As the 2015 calendar year came to a close; the Japanese RV Market recorded yet another successful year of stability & growth.
Our 2015 figures, (Jan. '15 – Dec. '15) indicate that the number of the RVs which was domestically manufactured & shipped amounted to 4,968 vehicles, while the number of the imported RVs amounted to 296 vehicles. These numbers represent a 12.0% growth for domestics & 3.5% growth for imports over the previous year.
The ratio for the total vehicle shipments was 33.9% for Class B, 27.2% for Class C and 36.8% for the light equipped MPVs. The total market sales amount in Japan reached JPY35.7 billion, exceeding the previous year result of JPY32.2 billion by 110.9%.
The number of RVs in the market is currently estimated at about 95,100 units and with a scrap ratio far below 1% & a healthy second-hand market, we expect this number to continue to grow in the coming years.
These figures represent record numbers for our Japanese RV Industry & we continue to hold a positive outlook for the coming years leading to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.