Volkswagen has been growing steadily on a global level with increased car sales. The growth in the sales of first four months of the year 2011 has been a strong 13.9 %. The global sales figures of the VW Group have been better than the world market growth by about 6.2%.
Below are some extracts from the official press release:
The Volkswagen Group reported a further rise in global vehicle deliveries for the first four months of this year. Europe’s largest automaker delivered 2.66 (January – April 2010: 2.34; +13.9 percent) million units during this period, once again clearly outperforming the world market (+7.7 percent). The company also reported a rise for the month of April, when 690,900 (April 2010: 603,500; +14.5 percent) vehicles were sold. “As expected, deliveries by our Group brands developed well in April, too,” Group Board member for Sales Christian Klingler said in Wolfsburg on Friday. “As a result, we have made a good start to the second quarter. We aim to maintain this momentum over the coming months.”
Overall, the Group brands delivered 1.23 (1.13; +8.4 percent) million vehicles throughout Europe from January to April. In Western Europe (excluding Germany), 703,000 (665,100; +5.7 percent) customers took delivery of a new vehicle. The group brands reported a marked increase in Central and Eastern Europe, delivering 155,400 (119,500; +30.0 percent) units in
the first four months. On its home market of Germany, the Volkswagen Group achieved 6.2 percent growth, delivering 367,000 (345,500) units. Deliveries on the American continent also developed well, growing 17.9 percent to 201,700(171,000) units in the North America region, of which 131,500 (112,600; +16.8 percent) vehicles were delivered on the US market. The Volkswagen Group handed over 295,300 (276,100; +6.9 percent) vehicles to customers in the South America region during the same period.
The Group reported strong growth in deliveries in the Asia / Pacific region, where 837,300 (683,400; +22.5 percent) vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to April, of which 741,200 (620,500; +19.5 percent) units were delivered in China, the region’s largest single market. The company also reported strong growth in India, where 37,200 (10,400; +256.6 percent) units were delivered.
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