In North America, exports were 12.3 percent lower than the previous month, coming in at 51,600 vehicles. As for the USA, December sales were actually down 18.7 percent, although the overall year-end figures for 2017 recorded a pleasing growth of 5.2 percent. This is actually the first positive result recorded for exports since 2013. In the final month of the year, Canada experienced considerable growth of 53.7 percent, equating to 4,200 vehicles. The catalysts for this development remain the Golf Alltrack and Atlas, as well as the Tiguan, which launched back in August.
30,200 vehicles were delivered to South American customers in December, corresponding to a growth of 0.4 percent over the previous year.