Due to VAT increase and closed dealerships: new registrations fall in February
6,229 newly registered leisure vehicles are, however, the second-best February result in the history of the caravanning industry. The temporary decline at the beginning of 2021 (minus 11.2 percent) had been expected and is put into perspective when looking at the caravanning season that started in September (plus 47.8 percent) and the past twelve months (plus 25.7 percent).
Also in February, caravan registrations down sharply
The increase in VAT and the closure of caravanning dealerships had a particularly strong impact on caravans. New registrations in February fell by almost 38 percent to 2,046 units. This loss equals the minus since the beginning of the year. However, looking at the caravanning season as a whole, new registrations are up by 5.4 percent. This also applies to the previous twelve months (plus 1.6 percent).
New registrations of motor caravans with historically strong results
For the reasons mentioned above, new registrations of motorhomes were also down by 3.1 percent. However, 4,934 vehicles registered for the first time is a very strong result – the second-best to be precise – for the month of February. This becomes clear when compared with February 2019, which new registrations exceeded by about 50 per cent. For the calendar year 2021 to date, new registrations are virtually on par with last year’s record (down 0.5 percent), with 8,257 new makes registered. Looking at the season with an outstanding increase of almost 70 percent and the past twelve months with an increase of nearly 40 percent also speaks a clear language.
Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany
|Calendar year||January - February||2.330||2.783||3.300||2.046||-38,0|
|Season||September - February||6.100||6.921||8.074||8.509||+5,4|
|12 Months||March - February||23.122||24.780||27.458||27.894||+1,6|
|Calendar year||January - February||5.326||5.396||8.296||8.257||-0,5|
|Season||September - February||12.037||13.441||16.758||28.200||+68,3|
|12 Months||March - February||42.331||46.929||56.822||78.016||+37,3|