Tire shipments to the U.S. replacement market fell in three of four categories in June, according to the latest Rubber Manufacturers Association data. Only medium truck and wide base tires bucked the trend, rising 0.3 percent for the month and 5.2 percent year-to-date.
Aftermarket shipments of passenger tires declined 17.7 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago, and fell 1.1 percent through the first six months of the year.
Light truck tire shipments also declined, the data showed, slipping 5 percent during the month and 4.7 percent for the half.
The worst performance, meanwhile, came in heavy truck tires, where monthly replacement shipments fell 33.4 percent and year-to-date totals declined 19.9 percent.
In Canada, replacement passenger and truck and bus tire shipments also were down for the month but continued to trend higher for the year-to-date, according to the Rubber Association of Canada.
Shipments of passenger tires fell 13.2 percent in June but remained 2.3 percent ahead of last year through the first six months. In truck and bus tires, monthly aftermarket shipments declined 2.3 percent and rose 7.3 percent year to date.