BMW has revealed that sales of BMW and Mini brands in China reached a record 90,536 units in 2009, which is up an astonishing 36 percent from 65,822 units a year earlier.
In the Greater China area, including mainland China, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong, BMW sold 98,869 cars in 2009, up 31.2 percent from a year earlier, BMW said in a statement.
BMW operates a manufacturing venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang.
China continues to be a major bright spot amid a global industry downturn as Beijing’s aggressive stimulus measures is seen to bolster consumer confidence.
Meanwhile one of BMW’s rivals, Daimler has seen its Mercedes brand increase sales by 77 percent to 68,500 units in China during 2009.
Source: Automotive News