11/21/2019

Strong deliveries for Volkswagen Group in October

  • 12.2 percent rise in worldwide deliveries in October to 949,800 vehicles
  • Market shares expanded in all core regions, in some cases quite substantially
  • Significant increase of 6.6 percent in China despite shrinking overall market
  • Further strong rises in Europe (+25.5 percent) and Germany (+41.5 percent) following aweaker performance in October 2018 as a result of WLTP
  • 8.96 million vehicles delivered from January to October (-0.2 percent)

Wolfsburg, November 19, 2019 – The Volkswagen Group delivered 949,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in October, corresponding to a significant rise of 12.2 percent compared with October 2018. The Group further expanded its market share in all core regions, in some cases quite substantially. This was the case, for example, in China, the Group’s largest single market, where Group brands grew deliveries 6.6 percent despite a shrinking overall market. Strong increases were once again recorded in Europe (+25.5 percent) and Germany (+41.5 percent) compared with the weaker performance in October 2018 as a result of WLTP. The Volkswagen Group also succeeded in expanding its market shares in the regions of North and South America in shrinking overall markets. Dr. Christian Dahlheim, Head of Volkswagen Group Sales: “The Volkswagen Group brands produced a strong delivery performance in October. We outperformed the market in all core regions and once again substantially expanded our market shares, especially in China, our largest market. It is also pleasing to see that we made noticeable gains in our home market of Germany over and above making up the ground lost a year ago as a result of WLTP.”


Strong deliveries for Volkswagen Group in October
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In detail, deliveries in the regions in October developed as follows:

370,700 vehicles were delivered in Europe, corresponding to a marked rise of 25.5 percent compared with the same month last year, when deliveries were at a low level due to the changeover to WLTP. Striking growth in Western Europe (+30.7 percent) and the home market of Germany (+41.5 percent) is attributable to the same reason. 299,600, respectively 112,400 vehicles were handed over to customers in these markets. There was also a strong 7.5 percent rise in deliveries in Central and Eastern Europe to 71,000 vehicles. One driver of this positive trend was Russia, where Group brands delivered 22,100 vehicles, 3.7 percent more than in the same month last year.

In the North America region, overall markets shrank, but the Group was nevertheless able to grow deliveries. In total, 80,400 vehicles were handed over to customers, a rise of 0.9 percent compared with the same month last year. 53,200 vehicles from Group brands were delivered to customers in the USA (+5.8 percent). In Canada, deliveries amounted to 11,200 vehicles, an increase of 1.4 percent. In a shrinking overall market in Mexico, there was a 13.0 percent drop in deliveries to 16,000 vehicles.

In the South America region, deliveries were 1.2 percent down on the level for the same month last year, and amounted to 53,800 vehicles. The downturn in the overall market was more pronounced, and the Group therefore also expanded its market share in this region. In Brazil, Group deliveries rose 2.9 percent to 43,000 vehicles. The overall economic environment in Argentina remained challenging. 5,300 vehicles were handed over to customers there, a drop of 24.4 percent compared with October 2018.

Overall markets in the Asia-Pacific region fell sharply, but the Volkswagen Group nevertheless grew deliveries by a strong 5.6 percent to 413,300 vehicles. This positive trend was driven by China, the Group’s largest single market. In a shrinking overall market, deliveries there grew strongly by 6.6 percent to 389,300 vehicles, thus again significantly boosting the market share.

Deliveries to customers by markets

Oct. 2019

Oct. 2018

Change (%)

Jan.-Oct. 2019

Jan.-Oct. 2018

Change (%)

Europe

370 700

295 400

+25,5

3 815 700

3 707 800

+2,9

Western Europe

299 600

229 300

+30,7

3 153 500

3 048 300

+3,5

Germany

112 400

79 400

+41,5

1 146 800

1 086 700

+5,5

Central and Eastern Europe

71 000

66 100

+7,5

662 100

659 500

+0,4

Russia

22 100

21 300

+3,7

187 000

182 400

+2,5

North America

80 400

79 700

+0,9

783 300

793 000

−1,2

USA

53 200

50 300

+5,8

538 300

528 900

+1,8

South America

53 800

54 500

−1,2

500 800

490 900

+2,0

Brazil

43 000

41 800

+2,9

384 100

326 400

+17,7

Asia-Pacific

413 300

391 600

+5,6

3 580 800

3 688 200

−2,9

China (incl. HK)

389 300

365 100

+6,6

3 344 400

3 404 900

−1,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worldwide

949 800

846 300

+12,2

8 955 000

8 976 900

−0,2

Deliveries to customers by brands

Oct. 2019

Oct. 2018

Change (%)

Jan.-Oct. 2019

Jan.-Oct. 2018

Change (%)

Volkswagen – Passenger Cars

562 200

517 000

+8,8

5 076 800

5 139 800

−1,2

Audi

149 200

117 600

+26,8

1 506 300

1 525 300

−1,2

ŠKODA

105 300

99 400

+5,9

1 019 000

1 038 500

−1,9

SEAT

43 900

33 400

+31,4

498 700

449 000

+11,1

Porsche

25 600

17 900

+42,7

227 900

214 500

+6,3

Volkswagen Commercial Vehiclesи

39 800

37 800

+5,0

409 600

409 700

−0,0

MAN

13 000

12 900

+0,6

117 300

110 600

+6,1

Scania

9 500

8 800

+8,4

84 200

77 400

+8,8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen Group (total)

949 800

846 300

+12,2

8 955 000

8 976 900

−0,2