JRVA compiled data on RV industry figures; the Japanese RV market recorded a slight increase in figures of the RVs which was domestically manufactured and shipped compared to the previous year, and the total market sales recorded another successful year of stability and growth.
Our 2019 figures, (Jan. '19 – Dec. '19) indicate that the number of the RVs which was domestically manufactured and shipped amounted to 6,445 vehicles, while the number of the imported RVs amounted to 636 vehicles. These numbers represent a 14.3% increase for domestics and 16.7% decrease for imports over the previous year.
The ratio for the total vehicle shipments was 32.1% for Class B, 28.2% for Class C and 37.2% for the light equipped MPVs. The total market sales amount in Japan reached JPY52.6 billion, exceeding the previous year result of JPY45.8 billion by 14.9%.
The number of RVs in the market is currently estimated at about 119,400 units and with a scrap ratio about 0.1% and 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 and we continue to hold a positive outlook, even experiencing the corona epidemic in 2020.