Daimler’s truck division to achieve its 2013 sales target – best YTD since 2006 image

Daimler, the second-largest truck manufacturer in the world, on Friday said is about to reach its sales target for 2013, selling the most trucks in a year since 2006.

“We expect that we will surpass last year’s sales figure of 462,000 units, as we previously announced, and thus achieve the best sales result since 2006,” said Daimler management board member Wolfgang Bernhard – responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses.

Daimler says sales in NAFTA (U.S., Canada and Mexico) were stable, totaling 124,000 vehicles in the first 11 months of the year, and in Western Europe, sales rose by nine percent (52,000 units) even if the market shrank by around six percent.

In its home market, Daimler sold 28,200 vehicles in the first 11 months of the year (market share 40.4% / +1%).

Brazil remains the largest market for Mercedes-Benz trucks. The company sold 37,300 vehicles in the first 11 months – an increase by more than one third (2012 period: 27,500 units).

In Japan, Daimler sold 34,400 units (+7 percent), while in India where the market shrunk by almost 30 percent, the Germans were able to sell 6,000 BharatBenz vehicles.

In China where Daimler operates Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA) joint venture, the company sold around 94,000 vehicles.

Sales of Daimler Trucks
in units
Jan.-Nov. 2012
Jan.-Nov. 2013
+/- (in %)
Total
424,000
433,600
+ 2
Western Europe
52,000
56,800
+ 9
thereof Germany
27,800
28,200
+ 1
NAFTA
123,600
124,000
0
Latin America (excluding Mexico)
42,700
55,600
+ 30
thereof Brazil
27,500
37,300
+ 35
Japan
32,000
34,400
+ 7
Not consolidated:
BFDA
25,500 *)
94,000
*) July/Nov. 2012