USTMA Expects 2022 Shipments to Beat 2021

March 1, 2022

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is projecting tire shipments in 2022 will surpass the record-setting numbers recorded in 2021. Overall, the group expects 5.1 million more tires will be shipped this year.

And while replacement passenger tire and replacement truck tire shipments are both expected to increase, the USTMA is predicting a slight dip in replacement light truck tire numbers.

The USTMA expects original equipment figures to rebound in all three categories.

2022 Forecast2021% ChangeUnit Change
Original equipment

Light truck5.95.64.4%0.2


Light truck38.538.6-0.3%-0.1

Total shipments340.2335.21.5%5.1

*All shipments are in millions. Figures are rounded.