09/23/2019

Volkswagen Group deliveries fall in August

  • Worldwide deliveries in August fall by 3.1 percent to 848,600 vehicles
  • Slight rise in global market share in shrinking overall market
  • Expected weaker deliveries in Europe following WLTP effects in 2018
  • Further significant increase in market share in China
  • In total, 7.1 million vehicles delivered from January to August (-2.8 percent)

Wolfsburg, September 13, 2019 – In August, there was a drop of 3.1 percent in deliveries by the Volkswagen Group compared with August 2018 to 848,600 vehicles. As expected, fewer vehicles were delivered in Europe compared with the same month last year, when deliveries were especially high as a result of WLTP. 316,500 customers took delivery of a new Group vehicle in Europe, representing a drop of 3.4 percent. In the regions of North America (+3.3 percent) and South America (+3.9 percent), Volkswagen Group deliveries rose compared with August 2018, while the Asia-Pacific region reported a drop of 4.8 percent. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “The Volkswagen Group continued to perform well in a challenging market environment in August, with a slight rise in its global market share. On a positive note, we once again increased our market share in China, our largest market, significantly.”


Volkswagen Group deliveries fall in August
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Deliveries in the regions in August developed as follows:

316,500 vehicles were delivered in Europe, representing a decrease, as expected, of 3.4 percent compared with the same month last year. Deliveries in August 2018 were at a high level due to the WLTP changeover. The same effect was seen in Western Europe, where deliveries fell by 3.3 percent to 254,200 vehicles. In shrinking overall markets, the Volkswagen Group therefore significantly expanded its market share in both Western Europe and Europe overall compared with the previous year. Deliveries in the home market of Germany were also down. 100,300 vehicles from the Group were delivered there (-3.6 percent). In Central and Eastern Europe, deliveries fell to 62,300 vehicles (-3.8 percent). Group brands delivered 18,600 vehicles in Russia, 0.4 percent down on the same month last year.

Positive momentum came from North America, where a total of 87,800 vehicles were delivered (+3.3 percent). This development was again driven by the USA, where 61,900 vehicles were handed over to customers, a robust increase of 7.7 percent. In Canada, deliveries totaled 10,900 vehicles, a slight decrease of 0.7 percent. In Mexico, the general market trend remained negative as a result of difficult economic conditions, and 15,100 vehicles were handed over to customers there (-9.4 percent).

Developments in South America were also positive. The Group grew deliveries there by 3.9 percent compared with the same month last year to 57,200 vehicles. Developments in the two largest markets in the region, Brazil and Argentina, were once again very different. Brazil recorded a significant increase of 16.4 percent to 45,000 vehicles. In Argentina, the general economic climate remained challenging and the overall market shrank noticeably. Group brands could not buck this trend, and delivered 6,700 vehicles (-33.5 percent).

Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region fell by 4.8 percent to 363,200 vehicles. In China, the Group’s largest single market, 341,100 customers took delivery of their new Group vehicles (-3.2 percent). Despite the drop in deliveries, the Group once again significantly increased its market share in a shrinking overall market.

Deliveries to customers by markets

Aug. 2019

Aug. 2018

Change (%)

Jan.-Aug. 2019

Jan.-Aug. 2018

Change (%)

Europe

316 500

327 700

–3,4

3 108 600

3 155 800

–1,5

Western Europe

254 200

262 900

–3,3

2 581 200

2 619 400

–1,5

Germany

100 300

104 000

–3,6

941 600

948 600

–0,7

Central and Eastern Europe

62 300

64 800

–3,8

527 400

536 300

–1,7

Russia

18 600

18 700

–0,4

144 500

140 000

+3,2

North America

87 800

85 100

+3,3

629 200

631 500

–0,4

USA

61 900

57 500

+7,7

436 100

423 300

+3,0

South America

57 200

55 100

+3,9

393 500

387 400

+1,6

Brazil

45 000

38 700

+16,4

300 000

248 800

+20,6

Asia-Pacific

363 200

381 500

–4,8

2 755 100

2 880 600

–4,4

China (incl. HK)

341 100

352 500

–3,2

2 571 100

2 656 300

–3,2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

848 600

875 400

–3,1

7 101 000

7 302 900

–2,8

Deliveries to customers by brands

Aug. 2019

Aug. 2018

Change (%)

Jan.-Aug. 2019

Jan.-Aug. 2018

Change (%)

Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles

493 800

513 300

–3,8

3 981 000

4 137 900

–3,8

Audi

150 100

153 900

–2,5

1 211 700

1 268 500

–4,5

ŠKODA

88 100

91 800

–4,1

811 800

844 200

–3,8

SEAT

42 100

41 200

+2,0

411 600

384 000

+7,2

Porsche

21 500

23 500

–8,6

178 000

176 400

+0,9

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

36 200

35 000

+3,4

336 600

336 400

+0,0

MAN

9500

9300

+1,5

92 800

85 900

+8,0

Scania

6200

6000

+3,2

65 800

60 200

+9,3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Group (total)

848 600

875 400

–3,1

7 101 000

7 302 900

–2,8