Year-over-year Canadian towable retail sales declined for the third straight month, down 27.9% in December, while registrations for the full year finished up 3.2%. According to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc., results by segment showed:
• Sales in the travel trailer sector plunged 20.6% in December but gained 7% for the 12 months.
• Fifth-wheel sales declined 38.5% for the month and 4.3% for 2013.
• Folding camping trailer registrations dropped 46.7% in December and 8.3% for the 12 months.
• Sales of recreational park trailers retreated 50% for the month and 17.5% for the full year.
Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader for 2013 with a 35.7% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (31.6%) and Jayco Inc. (15.5%).
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