FIDEING THE FILE: The Mercedes-Benz logo is seen before the annual newsletter of its company in Stuttgart, A & # 39; Germany, REUTERS / Michaela Rehle / File Photo
STUTTGART (Reuters) – Daimler's four-fate action profit fell 22 per cent as trade wars and ballooning costs were for the development of electronic and self-drive vehicles. hitting Mercedes-Benz cars, said Wednesday company.
Daimler said that he had returned to sell at Mercedes-Benz cars to 7.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 9.5 per cent. previous year.
For 2019 Car Mercedes-Benz plans to return to pay for sale between 6 per cent and 8 per cent and return sales of 5% to 7% for Mercedes Vans, Daimler said.
"Our guide for Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Vans we are under our long-term targeted campaigns. We can not be satisfied with this. Our goal is to return to our passageway from 8 per cent to 10 per cent before 2021, "said Daimler's Head, Dieter Zetsche, in a statement.
For 2019, Daimler said he expects a small growth in sales of units, income and EBIT.
Daimler shares before interest and tax (EBIT) fell to 2.67 billion euros ($ 3.04 billion) in the fourth quarter, with analysts of 2.92 billion euros.
Mercedes-Benz passenger cars sold up 4 per cent in the fourth quarter but there were more trucks on vehicles that were removed from the United States to China and the installation stops for individual diesel modules on demand and due to weak prices.
Mercedes-Benz continued to sell the best logo last year with 2.31 million new vehicle registration, and then 2.12 million BMW and Audi companies who filed registrations of 1.81 million last year.
Reporting to Edward Taylor; edited by Thomas Seythal and Jan Harvey