European Market

Caravanning is the trend throughout Europe and new registrations of leisure vehicles are rising.

Caravanning holidays remain one of the most popular pastimes of Europeans. The European caravanning industry registered sales growth amounting to more than 4 percent in 2019. The more than 210,000 new motor caravans and caravans sold over the course of the year represent the second-best result in the industry’s history. Sales in almost all national markets were up as well, and further sales growth is expected for the coming year.

Despite or because of Corona: record number of new motor caravan registrations

Source: CIVD analysis of ECF member reports, estimates, rounded

Europa: Newly registered motor caravans

wdt_ID County 2019 2020 Change %
1 Germany 53.922 78.055 +44,8
20 France 23.776 24.961 +5,0
21 UK 15.342 12.613 −4,4
22 Sweden 4.147 4.011 −3,3
23 Italy 6.092 6.515 +6,9
24 Switzerland 5.345 6.731 +25,9
25 Belgium 5.007 5.437 +8,6
26 Spain 5.977 6.149 +2,9
27 Norway 3.590 3.384 −5,7
28 Netherlands 2.099 2.449 +16,7
County 2019 2020 Change %
Source: CIVD evaluation of ECF member registrations

Demand for caravans in Europe slightly down

Source: CIVD analysis of ECF member reports, estimates, rounded

Europe: Newly registered caravans

wdt_ID Country 2019 2020 Change %
1 Germany 26.941 29.148 +8,2
2 UK 18.266 15.098 −17,3
3 France 7.728 7.080 −8,4
4 Netherlands 7.034 6.948 −1,2
5 Sweden 3.293 3.613 +9,7
6 Denmark 2.551 2.875 +12,7
7 Norway 2.725 2.460 −9,7
8 Spain 2.217 1.688 −23,9
9 Switzerland 1.584 1.562 −1,4
10 Belgium 1.195 1.145 −4,2
Country 2019 2020 Change %
Source: CIVD evaluation of ECF member registrations

Caravanning in Germany Caravanning is more popular in Germany than ever before. This is shown by the strong growth in demand for new and used motor caravans and caravans over the years. Find out more
Monthly Registrations This overview shows the new registrations of motor caravans and caravans in Germany. Find out more
Worldwide Market Self-determined and nature-oriented holidays enjoys great popularity all over the world. Find out more
Committees and Working Groups In the CIVD committees, experts from the member companies and the CIVD departments work on the sustainable design of the holiday form of caravanning. Find out more