Growth Expected For 2018 U.S. Passenger Replacement Tire Shipments

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) projects that U.S. tire shipments will increase 1 percent to 319.80 million units this year.

According to the national trade association for tire manufacturers, passenger replacement tire shipments are expected to grow 0.7 percent to 211.20 million units. Shipments of light-truck replacement tires are forecast to decrease 0.3 percent to 31.20 million units, while truck replacement tire shipments are expected to increase 2.7 percent to 20.20 million units.

The balance of projected unit shipments covers original equipment passenger, light-truck and truck tires.