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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
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.