Mladá Boleslav, 30 July 2021 – Towards the backdrop of the continuing challenges from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and semiconductor shortages, ŠKODA AUTO elevated its automobile deliveries by greater than a fifth as compared with final 12 months, within the first six months of the 12 months. The carmaker recorded notably sturdy progress in automobile deliveries in Russia (+54.3%), India (+31.2%), Jap Europe (+35.0%) and Western Europe (+30.9%). Within the first half of 2021, the ŠKODA AUTO Group* elevated its gross sales income by 35.2% year-on-year to 10.199 billion euros, whereas working revenue rose considerably by 327.2% to 974 million euros in the identical timeframe, additionally exceeding the determine for the pre-pandemic 12 months 2019. The return on gross sales reached a really excessive degree of 9.6% within the first half of the 12 months.

Thomas Schäfer, ŠKODA AUTO CEO, says: “We are able to look again on a powerful first half-year. Regardless of the semiconductor shortages and the influence of the pandemic, we even managed to enhance on the outcomes of the pre-pandemic 12 months 2019. I want to congratulate all the ŠKODA staff on this nice efficiency! This has given us a wonderful foundation to efficiently implement our new company technique NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030.”

Klaus-Dieter Schürmann, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance and IT, provides: “Our effectivity programme is bearing fruit. Due to tight value management and additional optimisation measures, particularly in gross sales, we have been in a position to considerably improve our working revenue and gross sales income within the first half of the 12 months. ŠKODA AUTO is sustainably worthwhile with a return on gross sales of 9.6%, and the working enterprise is extraordinarily sturdy. This provides me confidence for the second half of the 12 months. We’re sustaining our excessive degree of value self-discipline.”

Martin Jahn, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Gross sales and Advertising, emphasises: “The supply figures for the primary half of the 12 months communicate for themselves: our product marketing campaign is placing a chord with clients. We’re recording the strongest progress in Russia and Europe. Following the profitable launch of the ENYAQ iV, the lately upgraded KODIAQ and FABIA fashions will create additional impetus for progress.”

ŠKODA AUTO has gained momentum after a difficult 2020. Within the first half of the 12 months, gross sales income elevated by 35.2% to 10.199 billion euros in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months. The corporate greater than tripled its working revenue in the identical timeframe in comparison with the earlier 12 months to 974 million euros. The return on gross sales stands at a really excessive degree of 9.6%. The model was in a position to improve deliveries to clients worldwide by over a fifth to 515,300 autos.

With its new NEXT LEVEL – ŠKODA STRATEGY 2030, the model is efficiently steering by means of this decade of transformation. As a part of the technique, the corporate is setting itself bold targets within the areas of sustainable progress, growing new gross sales areas and electrification. By 2030, ŠKODA AUTO plans to be one of many 5 best-selling automobile manufacturers in Europe. To realize this, the Czech automobile producer is specializing in notably reasonably priced entry-level fashions and a powerful, electrified mannequin portfolio. As well as, ŠKODA goals to turn out to be the main European model in India, Russia and North Africa and is taking over additional obligations throughout the Volkswagen Group. In collaboration with the Group and companions from politics and enterprise, ŠKODA AUTO can also be working to determine its house nation, the Czech Republic, as an electromobility hub.

ŠKODA AUTO Group* – Key figures within the first half-year, January to June 2021/2020**:





Change in %
Deliveries to clients   automobiles   515,300 426,700 20.8%
Deliveries to clients excl. China   automobiles   471,300 349,300 34.9%
Manufacturing***   automobiles   458,700 357,000 28.5%
Gross sales****   automobiles   463,000 371,900 24.5%
Gross sales income   million EUR   10,199 7,546 35.2%
Working revenue   million EUR   974 228 327.2%
Return on Gross sales   %   9.6 3.0  
Investments in tangible belongings   million EUR   196 261 -24.9%
Web money movement   million EUR   678 -25 2812.0%


* ŠKODA AUTO Group includes ŠKODA AUTO a.s, ŠKODA AUTO Slovensko s.r.o.,
ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH, SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Personal Ltd. and a share within the firm OOO VOLKSWAGEN Group RUS.
** Share deviations are calculated from non-rounded figures.
*** Contains manufacturing within the ŠKODA AUTO Group, excluding manufacturing at associate meeting vegetation in China, Slovakia, Russia and Germany, however together with different Group manufacturers reminiscent of SEAT, VW and AUDI; automobile manufacturing excluding half/full kits.
**** Contains ŠKODA AUTO Group gross sales to distribution corporations, together with different Group manufacturers reminiscent of SEAT, VW, AUDI, PORSCHE and LAMBORGHINI; automobile gross sales excluding half/full kits.

First half of 2021: ŠKODA AUTO delivers 515,300 autos worldwide
From January to June, the Czech carmaker delivered 515,300 autos to clients worldwide, 20.8% greater than in the identical interval final 12 months (first half of 2020: 426,700 autos).

In Western Europe, ŠKODA AUTO recorded 237,900 deliveries within the first half of the 12 months, 30.9% greater than in January to June 2020. In Germany, its largest single market, the corporate elevated deliveries to clients by 19.4% year-on-year to 75,900 autos (first half of 2020: 63,600 autos).

In Central Europe, the automobile producer delivered 97,400 autos to clients within the first half of 2021 (in comparison with 84,400 autos from January to June 2020; +15.4%). Within the Czech home market, ŠKODA elevated deliveries to clients by 11.7% to 44,000 autos (39,400 autos in the identical interval of the earlier 12 months).

In Jap Europe excluding Russia, the corporate elevated its deliveries to clients by 35.0% to 22,500 autos (January to June 2020: 16,700 autos).

In Russia, the producer delivered 52,800 autos from January to June, considerably outperforming not solely the identical interval final 12 months (first half of 2020: 34,200 autos; +54.3%) but in addition the pre-pandemic figures.

In China, deliveries to clients declined by 43.1% to 44,000 items within the first half of 2021 (identical interval in 2020: 77,400 autos). The primary purpose for that is the semiconductor scarcity.

In India, ŠKODA AUTO delivered 4,900 autos from January to June 2021 (first half of 2020: 3,700 autos; +31.2%).

In Turkey, the model recorded sturdy progress in automobile deliveries of 129.8% (first half of 2021: 17,600 autos; first half of 2020: 7,600 autos)

ŠKODA model deliveries to clients within the first half of 2021 (in items, rounded off,  listed by mannequin; +/- in per cent in comparison with the primary half of 2020):

ŠKODA OCTAVIA (121,000; +9.3%)
ŠKODA KAROQ (75,500; +34.3%)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (73,700; +40.4%)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (64,700; +6.5%)
ŠKODA FABIA (56,600; +17.7%)
ŠKODA SUPERB (40,100; +6.1%)
ŠKODA RAPID (37,900; +35.1%)
ŠKODA SCALA (28,000; +2.5%)
ŠKODA ENYAQ (14,600; -)
ŠKODA CITIGOe iV (solely bought in Europe: 3,100; -40.4%)


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