German car makers as the most profitable automakers in 2016

Updated Nov 07, 2017 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

German car brands made the most profit among all automakers from all over the world.
The report, drawn up by the London-based professional services group Ernst & Young, Germany’s top luxury car manufacturers – BMW and Daimler – were the most profitable auto groups from all over the world in 2016.
Profit of BMW represented 10% share of the group’s total sales last year. At the same time, Daimler’s profit accounted for 8.4%. Toyota’s profit was only 7.8% of the Japanese car marker’s sales.
Germany’s Volkswagen and its Japanese rival Toyota showed the highest sales among all auto manufacturers in the world, with 10.21 million units sold and 10.17 million units sold respectively.
However, German car makers closed in on their Japanese counterparts by narrowing the gap from a difference of 83.4 billion euros (US$ 89 billion) in sales to only 41.1 billion euros (US$ 43.6 billion).
The average margin of profit by BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen were also higher (went up from 4.1% to 6.3%), while those by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Suzuki were lower (fell from 7.6% to 6.5%). Sales of German car manufacturers grew by 13% more than any other car makers from all over the world, which is respectable. 
BMW car on the road

Profit of BMW represented 10% share of the group’s total sales last year

Volkswagen car on the road

Germany’s Volkswagen with 10.21 million vehicles sold in 2016