BMW Group posts 6.1% rise in April sales, still top premium carmaker worldwide

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 9, 2012

The BMW Group has remained the leading luxury vehicle manufacturer in the world in April as its sales rose by 6.1 percent last month. For the month of April, worldwide deliveries of MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW brand vehicles totaled 145,505 units, compared to the 137,195 automobiles achieved in the same month last year.

From January to April, deliveries leaped 9.8 percent to a new record of 571,040 units. For the same duration last year, deliveries hit the 519,958 mark. In almost all regions and in many markets last month, the BMW Group enjoyed strong gains. In Asia, sales continued to grow dynamically with 39,770 units delivered compared to the same period last year of 31,803 units, a 25.1% increase.

China recorded 27,197 deliveries, an increase of 30.8 percent from the same month last year, which totaled 20,800 units. In America, 32,705 automobiles were delivered during the month in review compared to the previous month of 31,491 units. In the U.S., deliveries hit 26,793 units, reflecting a rise of 6.1% from the same month last year, which hit 25,247 units. In the European region, it built on last year’s level with 68,033 automobiles sold.

In the same period last year, there were 69,409 units delivered. Several central and northern European markets achieved growth last month, among which are the Netherlands (2,100/ +29.0%), Austria (2,057/ +9.4%) and France (5,150/ +9.2%).

A total of 27,192 new MINI and BMW automobiles were registered in Germany last month. The figure represents an increase of 6.2 percent from last year's 25,600 figure. There were 23,420 registrations for the BMW brand, an increase of 7.1 percent from the 21,866 units on the same period last year. As for MINI, there were 3,772 registrations, a boost of 1 percent from last year's 3,734 figure.

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