Year-End Tire Shipment Forecast Shows Slight Growth for 2016

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WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2016 -- Total U.S. tire shipments will increase slightly in 2016 according to a forecast by the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tire manufacturers in the U.S.   

  • Passenger vehicle original equipment and replacement tire shipments are expected to fall slightly compared to 2015.
  • The light truck tire segment should end the year with growth in both original equipment and replacement tire shipments.
  • Original equipment truck tire shipments are projected to decrease while replacement truck tire shipments increase. Total truck tire shipments (original equipment plus replacement) will decrease.
  • Overall, total tire shipments are projected to increase from 313.5 million units to 314.4 million.

RMA 2016 Projected Tire Shipments

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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.