Monthly Registrations

This overview shows the new registrations of motor caravans and caravans in Germany.

Best Half-Year for Caravanning Industry

The caravanning industry recorded the best half-year in its history despite the Corona pandemic and contact restrictions. A total of 62,839 motor caravans and caravans were newly registered in the first six months. This is 15.4 per cent more than in the first half of 2020, which had already given the industry a new all-time best. By the middle of the year, as many new leisure vehicles were registered as in the whole of 2017 – which was a new record at the time.

New motor caravan registrations continue to reach new heights

The outstanding half-year result was driven by new motor caravan registrations. These increased by 23.0 percent compared to the same period last year and reached a new record for this period with 48,728 vehicles. Last month also delivered a top result: 9,608 new registrations are 5.0 percent more than in June 2020.

New caravan registrations below previous year due to delivery problems

The situation in the caravan market is somewhat different. New registrations fell by 4.7 percent to 14,111 in the first six months. The month of June was also below the previous year’s figure with 3,435 vehicles (minus 3.8 percent). Problems in the supply chains are primarily responsible for the decline, since the pandemic is still having a strong impact on the availability of components and raw materials worldwide. Manufacturers have many vehicles that are practically finished but cannot be delivered because a certain part is missing.

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

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Caravans
2018 2019 2020 2021 Dif. %
Month June 2.907 2.976 3.572 3.435 -3,8
                   
Calendar year January - June 15.521 17.125 14.812 14.111 -4,7
                   
3 Months April 3.514 4.032 1.718 2.588 +50,6
May 3.526 4.038 3.399 2.922 -14,0
June 2.907 2.976 3.572 3.435 -3,8
Total 9.947 11.046 8.689 8.945 +2,9
                   
2017/'182018/'192019/'202020/'21 Dif. %
                   
Season September - June 19.29121.26319.58620.574 +5,0
                   
12 Months July - June 23.299 25.931 24.628 28.447 +15,5
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Motor Caravans
2018 2019 2020 2021 Dif. %
Month June 5.112 5.533 9.154 9.608 +5,0
                   
Calendar year January - June 30.997 35.370 39.627 48.728 +23,0
                   
3 Months April 6.844 9.571 4.416 8.510 +92,7
May 6.960 8.104 10.674 11.552 +8,2
June 5.112 5.533 9.154 9.608 +5,0
Total 18.916 23.208 24.244 29.670 +22,4
                   
2017/'182018/'192019/'202020/'21 Dif. %
                   
Season September - June 37.70843.41548.08968.671 +42,8
                   
12 Months July - June 44.475 51.232 58.179 87.156 +49,8

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

Source: CIVD evaluation of figures from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)
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