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 .
Mon Jul 3, 2017
RVIA has published the 2016 Industry Profile, which provides a detailed look at RV production and shipment statistics, including historical comparisons of shipment figures and dollar volume as well as production breakdowns by product type and shipment destination.
Key findings from the 2016 Industry Profile include:
-Wholesale RV shipments reached their highest annual level in 10 years of 430,691 units, a 15 percent increase over 2015.
The total retail value of those shipments exceeded $17.7 billion, a seven percent increase over the $16.5 billion in 2015.
Indiana overwhelmingly continues to lead the country in RV production, manufacturing 81 percent of all RVs in the U.S.
Texas remains the top destination for RV shipments, receiving 8.03 percent of total RV wholesale shipments followed by California (7.26 percent), Florida (4.75 percent), Michigan (4.14 percent) and Ohio (3.92 percent).
An analysis of the industry’s production highlights and demographic information focusing on the RV consumer are also included in the publication.
The report is available to members at the link below. You must be logged into view the 2016 Industry Profile.
Additional Information: http://www.rvia.org/rvia.cfm?ESID=indprofile2010