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 .

RV Sales Spike in Alberta

Mon Feb 27, 2017

After a few challenging years, the Recreational Vehicle Dealers’ Association of Alberta says sales of holiday trailers are up significantly across the province.

RV shows in Edmonton and Calgary drew large crowds — 27,000 people each — and sales were up as much as 40 percent compared to 2016. The numbers surprised industry insiders, according to a story by Global News Canada.

“We thought we’d have nobody show up at the end of the day,” Executive Vice President Dan Merkowsky says. “Albertans are thrifty people and all of a sudden they dug into their piggy banks and decided that Alberta’s where they want to spend this year. They want to spend time with their family and in an RV.”

Additional Information: http://globalnews.ca/news/3273459/a-sign-of-an-economic-turnaround-rv-sales-spike-in-alberta/