever and so far the replacement market is keeping pace with the significant growth recorded a year ago.

Through the end of July, Michelin’s market estimates show the replacement market in North and Central America is flat compared to the same time a year ago. But that’s also as demand for OE truck tires has been rebounding steadily. In July 2022, OE demand was up 7%, Michelin says.

For the three prior months, Michelin says OE demand was up double digits: up 21% in April; up 16% in May, and up 11% in June.

According to MTD’s January Facts Issue, 2021 replacement medium truck tire shipments totaled 22.7 million units. In August, the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association predicted that number will grow to 24.3 million replacement units in 2022.

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Joy Kopcha | Managing Editor

After more than a dozen years working as a newspaper reporter in Kansas, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, Joy Kopcha joined Modern Tire Dealer as senior editor in 2014. She has covered murder trials, a prison riot and more city council, county commission, and school board meetings than she cares to remember.