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According to a report coming from Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, premium carmaker BMW will see its sales gain pace in January from the same month a year ago, after demand coming from China continues to rise.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported the strong sales will occur in China even as the government is enforcing the policy against luxury spenders and tries to thwart rising pollution in its cities. In January 2014, local sales to Chinese customers exceeded the numbers of 2013 by more than 20%.

According to the newspaper, BMW finance chief Friedrich Eichiner said that group deliveries, which also take into account the MINI and Rolls-Royce brands, went up with single-digit numbers in the US but were also on the rise in core European markets.

While BMW, currently the world’s largest luxury carmaker, is expected next week to officially publish the group sales next week, its archrivals, Audi and Mercedes-Benz already said they had double-digit gains in January deliveries, with Chinese sales up 18 % for Audi and 45 % for Mercedes.