Caravan Sales in Germany Up 3.1% in 2023 1st Quarter

The association for the caravan industry in Germany (the CIVD) says that in the first quarter of 2023, the industry recorded a total of 23,770 new registrations of leisure vehicles, exceeding the previous year’s result by around 3.1%, according to a report by, which covers the overseas RV industry. It says that the continued interest in caravan and motorhome travel and the improved availability of vehicles is making the industry optimistic for the caravanning year 2023 at the start of the season.

This is the second-best result ever for this period. New registrations of motor caravans rose by 5.7% to 18,479 units while the caravan segment recorded a decline compared with the previous year, with 5,291 new registrations (-5.1%). These results are an initial indicator that motor caravan production is recovering from the challenges of the previous year.

The enthusiasm of Germans for caravanning as a form of holidaying continues to be strong, says the CIVD, shown by excellent visitor figures at the latest caravanning trade fairs, while high demand for rental vehicles at the start of this year’s season indicates that interest among newcomers also remains high as renting a motor caravan or caravan is considered the classic introduction to caravanning. Therefore, these positive developments are encouraging for the caravanning industry in Germany which is starting the caravanning year 2023 with optimism after a very challenging 2022.

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