By Kim Richters
German car maker Volkswagen AG said Friday that global deliveries fell in August.
Group sales for August declined 6.6% to 792,200 vehicles, the company said.
In China, vehicle sales rose 3.5% to 353,200, while sales in Western Europe fell 17% to 212,100.
Deliveries in North America dropped 19% and 15.5% in South America.
For the January-to-August period, world-wide deliveries were down 21.5% to 5,571,100.
The Volkswagen group includes a number of brands, such as Audi, Skoda, Porsche and the company's namesake Volkswagen passenger cars.
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