Australian made week – local caravan production at 30 year high

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The caravan industry in Australia
contributes more than $23B annually to the Australian economy and has extensive
local supply chains that involve more than 6,000 businesses across
manufacturing, dealerships, servicing, repair and tourism (caravan and holiday
parks).

There are currently more than 750,000
recreational vehicles (caravans & motorhomes) registered on Australian
roads, with 90% of these vehicles being built in Australia, and many
caravan manufacturers utilising the Australian Made logo.

“The caravan manufacturing sector
is the largest remaining bastion of automotive manufacturing in Australia with
25,000 units built per year in Australia.” said CEO of Caravan Industry
Association of Australia Stuart Lamont

“Despite
factory shutdowns for large parts of 2020, the industry continues to grow and
is experiencing a boom. February manufacturing data indicates the strongest
start to a year on record with 3,628 units built in the first two months of
2021, a +15% increase from 2020, and the highest level of local production in
over 30 years.”

The caravan
industry is a vital part of local manufacturing in Australia and we are excited
to celebrate this through the Australian Made Week this week.

For more
information contact Hugh Fitzpatrick: hughf@caravanindustry.com.au

Caravan Industry Association

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