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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

WORLDWIDE SALES JUNE - VW Group - Sales take an upward swing to nearly a million in the month.

  • 920,700 Group vehicles delivered in June – a rise of 4.2 per cent
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: "June was very strong month for the Group and all brands improved deliveries."
  • Deliveries in the first half of the year up by 0.8 per cent
Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2 million vehicles over to its customers. This corresponds to a rise of 0.8 per cent compared with the previous year. In the month of June, new vehicle deliveries rose by 4.2 per cent to 920,700. 
"June was a very strong month for the Group and all brands improved deliveries compared with the previous year," said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. 
"Stable growth in core regions gives us reason to look forward with confidence to the second half of the year," Kappler added.
In Europe, deliveries by the Group continued to grow. In June, 411,700 (+3.1 per cent) vehicles were handed over to customers. Growth of 3.5 per cent in deliveries was recorded in the first half of the year. 
Strong impetus for growth continues to come especially from Central and Eastern Europe, where deliveries in June were 13.2 per cent higher than in the previous year, at 67,000 new vehicles. This growth was driven by Russia (+14.8 per cent), the Czech Republic and Poland. 
While deliveries in the West European core markets also rose (+1.4 per cent), there was a fall of 2.3 per cent in the home market Germany in June, although this was less than the fall in the passenger car market as a whole.
In the North American region, the Group recorded significant growth (+9.1 per cent) in June, with 83,900 new vehicles handed over to customers. Especially Canada and the USA (+9.8 per cent) provided the main impetus for this development. Since the beginning of the year, 461,400 Group vehicles have been handed over to customers in North America, corresponding to a rise of 3.9 per cent. The upward trend in the South America region continues. In the first half, double digit growth of 11.4 per cent was achieved, with 248,300 Group models. Of these vehicles, 43,700 (+21.7 per cent) were delivered in June; growth in deliveries was also recorded as a result of the positive development in Brazil (+12.4 per cent).
The Asia-Pacific region reported almost 2 million vehicles handed over in the first half of the year (-2.7 per cent). These included 347,000 units (+4.1 per cent) delivered in June. In China, 315,300 vehicles were handed over to customers in June, corresponding to a rise of 5.2 per cent compared with the previous year. However, the figures for the first half were impaired by the weak first quarter. In the first six months of the year, the Group handed more than 1.8 million vehicles (-1.9 per cent) over to customers in China.
Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:
Deliveries to customers by markets
   
June
2017
   
June
2016
   
Change (%)
   
Jan.- June
2017
   
Jan.- June
2016
   
Change (%)
   
Europe
   
411,700
   
399,200
   
+3.1
   
2,271,800
   
2,195,500
   
+3.5
   
Western Europe
   
344,700
   
340,000
   
+1.4
   
1,905,800
   
1,871,400
   
+1.8
   
Germany
   
124,400
   
127,400
   
-2.3
   
678,600
   
685,100
   
-1.0
   
Central and Eastern Europe
   
67,000
   
59,100
   
+13.2
   
366,000
   
324,100
   
+12.9
   
Russia
   
16,700
   
14,500
   
+14.8
   
85,800
   
78,300
   
+9.5
   
North America
   
83,900
   
76,900
   
+9.1
   
461,400
   
444,100
   
+3.9
   
USA
   
51,600
   
47,000
   
+9.8
   
293,400
   
273,800
   
+7.2
   
South America
   
43,700
   
35,900
   
+21.7
   
248,300
   
223,000
   
+11.4
   
Brazil
   
25,700
   
22,900
   
+12.4
   
142,300
   
141,700
   
+0.4
   
Asia-Pacific
   
347,000
   
333,400
   
+4.1
   
1,986,200
   
2,041,900
   
-2.7
   
China
   
315,300
   
299,800
   
+5.2
   
1,826,000
   
1,862,100
   
-1.9
   
Worldwide
   
920,700
   
883,300
   
+4.2
   
5,155,600
   
5,115,900
   
+0.8
   
Deliveries to customers by brands
   
June
2017
   
June
2016
   
Change (%)
   
Jan.- June
2017
   
Jan.- June
2016
   
Change (%)
  
Volkswagen Passenger Cars
   
512,700
   
492,800
   
+4.0
   
2,935,100
   
2,924,900
   
+0.3
  
Audi
   
170,600
   
169,000
   
+1.0
   
909,000
   
953,300
   
-4.7
  
ŠKODA
   
105,200
   
98,800
   
+6.5
   
585,000
   
569,400
   
+2.8
  
SEAT
   
45,200
   
40,100
   
+12.6
   
246,500
   
216,800
   
+13.7
  
Porsche
   
22,500
   
20,300
   
+10.8
   
126,500
   
118,000
   
+7.2
  
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
   
45,000
   
43,700
   
+3.1
   
249,800
   
237,900
   
+5.0
  
MAN
   
9,800
   
9,100
   
+7.2
   
52,700
   
49,300
   
+6.9
  
Scania
   
8,300
   
8,100
   
+1.7
   
43,600
   
40,300
   
+8.2
  
Volkswagen Group (total)
   
920,700
   
883,300
   
+4.2
   
5,155,600
   
5,115,900
   
+0.8