BERLIN -- BMW Group's vehicle sales fell 8.4 percent in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic took its toll and many retail outlets around the world were closed for months.
Sales of BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce cars were 2.32 million last year, BMW said in a statement on Tuesday.
In Europe, sales were down 16 percent, while in the U.S. they fell 18 percent. In China, where the pandemic started and where it was brought under control faster than elsewhere, sales increased 7.4 percent.
Customer demand picked up in the fourth quarter, rising 3.2 percent, BMW said.
BMW brand sales fell 7.2 percent in 2020, sales of Mini vehicles declined 16 percent and Rolls-Royce's volume plunged 26 percent.