The Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (CRVA) reports that RV wholesale shipments into Canada for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2020, totaled 8,714 units compared to 10,023 in 2019, representing a decrease of 13.06% for the period over last year. Total RV Wholesale Shipments into Canada for the year ending Dec. 31 was 28,814 vs 39,989 units in 2019 representing a decrease of 27.95% overall.
See below for a summary chart of the report.
While the RV and camping industry in Canada significantly increased in awareness to new consumers in 2020 during the pandemic, CRVA indicates the lower numbers is more representative of production shortages and much higher demand throughout North America than the Canadian Market.
CRVA officials added that they are forecasting production and supply chain issues will “improve in 2021 and wholesale shipments into Canada will increase by as much as 20% during the year. This would, of course, provide RV retailers the opportunity to replenish their much lower than average current inventory levels and be in a better position to meet the higher demand from RV enthusiasts in the country.”