June 16, 2013

Volkswagen Group delivers 3.87-million vehicles worldwide in period to May

The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.87-million (January-May 2012: 3.65; +5.9 per cent)* vehicles from January to May. The company handed over 816,500 (May 2012: 763,900; +6.9 per cent)* vehicles to customers in the month of May.

"Overall, development of the
Volkswagen Group brands in the period to May was stable, albeit at different levels. In particular Audi, Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Porsche as well as Seat maintained delivery levels in spite of continuing difficult market conditions," said Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler. "Meanwhile, developments on markets worldwide remain uneven and are characterised by continuing economic uncertainty, above all in Western Europe. In contrast, the sales situation in China remains encouraging."

Group brands delivered a total of 1.53-million (1.58; -3.5 per cent) vehicles on the overall European market from January to May, of which 799,100 (825,800; -3.2 per cent) were handed over in Western Europe (excluding Germany). In the home market of Germany, 473,100 (493,900; -4.2 per cent) customers opted for a new vehicle. Europe's largest automaker delivered 254,000 (262,600; -3.3 per cent) vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. 120,900 (122,500; -1.3 per cent) units were handed over to customers in Russia during the same period.

Deliveries in the North America region from January to May grew by 13 per cent to 360,000 (318,700) units, of which 249,300 (224,100; +11.2 per cent) were handed over in the United States. In South America, the Volkswagen Group delivered 375,400 (376,700; -0.4 per cent) vehicles to customers during the same period, of which 276,300 (273,000; +1.2 per cent) were handed over to customers in Brazil.

Group figures for the Asia-Pacific region remained encouraging. 1.43-million (1.23; +16.4 per cent) vehicles were handed over to customers there in the period to May, of which 1.28-million (1.08; +18.2 per cent) units were delivered in China, the Group's largest single market. In contrast, deliveries in India dropped to 41,300 (51,700; -20.2 percent) vehicles.

*) including deliveries by the Porsche brand from August 1, 2012; excluding MAN and Scania


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