USTMA Projects Increase for 2018 U.S. Tire Shipments

USTMA Projects Increase for 2018 U.S. Tire Shipments

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has projected 2018 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 319.8 million units compared to 316.7 million units in 2017. 
USTMA U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association
U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) has projected 2018 U.S. tire shipments will increase to 319.8 million units compared to 316.7 million units in 2017.

Original equipment (OE) passenger tire shipments are expected to increase by 0.7 million units and passenger replacement tire shipments are projected to increase by 1.5 million units compared to 2017. Original equipment and replacement light truck tire shipments are expected to decrease while increases are projected for original equipment and replacement truck tire shipments.

USTMA 2018 Projected Tire Shipments

OE Tires 2017- Final 2018 – Forecast % Change Units +/-
Passenger 45.2 45.9 1.5 0.7
Light Truck 5.4 5.1 -5.6 -0.3
Truck 5.4 6.2 13.4 0.7

 

Replacement Tires 2017- Final 2018 – Forecast % Change Units +/-
Passenger 209.7 211.2 0.7 1.5
Light Truck 31.3 31.2 -0.3 -0.2
Truck 19.7 20.2 2.7 0.5
Total Shipments 316.7 319.8 1.0  3.1

Note: All shipments in millions. Figures may not add up due to rounding.

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