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RVIA’s 2012 Industry Profile now available

RESTON, Va. — The RV Industry Association’s 2012 Industry Profile, which provides a statistical portrait of RV production and sales from last year, has been published and is now available to the industry, the group announced today.

The publication offers a detailed look at RV production and shipment statistics, including historical comparisons of shipment figures and dollar volume as well as production breakdowns by product type and shipment destination.

Key findings from the 2012 Industry Profile include:

  • Wholesale RV shipments reached their highest annual level since 2007 at 285,700 units, a 13.2 percent increase over the previous year.
  • The total retail value of those shipments neared $11 billion ($10.8 billion), a 20 percent increase over the $9.03 billion total in 2011.
  • Indiana continues to lead the country in RV production, manufacturing 83 percent off all RVs in the U.S.
  • Texas is the top destination for RV shipments, receiving 8 percent of the total.  California (5.87 percent), Michigan (4.98 percent), Florida (3.52 percent) and New York (3.19 percent) round out the top five.
  • An analysis of the production highlights and a demographic profile of the RV consumer are also included in the publication.

A copy of the 2012 Industry Profile was sent to all RVIA members.  Additional copies for members as well as industry contacts are available through the publications store at www.rvia.org.

SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release

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Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

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