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Premium Cars Drive Volkswagen Profit Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

The upmarket manufacturers have been much less affected by an ongoing world scarcity of essential semiconductors, Volkswagen Group stated, including its monetary companies arm additionally helped to spice up earnings.

Volkswagen is seeing strong demand in Europe and the US, particularly for Porsches and Audis
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Volkswagen is seeing sturdy demand in Europe and the US, notably for Porsches and Audis

Volkswagen’s first-half working revenue is predicted to achieve round 11 billion euros ($13 billion), it stated on Friday, topping pre-pandemic ranges on sturdy demand in Europe and the United States, notably for Porsches and Audis.

The upmarket manufacturers have been much less affected by an ongoing world scarcity of essential semiconductors, the German automaker stated, including its monetary companies arm additionally helped to spice up earnings.

In the identical interval final yr, Volkswagen posted an working lack of 1.49 billion euros, hit by the coronavirus disaster, whereas it made a revenue of round 9 billion within the first half of 2019.

Volkswagen’s shares rose as a lot as 5.8% to the highest of Germany’s blue-chip DAX index.

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VW Group says that premium manufacturers like Audi and Porsche have been much less affected by an ongoing world scarcity of essential semiconductors

Business in China, the world’s largest automobile market, was barely weaker within the interval, Volkswagen stated. Industry knowledge earlier confirmed that auto gross sales in China fell 12.4% in June year-on-year, hit by the worldwide chip bottleneck.

Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, stated it now anticipated the primary influence of the scarcity, which has additionally hit rivals, to happen within the second half of the yr.

The group stated first-half reported automotive web money move was anticipated to achieve round 10 billion euros, versus 5.57 billion in 2019 and a unfavorable 4.8 billion final yr.

Volkswagen, whose supervisory board is assembly to debate a contract extension for Chief Executive Herbert Diess, is scheduled to publish full second-quarter outcomes on July 29.

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