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US tyre shipment to increase marginally in 2015, predicts RMA

Total US tyre shipment will see a marginal growth  in 2015 compared to previous year, said Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the national trade association for tyre manufacturers in the US. According to RMA, total US tyre shipment in 2015 will be 311.2 million units from 310.7 million units in 2014.

Passenger, light truck and medium heavy truck original equipment tyres shipment are expected to increase by 2.4% to 49  million units, 1.9% to 4.6 million units and 3% to 5.9 million units respectively in 2015 . However, in replacement tyre shipments, only medium heavy truck is expected to see a growth.

RMA said that passenger and light truck replacement tyres shipment are expected to fall by 0.6% to 205.3 million units and 0.7% to 28.5 million units in 2015 compared to last year’s passenger(206.5 million units) and light truck shipments (8.7 million units ).  Heavy medium truck tyres replacement shipment will increase by 2.3% to 17.8million units

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