In the midst of gloom and doom European sales, Ferrari shines once again and announced yesterday its best sales figures in 66 years of trading, despite a harsh downturn in sales in its home country Italy. Global sales for 2012 topped €2.4 billion, a rise of 8% on 2011 and Ferrari sold 7,318 cars, up 4% year-on-year. In the meantime, net profits rose by 18% to €244 million. Although Italy sales were down over 40%, the company enjoyed record sales in the USA where the brand passed the 2,000 annual units milestone for the first time (+15%), China, Germany (+8%) and Great Britain at 673 sales, up 20%. Japan sales are also up by 14% while Switzerland is up 17%.
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