Press Release
Date of issue   Jun 10, 2013 | ID: 49476

Volvo Car Group announces May retail sales:

Sales growth in the top three markets

 

Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) reports global retail sales of 35,660 cars for the month of May. For the first five months of 2013 retail sales were down 6.2 per cent. All the top three markets - USA, Sweden and China - gained sales during May versus last year.

 

The United States was Volvo Cars' number one market in May with 6,318 retail sold cars, an increase of 1.3 per cent. Retail sales in Sweden grew by 1.8 per cent to 4,664 cars.

 

The strong growth in China continued in May with an increase of 24.4 per cent to 4,415 cars, supported by Volvo's 60-series cars as well as the V40 model.

 

Demand for the Volvo V40 is supporting increased market shares in several European markets, although the total sales performance in this region still suffers from generally weak consumer demand.

 

Retail sales status (deliveries to end customers) for Volvo Car Group were as follows:

 

May

January - May

2012

2013

Change

2012

2013

Change

China

3 549

4 415

24.4%

18 045

22 905

26.9%

USA

6 238

6 318

1.3%

27 509

25 900

-5.8%

EU20*

20 108

18 053

-10.2%

100 581

89 249

-11.3%

 of which Sweden

4 582

4 664

1.8%

21 961

20 778

-5.4%

Rest of World

7 835

6 874

-12.3%

33 155

30 125

-9.1%

TOTAL

37 730

35 660

-5.5%

179 290

168 179

-6.2%

 

The Volvo XC60 was the best-selling model in May with 9,706 sold cars (2012: 9,597), followed by the Volvo V40 for which deliveries reached 5,953 cars (new model). Including the Cross Country version, the V40 reached 7,944 sold cars. The third best-selling model was the Volvo S60 with 5,895 cars (5,724). Historical sales figures by model can be found in the Sales Volume section of the Global Newsroom.

 

*EU20 includes Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium/Luxemburg, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, UK, Ireand, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic

 

Media Contacts

 

Per-Åke Fröberg

Director Volvo Cars Heritage

Volvo Car Group

 

Phone: +46 31 3257654

Mobile: +46 31 3257654

per-ake.froberg@volvocars.com

 

   
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