VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERS 5.12 MILLION VEHICLES IN FIRST HALF YEAR

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP DELIVERS 5.12 MILLION VEHICLES IN FIRST HALF YEAR
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  • 883,400 vehicles delivered in month of June – a rise of 5.1 percent
  • Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales: “Solid growth overall during the first half year is partly attributable to the strong performance in June.”

The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries in the month of June by 5.1 percent compared with the prior year, handing over 883,400 vehicles to customers. In total, deliveries for the first half of 2016 ran at 5.12 million units, representing an increase of 1.5 percent over the corresponding prior-year period. While the regions of Europe and Asia-Pacific continued to show solid growth, deliveries in the North America region were slightly down on the prior-year level. The South America region recorded a further decrease. “Solid growth overall during the first half year is partly attributable to the strong performance in June. The main impetus came from the regions of Europe and Asia-Pacific. The pleasing result reflects our customers’ trust in our products even in these challenging times”, said Fred Kappler, Head of Group Sales.

In Europe, the Volkswagen Group handed over 2.20 million new vehicles to customers in the first six months, representing an increase of 3.8 percent over the corresponding prior-year period. There were positive developments in both Western Europe (+3.3 percent) and Central and Eastern Europe (+6.7 percent). Momentum in Western Europe was particularly strong in Italy and Spain, with Poland and the Czech Republic providing the main impetus in Central and Eastern Europe. Deliveries in Russia stabilized in the second quarter. 14,500 vehicles were handed over to customers there in June – a rise of 0.9 percent.

In the North America region, deliveries by the Volkswagen Group in the first half of the year were slightly down on the prior-year level, running at 444,100 units (-1.6 percent), of which 76,900 vehicles were handed over to customers in the month of June (-4.3 percent). In the South America region, 223,800 vehicles were delivered to customers in the first six months (-24.7 percent). Deliveries in the region continued to decline as a result of the continued tense economic situation, particularly in Brazil.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the Group recorded solid growth in the first two quarters. 333,300 vehicles were handed over to customers in this region in the month of June, representing an increase of 15.0 percent compared with the prior year. The main impetus came from China (+18.7 percent). 2.04 million vehicles were delivered in the Asia-Pacific region in the year to June – an increase of 5.1 percent.


Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Group:

Deliveries to customers by markets

June
2016

June
2015

Change (%)

Jan.-June
2016

Jan.-June
2015

Change (%)

Europe

399,200

382,300

+4.4

2,195,700

2,114,800

+3.8

Western Europe

340,000

329,100

+3.3

1,871,400

1,810,900

+3.3

      Germany

127,400

122,600

+3.9

685,100

668,300

+2.5

Central and Eastern Europe

59,100

53,300

+11.0

324,300

303,900

+6.7

      Russia

14,500

14,400

+0.9

78,600

84,300

-6.8

North America

76,900

80,300

-4.3

444,100

451,200

-1.6

      USA

47,000

53,200

-11.7

273,800

295,000

-7.2

South America

36,000

48,900

-26.4

223,800

297,300

-24.7

      Brazil

22,900

33,900

-32.7

141,800

211,800

-33.1

Asia-Pacific

333,300

289,900

+15.0

2,041,700

1,943,500

+5.1

      China

299,800

252,600

+18.7

1,862,100

1,743,000

+6.8

Worldwide

883,400

840,400

+5.1

5,116,800

5,039,300

+1.5

 

Deliveries to customers by brand

June
2016

June
2015

Change (%)

Jan.-June
2016

Jan.-June
2015

Change (%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

492,800

470,700

+4.7

2,925,000

2,945,700

-0.7

Audi

169,000

157,400

+7.4

953,200

902,300

+5.6

ŠKODA

98,800

94,600

+4.4

569,400

544,300

+4.6

SEAT

40,100

40,000

+0.2

216,800

216,500

+0.2

Porsche

20,300

20,800

-2.7

118,000

114,000

+3.5

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

43,700

38,600

+13.3

238,800

223,200

+7.0

MAN

9,100

10,200

-11.0

49,300

49,900

-1,1

Scania

8,100

6,800

+19.4

40,300

37,000

+9.0

Volkswagen Group (total)

883,400

840,400

+5.1

5,116,800

5,039,300

+1.5

 

 

VOLKSWAGEN BRAND DELIVERS 2.93 MILLION VEHICLES WORLDWIDE IN FIRST HALF OF 2016

  • Deliveries increased by 4.7 percent in June to 492,800 units
  • Brand Board Member for Sales Jürgen Stackmann: The Volkswagen brand’s positive achievement in June is a good sign

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand delivered 2.93 million vehicles to customers worldwide in the first six months of 2016, almost matching the prior-year level (2.95 million vehicles). At 492,800 units, deliveries in June were up on the comparable month last year. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, commented: “The Volkswagen brand recorded an increase of 4.7 percent in June despite challenging conditions on key markets. In particular the stable performance in Europe and a strong result in China contributed to this positive achievement. The outstanding response to the new Tiguan provides further momentum for the second half of the year.”

Developments in the various regions of the world in June 2016 were mixed.

163,600 vehicles were handed over to customers on the overall European market, slightly up on the previous year (+0.1 percent). At 143,800 units, deliveries in Western Europe in June almost matched the prior-year level (-0.1 percent). A total of 55,600 customers took delivery of a Volkswagen on the home market of Germany (-1.1 percent).

Stackmann underscored that “the results of the first half year also reflect our customers’ continued high trust in the Volkswagen brand’s products. This is a good basis for the second half of the year.”

Developments in Central and Eastern Europe remained positive. 19,800 units were delivered there in June, an increase of 8.8 percent compared with the prior year. The Russian market was again down on the prior year, with deliveries falling by 8.1 percent.

275,300 vehicles were handed over to customers in the North America region during the first half year, a decrease of 5.6 percent over the comparable prior-year period. 149,000 cars were delivered to customers in the USA during the first six months (-14.6 percent). The Mexican market continued to develop very well. Deliveries there rose by 24.6 percent in June to 16,600 units. Volkswagen continues to encounter a challenging market situation in South America. At 179,400 units, deliveries in the first half year were noticeably lower than the prior-year level.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Volkswagen enjoyed particularly strong growth in June driven by the Chinese market, where deliveries ran at 236,700 units, representing a strong 19.2 percent increase compared with the prior year.

The Volkswagen brand delivered 1.39 million vehicles in China in the first half of 2016, a new all-time sales record on this, the most important individual market.
Overview of deliveries by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand:

Deliveries to customers
by markets

June
2016

June
2015

Change
(%)

Jan.- June
2016

Jan.- June
2015

Change (%)

Europe

163,600

163,500

+0.1

891,300

891,200

+0.0

Western Europe

143,800

145,200

-1.0

784,200

790,400

-0.8

      Germany

55,600

56,200

-1.1

294,800

305,200

-3.4

Central and Eastern Europe

19,800

18,200

+8.8

107,100

100,900

+6.2

      Russia

6,200

6,800

-8.1

33,600

36,600

-8.1

North America

45,500

50,200

-9.4

275,300

291,500

-5.6

      USA

23,800

30,400

-21.8

149,000

174,400

-14.6

South America

28,600

40,200

-28.8

179,400

247,900

-27.6

      Brazil

19,300

29,200

-34.0

120,500

184,900

-34.8

Asia-Pacific

236,700

198,600

+19.2

1,484,300

1,407,.100

+5.5

      China

220,500

178,300

+23.7

1,392,300

1,297,600

+7.3

Worldwide

492,800

470,700

+4.7

2,925,000

2,945,700

-0.7

 



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