Market overview caravans

The banking and financial crisis, which started in the second half of 2007, had the effect of reducing new registrations of caravans to 15,608 registrations in 2010. What followed were three years of volatile sales developments, until the situation stabilised in 2014. The subsequent years were characterised by single-digit growth rates, whereas in 2017 new registrations of caravans grew by 15 per cent  compared to the previous year’s result, with a total of 22,702 registrations. This positive growth will continue into 2018, as measured by the full order books of manufacturers. Based on the high domestic and foreign demand, production increased to over 47,100 caravans in 2017, which represents an increase of 6.8 per cent compared to 2016 (44,070 units). Growing demand and interest in  caravans, also by new entrants and entrants crossing over from other holiday forms, resulted in a signifi cant increase in the number of caravans in use. As of the closing date of 1 January 2017, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Flensburg reported a total of 634,183 registered caravans, which represents an increase of 2.9 per cent (or 17,810 caravans) compared to the previous year’s closing date (616,373 units). The number of caravans in use has increased by an impressive 14.6 per cent since the 2008/2009 fi nancial crisis.