RESTON, Va. — Wholesale RV shipments to dealers ended 2016 in a strong fashion with 32,970 units shipped, according to the RV Industry Association’s December survey of manufacturers.
This represents a 17.6 percent increase over the December 2015 tally of 28,025 units and checks in as the best December on record, said Bill Baker, senior director of communications.
For the year as a whole, all RV shipments climbed to 430,691 units, a gain of 15.1 percent over 2015, and the best yearly total in more than 40 years. This year also marked the seventh consecutive annual increase in RV shipments since the end of the last recession, he explained.
Here is the complete year-end shipment report for 2016:
|Type||Dec. 2015||Dec. 2016||% Change||Total 2015||Total 2016||% Change|
|Type A Motorhomes||1,770||1,647||-6.9%||21,948||22,673||+3.3%|
|Type B Motorhomes||248||343||+54.4%||3,294||4,087||+24.1%|
|Type C Motorhomes||1,743||2,145||+23.1%||22,068||27,981||+26.8%|
|TOTAL RV SHIPMENTS||28,025||32,970||+17.6%||374,246||430,691||+15.1%|
SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release