MTD Facts Issue: UHP tire shipments increase 14%

Jan. 26, 2006

Replacement high performance tire shipments in the United States increased 5% in 2005 compared to the previous year, according to Modern Tire Dealer's 2006 Facts Issue.

However, ultra-high performance (UHP) tire shipments increased 14% to 14.8 million units. In the last six years, replacement UHP shipments have increased 144%.

The most popular replacement UHP size is 225/45R17; the most popular original equipment size is 215/55R17.

The most in-depth and comprehensive statistics covering every facet of the tire industry can be found in MTD's 40th annual Facts Issue. Check out the issue, or look for the Facts Section on our Web site!