Total of 123,276 automobiles sold in first month, an increase of 9.9%
Robertson: Further growth expected in 2013 in worldwide sales
MUNICH, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The BMW Group continued its positive
momentum into the new year with sales increasing by 9.9% in January. A
total of 123,276 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles were
delivered to customers (prev. yr. 112,164).
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"We made a successful start to the new year, selling more BMW Group
vehicles than ever before in the month of January. We remain true to
our strategy of balanced sales across the globe by achieving growth on
all continents last month," said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of
Management, Sales and Marketing BMW. "Looking ahead, we expect the
headwinds in Europe to remain, however we are confident of healthy
sales growth in other regions, especially Asia and the Americas. With
new models arriving this year to enhance our already successful
portfolio, we are aiming for further growth in BMW Group worldwide
sales in 2013 and are targeting a new all-time high for the third
consecutive year," added Robertson.
BMW reported the strongest January in its history. Sales climbed 11.5% to
107,276 (prev. yr. 96,184) units, the first time that over 100,000 BMW
vehicles were delivered worldwide to customers in that month. The
growth drivers were the BMW 3 Series with 29,053 vehicles sold
(22,708/+27.9%) and the BMW X1, with volumes soaring 57.8% to 11,753
units delivered (prev. yr. 7,446). The BMW X3 also continued to be in
high demand with 10,230 vehicles delivered to customers (9,348/+9.4%).
The BMW 1 Series reported solid gains with 14,222 units sold
(13.073/+8.8%) and the BMW 5 Series continued to perform well with
sales climbing 6.4% to 23,049 vehicles (prev. yr. 21,665). BMW 6 Series
sales increased by 22.4% to 1,354 units (prev. yr. 1,106).
In January, MINI worldwide sales reached 15,864 vehicles (15,768/+0.6%), a new all-time
high for that month. The MINI Countryman recorded 11.3% growth, with a
total of 6,261 deliveries (prev. yr. 5.625). In its fourth largest
market of China, MINI sales jumped by 20.3% to 1,800 vehicles (prev.
yr. 1,496). The introduction of the MINI Paceman is expected to bring
further momentum to global sales as of spring.
The BMW Group made gains in volume on all continents in January. In
Asia, deliveries climbed 18.4% to 43,114 (prev. yr. 36,422) vehicles.
The double-digit growth continued in Mainland China, with a total of
30,397 (prev. yr. 26,505) vehicles delivered last month - an increase
of 14.7%. Other Asian markets, such as Japan (3,250/+19.0%) and South
Korea (2,790/+32.9%), also reported significant rates of growth.
A total of 25,021 (prev. yr. 24,419) vehicles were delivered to
customers in the Americas in January, an increase of 2.5%. In the US,
company sales increased by 2.3% to 20,195 units (prev. yr. 19,739) in
the month under review.
The BMW Group also achieved growth in Europe last month, where a total
of 50,594 deliveries were reported, an increase of 8.0% on the previous
year (46,831). In Germany the company could report a 9.9% increase with
a total of 18,709 (prev. yr. 17,028) BMW Group vehicle registrations.
BMW Group sales in Russia climbed 39.8% in the month under review to
2,311 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,653).
BMW Motorrad deliveries reached a total of 4,818 (5,237/-8.0%) vehicles.
Husqvarna Motorcycles supplied a total of 587 vehicles (544/+7.9%) to
the Husqvarna dealer network in January.
BMW Group sales in January 2013 at a glance
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The BMW Group
The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles
and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles
and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 29
production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2012, the BMW Group sold about 1.85 million cars and more than
117,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial
year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82
billion. At 31 December 2012, the BMW Group had a workforce of
approximately 105,000 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been built 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. As a result
of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last eight years.
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