Enthusiasm for caravanning continues to be strong, as shown by the high demand for motor caravans and caravans. A total of 23,061 new leisure vehicles were registered in the first quarter of the year. This represents a drop of around 4.8 percent compared to the exceptional year of 2021, but numbers are still above the record figures from 2019 and 2020. With 17,485 newly registered units, motor caravans recorded a decline of 8.3 percent. Caravans posted a 7.9 percent increase with 5,576 new registrations.
Promising start to the year
Despite a lack of vehicle chassis, components and an overall shortage of materials, both motor caravans and caravans were able to top last year’s results in January and February. The increase in caravans is a pleasing development, as this segment had suffered particularly from supply chain problems in the previous year. However, the course towards a new record for the first quarter was halted in March. In addition to the ongoing problems in the supply chains, this was also due to the delayed Easter business, whose results will not be visible until April. Although the March figures for both motor caravans and caravans were in the red, motor caravans still achieved the second-best March result of all time despite all the hurdles.
Newly registered leisure vehicles in Germany