Worldwide sales continue to grow for BMW Motorrad, which saw motorcycle and maxi-scooter deliveries increase 1.2% in May 2016 compared to same month last year. Year-to-date figures show an increase of 4.5% to 65,761 units. BMW Motorrad USA, however, have had sales drop, year-over-year, for four out of the first five months. In May 2016, just 1,221 motorcycles were sold, which is a 40.0% decrease from the 2,034 sold in May 2015. For the year, USA sales have totaled 5,641 which is a 17.3% decrease from the 6,821 sold in the first five months of 2015. BMW Motorrad Canada sales have decreased for three out of the first five months — May sales of 245 units were a 7.6% drop compared to May, 2015. With strong sales in February and March, however, year-to-date sales are still positive — +5.9% with 876 units sold.
On the automobile side, the BMW Group achieved its best-ever May in terms of sales with a total of 198,354 vehicles delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 5.3% on the same month last year. This continuing growth means the company’s automotive sales in the year-to-date are 5.0% higher than at the same point in the year in 2015, with a total of 935,288 vehicles sold globally so far this year.
Sales of BMW brand vehicles totalled 168,129 in May, an increase of 5.6% on the same month last year. In the year-to-date, sales are up 5.0% with a total of 797,457 vehicles delivered to customers around the world. MINI sales also grew in May with a total of 29,864 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 3.6% on the same month last year. Year-to-date, MINI sales are up 5.2% to total 136,617 in the first five months.
In Europe, combined monthly sales of BMW and MINI totalled 91,347 in May, up 11.9% compared with the same month last year. Sales in Germany increased 14.3% (21,829), while a total of 7,218 MINI and BMW vehicles were delivered to customers in France (+12.3%) and a total of 7,005 vehicles were sold in Italy (+16.0%). Overall year-to-date sales for BMW and MINI in Europe total 432,545, an increase of 10.3%.
Asia also saw steady growth in BMW and MINI sales last month with a total of 58,725 vehicles delivered to customers in May (+6.3%). The region’s biggest market, mainland China, achieved a 7.1% increase compared to the same month last year, with a total of 40,123 vehicles sold. Monthly sales in South Korea grew 14.4%, with a total of 5,250 vehicles sold, while customer deliveries in Japan increased 5.2% to total 5,264 in the month. In the first five months of the year, a total of 293,188 BMW and MINI vehicles were sold in Asia, an increase of 6.2% compared to the same period last year.
Sales of BMW and MINI in the Americas decreased 7.3% in May compared with the same month last year, with a total of 42,066 vehicles delivered to customers in the region. May sales in the USA are down 8.8% (33,612). Year-to-date sales of BMW and MINI vehicles in the Americas region total 180,099 which is down 7.9% compared with the same period last year.
BMW Group sales in / ytd May 2016 at a glance
|In May 2016||Compared with
|YTD 05/2016||Compared with
|BMW Group Automobiles||198,354||+5.3%||935,288||+5.0%|