17/05/2013

Truck deliveries in April 2013



by Press release - AB Volvo

Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in April 2013 amounted to 16,572 vehicles. This was a decrease of 2% compared with the year-earlier month.

Volvo Group
Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD and Eicher):

Delivered Units

April

Change

Year-to date

Change

Volvo Group

2013

2012*

                            

2013

2012*

 

Europe

6 334

6 777

-7%

21 550

26 773

-20%

    Western Europe

4 944

5 099

-3%

16 936

21 030

-19%

    Eastern Europe

1 390

1 678

-17%

4 614

5 743

-20%

North America

4 237

4 712

-10%

11 944

17 560

-32%

South America

2 511

1 631

54%

8 552

6 767

26%

Asia

2 121

2 414

-12%

8 131

10 265

-21%

Other markets

1 369

1 312

4%

4 811

5 563

-14%

Total Volvo Group

16 572

16 846

-2%

54 988

66 928

-18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 155

1 257

-8%

4 016

5 457

-26%

Medium duty (7-16t)

1 245

1 606

-22%

4 900

6 862

-29%

Heavy duty (>16t)

14 172

13 983

1%

46 072

54 609

-16%

Total Volvo Group

16 572

16 846

-2%

54 988

66 928

-18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-consolidated operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Eicher (100%)

2 741

3 245

-16%

12 836

15 199

-16%

  DND (100%)

23

60

-62%

77

165

-53%

Total Volumes

19 336

20 151

-4%

67 901

82 292

-17%

*Restated for new accounting rules, effective January 1, 2013, where 50/50 joint-ventures are consolidated using the equity method instead of the proportionate method.

Volvo
In April 9,562 Volvo trucks were delivered, an increase of 13% compared with the same month last year.

In Europe 3,394 vehicles were delivered during April, down 3% compared with April 2012.

April deliveries in North America decreased 3% to 2,350 vehicles in comparison with the same period in 2012.  However, deliveries were up 34% compared to the previous month.

Deliveries for South America increased 88% in April to 2,279 commercial vehicles. 
April deliveries in Brazil for Volvo Trucks increased 123% to 1,882 trucks compared with April 2012. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

April

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

Europe

3 394

3 510

-3%

11 381

13 500

-16%

    Western Europe

2 169

2 197

-1%

7 509

9 154

-18%

    Eastern Europe

1 225

1 313

-7%

3 872

4 346

-11%

North America

2 350

2 431

-3%

6 323

8 929

-29%

South America

2 279

1 210

88%

7 576

5 674

34%

Asia

1 051

829

27%

3 701

3 472

7%

Other markets

488

469

4%

1 642

1 888

-13%

Total Volvo

9 562

8 449

13%

30 623

33 463

-8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium duty (7-16t)

142

148

-4%

461

566

-19%

Heavy duty (>16t)

9 420

8 301

13%

30 162

32 897

-8%

Total Volvo

9 562

8 449

13%

30 623

33 463

-8%

Mack
Deliveries for Mack in April totaled 2,096 vehicles, a 19% decrease compared with April 2012. However, Mack deliveries were up 23% compared to the previous month.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

April

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Mack

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

Europe

 

 

 

1

 

 

    Western Europe

 

 

 

1

 

 

    Eastern Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

North America

1 848

2 238

-17%

5 406

8 380

-35%

South America

152

270

-44%

707

708

0%

Asia

6

2

200%

6

4

50%

Other markets

90

72

25%

295

412

-28%

Total Mack

2 096

2 582

-19%

6 415

9 504

-33%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy duty (>16t)

2 096

2 582

-19%

6 415

9 504

-33%

Total Mack

2 096

2 582

-19%

6 415

9 504

-33%


Renault Trucks
In April, 3,568 Renault trucks were delivered, a decrease of 13% compared with April 2012.

In Europe, deliveries declined by 10% to 2,940 vehicles in April. In Western Europe, deliveries were down by 4%.

The short-time work-weeks were stopped in April which contributed to the increased deliveries by 9% compared to March.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

April

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Renault Trucks

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

Europe

2 940

3 267

-10%

10 168

13 273

-23%

    Western Europe

2 775

2 902

-4%

9 426

11 876

-21%

    Eastern Europe

165

365

-55%

742

1 397

-47%

North America

9

5

80%

31

37

-16%

South America

66

128

-48%

232

335

-31%

Asia

181

326

-44%

633

1 143

-45%

Other markets

372

366

2%

1 391

1 598

-13%

Total Renault Trucks

3 568

4 092

-13%

12 455

16 386

-24%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 047

1 127

-7%

3 588

4 864

-26%

Medium duty (7-16t)

569

537

6%

2 184

2 345

-7%

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 952

2 428

-20%

6 683

9 177

-27%

Total Renault Trucks

3 568

4 092

-13%

12 455

16 386

-24%


UD
Deliveries from UD Trucks in April 2013 decreased by 22% to 1,346 vehicles compared to April 2012. In Japan, deliveries decreased by 14% in April due to strong demand last year supported by the government’ incentive. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

April

Change

Year-to-date

Change

UD

2013

2012*

 

2013

2012*

 

North America

30

38

-21%

184

214

-14%

South America

14

23

-39%

37

50

-26%

Asia

883

1 257

-30%

3 791

5 646

-33%

Other markets

419

405

3%

1 483

1 665

-11%

Total UD

1 346

1 723

-22%

5 495

7 575

-27%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

108

130

-17%

428

593

-28%

Medium duty (7-16t)

534

921

-42%

2 255

3 951

-43%

Heavy duty (>16t)

704

672

5%

2 812

3 031

-7%

Total UD

1 346

1 723

-22%

5 495

7 575

-27%

 

 

 

 

Non-consolidated operations

 

 

 

  DND (100%)

23

60

-62%

77

165

-53%

Total volumes

1 369

1 783

-23%

5 572

7 740

-28%

*Restated for new accounting rules, effective January 1, 2013, where 50/50 joint-ventures are consolidated using the equity method instead of the proportionate method.

Eicher*
Deliveries of Eicher trucks in April decreased by 16% to 2,741 trucks compared to the same month last year.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

April

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Eicher (100%)

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

Asia

2 741

3 245

-16%

12 836

15 199

-16%

Total Eicher

2 741

3 245

-16%

12 836

15 199

-16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

404

347

16%

1 606

1 862

-14%

Medium duty (7-16t)

1 764

2 106

-16%

8 375

10 166

-18%

Heavy duty (>16t)

573

792

-28%

2 855

3 171

-10%

Total Eicher

2 741

3 245

-16%

12 836

15 199

-16%

*As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group

May 17, 2013

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Reporters who would like more information, please contact:

Media Relations

Volvo Group:
Kina Wileke, +46 765-53 72 29

Truck brands:
Renault Trucks, Charlotte Roudovski, +33 4 72 96 29 76
Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640
Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79
UD, Per Sundström, +81 80 40 64 92 33

Investor Relations:
Christer Johansson, AB Volvo, +46 739 02 25 22
Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 13 36
Anders Christensson, AB Volvo, +46 31-66 11 91
John Hartwell, Volvo Group North America, +1 201-252-8844

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