First we heard from MINIUSA regarding sales numbers, now lets hear about MINI worldwide. This news comes from MINI PR:
A superb start: Over 3,000 MINI Convertibles already delivered.
Sales of MINI brand vehicles declined in July, as had been planned. This was largely due to the production changeovers at the Oxford plant, which had become necessary as a result both of the market launch of the convertible versions of MINI One and MINI Cooper in July and also the model revision of MINI One, MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S. In addition, availability at the dealerships was limited because sales had exceeded expectations in the first half of the year. For this reason, 4.5% fewer MINIs, or 15,972 units, were delivered to customers in July 2004 than in the same month last year (16,727).
You can compare these numbers to what MINIUSA reported a few days ago.