SSI: Canadian Retail Sales Decreased in Sept.
Retail sales of towable RVs in Canada in September fell 12% from September 2011, Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI) has reported.
By segment travel trailer sales were off 10.6%, fifth-wheels sales dropped by 13%, camping trailer sales fell 26.5% and park model sales decreased 12.3%.
Thor Industries Inc. remained the top-selling towable brand with a 35% market share. Forest River Inc. was second with an 18% share.
Year-to-date, towable sales are flat, up a scant 0.2% through September compared to the first nine months of 2011.
For the first time ever, the Canadian towable report includes retail sales from the province of Quebec.
On the motorized side, all motorhome sales were off 27% in September. Class A sales were down 29.7% and Class C sales were off 22.1%.
Forest River was the overall market leader with a 34.7% share. Thor was second with a 17.6% share.
Year-to-date, retail sales were down 3.3% through September.
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