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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP see's sales dip in the first four months of the year.

  • 3.3 million vehicles handed over in the first four months of 2017
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: “At the beginning of the second quarter, we were able to increase our deliveries in China”
Since the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen Group has handed over 3.3 million new vehicles to customers. In April, the Group delivered 841,200 vehicles (-1.4 percent). “At the beginning of the second quarter, we wereable to increase our deliveries in China again. 
In April, the development in Volkswagen Group deliveries in Western Europewas better than the market as a whole, which was affected by the late date of the Easter holidays. 
At the same time, we experienced strong tailwind in Central and Eastern Europe, where there was a marked increase in deliveries of newvehicles,” said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, summarizing the figures for April.
In Europe, the Group handed 1.5 million vehicles over to its customers in the year to April (+2.8 percent) including 368,600 in April (-1.6 percent). 305,000 vehicles (-3.9 percent) were handed over to customers in Western Europe in April; Group deliveries therefore developed better than the market as a whole. 
113,200 vehicles (-7.2 percent) were handed over to customers in Germany. In Central and Eastern Europe, strong growth has been observed since the beginning of the year. Compared with the corresponding period of the previous year, Group deliveries grew by 12.0 percent to 233,200 vehicles. 
In April, the Group boosted deliveries in the region by 11.1 percent to 63,600 vehicles.
In the North American market, the Volkswagen Group delivered 293,200 vehicles from January to the end of April (+3.3 percent). 79,500 vehicles were handed over to customers in April, a fall of 3.4 percent. 
In April, 52,000 customers in the USA took delivery of a new vehicle from the Group, representing a rise of 3.0 percent. In South America, a slight rise of 1.5 percent was recorded in April compared with the previous year; 39,400 vehicles were handed over to customers in the region.
Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region in April reached 320,800 vehicles (-0.2 percent). In total, 1.3 million vehicles (-5.3 percent) were handed over to customers in the region in the first four months of the year. 
On the Chinese market, Group deliveries reached 299,700 vehicles in April (+1.5 percent), rising again for the first time since the beginning of the year.
Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:
Deliveries to customersby markets
April 2017
April 2016
Change (%)
Jan.-Apr.
2017
Jan.-Apr.
2016
Change (%)
Europe
368,600
374,600
-1.6
1,466,500
1,426,800
+2.8
Western Europe
305,000
317,400
-3.9
1,233,400
1,218,500
+1.2
Germany
113,200
121,900
-7.2
433,400
441,300
-1.8
Central and Eastern Europe
63,600
57,200
+11.1
233,200
208,300
+12.0
Russia
16,000
14,200
+12.3
53,700
50,600
+6.2
North America
79,500
82,300
-3.4
293,200
283,800
+3.3
USA
52,000
50,500
+3.0
187,500
174,500
+7.4
South America
39,400
38,800
+1.5
161,200
149,200
+8.1
Brazil
22,600
24,300
-7.1
90,900
95,500
-4.8
Asia-Pacific
320,800
321,400
-0.2
1,294,500
1,366,900
-5.3
China
299,700
295,300
+1.5
1,191,200
1,250,800
-4.8







Worldwide
841,200
853,300
-1.4
3,336,200
3,361,400
-0.7

Deliveries to customers by brands
April 2017
April 2016
Change (%)
Jan.-Apr.
2017
Jan.-Apr.
2016
Change (%)
Volkswagen Passenger Cars
468,000
476,700
-1.8
1,908,900
1,936,200
-1.4
Audi
156,100
164,300
-5.0
578,700
620,200
-6.7
ŠKODA
97,300
97,200
0.0
380,800
373,900
+1.8
SEAT
41,400
35,700
+16.0
158,700
138,600
+14.5
Porsche
22,100
21,600
+2.5
81,800
77,500
+5.5
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
39,900
41,400
-3.8
161,700
154,300
+4.8
MAN
8,200
8,300
-1.7
33,400
31,800
+5.1
Scania
7,000
7,000
+0.3
27,700
25,400
+8.8







Volkswagen Group (total)
841,200
853,300
-1.4
3,336,200
3,361,400
-0.7