"This is a tremendous result and particularly gratifying considering the challenging economic environment manufacturers faced in the second half of 2008," said Tom Purves, Chief Executive Officer. "Once again much of this success lies with the highly skilled and dedicated workforce that we have at Goodwood."
As one would expect, North America remained the brand's biggest single market in 2008, accounting for 38 per cent of sales. In other markets, Rolls Royce saw its sales grow by 95 percent in Northern Europe and 48 percent the Middle East while the Asia Pacific region saw continued sales growth in markets such as Australia, China, India and Singapore. The firm's top 5 worldwide dealers in alphabetical order where Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Beverly Hills, Dubai and London.
Largest markets in the world for Rolls-Royce in 2008:
- United Arab Emirates
Rolls-Royce regions by sales in 2008:
- Europe and South Africa
- Middle East