The lion’s share of the aggregate revenues for the German caravanning industry was accounted for by the nearly 3.6 billion euros in sales for new leisure vehicles. This represents an increase of 2.9 percent over the same period last year, and at the same time, sets a new record. Sales in the motor caravan segment rose 2 percent relative to the first six months of 2018, and for the first time exceeded 3 billion euros. Sales of new caravans in the first half of the year amounted to 564 million euros, which represents a robust sales-growth rate amounting to 8.3 percent.
Sales of used motor caravans likewise set an all-time record for the first six months of a year. Between January and June, leisure-vehicle dealers sold 2.1 billion euros worth of pre-owned motor caravans and caravans, a 7.9 increase over the first half of 2018. “Demand in the used leisure vehicle sector has in some cases been outpacing the offer, which explains why not even more used motor caravans and caravans are changing hands,” noted Daniel Onggowinarso, Managing Director of the trade association CIVD.
As for the leisure-vehicle accessories sector – the third pillar of the leisure vehicle industry – business was also brisk during the first six months of the year, with sales rising by a healthy 7.6 percent relative to the same period last year, to a record 520 million euros.
“The fact that sales records have been broken yet again in all three sectors of the leisure-vehicle industry attests to the growing popularity of caravanning. Given the tremendous appeal of this type of holidaying, we feel we are on track to break sales records for the sixth time in row,” Mr. Onggowinarso said.
About Caravaning Industrie Verband e. V.
Caravaning Industrie Verband (CIVD) is the trade association for the industrial arm of the German leisure vehicle sector. Our members include German and European leisure vehicle manufacturers, numerous leisure-vehicle supply vendors and service providers, as well as public institutions and associations. Founded in 1962, CIVD represents the interests of the German leisure vehicle industry for all matters of concern to its members, through lobbying and other communication measures directed at German and European political institutions and government authorities. The CIVD is also the ideal sponsor for CARAVAN SALON, the world’s largest vehicle leisure industry trade show. In this capacity CIVD plays a pivotal role in promoting the progress and development of the European leisure vehicle industry.
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