The US tyre shipments are expected to drop about 0.7 % in 2019 from 2018, with replacement truck tyre shipments falling the most drastically, according to the latest forecast from the US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA).
Overall, shipments are expected to drop to 327 million units from 329.4 million in 2018. Replacement market passenger tyre shipments are projected to drop 0.3 % (600,000 units) from 2018.
Replacement light truck tyre shipments are projected to rise 0.8 % (300,000 units), while medium truck/bus tyre shipments are expected to drop about 1.5 million units to 19.9 million units and original equipment passenger tyre shipments are forecast to fall 1.3 % (600,000 units).