Volkswagen global deliveries increased by 14.5% thanks to China and Europe

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 14, 2011

Volkswagen AG's core VW brand reported a 14.5% increase in its global deliveries, with sales of 452,900 vehicles for the month of November. It got a boost from its robust growth worldwide, even including the weak European market. Last Tuesday, the automaker reported that the 11-month sales for VW brand increased by 12.4% to 4.69 million units.

In a statement, Christian Klingler, VW board member for sales and marketing, said that Volkswagen passenger cars brand had a good performance in November on global markets that were “volatile” at times. Despite that, its deliveries had been growing further.

VW’s 11-month sales in China, the biggest single market for the brand, had been the strongest. VW reported sales of 1.61 million cars, an 11.4% boost over the previous year.

The growth in Europe continued to be strong even with the persistent threat of an economic crisis in the eurozone and declining consumer confidence in the region. It posted a 10.6% boost in sales on year-on-year figures to 1.58 million in the first 11 months.

In the same period, VW’s sales increased by 4.6% to 835,900 units in western Europe, excluding Germany. Sales in Germany, which is VW’s single biggest European market, defied the threat of an economic downturn, increasing by 10.5% to 549,300 units.

Sales in central and eastern Europe increased by 47.5% in the first 11 months to 195,800 units. The VW brand Russian sales had doubled by 100% to 104,200 units. In the first 11 months, North America experienced strong growth, aided by the renewed demand in the U.S. market. The brand’s sales increased by 22% to 448,500 units. The growth in South America was slower, increasing by 3.6% to 708,100 units.

Topics: vw, china, europe

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