Posted: 14-10-2019 Written by: Laurens Koster Reading time: 3 minutes
Sales of Caravans and Campers continue to grow

Sales of Caravans and Campers continue to grow

Figures from the BOVAG and the KCI show that the number of new caravans and campers has grown by 4 and 3 percent respectively this year up to and including the third quarter. This compared to the same period last year. At the annual Kampeer and Caravan Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, the trade organizations also noted that caravan sales increased by 21 percent in September. Camper sales are even rising to record levels this year.

In the first nine months of 2019, 6.206 new caravans were sold in the Netherlands. The growth of 4 percent compared to last year means that the final total for the whole of 2019 is expected to be the highest level since 2012. More than 7.500 new caravans were delivered at that time. Sales of new campers will pass the 2.000 mark for the first time this year. Up to and including September 2019, 1.895 new campers were registered. For the entire previous year there were 1.978. In addition, the specialist retailer has already sold almost 10.000 second-hand copies this year. That is 15 percent more than in the first three quarters of 2018. Sales of used caravans are stable at more than 11.500 compared to a year ago.

Dethleffs Coco Lounge
The Dethleffs Coco Lounge.

The Netherlands is a camping country for caravans

“After a low point around 2013, the camping industry has been on the rise for a number of years,” says KCI chairman Leo Diepemaat. “Consumer confidence has also increased considerably in our sector due to the favorable economic conditions. Last month we even saw a major growth of no less than 21 percent in caravan sales and the number of new campers will end this year at a record high. It is clear that the campsite remains a popular destination for Dutch holidaymakers. We also clearly see this at the Camping and Caravan Jaarbeurs, where more new camping equipment is shown than ever before.”


North, East and Zeeland

The statistics also show that the residents of North Brabant, South Holland and Gelderland own the most caravans and campers. However, the largest growth in the sale of camping equipment this year up to and including the third quarter can be observed in the provinces of Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel. The people of Zeeland are also more than average interested in new caravans and campers, as evidenced by the 11 percent increase in sales figures there.

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