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 .
Wed Jan 2, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
The RV Industry Association’s November survey of manufacturers found that total RV shipments finished the month with 33,023 wholesale shipments, a decrease of 20.3 percent from the 41,451 units shipped in November, 2017.
Towable RVs, led by conventional travel trailers, totaled 28,868 units for the month, a decrease of 20.8 percent compared to last November’s towable RV shipment total of 36,464.
Motorhomes ended November with 4,155 shipments to retailers, down 16.7 percent compared to last November’s total of 4,987.
Year-to-date wholesale shipments are currently at 455,309 units, down 2.8 percent compared to this point last year. Towable RVs are down 2.3 percent at 400,880 units; motorhome shipments are down 6.1 percent at 54,429 units, compared to totals through November 2017.
Park Model RVs ended the month with 277 wholesale shipments, a gain of 0.7 percent compared to last November. To date, Park Model RVs are down 5.2 percent with 3,607 shipments.
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