From BMW Group PressClub USA:

MINI brand: New sales record

With a total of 234,175 vehicles sold (+8.1%; prev. yr. 216,538), MINI set a new sales record in the year just ended. December sales climbed 38.3% year-on-year to 25,359 vehicles. The brand’s positive annual result was due in part to the MINI Countryman (14,337 units) recently released in September, as well as the MINI Hatch (+3.9% to 155,841) and the MINI Convertible (+15.5% to 32,680). Sales improved in virtually all markets. The U.S. remains the largest market with 45,644 units sold in 2010, closely followed by the U.K. (44,514 units). Third largest market is Germany with 31,472 cars.

December 2010 December 2009 change year 2010 year 2009 change
25,359 18,335 38.3% 234,175 216,538 8.1%

See all MINI sales worldwide by month.