Sales: Porsche global sales up 13 percent in May – Europe sales down 2.6 percent image

Porsche AG, the maker of famous 911 sports cars, on Thursday said it sold 15, 020 new vehicles  globally in May, an increase of 13 percent compared to May 2012.

In addition, from January the Stuttgart based automaker delivered 67,261 new autos – a boost of 19 percent compared to the period of January to May 2012.

In the United States, Porsche sold 3,927 sports cars – an increase of almost 40 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. On the same time, China, the second largest market for the Germans, the automaker sold 3,206 units – an increase of six percent.

However, in Europe, as expected the company recorded an decrease – 5,034 units compared to 5,168 units sold in May 2012 – an decrease of 2.6 percent.

“In terms of customer deliveries to date, we have exceeded our expectations in the ongoing year. Given the continuing volatility of the market development, we nevertheless remain cautiously optimistic for the second half of the year,” said Bernhard Maier, Member of the Executive Board Sales and Marketing of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG.

PORSCHE AG Deliveries May January – May
2013 2012 Variance (%) 2013 2012 Variance (%)
World 15,020 13,331 12.7 67,261 56,472 19.1
Europe 5,034 5,168 -2.6 21,494 20,725 3.7
Germany 2,223 1,921 15.7 9,351 7,656 22.1
America 4,669 3,427 36.2 20,608 15,746 30.9
USA 3,927 2,852 37.7 17,609 13,448 30.9
Asia Pacific, Africa and Mideast 5,317 4,736 12.3 25,159 20,001 25.8
China 3,206 3,027 5.9 15,038 12,486 20.4