German car maker BMW AG (BMW.XE) Tuesday said July global car sales rose 5% on the year primarily due to strong demand in China.
-BMW group July global sales increased to 135,537 cars.
-BMW July group sales in China increased 22.5% on the year to 23,092 cars, while group U.S. sales rose 4.0%.
-In Europe, BMW group sales declined 2.4% to 60,855 cars during the month.
-BMW brand July global sales jumped 4.2% on the year to 113,253 cars.
-Group January-July global sales rose 7.6% to 1,036,088.
-The company sees positive sales growth throughout the second half of the year, BMW sales chief Ian Robertson said.
-Frankfurt Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires; 49-69-29725-500
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