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European, North American markets lift Volkswagen sales

Jul 12. 2019
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By THE NATION

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has delivered 259,400 vehicles to customers around the world in the first six months of this year, according to a company announcement.

The delivery volume in Western Europe was highly influenced by the core markets, Volkswagen said.

Sales in Germany remained stable at 68,100 units (down 0.3 per cent), but sales were up in the UK (26,100 units, up 6.3 per cent), in Spain (10,200 units, up 20.7 per cent), in France (10,100 units, up 1.5 per cent) and in Italy (7,200 units, up 9.6 per cent). Sales in eastern Europe went up by 16.5 per cent to 23,900 vehicles.

In North and South America, the brand has delivered 4,500 vehicles (up 23.7 per cent) to customers in Mexico (North American market) and 19,100 vehicles (down 15.5 per cent) to customers in South America.

In Africa, 11,700 vehicles were handed over to customers (up 43.8 per cent).

In the Asia-Pacific region, 11,800 vehicles were handed over to customers (down 11 per cent) and 5,500 vehicles (down 49.3 per cent) in the Middle East region.

In June 2019, Volkswagen delivered 44,400 vehicles worldwide (down 10 per cent). The company said this is due to the disproportionately high deliveries in June 2018 following the end of a temporary suspension of deliveries of T6 vehicles with passenger car registration.

In 2018, the brand sold around 500,000 light commercial vehicles, manufactured at its sites in Germany, Poland and Argentina.

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