11/02/2013

Truck deliveries in December 2012



Deliveries from Volvo Trucks in December decreased by 18% to 9,798 vehicles compared with the same month last year. For the full year 2012, deliveries decreased by 8% to 105,888 trucks.

In Europe, deliveries decreased by 8% to 4,026 trucks in total compared to December last year, due to the continued economic uncertainty.

December deliveries in Asia amounted to 1,520 units in total, a decrease of 17% compared to the same month last year.

December deliveries in North America decreased 13% to 2,338 vehicles in comparison with the same period in 2011. Customers continued to delay purchases as a result of ongoing economic uncertainty both in the U.S. and globally. 

In Brazil, the weak economy continued to impact deliveries. Overall deliveries in South America decreased 39% to 1,587 vehicles. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

December

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

4 026

4 394

-8%

43 129

46 088

-6%

    Western Europe

2 333

2 816

-17%

27 568

31 879

-14%

    Eastern Europe

1 693

1 578

7%

15 561

14 209

10%

North America

2 338

2 690

-13%

26 222

25 229

4%

South America

1 587

2 618

-39%

19 158

25 213

-24%

Asia

1 520

1 826

-17%

11 636

14 224

-18%

Other markets

327

354

-8%

5 743

4 592

25%

Total Volvo Trucks

9 798

11 882

-18%

105 888

115 346

-8%

       

Medium duty (7-16t)

205

150

37%

1 781

1 888

-6%

Heavy duty (>16t)

9 593

11 732

-18%

104 107

113 458

-8%

Total Volvo Trucks

9 798

11 882

-18%

105 888

115 346

-8%

For more information contact: Annie Vonck, tel. +32 2 4825385, e-mail annie.vonck@volvo.com

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