Monthly Registrations

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

New registrations in August still at a high level

In August, 8,482 leisure vehicles were newly registered in Germany. New registrations, thus, fell by 17.2 percent compared to the same month last year. Nevertheless, they achieved the second-best August result in history. The decline is mainly explained by supply bottlenecks: due to the Corona pandemic, among other things, many parts and raw materials are currently in very short supply, which affects deliveries of vehicles. In addition, there is the unusually high volume from August 2020 with over 10,000 newly registered vehicles. This had been favoured, among other things, by the temporary reduction in VAT.

A comparison of last month with the figure from two years ago (6,452 new registrations) accordingly shows a significant increase of over 30 percent. Calculated for the calendar year to date, new registrations are 3.3 percent above the record volume from the previous year.

The caravan segment lost 14.6 percent compared to the same month last year. However, with 2,310 new registrations, it is significantly above the level of August 2019 (plus 25.1 percent). The development for motor caravans is analogous: The comparison with the exceptional August 2020 is clearly negative with a minus of 18.2 percent. Compared to August 2019, however, it is clearly positive (plus 34.0 percent). With 6,172 newly registered motor caravans, last August was the second best in history.

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

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Caravans
2018 2019 2020 2021 Dif. %
Month August 1.724 1.846 2.704 2.310 -14,6
                   
Calendar year January - August 20.189 22.167 22.685 19.867 -12,4
                   
3 Months June 2.907 2.976 3.572 3.435 -3,8
July 2.944 3.196 5.169 3.446 -33,3
August 1.724 1.846 2.704 2.310 -14,6
Total 7.575 8.018 11.445 9.191 -19,7
                   
2017/'182018/'192019/'202020/'21 Dif. %
                   
Season September - August 23.95926.30527.45926.330 -4,1
                   
12 Months September - August 23.959 26.305 27.459 26.330 -4,1
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Motor Caravans
2018 2019 2020 2021 Dif. %
Month August 3.208 4.606 7.542 6.172 -18,2
                   
Calendar year January - August 38.814 45.460 58.112 63.572 +9,4
                   
3 Months June 5.112 5.533 9.154 9.608 +5,0
July 4.609 5.484 10.943 8.672 -20,8
August 3.208 4.606 7.542 6.172 -18,2
Total 12.929 15.623 27.639 24.452 -11,5
                   
2017/'182018/'192019/'202020/'21 Dif. %
                   
Season September - August 45.52553.50566.57483.515 +25,4
                   
12 Months September - August 45.525 53.505 66.574 83.515 +25,4

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

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