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

Below, please find here the monthly wholesale figures for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, smart and Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Mercedes-Benz passenger cars

  2022 2021 Change 2022/2021
December   173,312  
November   166,435  
October   149,204  
September   120,766  
August   112,544  
July 174,708 143,723 21.6%
June 183,301 155,394 18.0%
May 160,910 166,318 -3.3%
April 136,878 189,335 -27.7%
March 174,502 206,610 -15.5%
February 148,703 143,195 3.8%
January 157,594 178,679 -11.8%

smart

  2022 2021 Change 2022/2021
December   3,413  
November   3,897  
October   4,160  
September   3,470  
August   1,197  
July 453 1,750 -74.1%
June 1,491 2,898 -48.6%
May 2,245 3,654 -38.6%
April 2,291 3,591 -36.2%
March 2,727 4,719 -42.2%
February 2,020 2,933 -31.1%
January 1,462 2,733 -46.5%

Mercedes-Benz Vans

  2022 2021 Change 2022/2021
December   41,061  
November   37,705  
October   32,733  
September   27,670  
August   26,134  
July 34,756 34,150 1.8%
June 39,251 34,802 12.8%
May 33,703 30,421 10.8%
April 27,171 33,145 -18.0%
March 33,697 38,604 -12.7%
February 27,131 26,800 1.2%
January 27,680 23,014 20.3%

Explanation

"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 the Mercedes-Benz Group (or a local Mercedes-Benz Group subsidiary) generated revenue from this sale. Wholesale sales generate revenue because the vehicles with these deliveries leave the scope of consolidation of the Mercedes-Benz Group. When the Mercedes-Benz Group 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 Mercedes-Benz, it is relevant how many vehicles the Mercedes-Benz Group 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 the Mercedes-Benz Group. These sales figures are comparable to the retail sales figures reported by our competitors.