THE Chinese market has made the most contribution to automaker Audi’s sales increase in the first half of the year, a statement from Audi said.
The German automaker’s sales from January to June totaled around 949,300 units worldwide, with 306,590 units sold to Chinese customers during the period, representing a year-on-year increase of 20.3 percent, the statement said.
After China, the carmaker has seen the second-most sales increase of 4.8 percent in the United States, where 107,942 automobiles have been delivered in the first six months of 2018.
Sales during the period in Europe and Germany both fell by 4.2 percent and 6.3 percent.
“Despite the difficult environment, we performed well thanks to the positive development in Asia and North America in the first half of the year,” says Bram Schot, interim CEO and board member for sales and marketing.