Report on Expected Developments
Growth in the global economy is expected to recover overall in 2021. Global demand for passenger cars will probably vary from region to region and increase noticeably year-on-year. With our brand diversity, broad product range, technologies and services, we believe 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.