ŠKODA delivered 620,900 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first half of 2019, meaning the car manufacturer is down 4.9% on last year’s level (January to June 2018: 652,700 vehicles). The main reason for this development is the current difficult situation in the Chinese car market. In other international markets, ŠKODA delivered 495,000 vehicles in the first six months of the year, increasing deliveries to customers in these regions by 1.6%. In June, the company recorded 112,500 deliveries, with significant increases especially in Europe. The compact SUV ŠKODA KAROQ was a growth driver in the first half of the year. Most recently, the new ŠKODA SCALA was successfully launched in the markets.
Alain Favey, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, emphasises: “The deliveries in the first half of the year show that our product campaign is showing its full strength around the world. In Europe and Russia, in particular, we were once again able to make significant increases. Chinese market remains challenging. Despite uncertainties in the world markets we will continue on our growth course as planned in the second half of the year. Our new compact models SCALA and KAMIQ have been very well received by customers. The recently upgraded SUPERB and the new SUPERB SCOUT will also provide stimulus for further growth.”
In Western Europe, ŠKODA delivered 275,700 vehicles to customers in the first half of the year, an increase of 3.2% over the same period last year (January to June 2018: 267,100 vehicles). In June, the car manufacturer grew slightly, delivering 49,700 vehicles (June 2018: 49,400 vehicles, +0.5%). In its second-strongest single market, Germany, the manufacturer delivered a total of 99,000 vehicles in the first six months of the year, exceeding the previous year’s result by 6.5% (first half of 2018: 93,000 vehicles). In June, the car manufacturer grew by 9.7% to 19,300 vehicles (June 2018: 17,600 vehicles). In the first half of the year, ŠKODA achieved double-digit growth in Austria (15,600 vehicles, +10.1%), Switzerland (11,800 vehicles, +28.9%) and Denmark (9,000 vehicles, +22.8%).
In Central Europe, the car manufacturer delivered 110,400 vehicles in the first six months (January to June 2018: 115,000 cars, -4.0%); in June ŠKODA delivered 19,300 vehicles to customers (June 2018: 20,800 vehicles, -6.9%). Deliveries in the Czech domestic market totalled 48,000 vehicles in the first half of the year (first half of 2018: 52,000 cars; -7.6%); in this region, ŠKODA delivered 8,500 vehicles in June (June 2018: 9,400 cars, -8.8%). ŠKODA achieved significant growth in Slovenia: Delivering 4,300 vehicles to customers, the manufacturer recorded an increase of 6.1% compared to the same period last year (first half of 2018: 4,100 vehicles).
In Eastern Europe excluding Russia, ŠKODA increased its deliveries in the first half of the year by 8.3% to 24,500 vehicles (January to June 2018: 22,600 vehicles). In June, deliveries increased by 8.3% to 4,700 vehicles compared to the previous year (June 2018: 4,300 deliveries). Deliveries in the first half of the year increased by double digits in Serbia (4,000 vehicles, + 13.2%) and Bulgaria (2,600 vehicles, + 27.2%), while ŠKODA more than doubled its deliveries year-on-year in Kazakhstan (500 vehicles; +133.5%).
In Russia, the car manufacturer achieved growth of 9.6% with 39,800 deliveries in the first six months of the year (first half of 2018: 36,300 vehicles). In this region, ŠKODA delivered 7,100 vehicles in June (June 2018: 7,100 cars, -1.3%).
In the brand’s largest single market, China, ŠKODA delivered 125,900 vehicles (January to June 2018: 165,500 deliveries, - 23.9%). 23,900 deliveries in June represents a decrease of 13.1% compared to last year (June 2018: 27,500 vehicles). This means that ŠKODA’s deliveries so far this year reflect the current trend in the Chinese car market as a whole.
In India, ŠKODA delivered 7,200 vehicles between January and June, representing a decrease of 13.9% compared to the same period last year (first half of 2018: 8,400 vehicles); in June, ŠKODA recorded 1,200 deliveries, 15.5% below the previous year’s level (June 2018: 1,400 vehicles).
ŠKODA AUTO deliveries in the first half of 2019
(in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in per cent compared to the first half of 2018):
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (185,700; -11.9 %)
ŠKODA FABIA (97,400; -7.5 %)
ŠKODA RAPID (77,700; -23.4 %)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (77,800; -0.2 %)
ŠKODA KAROQ (73,700; +47.2 %)
ŠKODA SUPERB (56,800; -23.3 %)
ŠKODA CITIGO (only sold in Europe: 23,000; +9.2 %)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (only sold in China: 21,400; >500 %)
ŠKODA SCALA (7,400; –)
ŠKODA AUTO deliveries in June 2019
(in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in per cent compared to June 2018):
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (32,900; -11.4 %)
ŠKODA FABIA (17,800; +1.9 %)
ŠKODA RAPID (11,100; -34.5 %)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (16,200; +21.3 %)
ŠKODA KAROQ (13,600; +9.0 %)
ŠKODA SUPERB (9,700; -22.4 %)
ŠKODA CITIGO (only sold in Europe: 4,500; +9.7 %)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (only sold in China: 3,400; >500 %)
ŠKODA SCALA (3,200; –)