Statistical Surveys Inc. has revised its December motorhome retail market report and the market research firm now believes retail sales of Class A’s and C’s declined 8.9% in December, not 18.5% as it had reported earlier.
The difference in the figures resulted from Statistical Surveys conclusion that 236 Class A’s and 61 Class C’s were not included in its original report because several states shut their record-keeping departments down early for the holidays to save money.
Consequently, several transactions that should have been included in the December numbers were instead counted in January, according to Statistical Surveys President Tom Walworth.
Now the firm is reporting that Class A retail sales declined 10.8% in December to 2,138 units, compared with 2,398 in December 2002.
For all of 2003, Statistical Surveys reports Class A sales increased 5.4% to 39,489 units, compared with 37,481 units in 2002.
Class C sales declined 2.3% in December to 683 units, compared with 699 units in December 2002.
For all of 2003, Statistical Surveys reports Class C retail sales increased 5.8% to 17,016 units, compared with 16,088 in 2002.