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SSI: Canadian Towable Sales Rise 3.7% in June

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Canadian retail sales of towable RVs showed a 3.7% increase in June and a 0.4% dip for the first six months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI). Registrations were up 3.5% in the second quarter.

A sector-by-sector breakdown shows:

• Sales in the high-volume travel trailer sector rose 6.4% in June and 2.6% for the first six months.

• Fifth-wheel sales were up 5.8% for the month and down 3.5% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailers registrations showed an 18.6% drop in June and a 14.7% decline for the first six months.

• Recreational park trailers dropped 31.3% for the month and 24.2% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the overall towables sales leader for the six months with a 32.7% market share followed by Forest River Inc. at 18.7% and Jayco Inc. holding a 16.5% share.

Thor also was No. 1 in travel trailer sales through June with a 31.6% market share while Forest River was No. 2 at 18.2%, edging out Jayco, which captured a 17.9% share.

Thor held a commanding lead in the fifth-wheel sector year-to-date, capturing a 46.5% market share, with Forest River posting a 17.7% share. Thor was also No. 1 in park model sales with a 34% share followed by Skyline Corp. at 21.8% and General Coach Canada at 21.3%.

Forest River and Jayco shared the top spot in the folding camping trailer segment for the first six months, each holding a 29.4% market 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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SSI: Canadian May Towable Sales Down 9.4%

July 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Canadian retail sales of towable RVs showed a 9.4% decline in May and a 14.1% drop for the first five months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

All sectors reflected decreased sales in year-over-year comparisons, including:

• Travel trailer registrations fell 6.4% in May and 11% for the first five months.

• Fifth-wheel sales were down 18% for the month and 21% year-to-date.

• Folding camping trailers registrations showed a 13.5% drop in May and a 19.1% decline for the first five months.

• Recreational park trailers dropped 13.1% for the month and 34.4% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the leader for Canadian travel trailer sales through May with a 31.9% market share followed by Jayco Inc. at 20% and Forest River Inc. holding a 16.5% share.

Thor held a commanding lead in the fifth-wheel sector year-to-date, capturing a 47.7% market share, with Forest River posting a 17.2% share. Thor was also No. 1 in park model sales with a 61.9% share.

Jayco and Forest River were top sellers in the folding camping trailer segment for the first five months, holding a 30.4% and 27.2% market share respectively.

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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SSI: Canadian April Towable Sales Fall 15.5%

June 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Canadian retail sales of towable RVs showed a 15.5% decline in April and an 18% drop for the first four months, according to the latest report from Statistical Surveys Inc. (SSI).

All sectors reflected double digit declines, including:
• Travel trailer registrations fell 12.1% in April and 15.1% for the first four months.
• Fifth-wheel sales were down 23.6% for the month and 23.6% year-to-date.
• Folding camping trailers registrations showed a 17.4% drop in April and a 23.6% decline for the first four months.
• Recreational park trailers dropped 52% for the month and 54.2% year-to-date.

Thor Industries Inc. was the leader for Canadian travel trailer sales through April with a 31.9% market share followed by Jayco Inc. at 18.4% and Forest River Inc. holding a 16.5% share.

Thor held a commanding lead in the fifth-wheel sector year-to-date, capturing a 47.1% market share, and also led park model sales with a 61.4% share.

Jayco and Forest River led the folding camping trailer segment for the first four months, holding a 29% and 25.1% market share respectively.

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