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SSI: Canadian Towable Sales Off 7% in January

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March 22, 2014 by   Leave a Comment

Year-over-year Canadian towable retail sales decreased 7% in January, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc.

Results by segment showed:

• Sales in the travel trailer sector dipped 5.3% in January.

• Fifth-wheel sales decreased 9.2% for the month.

• Folding camping trailer registrations declined 6.7% in January.

• January sales of recreational park trailers, which totaled two units, were down 60%.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towables sales leader in January with a 34.4% market share, followed by Forest River Inc. (33.3%) and Jayco Inc. (13.9%).

Thor was also the leader in travel trailer sales for the month holding a 32% market share, edging Forest River (30.7%), while Jayco was No. 3 with a 16.3% share.

Thor was the leader in the Canadian fifth-wheel sector in January, capturing a 44.5% market share, with Forest River at No. 2 posting a 36.1% share followed by Jayco at 6.7%. In the park model sector, Thor and Woodland Park each sold one unit in January.

Forest River led Canadian folding camping trailer sales for the month with a 71.4% market share while Jayco posted a 21.4% share and Chalet RV Manufacturing held a 7.1% share.

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports, contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 446-8179 (cell).

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