BMW Group reports strongest initial half year ever in sales

Posted on 30. Nov, 1999 by in BMW Canada

06.07.2012
BMW Group reports strongest initial half year ever in sales

Sales boost by 8.1% to 900,539 vehicles in a initial 6 months
Robertson: We have a new sales record for 2012 good in sight

Munich. BMW Group achieved record sales for a initial 6 months of a year, with a sum of 900,539 vehicles delivered worldwide, an boost of 8.1% over a same duration final year
(prev. yr. 833,391). The association also achieved a second top sales volume ever in a singular month, with 172,516 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce code vehicles delivered worldwide in June
(prev. yr. 165,868/ +4.0%).

Ian Robertson, Member of a Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, pronounced in Munich on Friday: “We are really gratified with a certain outcome for a initial half year. The BMW Group achieved record sales again in Jun and for a initial 6 months of a year and we have an altogether record for 2012 good in a sight. There will be additional new models nearing in a entrance months, that are approaching to move serve movement in a second half of a year. As a world’s highest-selling reward automobile company, it is critical to us to continue to say a good change between Europe, Asia and a Americas and to continue creation gains on all continents, in vast and tiny markets.”

The BMW Group done gains on all continents in a month underneath review. In Europe, sales increasing by 1.5% to 92,686 vehicles (prev. yr. 91,356). Year-to-date, BMW Group sales sojourn during final year’s turn with 437,066 vehicles delivered to business in Europe (prev. yr. 437,399/ -0.1%). The 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.

In Asia, a BMW Group delivered 237,875 vehicles in a initial 6 months of 2012 and reported a expansion of 25.7% compared to a same duration in 2011 (prev. yr. 189,254). In a month underneath review, 38,352 vehicles were delivered (prev. yr. 34,836 / +10.1%). Several Asian markets saw clever double number expansion in a initial half year including smaller markets such as Indonesia
(1,061/ +48.0%), and incomparable markets such as Japan (27,698/ +27.4%) and China. Mainland China accounted for 23,930 deliveries in June, an boost of 13.1% over a same month final year
(prev. yr. 21,158). Due to a indication changeover, some models were not accessible in a month underneath review. Year-to-date, 158,956 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sole in Mainland China
(prev. yr. 121,614) that reflects an boost of 30.7%. The uptake of a new BMW 3 Series Long Wheelbase, accessible as of mid-July, is approaching to yield for serve clever expansion in China in a second half of a year.

America saw a slight boost in expansion with 35,116 vehicles delivered in Jun
(prev. yr. 34,414 / +2.0%). In a initial 6 months, 194,620 vehicles have been delivered to business in America, that reflects an boost of +8.8% on a prior year (178,901).

In a U.S., 27,720 vehicles were delivered final month, an boost of +3.2% on a same month final year (prev. yr. 26,865). Year-to-date, a BMW Group is adult 10.5% on sales of 158,563 in a initial 6 months of 2012 compared to 143,521 in a same duration in 2011. The attainment of a new BMW 3 Series with xDrive, as good as a BMW X1 in Sep is approaching to give BMW sales in a US a clever boost in a second half of a year.

BMW: Worldwide sales of BMW code vehicles climbed to 139,869 units (prev. yr. 134,444 / +4.0%) in a month underneath review. A sum of 747,064 BMW code vehicles (prev. yr. 689,884) have been delivered to business worldwide given a start of a year – an boost of +8.3%. The BMW 1 Series 5-door Hatch was one of a brand’s expansion drivers in a initial half year with tighten to 90,000 units sold, an boost of 51.0% over a same duration final year (89,490/ prev. yr. 59,249) The
3-door chronicle of a BMW 1 Series Hatch will be accessible as of September. The BMW 3 Series Sedan reported healthy gains in a initial 6 months with a sum of 135,976 vehicles delivered to customers, an boost of 15.4% compared to final year (prev. yr. 117,802). Demand for a BMW X3 remained strong, with sales climbing 38.4% to 74,098 vehicles in a initial half year
(prev. yr. 53,520).
The BMW 6 Series has also had an glorious patron response with over 10,000 vehicles sole in a initial 6 months, an boost of 222.0% over a same duration final year (10,346/ prev. yr. 3,213). Revised editions of a flagship BMW 7 Series and BMW X1 will be rising in many markets opposite a creation in Jul and are approaching to yield serve movement for BMW code sales.

MINI: Worldwide sales for MINI climbed 3.9% to 32,337 vehicles in a month underneath examination
(prev. yr 31,112). Year-to-date, MINI sales are adult +7.0% to 151,875 units compared to 141,915 in a initial 6 months of 2011. Demand for a MINI Countryman remained clever with tighten to 50,000 cars delivered to business in a initial half year, an boost of +23.4% compared to a same duration in 2011 (49,588/ prev. yr. 40,174). MINI saw clever expansion in several Asian markets in a initial half year, including Mainland China with 11,356 cars (prev. yr. 8,445/ +34.5%) and Japan with 8,332 cars (prev. yr. 6,312/ +32%). In a U.S., MINI gifted plain expansion with sales adult 7.5% on volume of 32,059 compared to 29,816 in a initial 6 months of 2011.

ROLLS-ROYCE: Rolls-Royce continued a tolerable expansion that was foresee during a commencement of 2012. At half-year, a manufacturer of super-luxury engine cars reported sales of 1,600 engine cars worldwide, that is somewhat above a same duration in 2011 (prev. yr.: 1,592). Rolls-Royce looks brazen to another record year, with prolongation of Phantom Series II starting in Sep and smoothness to worldwide markets following shortly after.

Motorcycles: In a initial 6 months of 2012, BMW Motorrad sole 59,189 vehicles, that was somewhat next a same duration final year (prev. yr. 60,580/ -2.3%. In a month of June, 10,271 vehicles were sole (prev. yr. 11,831/ -13.2%). BMW Motorrad is awaiting stronger expansion in a second half of 2012 and aims to grasp an altogether sales record for a whole year. Husqvarna Motorcycles available a arise in deliveries for a sixth month in a row. Year-to-date, Husqvarna delivered 5,235 motorcycles (prev. yr. 3,530 units), an boost of +48.3%. In June, 815 vehicles (prev. yr. 450 units) were delivered to a Husqvarna dealership network, +81.1 % some-more than in a same month of a prior year.

BMW Group sales in/up to Jun 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.

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