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Automotive - Mercedes-Benz enjoys record sales year despite declines in Europe and NAFTA
10 January 2019

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Mercedes-Benz has said it sold more than 2.3 million cars worldwide in 2018, which made it the most successful sales year in its history.

The number of units sold was 0.9% higher than the previous year. It marked the company’s eighth consecutive record year.

The strong year was driven by Mercedes-Benz’s success in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in its core Chinese market. Sales in this region increased 7.8% year-on-year to more than 943,000 vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz managed to maintain its growth in Asia despite a 6% decline in China of passenger car to 22.7 million units in 2018.

The news was less positive from other regions, with sales declines recorded in Europe (-2.3%) and the NAFTA region (-5.6%). 

Information courtesy of Leatherbiz and BBC