In 2014 Rolls-Royce, the uber-luxury car maker, sold 4,063 cars throughout the world, the highest number ever.
In terms of growth rates RR says that they saw double digit growth in just about every region in which they sell cars. In North America sales were up by 30%; in the Middle East growth increased by 20% and Europe’s growth was up by 40%.
Number of cars actually sold tells an interesting story, too. RR sold more cars in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world with the exception of North America. This fact is one that surprised Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce.
“The Middle East has been a great success for us,” the CEO said. “Two years ago, if you said that the Middle East would be our second biggest market in 2014, nobody would have believed you.”
A look at individual countries reveals that the largest numbers of cars were sold in the United States, with China in second place. The third largest market for RR cars was the UAE, then the UK, and in fifth position, Saudi Arabia.
The single best-selling RR dealership was in Abu Dhabi.
Müller-Ötvös says he is “quietly confident” that RR will see a similar growth year in 2015, especially in the Middle East.