Volkswagen Group deliveries slipped in July

German car maker Volkswagen AG said Friday that global deliveries were down slightly in July.

Group sales for July declined 0.2% to 885,700 vehicles, the company said.

In China, vehicle sales rose 4.8% to 328,500, while sales in Western Europe declined 1.9% to 321,300.

Deliveries in North America dropped 16% and 15.4% in South America.

For the January-to-July period, world-wide deliveries were down 23.6% to 4,778,900.

The Volkswagen group includes a number of brands, such as Audi, Skoda, Porsche and the company’s namesake Volkswagen passenger cars.