SSI: April Canadian Towable Sales Flat, Up 0.4%

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June 14, 2017 by   Comments Off on SSI: April Canadian Towable Sales Flat, Up 0.4%

Year-over-year Canadian towable sales were flat in April, up 0.4%, while edging down 1.6% for the first four months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Results by segment showed:

• Travel trailer sales rose 2.4% in April while showing a 0.1% decrease year-to-date.

• Canadian fifth-wheel sales retreated 6.6% for the month and 8.1% through April.

• Folding camping trailer registrations fell 11.1% in April and 4.9% year-to-date.

• Four park model RVs were shipped for the month.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader through April with a 56.9% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. which notched a 32.1% share.

Thor was the leader in travel trailer sales for the four months, gaining a 57.9% market share, followed by Forest River (32.3%). Thor was No. 1 in Canadian fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 58.9% market share, followed by Forest River (23.8%) and Grand Design RV Co. (11%).

Forest River led year-to-date Canadian folding camping trailer sales with a 67.1% market share while Thor posted a 23.2% share.

To subscribe to this or other SSI reports contact Scott Stropkai, national RV sales manager, at (616) 281-9898 ext. 128, or (616) 901-8335 (cell). 

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