This year continues to be the strongest ever for BMW Motorrad, with global sales for October totaling 10,974, up 19.1% compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date sales rose by 2.3% with a total of 127,018 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers in the first ten months of the year.
Third-quarter (July to September) revenues for BMW Motorrad amounted to € 451 million (2015: € 454 million; -0.7%). Earnings were also down on the previous year, mainly due to expenses incurred during the start-up phase of a number of projects connected with implementing BMW Motorrad’s new strategy. Profit before financial result (EBIT) came in at € 32 million (2015: € 46 million; -30.4%), while profit before tax also finished at € 32 million (2015: € 45 million; -28.9%).
During the first nine months of the year, segment revenues at € 1,650 million, were similar to the previous year (2015: € 1,643 million: +0.4%). EBIT amounted to € 224 million (2015: € 273 million; -17.9%), while profit before tax finished at € 223 million (2015: € 271 million; -17.7%).
Sales of BMW Group vehicles were higher than ever before in October, with total sales of 196,002 units, an increase of 2.3% on the same month last year. This result brings the year-to-date sales total to 1,942,642, an increase of 5.8% compared with the first ten months of last year.
In the first ten months of the year, 1,646,743 BMW brand vehicles were sold around the world, 5.5% more than in the same period last year. Sales of MINI brand vehicles increased by 8.9% in October with a total of 28,746 delivered to customers worldwide.
Combined monthly sales of BMW and MINI in Europe totalled 90,574 in October, up 6.4% compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date sales in the region are up 10.0%, with a total of 897,493 vehicles delivered. All markets in the region have contributed to this year’s strong growth with many achieving double-digit increases including Italy (68,282 / +18.0%), Spain (45,141 / +19.9%) and Scandinavia (43,433 / +14.4%).
Sales of BMW and MINI vehicles in Asia also saw strong growth last month with a total of 63,006 vehicles delivered to customers in October (+6.6%). In the first ten months of the year, a total of 611,020 BMW and MINI vehicles were sold in Asia, an increase of 8.9% compared with the same period last year. The region’s biggest market, Mainland China, achieved a 10.2% increase compared with the first ten months of last year, with a total of 423,330 vehicles sold so far in 2016. Year-to-date sales in many other markets in the region also show strong growth: Japan (60,484 / +9.1%) and South Korea (49,016 / +10.0%) are just two examples.
Sales of BMW and MINI in the Americas decreased 11.6% in October compared with the same month last year: a total of 36,743 vehicles were delivered to customers in the region. Year-to-date sales of BMW and MINI vehicles in the region total 373,822, which is down 7.1% compared with the same period last year. While year-to-date sales are up in Canada (37,373 / +7.0%) and Mexico (27,858 / +14.0%), the exceptionally competitive market in the USA has seen deliveries decrease by 9.6% (297,015).
BMW Group sales in / ytd October 2016 at a glance
|In October 2016||Compared with
|YTD 10/2016||Compared with
|BMW Group Automotive||196,002||+2.3%||1,942,642||+5.8%|