RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

China Starts In On RV Industry

Thu Jul 7, 2016

BEIJING, China - As China's middle class expands, the government is betting big on caravans and campers as the future of tourism.

The National Tourism Administration and several ministries have announced a plan to open about 500 RV campgrounds this year at a cost of around 35 billion yuan ($5.2 billion U.S. dollars), as road trips have become very popular among the middle class.

The Chinese know about RVs from a 1999 movie called "Be There or Be Square" but RV expansion has been slow due to high costs, legal issues and insufficient infrastructure.

Additional Information: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=330883