Stat Surveys: Canada June RV Sales Strong
Retail sales of RVs in Canada in June continued their strong, year-long rebound.
Statistical Surveys Inc. has reported that towable sales rose 29.1% in June, while motorized sales rose 35.4%.
Year-to-date, towable sales are up 27.8% while all motorhome sales are up 40.1%, Grand Rapids, Mich.based SSI reported.
By segment with comparisons to June 2009, the results were as follows:
- Travel trailers increased 34.5%.
- Fifth-wheels rose 26.9%.
- Folding camping trailers were up 1.3%.
- Park Models increased 21.9%.
Thor Industries Inc. was the towable leader in June with a 26.6% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. with a 20.2% share.
Year-to-date, Thor led with a 27.1%. Forest River was next with 20%.
Thor was No. 1 in travel trailer sales with a 28.4% share in June. Forest River had a 19.3% share and Jayco Inc. with 17.3%.
Thor was the fifth-wheel leader with a 30.4% share, Forest River was No. 2 with a 20.1% share and Heartland RV with 14% share.
Forest River was the folding camping trailer leader in June with a 29.2% share, followed by Jayco with a 28.1% share.
Thor was the park model leader in June with a 44.9% share. Skyline Corp. was No. 2 with a 24.4% share.
Year-to-date, Thor led in travel trailers (28.3%), fifth-wheels (33.6%) and park models (53.9%).
Forest River led in folding camping trailer sales with a 30.5% share.
Meanwhile, in the motorized area, Class A sales were up 10.6% in June and 20.1% year-to-date.
Class C sales were up 54.3% in June and 57% year-to-date.
Thor was the clear leader in all motorhome sales in June with a 40.7% market share. Forest River Inc. was a distant second with an 18.7% share.
Year-to-date, the competition is much closer with Thor leading with 26% and Forest River with 20.1% shares.
The June towables report was incomplete, as the province of Quebec, Canada’s second largest province, was experiencing delays in reporting data to SSI.
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