MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English –
Headline: BMW Group continues to achieve steady increase in sales
Munich. The BMW Group achieved its best-ever May in
terms of sales with a total of 198,354 vehicles delivered to customers
around the world, an increase of 5.3% on the same month last year.
This continuing growth means the company’s automotive sales in the
year-to-date are 5.0% higher than at the same point in the year in
2015, with a total of 935,288 vehicles sold globally so far this year.
“Our sales continue to show sustainable growth, well in line with our
expectations,” said Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the BMW AG Board of
Management with responsibility for Sales and Marketing BMW. “Our
target is to ensure profitable growth in sales and thanks to our
attractive model line-up, that’s what we are achieving,” he continued.
Sales of BMW brand vehicles totalled 168,129 in May,
an increase of 5.6% on the same month last year. In the year-to-date,
sales are up 5.0% with a total of 797,457 vehicles delivered to
customers around the world. May saw strong growth in the sales of many
BMW models such as the BMW 2 Series (16,823 / +47.6%), the BMW X1
(13,884 / +47.8%), the BMW X4 (4,947 / +13.0%) and the BMW 7 Series
(4,539 / +32.4%).
Meanwhile sales of the brand’s recently introduced plug-in hybrid
models continued to see sales grow, especially in markets which
actively encourage customers to purchase an electric vehicles. For
example, the BMW 330e iPerformance went on sale in Europe in March and
already in May, almost every eighth BMW 3 Series sold in the UK and
more than a quarter of all BMW 3 Series sold in the Netherlands was a
plug-in hybrid version of the world’s best-selling premium model range.
MINI sales also grew in May with a total of 29,864
vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 3.6% on the same month
last year. Year-to-date, MINI sales are up 5.2% to total 136,617 in
the first five months. The brand’s main growth drivers in May were the
MINI Convertible (3,604 / +116.7%) and the MINI Clubman, which was
delivered to a total of 4,681 customers around the world last month.
In Europe, combined monthly sales of BMW and MINI
totalled 91,347 in May, up 11.9% compared with the same month last
year. Sales in Germany increased 14.3% (21,829), while a total of
7,218 MINI and BMW vehicles were delivered to customers in France
(+12.3%) and a total of 7,005 vehicles were sold in Italy (+16.0%).
Overall year-to-date sales for BMW and MINI in Europe total 432,545,
an increase of 10.3%.
Asia also saw steady growth in BMW and MINI sales
last month with a total of 58,725 vehicles delivered to customers in
May (+6.3%). The region’s biggest market, Mainland China, achieved a
7.1% increase compared to the same month last year, with a total of
40,123 vehicles sold. Monthly sales in South Korea grew 14.4%, with a
total of 5,250 vehicles sold, while customer deliveries in Japan
increased 5.2% to total 5,264 in the month. In the first five months
of the year, a total of 293,188 BMW and MINI vehicles were sold in
Asia, an increase of 6.2% compared to the same period last year.
Sales of BMW and MINI in the Americas decreased 7.3%
in May compared with the same month last year, with a total of 42,066
vehicles delivered to customers in the region. May sales in the USA
are down 8.8% (33,612). Year-to-date sales of BMW and MINI vehicles in
the Americas region total 180,099 which is down 7.9% compared with the
same period last year.
Sales continue to grow at BMW Motorrad where May saw
a total of 15,180 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to
customers, an increase of 1.2% on the same month last year.
Year-to-date figures show an increase of 4.5% (65,761).
MW Group sales in / ytd May 2016 at a glance
In May 2016
BMW Group Automobiles198,354+5.3%935,288+5.0%
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The BMW Group
With its three brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group is the
world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides premium financial and mobility services. As a global
company, the BMW Group operates 31 production and assembly facilities
in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2015, the BMW Group sold approximately 2.247 million cars and
nearly 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the
financial year 2015 was approximately € 9.22 billion on revenues
amounting to € 92.18 billion. As of 31 December 2015, the BMW Group
had a workforce of 122,244 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established
ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.