The Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) has reported a snapshot of the monthly industry insights for September.
According to the data presented by CIAA in a LinkedIn video, the Australian manufacturing sector recorded 2,474 vehicles manufactured for its July reporting cycle, a 2.6% increase from July 2021.
The growth led to a year-to-date total of 15,006 vehicles manufactured so far this year, a 15.2% increase from the previous year’s total and a projected annual production of 24,500 vehicles.
Productivity, however, is still being impacted by a number of key factors, mainly supply chain challenges and workforce availability.
The association also presented data regarding the outdoor hospitality industry of the country. It showed that numbers continue to stay strong, benefiting domestic tourism.
Data showed an increase in average daily rates (ADA) for cabins, powered, and unpowered sites. Cabin occupancy increased to 57%, up by 24 percentage points. For powered sites, it grew to 47%, up by 11 percentage points. At the same time, unpowered sites increased to 11%, up by four percentage points.
In the August reporting cycle, the strongest movement in ADA was for cabins, with a 12% increase compared to August last year. Queensland was the country’s standout state for occupancies in cabins and powered sites. Unpowered sites also recorded a territory-high occupancy rate of 35%.
The country’s increase in occupancies and ADA were likely due to the resumption of long-distance travel, said CIAA in the video.
As for caravan imports, the CIAA video said the country has brought in 1,829 vehicles for the July reporting cycle.
To learn more about CIAA’s monthly caravan insights, visit https://www.caravanindustry.com.au/research.