Caravan Searches Spike In Latest Gumtree Items Trends

Mackay, Queensland, Australia - December 2019: A holidaymakers caravan on site at a tourist van park
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Gumtree Australia’s latest search report reveals a shift in trends from consumers, with caravans and boats the biggest movers for September.

Compared with the same period in 2019, searches for ‘caravan’ on the digital marketplace have increased 68 per cent, bringing the item to fourth on the top 10 most searched items for October 2020.

The list for the top searched items for the period is a broad mix of those across home, sport, vehicles, and appliances, representing the more than 2.8 million items currently listed on Gumtree.

At the top of the list for searches in October is the term ‘boat’, with a 17 per cent increase from the same period in 2019.

Gumtree speculates this could be an indication “of the shift to the warmer weather activities”. Also featuring in the top 10 were ‘surfboard’ (fifth), and ‘kayak’ (sixth).

The list of trending items in demand across Gumtree also reveals home necessities, like fridges and dining tables, are continuing to make regular appearances in the top 10 list.

You can check out the full list below:

Gumtree Australia’s most searched items in October 2020

  1. Boat—browsing increased by 17 per cent vs September 2020
  2. Mountain bike
  3. Ride on mower—browsing increased by 19 per cent vs September 2020
  4. Caravan—browsing increased by 68% vs September 2020
  5. Surfboard
  6. Kayak
  7. Fridge
  8. Dining table
  9. Lego
  10. Outdoor furniture.

Featured image source: iStock/Michele Jackson

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