Volkswagen has published group sales for June and the first six months, and they are better than those of most other European makers. Global deliveries for the half year are up 8.9 percent to 4.45 million. June looks surprisingly good with sales up 11 percent to 798,500. Nevertheless, Volkswagen looks like no threat to the leading positions of Toyota and GM.
Toyota will publish June and half year data before the end of the month, followed a few weeks later by GM’s quarterly report. GM reports global deliveries only on a quarterly basis. Currently, we expect Toyota to remain in the top spot, followed by GM and then Volkswagen.
Volkswagen global group deliveries June 2012
|6M’12||6M’11||YoY||Jun ’12||Jun ’11||YoY|
|WEUR ex D||1,010,000||1,070,000||-5.6%||184,200||188,100||-2.1%|
Speaking of reporting, except for the total, Volkswagen reports only year-to-date numbers on a global basis. For our table, we had to extrapolate June data from data published in the preceding month. The calculated data are marked blue.