Report on Expected Developments

Global economic growth in 2020 is expected to continue at the prior-year level. Global demand for passenger cars will probably vary from region to region and remain at the 2019 level on the whole. With our brand diversity, broad product range, technologies and services, we are well prepared for the future challenges in the mobility business.

In the following, we describe the expected development of the Volkswagen Group and the general framework for its business activities. Risks and opportunities that could represent a departure from the forecast trends are presented in the Report on Risks and Opportunities.

Our assumptions are based on current estimates by third-party institutions. These include economic research institutes, banks, multinational organizations and consulting firms.