BMW Group reports record sales in July

Posted on 30. Nov, 1999 by in BMW Canada

07.08.2012
BMW Group reports record sales in July

Over one million vehicles sole given start of year
Robertson: Further gains approaching in entrance months

Munich. After achieving record sales in a initial half of 2012, a BMW Group reported a best-ever sales outcome for July. With a sum of 135,537 (prev. yr. 129,102) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code vehicles delivered worldwide final month, a association augmenting a sales by 5.0% compared to a prior year. It was also a initial time in a company’s story that over one million vehicles had been delivered in a initial 7 months. From Jan to Jul a series of deliveries climbed 7.6% to 1,036,088 vehicles (prev. yr. 962,493).

Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, pronounced in Munich on Tuesday: “The BMW Group continued on a successful march in Jul and we are assured that we will continue to make plain gains via a second half of a year. Our new vehicles have been really well-received – a lush BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé has had an glorious start – and we are assured that a new BMW 7 Series and X1 that are launched this month will yield for serve success.”

Markets:
In a initial 7 months of a year, a BMW Group done clever gains in Asia, with sales climbing by 25.0% to 274,058 vehicles (prev. yr. 219,204). In a month underneath review, sales augmenting by 20.8% to 36,128 vehicles (prev. yr. 29,950). Several pivotal markets in Asia gifted clever double series expansion final month including Japan (3,909/ +13.8%), Korea (3,164/ +27.8%) and China. Mainland China accounted for 23,092 deliveries in July, an boost of 22.5% over a same month in a prior year (18,858). Year-to-date, 182,048 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sole in Mainland China (prev. yr. 140,472) that reflects an boost of 29.6%. The new BMW 3 Series Long Wheelbase and a BMW X1 are approaching to yield for serve clever expansion in China in a second half of a year.

In Europe, sales of BMW Group vehicles remained fast in Jul with 60,855 units delivered (prev. yr. 62,350/ -2.4%). In a initial 7 months, BMW Group sales remained during final year’s level, with a sum of 497,932 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 499,749/ -0.4%). The new BMW 3 Series Touring, that accounts for dual thirds of BMW 3 Series registrations in a German home market, is approaching to move serve movement to European markets with a launch in September.

BMW Group sales in a Americas grew by +3.4% in July, with 33,076 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 31,975). In a initial 7 months, 227,696 vehicles were delivered to business in a Americas, that reflects an boost of +8.0% on a prior year (210,876). The BMW Group in a U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported Jul sales of 27,152 vehicles, an boost of 4.0% from a 26,120 vehicles sole in a same month a year ago. Year-to-date, a BMW Group is adult 9.5% on sales of 185,715 in a initial 7 months of 2012 compared to 169,641 in a same duration in 2011.The attainment of a new BMW 3 Series with xDrive, as good as a BMW X1 in Sep are approaching to yield for stronger movement in a U.S. in a second half of a year.

The BMW Group achieved clever double-digit expansion in many of a markets, including: Russia (2,989/ +16.8%); Middle East (1,598/ +31.3%) and South Africa (2,500/ +18.9%).

BMW:
Worldwide sales of BMW code vehicles climbed to 113,253 units (prev. yr. 108,728/ +4.2%) in a month underneath review. A sum of 860,327 BMW code vehicles (prev. yr. 798,612) have been delivered to business worldwide given a start of a year – an boost of +7.7%. One of a expansion drivers in a initial 7 months was a BMW 1 Series 5-door Hatch with 103,160 units sold, an boost of 56.9% over a same duration final year (prev. yr. 65,728) The 3-door chronicle of a BMW 1 Series Hatch, offering for a initial time with xDrive, will be accessible as of subsequent month. Sales of a BMW 3 Series Sedan climbed +12.6% from Jan to a finish of July, with 155,809 vehicles delivered (prev. yr. 138.326). Demand for a BMW X3 continued to be strong, with sales climbing 33.4% to 84,394 vehicles year-to-date (prev. yr. 63,283). Sales of a BMW 5 Series Sedan also remained clever in a initial 7 months with 160,912 units delivered (prev. yr. 147,508/ +9.1%) The BMW 6 Series validated a position as shred personality with 12,435 vehicles sole year-to-date (prev. yr. 4,098/ +203.4%). Sales were increased by a new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé that was delivered to 1,462 business given a launch in June.

MINI:
MINI reported a best Jul ever, with worldwide sales climbing 9.6% to 22,083 vehicles in a month underneath examination (prev. yr 20,154). In a largest market, a U.S., MINI achieved clever expansion with sales of 5,855 cars, an boost of 24.3 percent from a 4,711 sole in Jul 2011. MINI also reported energetic expansion in many Asian markets final month, including Mainland China, where sales climbed by +31.6% to 1,392 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,058). The MINI Countryman continued to perform well, with sales augmenting in Jul by 15.5% to 7,718 vehicles (prev. yr. 6,684). Year-to-date, MINI sales are adult +7.3% to 173,960 units compared to 162,069 in a initial 7 months of 2011.

Motorcycles: From Jan adult to and including Jul 2012, BMW Motorrad granted 69,329 (prev. yr: 71,634 units / -3.2%) motorcycles and maxi scooters to a customers. Of this figure, 10,140 (prev. yr: 11,054 units / -8.3%) vehicles fell within a month of July. For Husqvarna Motorcycles, a series of bureau reserve as of Jul was 5,729 vehicles (prev. yr: 4,394 units / +30.4%). In July, 494 vehicles (prev. yr: 864 units / -42.8%) were granted to a Husqvarna play network.

BMW Group sales in/up to Jul 2012 during a glance

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The BMW Group is one of a many successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in a universe with a BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce brands. As a tellurian company, a BMW Group operates 26 prolongation and public comforts in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

In 2011, a BMW Group sole about1.67 million cars and some-more than 113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for a financial year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82 billion. At 31 Dec 2011, a BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been built on long-term meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore determined ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain, extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy. As a outcome of a efforts, a BMW Group has been ranked attention personality in a Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for a final 7 years.

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