Mercedes-Benz Sales Up In October

Daimler AG says luxury brand Mercedes-Benz increased sales 2.9 percent, helped by double-digit increases in China, South Korea and Russia.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Daimler AG says luxury brand Mercedes-Benz increased sales 2.9 percent in October, helped by double-digit increases in China, South Korea and Russia.

Sales were down in the company's home market Germany.

The company increased deliveries by 23 percent in South Korea, 35 percent in Russia and 23 percent in China including Hong Kong.

Mercedes sold 103,378 globally for the month. It passed a million vehicles for the year with 1,022,666 sold in the first 10 months, passing the milestone a month earlier than last year.

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