Monthly sales. Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz has altered its monthly sales reporting. We switch to a quarterly reporting of our retail sales figures. Below, please find here the monthly wholesale figures for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, smart and Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Mercedes-Benz passenger cars

  2021 2020 Change 2021/2020
December   217,674  
November   212,803  
October   195,966  
September   201,849  
August   168,710  
July   185,836  
June   172,808  
May   134,819  
April   97,048  
March 206,610 170,102 21.5%
February 143,195 132,701 7.9%
January 178,679 161,701 10.5%


  2021 2020 Change 2021/2020
December   5,047  
November   4,915  
October   4,741  
September   3,830  
August   2,817  
July   3,539  
June   2,388  
May   1,498  
April   363  
March 4,719 1,570 200.6%
February 2,933 2,399 22.3%
January 2,733 2,108 29.6%

Mercedes-Benz Vans

  2021 2020 Change 2021/2020
December   34,200  
November   41,576  
October   43,973  
September   38,751  
August   29,145  
July   38,970  
June   37,481  
May   22,686  
April   11,709  
March 38,604 25,665 50.4%
February 26,800 28,989 -7.6%
January 23,014 21,507 7.0%


"Sales" figures, or "unit sales", published here every month and quarterly in the interim reports or the annual report are wholesale figures, i.e. the vehicles were sold to independent dealers and Daimler (or a local Daimler subsidiary) generated revenue from this sale. Wholesale sales generate revenue because the vehicles with these deliveries leave the scope of consolidation of the Daimler Group. When Daimler sells a product directly to the end customer, the sale is both a wholesale sale and a retail sale. From the point of view of the profitability analysis to be booked at Daimler, it is relevant how many vehicles Daimler has sold to dealers and under what conditions, but not how many vehicles the dealers have sold to end customers and under what conditions.

"Retail sales” figures, which the company publishes quarterly, are sales to end customers, i.e. sales from an independent dealer to an end customer. They do not directly generate revenue for Daimler. These sales figures are comparable to the retail sales figures reported by our competitors.

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