Volkswagen sticks with 2013 outlook after first-half earnings drop

BERLIN Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:49pm EDT

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) said on Tuesday it still aimed for flat operating profit this year after first-half earnings fell 11.6 percent to 5.78 billion euros ($7.66 billion).

Europe's largest automotive group reaffirmed its goal to increase deliveries to a new record this year, though it said the company was not "completely immune" to weakening demand in key auto markets.

(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Maria Sheahan)