Volkswagen Group’s June 2016 deliveries up by 5.1 percent compared with the prior year; 1.5 percent increase in the 1H

  • 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.”

Wolfsburg, 28-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — 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)

SOURCE: Volkswagen

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