Tires: United States

This report forecasts US tire demand and production in units to 2019. Total demand is segmented by market in terms of: light motor vehicle original equipment manufacturer (OEM), light motor vehicle replacement, medium and heavy motor vehicle OEM, medium and heavy motor vehicle replacement, and motorcycle and other markets. Total production is segmented by type as follows: light motor vehicle, medium and heavy motor vehicle, and motorcycle and other tires.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total production are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technology trends, legal and regulatory factors, NAFTA demand, and US tire production. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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