2017 - the sun is shining for the caravanning industry (Photo: det)

2017 - the sun is shining for the caravanning industry (Photo: det)

Again a record quarter for caravaning industry

CIVD, Germany

The first quarter of 2017, with a strong increase of 5.9 per cent (14,351 units) in the recreation vehicle registrations, is correlating to the peak results of the past year.

The month of March also surpassed the prior-year figure by an excellent 7.5% value (8,878 units). In the first quarter of the year, new registrations for mobile home vehicles achieved a new registration record. Despite the enormous growth in the first quarter of 2016 (24.1 per cent), the caravaning industry still managed a new record this year.

With a very good increase of 4.6 per cent, 9,272 travel trailers were registered again from January to March. In March, new registrations also posted a new record of 4.8 per cent (5,709 units).

In the first three months of the year, the caravans increased by 8.2 per cent (5,079 units). This marks up the best quarter in this segment since 2002. In March, caravan car registrations grew by an excellent 12.8 per cent. In total 3,169 units were newly registered in March – as many as 15 years ago.

“After the brilliant start of the previous year, the expectations were high – and yet the caravaning industry was able to keep up. We see the renewed increase in new registrations as a very positive signal for the upcoming season.

The double-digit growth of caravans in March is particularly pleasing to us”, so
Daniel Onggowinarso, Managing Director of Caravaning Industrieverband e.V. (CIVD).

further information: to the website of CIVD (english)

Claus-Detlev Bues

Claus-Detlev Bues

Claus-Detlev Bues has been working as a senior editor for caravaning for decades. In addition to several print titles, he is also responsible for online reporting as a D.C.I chief editor and also oversees the areas of test and technology. Several books about caravaning come from his pen. In his spare time, he likes to work on oldtimers and is an active self-employed and developer of motorhomes with whom he is traveling all over Europe.
Claus-Detlev Bues