HYUNDAI Motor Company, South Korea's largest automaker, sold 2,182,768 units worldwide in the first six months of 2012.
This marked an increase of 11.5 per cent against the first half of last year.
Domestic purchases was 327,963 while international sales made up 1,854,805 of the total half year sales.
Hyundai Motor's robust sales in overseas markets, based on its world class quality and strong product competitiveness, led strong earnings in spite of sluggish global demand.
Sales revenues increased via a rise in sales volume and improved product mix.
While sales in the Korean domestic market decreased to 327,963 units because of falling consumer confidence. But overseas sales rose to 1,854,805 units.
Of this, 663,637 made up the overseas sales and 1,191,168 for overseas plants, marking an increase against the first half of last year.
Thanks to growing popularity outside Korea, Hyundai Motor maintained sales momentum for the first half of 2012, while enhanced brand values and rising average selling price helped improve profitability as well.
Even in shrinking markets such as Europe, Hyundai bucked the trend with successful launches of local strategic models.
Hyundai Motor has envisioned that business uncertainty surrounding the auto industry will increase in the second half.
To deal with difficulties such as the European financial crisis and slowing demands in emerging markets, Hyundai Motor will focus more on qualitative growth, raising profitability based on brand enhancement through introducing new models of high quality and improving customer services.
The company will also accelerate the development of its eco-friendly car line up, including electric vehicles, hybrid cars, fuel cell electric vehicles as well as conventional vehicles with high fuel efficiency and low emissions, establishing solid ground for growth.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company has grown into the Hyundai Motor Group, with more than two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates.
Hyundai Motor, with its six manufacturing bases outside of South Korea including China, India, Russia, Turkey and the Czech Republic, sold 4.06 million vehicles globally in 2011.
Hyundai Motor, which employs over 80,000 worldwide, offers a full line-up of products including small to large passenger vehicles, SUVs and commercial vehicles.
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