2018: A Year of Growth

2018 was a big year for the North American Trailer Dealers Association with a record-breaking 519 dealerships attending the 2018 NATDA Trade Show & Convention. However, the association wasn’t the only one that saw significant growth patterns. While the entire trailer industry saw a 1% growth across the United States, several states experienced a great deal of growth in trailer registrations. Overall, 60% of states reported an increase in trailer registrations with an average of 6% increase per state. Last year, 860,530 trailers registered through September, an increase of 6,576 compared to 2017.

With the help of Statistical Surveys, we looked at the areas where the trailer industry really shined in 2018. To do this, we compared each state’s trailer registration numbers from January through September of 2017 with their 2018 counterparts.

*State-by-state statistics were configured using data provided by Statistical Surveys, Inc. determined by the number of trailer registrations reported per individual state.

Top States for Growth

Midwest

  1. North Dakota – 19%
  2. Michigan – 9%
  3. Wisconsin – 3%

Northeast

  1. Connecticut – 8%
  2. Maine – 5%
  3. Rhode Island – 4%

Southeast

  1. South Carolina – 30%
  2. Florida – 5%
  3. Arkansas – 5%

Southwest

  1. Oklahoma – 22%
  2. New Mexico – 9%
  3. Texas – 5%

West

  1. Nevada – 6%
  2. Idaho – 5%
  3. Utah – 5%
Top 10 States in 2018
  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. North Carolina
  4. California
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Georgia
  7. Ohio
  8. New York
  9. Minnesota
  10. Illinois
Regional Market Share [USA]
  1. Southeast – 37%
  2. Midwest – 21%
  3. West – 14%
  4. Northeast – 14%
  5. Southwest – 13%
NATDA Membership Footprint [USA]
  1. Midwest – 35%
  2. Southeast – 20%
  3. Southwest – 14%
  4. Northeast – 11%
  5. West – 11%
  6. Canada – 7%
  7. International – 1%
2018 NATDA Trade Show Exhibitor Footprint [USA]
  1. Midwest – 46%
  2. Southeast – 18%
  3. Southwest – 14%
  4. West – 11%
  5. Northeast – 6%
  6. Canada – 3%
  7. International – 3%

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