Demand for motor caravans and caravans remained high in the second half of the year. Despite continuing high demand the caravanning industry as a whole is down on the previous year in terms of new registrations. Between January and November, 63,828 (-18 percent) motor carvans and 23,684 (-1.7 percent) caravans were newly registered in Germany. The reasons for the lower registration figures are faltering supply chains and the industry-wide shortage of personnel. Overall, it is the third-best result ever for this period.
New caravan registrations just below previous year’s level
Compared to the same period last year, new caravan registrations were up a strong 12.6 percent in November. With a total of 23,684 new registrations in the period from January to November, the sector is just under 1.7 percent below the previous year’s level. Due to a lack of vehicle chassis for motor caravans, numerous manufacturers have increasingly focused on the production of caravans this year.
Production of motor caravans continues to suffer from chassis shortage
New registrations of motor caravans were down 23.5 percent (3,250 units) in November compared to the same month last year. A total of 63,828 motor caravans were newly registered in Germany by the end of November. This is the third-best result in the history of the industry for this period and still significantly exceeds the figures from the pre-Corona years. However, manufacturers are particularly short of vehicle chassis, which is why there are delays in the production and delivery of vehicles.
Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany