Current Key Figures. Divisions

How did our divisions perform in the 2nd quarter 2020? Besides the most important figures and a brief explanation, this page also shows the quarterly sales development in the past three years.

Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans

-1,125 mn


Q2 2019: € -2,784 mn

18,949 mn


Q2 2019: € 25,418 mn

-5.9 %

Return on sales

Q2 2019: -11.0 %

Mercedes-Benz Cars concluded the second quarter with sales of 408,900 vehicles (Q2 2019: 575,600). The effects of the covid-19 pandemic and the consequences of the temporary closure of sales outlets had a significant impact on our unit sales. In the second quarter of 2020, 113,400 automobiles of the Mercedes-Benz and smart brands were sold in Europe (Q2 2019: 244,800). In Germany, the region’s core market, sales of 39.500 units were recorded (Q2 2019: 82,500). In China, the biggest market, 196,200 vehicles were sold in the period of April through June, 17% more than in the prior-year period (Q2 2019: 168,300). This represents the highest number of cars ever sold by Mercedes-Benz Cars in a second quarter in China, and shows that demand has started recovering in the biggest market. Deliveries of Mercedes-Benz and smart automobiles in the United States totaled 42,500 units (Q2 2019: 75,500).

Mercedes-Benz Vans posted first-quarter unit sales of 71,900 vehicles (Q2 2019: 111,100). The significant decrease is primarily due to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. In the EU30 region, Mercedes-Benz Vans sold 42,900 units (Q2 2019: 78,600). Sales of 10,900 vans in North America were also significantly lower than in the prior-year quarter (Q2 2019: 12,300). In the United States, we sold 9,600 vehicles in the second quarter (Q2 2019: 8,700), while sales in Latin America decreased to 2,200 units (Q2 2019: 4,900). In China, sales of 9,500 units were already significantly higher than in the prior year period (Q2 2019: 7,100).

more details are provided in our Interim Report Q2-2020

Daimler Trucks & Buses

-756 mn


Q2 2019: € 834 mn

6,200 mn


Q2 2019: € 11,581 mn

-12.2 %

Return on sales

Q2 2019: 7.2 %

Unit sales by Daimler Trucks of 57,900 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020 were 54% lower than in the prior-year period, due in particular to the covid-19 pandemic. Our truck sales in North America declined by 63% to 20,000 units. We were affected by the global market slump also in the EU30 region, with a significant decrease in sales to 9,700 units (Q2 2019: 19,800). In Brazil, we sold 4,800 trucks, a decrease of 34% compared with the second quarter of last year. In Asia, our sales of 17,700 trucks were also significantly lower than in the prior-year period (Q2 2019: 34,000).

Daimler Buses’ sales decreased in the second quarter of 2020 by 63% to 3,100 units, primarily because of covid-19. In the EU30 region, Daimler Buses’ second-quarter sales of 1,200 complete buses and bus chassis of the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands were 57% lower than in the same period of last year. Our sales in Mexico also decreased significantly to 200 units (-64%). In Brazil, our main market in Latin America, we had a fall in sales of 66% to 900 units. Our sales in India slumped dramatically to 45 units (Q2 2019: 500).

more details are provided in our Interim Report Q2-2020

Daimler Mobility

205 mn


Q2 2019: € 431 mn

6,450 mn


Q2 2019: € 7,145 mn

5.6 %

Return on Equity

Q2 2019: 12.5 %

At Daimler Mobility, due to the effects of the covid-19 pandemic and the related falls in unit sales by our automotive divisions, new business decreased significantly compared with the prior-year period by 24% to €14.0 billion. Contract volume amounted to €153.7 billion at the end of June and was thus 6% lower than at the end of 2019. The insurance business also contracted. Worldwide, 504,000 insurance policies were brokered by Daimler Mobility in the second quarter of this year (Q2 2019: 602,000).

more details are provided in our Interim Report Q2-2020

Revenues and EBITs of the three divisions are not consolidated. This means each unit is looked at like an independent company, and deliveries between divisions (e.g. products or services from Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans to Daimler Mobility) are included in that calculation. These internal deliveries have to be eliminated on Group level. That is why the sum of the unconsolidated revenues or EBIT of the three divisions is not equal to the consolidated revenue or EBIT on Group level. ?

You will find details in our Q2 2020 Interim Report in the notes to the consolidated financial statements, note 2 “Revenue” and note 20 “Segment Reporting”.

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