2012 Half year financial report

Comments on main results and significant events of the sector

The Piaggio Group maintained its leadership position on the European two-wheeler market in the first half of 2012, with a 19.4% market share, up 0.3 percentage points.

With production at its own site in Vinh Phuc, the Group also consolidated its position on the premium market in Vietnam with successful sales of its Vespa and Liberty models, and laid the foundations for future growth in other Asian area countries, by forging business relations with local importers.

The Group also consolidated its position as the main manufacturer on the North American scooter market, with a share above 25%. In this context, the Piaggio Group is steadfastly committed to consolidating its presence in the motorcycle segment, with its Moto Guzzi and Aprilia brands.