BMW’s July sales down 13%; Mini sales climb a little


German luxury-car maker BMW AG said Friday its global sales dropped approximately 13 percent in July to 109,923 cars.

BMW, world's number one premium car-maker by sales, sold 725,377 cars during the first 7 months of the year, 19 percent lower as compared with the same period of the last year.

BMW's Mini brand sales stood at 19,281 cars in July, up 0.3 percent on the year.

Speaking on the topic, BMW's sales chief, Ian Robertson said, "Over the course of the next months we will see BMW Group sales continue their gradual upward trend."

Sales of ultra-luxury Rolls-Royce cars plunged by 56 percent on the year in July.