RVIA: RV Wholesale Shipments Up 9.8% in April
RV wholesale shipments to retailers of 27,000 units were reported in the April survey of manufacturers, 9.8 percent more than this same month last year, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has reported.
Towable RVs rose to 24,500 units in April, a gain of 12.4 percent over April one year ago while motorhome shipments were off 10.7 percent this month to 2,500 units. On a seasonally adjusted basis, shipments in April were at an annual rate of 262,700 units, slightly less than the previous month but well ahead of the annual total in 2011 of 252,300 units.
Year-to-date, shipments of all RVs through April this year were at 98,400 units, up 9.7 percent over the first four months last year with all the gain coming from improved towable shipments. Although motorhomes were off 3.1 percent through April, shipments were down just 300 units compared to this same period last year.
The shipment report follows: