VERY SLIGHT GROWTH FORECAST FOR 2017 TIRE SHIPMENTS

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VERY SLIGHT GROWTH FORECAST FOR 2017 TIRE SHIPMENTS

WASHINGTON, DC, March 8, 2017 – The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) projects very slight growth in total U.S. tire shipments in 2017. RMA is the national trade association for tire manufacturers in the U.S.

Only original equipment passenger tire shipments are projected to grow more than 1 percent while replacement truck tire shipments are forecast to decrease by 1.4 percent. All other categories for original equipment and replacement tire shipments are projected to experience less than 1 percent growth.

            RMA 2017 Projected Tire Shipments

 

2016 - Final

2017  Forecast

% Change

Units +/(-)

Original Equipment Tires

       

Passenger

49.3

50.1

1.5

0.7

Light Truck

4.9

4.9

0.5

0.0

Truck

5.0

5.0

0.0

0.0

         

Replacement Tires

       

Passenger

208.6

209.3

0.3

0.6

Light Truck

31.9

32.2

0.9

0.3

Truck

18.6

18.4

-1.4

-0.3

         

Total Shipments

318.4

319.8

0.4

1.4

Note: All shipments in millions. Figures are rounded.

   

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The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers that produce tires in the U.S.  All RMA press releases are available at www.rma.org.

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