China was one of the top markets for Mercedes-Benz Cars in 2018. Daimler Trucks, on the other hand, sold more vehicles the USA. This page shows the ten major markets for each of our four vehicle divisions.
Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars
The Mercedes-Benz Cars division sold a total of 2,382,800 vehicles in 2018 despite difficult overall conditions, thus setting a new record (2017: 2,373,500).
Sales Mercedes-Benz Vans
Mercedes-Benz Vans achieved record sales once again in 2018. Unit sales of 421,400 vehicles surpassed the prior-year figure by 5 %. Whereas we mainly focus on commercial customers with the Sprinter, Vito and Citan models, the V-Class is primarily designed for private use. With the X-Class, our new mid-size pickup, we are addressing diverse customers for both private and commercial applications.
Sales Daimler Trucks
Unit sales by Daimler Trucks in 2018 were significantly higher than in the previous year. In total, we delivered 517,300 heavy-, medium- and light-duty trucks as well as buses of the Thomas Built Buses and FUSO brands in the year under review (2017: 470,700). Daimler Trucks continues to be the world’s biggest manufacturer of trucks above 6 tons. At 85,400 units, our sales in the EU30 region increased slightly. Our Mercedes-Benz brand remained the market leader in the medium-duty and heavy-duty segments, with a share of 20.6 % (2017: 21.0 %). Our sales in Turkey were very adversely affected by the considerable economic uncertainty in the country. Unit sales in Turkey totaled 5,000 trucks, a decrease of 57 % from the prior year.
Sales Daimler Buses
Daimler Buses sold 30,900 buses and bus chassis worldwide in financial year 2018 (2017: 28,700). The significant increase was due in particular to the gradual recovery of the economy in Brazil, high demand in our important EU30 market, and growth in India. At the same time, the market-related decrease in demand in the normally profitable markets of Argentina and Turkey had a negative impact on our overall sales. The division maintained its market leadership in its most important traditional markets (EU30, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico).