The recreational transportation sector is perhaps the only labor-intensive sector of the U.S. economy that supports a positive trade balance. With growth projected into the future and burgeoning international demand for U.S. products, exports are expected to reach $10.3 billion in 2017, supporting 180,000 American jobs. This Top Markets Report provides a useful context in which to view global opportunities and compare various markets around the world.
This report is part of the Top Markets Series. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology.
John Vanderwolf and Charlie Rast served as lead authors on this report. A note of thanks goes to Jim Rice for his review and thoughtful comments. A special thanks also goes to the Commercial Specialists who provided information for the country case studies and responded to a request for survey information on the RV sector. Much of the information was gathered from U.S. Census data, with commentary developed through numerous conversations with industry.