January to November 2012 has been noteworthy for Volkswagen Group. Sales topped the 8 million mark for the first time in this period, as the company experienced a 10.4 percent increase in sales. Sales during this eleven month period have reached 8.29 million and Volkswagen now gets set to enter 2013 with gusto, expecting to experience increased demand in the New Year.
Taking November into account, the company delivered 794,500 units during the month, while the Group delivered 711,500 units in November 2011 resulting in an 11.7 percent increase. This outstanding achievement is noteworthy especially considering the difficult economic situation in European markets which is why the company is looking ahead at 2013 as a challenge.
Deliveries during first 11 months of 2012, stood at 3.40 million to European markets. In Germany, deliveries totalled 1.10 million units, an increase of 3.4% over the same period last year. Deliveries in NAFTA saw an increase of 26.1% to 757,300 units as against 600,700 units delivered in the same period last year.
Out of these 534,000 units were delivered in the US. South American markets saw a 8% increase in sales while the group also performed exceptionally well in the Asia pacific region where 2.86 million vehicles were delivered out of which 2.53 million made their way into China.