Despite minus in July: motor caravans set to break next record
Demand for motor caravans remains particularly high. From January to July, 57,400 new motor caravans were registered – more than ever before in this period. However, even the vehicle segment so accustomed to success had to report declining figures in July. New registrations fell by 20.8 percent after doubling in July 2020. The high base value from the same month last year therefore distorts the market picture. Added to this are the aforementioned bottlenecks in production. Nevertheless, 8,672 newly registered vehicles are the second-best July figure in history and the comparison with July 2019 is also more than clear with an increase of 58.1 per cent. New registrations are up 13.5 per cent over the first seven months of last year and are on course for an eleventh consecutive record year.
Inhibited production – new caravan registrations falling despite high demand
The problems in caravan production are even more noticeable. “Manufacturers have hundreds of vehicles that are practically finished but cannot be delivered because a certain part is missing,” explains Onggowinarso. Accordingly, since the beginning of the year, new registrations have fallen by 12.1 per cent to 17,557 units. In July, 3,446 vehicles were newly registered. Compared to the exceptional July 2020, this means a decline of 33.3 percent, but the comparison with July 2019 (3,196 new registrations) is clearly positive. “There is no sign of a decline in demand for caravans at the dealerships – on the contrary. Caravanning is one of the safest forms of holiday in these times, as you travel individually with a leisure vehicle and only with people from your own household and are largely self-sufficient thanks to your own sleeping, living, cooking and sanitary facilities,” says Onggowinarso.
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