BMW Group Increases Sales by 13.2% in October
MUNICH, November 9, 2012
MUNICH, November 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Best October ever with 157,618 BMW Group vehicles delivered
- BMW brand sales volume up 15.4%
-Robertson: We aim to continue the momentum
The BMW Group's sales growth was once again in the double-digit range in
October. A total of 157,618 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles were delivered
to customers, an increase of 13.2% compared to the same month in the previous
year (139,284) and a new record high for the month. For the year to the end of
October, sales volumes climbed to 1,493,153 units, an increase of 8.8%
compared to the same period in 2011 (1,371,903) and a new all time high for
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Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for
Sales and Marketing BMW: "Following a record third quarter, the BMW Group
posted its highest ever sales for the month of October. We achieved solid
gains in many of our markets last month, especially in Asia and the Americas
and we aim to continue the momentum in the next months. We are well on course
to achieve a new sales record in 2012, despite the headwind present in some
In Asia , BMW Group sales surged by 36.5% in October to 41,028 vehicles (prev.
yr. 30,067). The company made strong gains in Asia in the first ten months of
the year, with sales climbing by 28.1% to 398,870 vehicles (prev. yr.
311,290). Mainland China accounted for 27,828 deliveries in October, an
increase of 51.7% over the same month in the previous year (18,346). The
substantial gains can be attributed to the current ramp-up of the
locally-produced BMW X1 and BMW 3 Series Long Wheelbase, as well as the
year-on-year effect due to the run-out of the BMW 3 Series at the end of last
year. Year-to-date, 264,884 BMW and MINI vehicles have been sold in Mainland
China (prev. yr. 195,868), which reflects an increase of 35.2%.
In the Americas , the BMW Group also experienced strong growth in October with
39,154 vehicles delivered, an increase of 20.0% on the previous year (32,626).
Since the beginning of the year, 330,042 vehicles were delivered to customers
in the Americas (prev. yr. 306,190/ +7.8%). In the U.S., BMW Group sales
climbed 18.5% in October to 32,339 vehicles (prev. yr. 27,288). Year-to-date,
the BMW Group is up 8.4% on sales of 267,267 vehicles in the first ten months
of 2012 compared to 246,602 in the same period in 2011.
In Europe , the BMW Group delivered 71,368 vehicles last month (prev. yr.
71,587/-0.3%). For the period from January to October, BMW Group sales
remained at around last year's level, with a total of 711,197 vehicles
delivered (prev. yr. 706,600/ +0.7%).
BMW brand worldwide sales increased by 15.4% in October to 132,823 vehicles
(prev. yr. 115,141). Demand for the BMW 1 Series remained strong, with sales
climbing 36.3% to 19,986 units (prev. yr. 14,668). Solid gains were also
achieved by the BMW 3 Series, with 37,123 vehicles delivered last month (prev.
yr. 31,768/ +16.9%). Sales of the BMW 5 Series increased by 0.1% to 26,404
vehicles (prev. yr. 26,371). The BMW X1 continued its momentum with sales
jumping by 38.4% to 14,090 vehicles (prev. yr. 10,178). Sales for the BMW X3
continued to be strong with 12,668 units delivered (prev. yr. 10,951/ +15.7%).
BMW vehicles in the upper segment also performed well: 2,113 units of the BMW
6 Series were sold, an increase of 83.3% on the previous year (1,153); sales
of the BMW X5 increased by 16.4% to 9,630 units (prev. yr. 8,273) and sales of
the BMW X6 climbed by 24.4% to 3,794 units (prev. yr. 3,050). From January to
October, 1,242,817 BMW brand vehicles were delivered, which was 9.3% higher
than for the same period in the previous year (1,137,096).
MINI delivered 24,483 vehicles worldwide in October (prev. yr. 23,842), which
was a slight increase of 2.7%. MINI saw sales increase by 8.7% to 5,888 units
in its largest market, the U.S. (prev. yr. 5,415) and by 32.3% to 1,648 (prev.
yr. 1,246) units in its fourth largest market, Mainland China. Sales for MINI
have increased by 6.7% to 247,698 vehicles in the first ten months of 2012
(prev. yr. 232,065).
BMW Motorrad delivered 7,596 units in October (prev. yr.: 7,050 / +7.7%).
Supplies of motorcycles and maxi scooters from January up to and including
October totaled 93,540 units (prev. yr.: 93,942 / -0.4%). Husqvarna
Motorcycles supplied a total of 8,329 vehicles (prev. yr.: 6,775 / +22.9%) to
the Husqvarna dealer network from January up to and including October.
Supplies in the month of October totaled 973 vehicles (prev. yr.: 675 /
BMW Group sales in/up to October 2012 at a glance
In Oct Comp. to Up to/incl. Comp. to
2012 previous Oct 2012 previous
BMW Group Automobiles 157,618 +13.2% 1,493,153 +8.8%
BMW 132,823 +15.4% 1,242,817 +9.3%
MINI 24,483 +2.7% 247,698 +6.7%
BMW Motorrad 7.596 7.7% 93.540 -0.4%
Husqvarna Motorcycles 973 +44.1% 8.329 +22.9%
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 Motorcyclesand
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 2011, the BMW Group sold about 1.67 million cars and more than 113,000
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
2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 100,000 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
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