WASHINGTON—Total 2017 tire shipments in the U.S. will be 316.8 million, down less than 1 percent from 2016, according to the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association.
Original equipment passenger tire shipments will fall 3.4 million or 6.9 percent to 45.9 million from 2016's 49.3 million, the USTMA said in a Dec. 1 press release.
OE light truck tire sales will rise by 500,000 or 9.9 percent to 5.4 million, and OE truck tire sales will increase by 500,000 or 9.7 percent to 9.7 million, it said.
In the replacement sector, passenger tires will inch up by 800,000 or 0.4 percent to 209.4 million, the USTMA said.
Replacement light truck tires will sag 2 percent or by 600,000 units to 31.9 million, but replacement truck tires will go up by 700,000 or 3.9 percent to 19.4 million, it said.