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Following a significant downturn in motorcycle registrations in June, July made a modest recovery.
Brexit lingers on. Today in the UK, the staycation holiday continues to grow in popularity, regardless and because of Brexit.
Once again, summer is behind us and whilst variable compared to last year, it provided a fair amount of hot weather, with the UK temperature rising in July, to a new record of 38.7C in Cambridgeshire.
Data released by the National Caravan Council (NCC) shows volumes of motorhomes registered between January and July this year was up 5.1% compared to 2018, at 10,440 units.
July registrations grow following a dismal June and stalling May.
After a positive start to 2019, new motorcycle sales declined for the second consecutive month in June.
Figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), show that holiday home manufacturers produced 8,997 units as of the end of May 2019, which is a decrease of 15.5% compared to last year.
Summer has arrived, but the political backdrop continues to be a distraction to customers with the delay to Brexit, an imminent change of prime minister and the chance of a general election.
Positive news for new and used motorcycle sales, but caution is still advised.
How likely is this to affect new and used motorcycle sales?
Despite this positive result, dealers reported that demand was not in line with optimistic stock ordering for the 2018 season, with lots of units remaining unsold.
National Caravan Council figures show holiday home production fell 1.1% last year, with 22,367 units produced.
The 2019 season is well underway with key holiday periods approaching fast.
The motorcycle market looks strong, but the true test will be with the analysis of March’s sales in this key plate-change month
Figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC) show that manufacturers produced 18,986 units between January and October 2018, an increase of 0.5% on the same period in 2017.
Figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC) show the volume of motorcaravans registered between January and October 2018 were up 3.5% compared to last year.
With 2018 drawing to a close, the best way to describe the year was one of a challenge, with sales failing to live up to expectations. Is 2019 likely to be similar?
Lacklustre registration results mix with used stability in November
Registrations stagnant overall, steady as she goes for used
Registrations record modest growth in September, used more variable.
Motorcycle dealers report mixed fortunes in recent months
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), the cumulative of motorcaravans first registered in June were up 4.2% compared to last year, at 8,552 units.
July 2018 year to date figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC) show production of 14,208 units, an increase of 4.6% on the same period in 2017.
New motorcycle registrations grow in August whilst the used market remains steady.
It has been a tough year for the touring caravan industry and 2018 has not repeated the same level of success as the last few years.
Following new market growth in June, July results were a little disappointing, whilst used remains buoyant.
Following a few years of success, the 2018 season has been disappointing.
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), first registrations of motorcaravans in April were up 10% compared to last year, at 1,668 units.
Following a significant dip in April, registrations made a small recovery in May.
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), as of May 2018, 10,651 units have been produced, which is an increase of 6.3% on the same period in 2017.
Following a year of depressed registrations in 2017, the first quarter of 2018 experienced growth, with year to date totals being 5.8% ahead of last year.
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council, as of January 2018, 2,435 units had been produced, which is an increase of 18.7% on the same period in 2017.
According to figures released by the National Caravan Council (NCC), registrations of motorcaravans in January were up 4.3% compared to last year, at 531 units.
With 2018 now well underway, it is the time of year to be thinking about the upcoming summer.
Weather plays a particularly big role in the motorcycle industry, so climate change is a very important factor to consider.
Overview of 2016