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Volkswagen group boosts market shares in February

Volkswagen group boosts market shares in February
In February, the Volkswagen Group handed 724,400 vehicles over to customers throughout the world, corresponding to a fall of 1.8 percent compared with February 2018. Volkswagen developed better than the overall world market, which continues to shrink, and the Group once again won market shares. This was the case in the regions of Western Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific. In the largest single mar- ket of China, deliveries fell significantly compared with the previous year (-7.4 percent), but the Group still performed better than the overall market, which remained weak. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “In February, the Volkswagen Group delivered slightly fewer vehicles than last year, but we were able to gain market shares in a shrinking overall market. Despite the market environment, which continues to be challenging as expected, we have therefore continued our solid start to the new year. With our broad-based product offensive, we are confident that we will once again record a slight increase in deliveries this year”. In 2019, the brands of the Volkswagen Group will launch over 90 new models.

Deliveries in the regions in February developed as follows:
In Europe, the brands of the Volkswagen Group delivered a total of 334,400 vehicles in February 2019, 1.1 percent up on the same month last year. In Central and Eastern Europe, deliveries fell slightly by 1.5 percent to 61,100 vehicles. In Western Europe, the Group handed 273,300 vehicles over to customers, recording growth of 1.7 percent. In the home market of Germany, Group brands also recorded growth (+3.6 percent) with 105,500 vehicles delivered. 

In North America, deliveries fell by 5.8 percent to 65,200 vehicles. In the USA , the Group recorded 44,400 deliveries, a drop of 5.1 percent compared with the same month of the previous year. In Mexico, the overall economic situation remained tense but the fall in deliveries, at 6.7 percent, was lower than in the preceding months. 14,500 vehicles were delivered.

In South America, the Volkswagen Group handed a total of 40,400 vehicles over to customers, recording strong growth of 34.3 percent compared with February 2018. This positive develop- ment was driven by Brazil, with 29,400 vehicles delivered (+115.9 percent). In addition to the very good performance of the Group brands, this development was due to the changeover to a new internal reporting method for South America. The significant decline in deliveries in Argentina was more than compensated for. In an overall market which continues to shrink, 6,300 vehicles were delivered (-46.4 percent) in the country.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the Volkswagen Group delivered 257,100 vehicles, corresponding to a fall of 7.3 percent compared with February 2018. In the most important single market, China, the Group was unable to avoid the general shrinkage in the market but still gained market shares.

234,400 customers in China took delivery of a new vehicle from a Group brand, some 7.4 percent fewer than in February 2018. 

Deliveries to customers by markets

 

Feb. 2019

 

Feb. 2018

 

Change
(%)

 

Jan.-Feb.
2019

 

Jan.-Feb.
2018

 

Change
(%)

Europe

 

334,400

 

330,800

 

+1.1

 

668,900

 

663,400

 

+0.8

Western Europe

 

273,300

 

268,800

 

+1.7

 

551,600

 

547,000

 

+0.8

Germany

 

105,500

 

101,800

 

+3.6

 

204,000

 

199,700

 

+2.2

Central and Eastern Europe

 

61,100

 

62,100

 

-1.5

 

117,300

 

116,400

 

+0.7

Russia

 

15,900

 

15,800

 

+0.6

 

29,500

 

27,700

 

+6.4

North America

 

65,200

 

69,200

 

-5.8

 

129,700

 

137,200

 

-5.5

USA

 

44,400

 

46,700

 

-5.1

 

87,500

 

91,000

 

-3.9

South America

 

40,400

 

30,100

 

+34.3

 

85,900

 

78,000

   

+10.2

Brazil

 

29,400

 

13,600

   

+115.9

   

60,700

   

41,700

 

+45.7

Asia-Pacific

   

257,100

   

277,300

 

-7.3

 

665,400

 

698,800

 

-4.8

China (incl. HK)

 

234,400

 

253,200

 

-7.4

 

621,700

 

651,800

 

-4.6

Worldwide

 

724,400

 

737,800

 

-1.8

 

1,606,700

 

1,636,400

 

-1.8

 

Deliveries to customers by brands

   

Feb. 2019

   

Feb. 2018

   

Change
(%)

   

Jan.-Feb.
2019

   

Jan.-Feb.
2018

   

Change
(%)

Volkswagen Passenger Cars

 

398,100

 

407,100

 

-2.2

 

913,700

 

940,600

 

-2.9

Audi

 

119,800

 

130,900

 

-8.5

 

264,500

 

280,000

 

-5.5

ŠKODA

 

90,900

 

92,800

 

-2.0

 

193,400

 

196,500

 

-1.6

SEAT

 

44,500

 

39,900

 

+11.4

 

88,900

 

78,800

 

+12.8

Porsche

 

16,000

 

17,700

 

-9.5

 

34,800

 

40,100

 

-13.2

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

 

35,500

 

31,600

 

+12.2

 

75,000

 

66,100

 

+13.4

MAN

 

10,900

 

9,700

 

+12.3

 

19,800

 

18,000

 

+10.3

Scania

 

7,600

 

7,100

 

+6.7

 

14,100

 

14,300

 

-1.5

Volkswagen Group (total)