Consumer Tires

USTMA Revises Forecast for 2019 U.S. Tire Shipments Upward

Posted on December 4, 2019
The USTMA expects nearly 3% more replacement tires will be shipped in 2019 than in 2018.
The USTMA expects nearly 3% more replacement tires will be shipped in 2019 than in 2018.

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects 2019 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 333.1 million units compared to 330.4 million units in 2018.

The latest projection is up from the 332.9 million units for 2019 which the USTMA forecast in July.

Original equipment (OE) passenger tire shipments are expected to decrease by 2.1 million units, while passenger tire replacement shipments are projected to increase by 6.4 million units compared to 2018.

OE and replacement for light truck tires as well as OE truck tire shipments are expected to increase, while a decrease is projected for replacement truck tire shipments.

USTMA 2019 Projected Tire Shipments (November Forecast)

20182019 Forecast% Change Units +/(-)
Original Equipment
Passenger47.145.0(-4.5)(-2.1)
Light Truck5.65.94.80.3
Truck6.56.62.70.2
Replacement
Passenger217.8224.22.96.4
Light Truck31.732.21.60.5
Truck21.819.2(-11.7)(-2.6)
Total Shipments333.04333.10.82.7

Note: All shipments in millions. Figures are rounded.

In 2018, USTMA says its members (including affiliate members) accounted for 79% of the 330 million passenger, light truck and truck tires.

Related Topics: consumer tires, light truck tires, truck tires, USTMA

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