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U.S. Tire Imports & Exports


Updated May 2012

U.S. Tire Imports, 2011 - 2010

Country2011 Units2010 Units% ChangeAvg. $ Value
Passenger Car Tires
China 22,183,290 26,591,664 -16.6% $36.74
South Korea 19,529,963 18,501,940 5.6% $60.44
Japan 13,138,413 15,865,603 -17.2% $69.68
Canada 12,460,331 12,324,584 1.1% $66.38
Indonesia 10,225,368 9,128,850 12.0% $43.61
Mexico 9,118,340 7,158,039 27.4% $56.06
Thailand 7,871,199 6,600,110 19.3% $48.97
Taiwan 5,042,600 4,794,711 5.2% $38.89
Brazil 4,352,995 5,527,889 -21.3% $63.16
Germany 3,477,036 2,536,780 37.1% $93.68
Others 13,114,574 114,057,576 -88.5% $70.31
Total 120,457,109 120,437,746 <0.1% $56.43
Light Truck Tires
Canada 8,754,646 8,783,853 0.3% $83.05
China 2,952,850 3,855,536 -23.4% $62.47
South Korea 2,456,215 2,527,178 -2.8% $87.59
Japan 2,283,247 2,418,827 -5.6% $102.23
Thailand 1,483,228 857,217 73.0% $88.66
Vietnam 782,054 826,675 5.4% $64.49
Mexico 675,104 232,387 190.5% $80.05
Taiwan 396,379 410,999 -3.6% $86.57
Indonesia 360,969 250,843 43.9% $78.72
Brazil 143,730 159,139 9.7% $90.07
Others 315,636 240,956 31.0% $106.42
Total 20,604,058 20,553,149 0.2% $82.76
Medium Truck/Bus Tires
China 4,863,955 4,275,659 13.8% $167.77
Thailand 1,564,730 1,081,472 44.7% $185.64
Canada 1,438,988 1,270,332 13.3% $260.61
Japan 1,126,434 1,004,530 12.1% $221.59
United Kingdom 341,230 308,252 10.7% $205.77
South Korea 231,835 271,237 -14.5% $243.80
Germany 204,486 160,253 27.6% $226.92
Spain 152,048 61,156 148.6% $219.76
France 138,887 121,401 14.4% $262.07
Italy 70,508 51,588 37% $343.89
Others 158,081 230,213 -31.3% $210.47
Total 10,291,182 8,836,093 16.5% $197.44



U.S. Tire Exports, 2011 - 2010

Country2011 Units2010 Units% ChangeAvg. $ Value
Passenger Car Tires
Canada 15,780,145 15,156,550 4.1% $59.83
Mexico 5,806,773 5,617,591 3.4% $71.64
Japan 651,487 681,404 -4.3% $50.29
United Arab Emirates 555,432 317,479 75.0% $125.97
Netherlands 541,353 573,368 -5.5% $133.80
Others 7,902,445 4,164,212 89.8% $126.04
Total 31,211,775 26,510,604 17.7% $81.10
Light Truck Tires
Canada 3,302,565 2,639,642 25.1% $146.39
Mexico 2,589,108 1,709,745 51.4% $181.86
Australia 759,842 548,371 38.6% $105.02
France 517,356 497,777 3.9% $100.83
South Africa 202,794 158,507 27.9% $126.51
Others 1,392,254 1,230,486 13.1% $135.85
Total 8,763,919 6,784,528 29.2% $148.46
Medium Truck/Bus Tires
Mexico 963,242 584,765 64.7% $219.91
Canada 941,834 873,287 7.8% $255.26
South Africa 60,159 6,028 10-fold $118.12
Brazil 43,648 19,459 124.4% $199.21
Germany 43,010 16,779 156.3% $315.50
Others 207,851 283,130 -26.6% $216.53
Total 2,259,744 1,783,448 26.7% $232.60
Source: U.S Department of Commerce