Monthly Registrations

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

New caravan registrations clearly up at the end of the year, motor caravan production continues to suffer from lack of chassis

Between January and December, a total of around 91,000 motor caravans and caravans were newly registered in Germany. This is the third highest result in the history of the industry. Compared to the previous year, 66,507 units, or about 18.3 percent fewer motor caravans, were newly registered. The caravan segment remained at the previous year’s level with 24,478 new registrations (-1 percent). The reasons for the lower registration figures are faltering supply chains and the industry-wide staff shortage.

New caravan registrations remain positive

At the end of the year, new caravan registrations in Germany are still positive: 794 new registrations mean a strong plus of 27.4 percent compared to the previous year. This is the fourth monthly increase in a row. With a total of 24,478 new registrations (-1 percent) in 2022, the segment is on a par with the previous year.

Motor caravan sector continues to suffer from lack of chassis

Despite high demand: the motor caravan segment closes the year with a minus in new registrations. 2,679 newly registered motor caravans represent a minus of 26 percent compared to the previous year. Over the entire year, 66,507 new registrations (-18.3 per cent) were registered. It is the third best result in the industry’s history and clearly tops the pre-Corona years. In particular, the industry-wide shortage of vehicle chassis caused motor caravans production to buckle, so fewer vehicles were delivered.

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

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Caravans
2019 2020 2021 2022 Dif. %
Month December 753 1.368 623 794 +27,4
                     
Calendar year January - December 26.941 29.148 24.718 24.478 -1,0
                     
3 Months October 1.394 1.680 1.366 1.421 +4,0
November 1.025 1.450 1.024 1.153 +12,6
December 753 1.368 623 794 +27,4
Total 3.172 4.498 3.013 3.368 +11,8
                     
2019/'202020/'212021/'222022/'23 Dif. %
                     
Season September - December 4.7746.4634.8515.286 +9,0
                     
12 Months January - December 26.941 29.148 24.718 24.478 -1,0
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Motor Caravans
2019 2020 2021 2022 Dif. %
Month December 1.676 4.985 3.618 2.679 -26,0
                     
Calendar year January - December 53.922 78.055 81.420 66.507 -18,3
                     
3 Months October 2.610 4.909 5.014 3.677 -26,7
November 2.093 4.523 4.248 3.250 -23,5
December 1.676 4.985 3.618 2.679 -26,0
Total 6.379 14.417 12.880 9.606 -25,4
                     
2019/'202020/'212021/'222022/'23 Dif. %
                     
Season September - December 8.46219.94317.84813.689 -23,3
                     
12 Months January - December 53.922 78.055 81.420 66.507 -18,3

Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany

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