Monthly Registrations

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

New registrations of leisure vehicles with strong result in October

With 6,380 new leisure vehicle registrations, the caravanning industry achieved a strong result in October. Although new registrations fell by 3.2 per cent compared to the same month last year, given the exceptionally high figure in October 2020 and the ongoing problems in the supply chains, the past month can be considered a success. This is also shown by a comparison with 2019. Compared to the month of October two years ago, new registrations rose by almost 60 percent.

In terms of the calendar year 2021, new registrations have developed very positively to date. They have risen by 1.8 percent since January. 96,625 newly registered leisure vehicles represent a new record for the first ten months of a year.

Caravan registrations at 2019 level despite supply chain problems

In line with the overall development of the leisure vehicle market, new registrations of caravans fell in October. 1,366 units registered for the first time means a minus of 18.7 percent compared to the same month last year. Nevertheless, new registrations are at the same level as October 2019. Therefore – and in view of the exceptionally high value from 2020 – the caravan segment achieved a satisfactory result.

Looking at 2021 to date in its entirety, new caravan registrations fell by 12.4 percent. The decline is primarily explained by delivery problems with raw materials and components. A total of 23,071 new caravans have been registered since the beginning of the year.

Record October for motor caravans

New motor caravan registrations in October exceeded the fantastic figure from the previous year. They increased by 2.1 per cent to 5,014 compared to the same month in 2020 and reached a new high for the month of October. This continues the positive trend in new motor caravan registrations this year. Between January and October, 73,554 motor caravans were put on the market for the first time. This is 7.3 percent more than in the first ten months of the record year 2020 and, thus, more than ever before in this period.

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

Tabelle schieben und gesamte Statistik sehen

Caravans
2018 2019 2020 2021 Dif. %
Month October 1.260 1.394 1.680 1.366 -18,7
                   
Calendar year January - October 22.783 25.163 26.330 23.071 -12,4
                   
3 Months August 1.724 1.846 2.704 2.310 -14,6
September 1.334 1.602 1.965 1.838 -6,5
October 1.260 1.394 1.680 1.366 -18,7
Total 4.318 4.842 6.349 5.514 -13,2
                   
2017/'182018/'192019/'202020/'21 Dif. %
                   
Season September - October 2.3242.5942.9963.645 +21,7
                   
12 Months November - October 24.229 26.707 28.108 25.889 -7,9
Tabelle schieben und gesamte Statistik sehen

Motor Caravans
2018 2019 2020 2021 Dif. %
Month October 2.486 2.610 4.909 5.014 +2,1
                   
Calendar year January - October 43.522 50.153 68.547 73.554 +7,3
                   
3 Months August 3.208 4.606 7.542 6.172 -18,2
September 2.222 2.083 5.526 4.968 -10,1
October 2.486 2.610 4.909 5.014 +2,1
Total 7.916 9.299 17.977 16.154 -10,1
                   
2017/'182018/'192019/'202020/'21 Dif. %
                   
Season September - October 3.8254.7084.69310.435 +122,4
                   
12 Months November - October 46.408 53.490 72.316 83.062 +14,9

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

Source: CIVD evaluation of figures from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)
Department of Statistics & Economics A core task of the Statistics and Economics Department is the comprehensive collection and analysis of European and German market data. Find out more
Worldwide Market Self-determined and nature-oriented holidays enjoys great popularity all over the world. Find out more
Becoming a Member Company The CIVD offers a range of services specially tailored to the member company`s needs. 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