16/11/2012

Truck deliveries in October 2012



by Press release - AB Volvo

Total deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in October 2012 amounted to 20,254 vehicles. This was a decrease of 8% compared with the year-earlier month.

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

Delivered Units

October

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo Group

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

8 634

8 743

-1%

69 329

77 524

-11%

    Western Europe

6 535

6 529

0%

52 517

62 044

-15%

    Eastern Europe

2 099

2 214

-5%

16 812

15 480

9%

North America

3 303

4 045

-18%

40 632

32 985

23%

South America

2 298

2 379

-3%

19 248

23 810

-19%

Asia

4 486

5 359

-16%

42 180

44 918

-6%

Other markets

1 533

1 502

2%

14 255

12 553

14%

Total Volvo Group

20 254

22 028

-8%

185 644

191 790

-3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 595

1 624

-2%

15 232

20 221

-25%

Medium duty (7-16t)

2 891

3 292

-12%

27 611

28 039

-2%

Heavy duty (>16t)

15 768

17 113

-8%

142 802

143 531

-1%

Total Volvo Group

20 254

22 028

-8%

185 644

191 790

-3%


Volvo
Deliveries of Volvo branded trucks in October decreased by 10% to 10,051 vehicles compared with the same month last year.

In Europe, deliveries decreased by 6% to 4,350 trucks in total compared to October last year. The current slowdown in economic activity and uncertainty about the future business climate in the region is clearly having a negative impact on demand for trucks. Decisions have been made to lower production of Volvo trucks in Europe by removing shifts and using stop days for the remainder of the year to meet the lower demand seen in the third quarter. 

October deliveries in Asia amounted to 1,211 units in total, a decrease of 15% compared to the same month last year.

October deliveries in North America decreased 14% to 2,144 vehicles in comparison with the same month last year. Demand in the long-haul segment has slowed, symptomatic of the continued overall economic uncertainty.

Deliveries for South America decreased 13% in October compared with the same month last year. The decrease is primarily a result of the slow economic growth thus far in 2012. However, there are signs that the Brazilian government stimulus package has gained traction, and demand is improving. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

October

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

4 350

4 628

-6%

35 268

37 276

-5%

    Western Europe

2 799

3 030

-8%

22 705

26 004

-13%

    Eastern Europe

1 551

1 598

-3%

12 563

11 272

11%

North America

2 144

2 501

-14%

21 641

19 580

11%

South America

1 793

2 050

-13%

15 859

20 436

-22%

Asia

1 211

1 433

-15%

8 984

10 992

-18%

Other markets

553

498

11%

4 892

3 831

28%

Total Volvo

10 051

11 110

-10%

86 644

92 115

-6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium duty (7-16t)

192

183

5%

1 439

1 521

-5%

Heavy duty (>16t)

9 859

10 927

-10%

85 205

90 594

-6%

Total Volvo

10 051

11 110

-10%

86 644

92 115

-6%


Mack
Deliveries for Mack in October totaled 1,506 vehicles, a 16% decrease compared with October 2011, as economic uncertainty continued to affect overall demand around the world. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

October

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Mack

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

18

47

-62%

44

47

-6%

    Western Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Eastern Europe

18

47

-62%

44

47

-6%

North America

1 056

1 438

-27%

18 454

12 318

50%

South America

342

232

47%

2 282

2 339

-2%

Asia

 

5

-100%

30

7

329%

Other markets

90

71

27%

948

887

7%

Total Mack

1 506

1 793

-16%

21 758

15 598

39%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 506

1 793

-16%

21 758

15 598

39%

Total Mack

1 506

1 793

-16%

21 758

15 598

39%


Renault Trucks
In October, 5,438 Renault branded trucks were delivered, an increase of 7% compared to the year-earlier month.  In Renault Trucks’ main market, Europe, deliveries increased by 5%.

Year to date, total deliveries went down by 11%. The current slowdown in economic activity and uncertainty about the future business climate in Europe is clearly having a negative impact on demand for trucks. The weakening market conditions in Southern Europe and France continues. As a consequence, the production of Renault trucks in Europe, have been adjusted downwards to meet the lower demand seen in the third quarter and, in addition, as from the end of November short-term weeks will be introduced in plants producing Renault trucks.   

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

October

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Renault Trucks

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

4 266

4 068

5%

34 017

40 201

-15%

    Western Europe

3 736

3 499

7%

29 812

36 040

-17%

    Eastern Europe

530

569

-7%

4 205

4 161

1%

North America

43

17

153%

108

121

-11%

South America

122

66

85%

974

794

23%

Asia

343

475

-28%

3 194

3 720

-14%

Other markets

664

480

38%

4 604

3 623

27%

Total Renault Trucks

5 438

5 106

7%

42 897

48 459

-11%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 201

1 236

-3%

11 599

15 589

-26%

Medium duty (7-16t)

830

741

12%

6 061

6 392

-5%

Heavy duty (>16t)

3 407

3 129

9%

25 237

26 478

-5%

Total Renault Trucks

5 438

5 106

7%

42 897

48 459

-11%


UD
Deliveries from UD Trucks in October totaled 1,551 units, a decline of 29%. The decline is mainly a consequence of a weakening in the Japanese market after the incentives to buy new trucks were ended in July.
 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

October

Change

Year-to-date

Change

UD

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

North America

60

89

-33%

429

966

-56%

South America

41

31

32%

133

241

-45%

Asia

1 224

1 599

-23%

13 772

13 247

4%

Other markets

226

453

-50%

3 811

4 212

-10%

Total UD

1 551

2 172

-29%

18 145

18 666

-3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

191

137

39%

1 678

2 374

-29%

Medium duty (7-16t)

733

1 118

-34%

9 228

8 689

6%

Heavy duty (>16t)

627

917

-32%

7 239

7 603

-5%

Total UD

1 551

2 172

-29%

18 145

18 666

-3%


Eicher
Deliveries of Eicher branded trucks in October decreased by 8% to 1,708 trucks compared to the same month last year.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

October

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Eicher

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Asia

1 708

1 848

-8%

16 200

16 952

-4%

Total Eicher

1 708

1 848

-8%

16 200

16 952

-4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

203

251

-19%

1 955

2 258

-13%

Medium duty (7-16t)

1 136

1 250

-9%

10 883

11 437

-5%

Heavy duty (>16t)

370

348

6%

3 363

3 258

3%

Total Eicher

1 708

1 848

-8%

16 200

16 952

-4%

Volvo Group represents 50% of the total production volume for Eicher.

November 16, 2012


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Reporters who would like more information, please contact:

Media Relations at Volvo Group at +46 31 66 11 81

Truck brands:
Renault Trucks, Charlotte Roudovski, +33 4 72 96 29 76
Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640
Volvo, Lennart Pilskog, +46 31 66 49 26
UD, Per Sundström, +81 80 40 64 92 33

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

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