Audi Group’s deliveries reached the highest-ever six-monthly figure in H1 2021. The automaker managed to keep up its performance in the period when companies are struggling to maintain production amid the global shortage of semiconductors, according to reports.
The German automaker’s global deliveries increased by 39pc to around 981,681 units. It reported a sales revenue of EUR29.2bn and had an operating profit of EUR3.1bn.
China continued to be one of the biggest consumers for Audi, with around 418,749 units delivered in H1. The carmaker also delivered 121,835 units in the US and 351,588 units in Europe.
The carmaker witnessed a rise in revenue of 42.7pc to EUR29,212mn in H1 from EUR20,472mn in the prior-year period. This jump could be attributed to the increasing demand for its Q models (SUVs), especially in China and the USA.
The Lamborghini brand also saw an increase in revenues to EUR961mn compared to EUR766mn in the prior-year period.
Audi Group expects a significant demand across global car markets in the remainder of the year. But the ongoing chip shortage could affect sales.