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Mercedes-Benz half-year: double-digit growth, 1m cars sold

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Mercedes-Benz completed the first half of 2016 with new records. In the period of January through June, 1,006,619 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered (+12.1%).

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In June, 188,444 Mercedes-Benz cars were handed over to customers all over the world (+11.1%). Mercedes-Benz thus posted record unit sales for the 40th month in succession.

In Europe, sales by Mercedes-Benz increased in June by 13.7% to 86,657 units. Between January and June, 444,581 vehicles were handed over to European customers, an increase of 13.3%.

In the home market Germany, unit sales in the first half of the year totalled 142,756 vehicles (+7.8%). In Germany, Italy and Portugal, the Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star was the market leader among the premium manufacturers last month.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Mercedes-Benz delivered 63,754 vehicles to customers in June (+16.4%), and actually achieved more than 20% growth in unit sales in the first half of the year.

In China, the biggest market for Mercedes-Benz, growth in the first half of the year was especially strong with sales of 219,999 units (+33.1%). In Japan, Australia and Taiwan, Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new registrations last month.

In the NAFTA region, 33,245 vehicles with the three-pointed star were handed over to customers in June (+2.4%) and nearly 190,000 units in the first six months.

Sales in the U.S. increased since the beginning of the year to a new record of 28,473 units (+1.5%). The new E-Class Saloon was launched there in June, and will ensure further sales growth. Mercedes-Benz was once again the market leader among the premium manufacturers in Canada last month.


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