Volvo Car Corp. recorded robust sales growth for the second straight month in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Volvo’s China deliveries jumped 22 percent to 15,132 in May after rising 21 percent the previous month, according to figures the Swedish carmaker released on June 4.
Because of the viral outbreak, which was not brought under control in China until mid-March, Volvo’s sales slipped 31 percent in the first quarter.
In the first five months, the brand’s China sales declined 7.1 percent to 50,636.
China was the only market where Volvo realized growth in May. With the outbreak still spreading in the rest of the world, the brand’s global sales fell 26 percent to 44,830 last month.
Volvo’s sales in Europe plunged 50 percent to 14,965 in May while U.S. deliveries dipped 2.5 percent to 9,519. Volume in other markets slumped 37 percent to 5,214.
Through May, the Swedish car brand’s global deliveries dropped 25 percent to 208,479.