The Rubber Manufacturers Association is projecting 2015 tire shipments to be greater than 2014.
U.S. tire shipments are expected to exceed 311 million units in 2015, according to the association. OE shipments for passenger, light truck and medium/heavy truck are expected to increase, RMA said. Replacement shipments of passenger and light truck tires are expected to decrease slightly, while medium/heavy truck tire shipments should increase.
Below are RMA estimates: