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SSI: Canadian Towable Sales Rise 14.9% in May

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July 13, 2017 by   Leave a Comment

Year-over-year Canadian towable sales rose 14.9% in May, while gaining 6% for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

Results by segment showed:

• Travel trailer sales grew 16% in May while showing a 7.5% increase year-to-date.

• Canadian fifth-wheel sales soared 15.6% for the month and edged up 1.9% through May.

• Folding camping trailer registrations fell 6.4% in May and 6.3% year-to-date.

• Eight park model RVs were shipped for the month.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall Canadian towable sales leader through May with a 56.3% market share, ahead of Forest River Inc. which notched a 33% share.

Thor was the leader in travel trailer sales for the five months, gaining a 57.2% market share, followed by Forest River (33.1%). Thor was No. 1 in Canadian fifth-wheel sales, capturing a 58.9% market share, followed by Forest River (25.2%) and Grand Design RV Co. (10.5%).

Forest River led year-to-date Canadian folding camping trailer sales with a 68.1% market share while Thor posted a 21.9% 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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