The economy’s pretty much back on track in most advanced countries, and that has created a rebound of demand for goods and services, especially in the transportation industry. The van segment has been positively affected by the growth in demand, and that pretty much explains why Mercedes-Benz Vans is enjoying increased sales the world over.
Over 106,000 units have so far been sold in the period starting from January to June this year, registering a 50% plus increase in sales compared to the same period last year. The company owes much of this success to Latin American countries whose economies have so far been growing quite well. Sales in Latin America are up by as much as 51%, selling 6,000 units.
Western Europe, meanwhile, remains to be the divisions primary target market, raking in a 39% sales increase with 76,200 vans sold. Sales have similarly been growing steadfast around European countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
In its home country Germany, Mercedes-Benz Vans increased sales by around 12%, rising to 28,700 vans sold. In Eastern Europe, on the other hand, sales are up by 26% growing to 6,700 vans. In the US and Canada, the division bumped up their sales to 5,200 vans, compared to a measly 300-unit sale in the same period last year.
So, yes—the company’s vans division is really raking in the dollars. It speaks very well of the path the company is taking since the industry recovered from crisis.