RESTON, Va. — RV wholesale shipments to retailers totaled 21,500 units this August, an increase of 8.6 percent over last month and 20.8 percent greater than August 2009, the RV Industry Association announced today.
“Although this was a small gain in monthly shipments this August, it was the 13th consecutive monthly increase in RV shipments dating back to July of 2009,” said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of communication. “On a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis, shipments in August this year represented a total of 250,000 units.
“Year to date, RV shipments have now reached to 177,300 units, more than 70 percent ahead of this same month last year,” he added. “While all RV product categories have benefited from the growth in 2010, towable RVs continue to gain more units while motorhome totals have increased by the greatest percentage gain.”
Here is the complete wholesale shipment report for August:
|Unit||August 2009||August 2010||% Change||Total 2009||Total 2010||% Change|
|Class A Motorhomes||500||1,300||+160.0%||3,100||8,800||+183.9%|
|Class B Motorhomes||100||100||+0.0%||600||1,100||+83.3%|
|Class C Motorhomes||500||900||+80.0%||3,800||7,800||+105.3%|
|TOTAL RV SHIPMENTS||17.800||21,500||+20.8%||103,900||177,300||+70.6%|
SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release