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BMW Group World-Wide Sales Rise 10.6% In 2012

The BMW Group (BAMXY.PK, BAMXF.PK,BMW.L) Thursday said world-wide sales for its fiscal year 2012, grew 10.6 percent to approximately 1.85 million from last year.

For the month of December, The company sold 181,571 vehicles, representing a 14.8 percent increase compared to 158,125 units last year. 152,286 vehicles were delivered, representing an increase of 18.8 percent over the prior-year.

The BMW brand sales rose in 2012 by 11.6 percent to 1,540,085 from 1,380,384 last year.

MINI 28 sales totaled 751 units for the full year and 526 units for December, representing a year-over-year growth of 5.8 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.

With 3575 units sold, Rolls-Royce recorded a moderate sales growth of 1 percent in 2012. For the month of December, sales totaled 534, up 12.0 percent from the comparable period last year.

Husqvarna Motorcycles sales totaled 10,751, up 15.8 percent from last year.

Deliveries in Europe and Great Britain increased to 864,812 units and 174,215 units respectively.

In Asia, sales increased 31.6 percent to 491,512 vehicles from 373,613 vehicles last year, while in the U.S., sales climbed 13.8 percent to 347,583 units from 305,418 units last year.

Looking ahead to 2013, with the expected launch of the all-electric BMW i3, the company expects to deliver the same momentum, despite the prevailing headwinds.

by RTT Staff Writer

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