New registrations

Ever growing numbers of Germans are opting for vacation with motor caravans and caravans.

Over 100,000 New Leisure Vehicles registered again

Caravanning remained the vacation trend in Germany in the second year of the Corona pandemic, as shown by new registrations of motor caravans and caravans. Over 100,000 new leisure vehicles were registered in 2021. It is only the second time after the record year 2020 that this mark has been exceeded. In the past twelve months, 106,138 new leisure vehicles were registered in the Federal Republic. This represents a drop of 1 percent compared with the record figure for 2020. The fact that even more vehicles were not newly registered is due to stalled supply chains. As a result of the pandemic, there is a shortage of semiconductor components and key raw materials such as steel, wood, plastics and adhesives, leading to delays in the production and delivery of vehicles.
Source: CIVD analysis of the figures published by the Federal Motor Vehicle Office

Supply bottlenecks cause caravan registrations to fall

Compared with motor caravans, it was the effects of early purchases due to the VAT cut in 2020 that made themselves felt more strongly in caravans, irrespective of the faltering supply chains and raw material bottlenecks. New registrations fell 15.2 percent in 2021 compared to the strong previous year. A total of 24,718 new caravans were registered between January and December.
Source: CIVD analysis of the figures published by the Federal Motor Vehicle Office

Motor caravan - the German's favorite vehicle

Despite the aforementioned supply problems, new registrations of motor caravans rose by 4.2 percent, reaching a new record of 81,420 vehicles. This is the eleventh record year in succession. In the past four years alone, new motor caravan registrations have more than doubled.
Source: CIVD analysis of the figures published by the Federal Motor Vehicle Office
Production The production level of caravans and motorhomes is higher than ever before. Find out more
Export The demand for leisure vehicles in Germany is racing from record to record. Exports are also rising steadily. Find out more
Number in Use The increased demand for recreational vehicles has had a significant impact on the positive development of the portfolio. Find out more
European Market Caravanning is the trend throughout Europe and new registrations of leisure vehicles are rising. Find out more