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BMW Group sales continue their recovery in August


September 14, 2009

bmw group sold everywhere 91.790 cars of the brands BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce in August and, according to the presented figures, the decrease of sales has declined for the fifth consecutive month. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of BMW AG and responsible for sales and marketing, says that "progress in the right direction: from April have been gaining ground, month after month." "In August has continued the trend".

Sales of the BMW mark in August were a minor, with 75.689 11.3% (previous year: 85.321) units. Mini, for its part, sold 16.064 vehicles (previous year: 16.257 / - 1.2%) while Rolls-Royce delivered 37 cars (previous year: 101 / - 63.4%).

In its largest market in the retail, Germany, BMW Group had a performance considerably better: new registrations rose 3.5% to reach the 18.570. Also, the Chinese market continued its dynamic growth and the BMW Group sales grew by 63.2% in August. But sales of BMW Group also had extremely satisfactory performance last month in Japan (2,859 / + 9.5%), South Africa (1.786 / + 6.0%) and Australia (1.436 / + 1.3%). BMW Group recorded even greater growth in the Netherlands (1,485 / + 25.4%), in Austria (1.093 / + 19.8%), Canada (2.749 / + 14.2%), Brazil (587 / + 134,8%), New Zealand (115 / + 59.7%), the India (297 / + 12.1%) and in the South Korea (822 / + 22.1%).

For its part, BMW Motorrad recorded sales 14.4 per cent lower than in August of the previous year, with 5.423 units (previous year: 6.338). In the current year and until the end of August, 62.001 have been delivered (previous year: 72.954 / - 15.0%) motorcycles to customers around the world.