Due to Corona: New registrations of leisure vehicles collapse in April
Looking at the year 2020 as a whole, a comparatively small minus of 13.2 percent compared to the record figure from the previous year is to be noted. Since the beginning of the year, 27,640 leisure vehicles have been newly registered (previous year 31,844 vehicles). 19,799 motor caravans were newly registered in the first four months. This represents a relatively moderate decline of 8.9 percent compared to the record figure from 2019, with caravan registrations falling by 22.5 percent to 7,841 vehicles.
Catch-up effect expected in May
Many customers had to or have merely postponed the purchase and the new registration of their vehicle. Dealerships received corresponding feedback in the days since the re-opening of their businesses. Due to the Corona pandemic, tourist travel had also been temporarily prohibited, which is why many rental companies have suspended the registration of their seasonal vehicles. As the campsites throughout Germany are gradually being allowed to re-open these days, there is a justified hope of a catch-up effect as early as May. The CIVD is also fundamentally positive about the coming months. In these times, caravanning is one of the safest forms of holiday, as one only travels individually with the people of their own household and is largely self-sufficient due to one’s own cooking and sanitary facilities. It can be assumed that even more Germans will now discover caravanning for themselves.
Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany
|Calendar year||January - April||8.350||9.088||10.111||7.841||-22,5|
|Season||September - April||11.424||12.858||14.249||12.615||-11,5|
|12 Months||May - April||20.257||23.440||25.350||24.671||-2,7|
|Calendar year||January - April||15.802||18.925||21.733||19.799||-8,9|
|Season||September - April||21.400||25.636||29.778||28.261||-5,1|
|12 Months||May - April||36.411||43.691||49.667||51.988||+4,7|