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Growth in the key markets Western Europe and Germany
Crafter global sales rise by 25 per cent
Five per cent growth in the month of October
Over the past ten months Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) has delivered 409,600 light commercial vehicles to customers worldwide and remains on last year’s level (409,700 units). In the month of October alone global sales of the Caddy, Transporter, Crafter and Amarok product lines rose by five per cent to 39,800 units.
In Western Europe, VWCV has delivered 284,100 vehicles to customers since the start of the year (prior year 277,800; +2.2 per cent). Germany was the brand’s strongest individual market with 106,500 vehicles (prior year 103,400; +3.1 per cent). With 39,900 vehicles and a growth of 0.5 per cent the UK remains the largest foreign market for VWCV. Other Western European markets:
France: 16,000 vehicles (-4.2 per cent)
Spain: 15,100 vehicles (+13.2 per cent)
Italy: 10,800 vehicles (+4.8 per cent)
Eastern European markets recorded increasingly positive deliveries from January to October, with 38,700 vehicles delivered to customers in total (+12.8 per cent).
North and South America
The delivery volume in Mexico (North America region) grew by 25.3 per cent to 8,700 vehicles. In South America sales dropped by 16.2 per cent to 31,800 units. The largest individual market in South America was again Brazil with a growth of nine per cent, where 15,700 VWCV vehicles were delivered to customers (+23.8 per cent). In crisis-shaken Argentina VWCV deliveries had a severe decline of 33.6 per cent to 11,200 units.
Africa, Asia-Pacific and Middle East
In Africa, VWCV delivered 18,100 vehicles in the first ten months of the year. (+19.5 per cent). In the Asia-Pacific region 19,000 vehicles were delivered to customers (-13.9 per cent), due to economic weakness in Australia. In the Middle East region 9,100 vehicles (-40.4 per cent). The Turkish market in particular declined to 6,900 VWCV vehicles (previous year 15,300; -48.4 per cent).
Deliveries by product lines:
T series: 163,400 vehicles (1.7 per cent decline)
Caddy: 129,600 vehicles (0.9 per cent decline)
Amarok: 59,900 vehicles (11.5 per cent decline)
Crafter: 56,400 vehicles (25.2 per cent increase)
About the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand:
“We transport success.” As a stand-alone brand within the Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is responsible globally for the development, construction and sales of light commercial vehicles, producing the Transporter, Caddy, Crafter and Amarok product lines. In consultation with its customers, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles draws up appropriate vehicle concepts, telematics and logistics solutions for the sparing use of resources at the highest possible level of efficiency. In 2018, the brand sold around 500,000 light commercial vehicles, produced at its sites in Hannover (D), Poznań (PL), Września (PL) and Pacheco (ARG). VWCV employs over 24,000 people globally, thereof approximately 15,000 at the Hannover site.
Information about the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand and the Hannover site can be found at:
VWN Podcast ”wetransportsuccess”: https://www.radio.de/p/wetransportsuccess
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