RESTON, Va. — RV shipments to retailers raced ahead in October, climbing 29.3 percent ahead of the previous month and were 16.6 percent greater than the same month last year, the RV Industry Association announced today.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, October shipments were at an annualized rate near 380,000 units. Double digit gains were reported in all but one vehicle category allowing totals to reach levels not seen in more than eight years, said Bill Baker, RVIA senior director of commmunications.
“Year-to-date, total shipments have now reached 277,703 units through October, 12.8 percent ahead of the same 10 month period last year,” said Baker. “This latest surge in shipments all but assures totals for the year will be the best in six years and provides an optimistic view of further gains in 2014.”
Here is the complete October shipment report:
|Unit||Oct. 2012||Oct. 2013||% Change||Total 2012||Total 2013||% Change|
|Class A Motorhomes||1,400||1,781||+27.2%||12,035||15,913||+32.2%|
|Class B Motorhomes||184||193||+4.9%||1,806||1,847||+2.8%|
|Class C Motorhomes||922||1,480||+60.5%||9,919||14,625||+47.4%|
|TOTAL RV SHIPMENTS||24,947||29,080||+16.6%||246,228||277,703||+12.8%|
SOURCE: RV Industry Association press release