2012-12-19

Truck deliveries in November 2012



by Press release - AB Volvo

Total deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2012 amounted to 19,104 vehicles. This was a decrease of 15% compared with the year-earlier month.

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

Delivered Units

November

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo Group

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

7 406

8 552

-13%

76 735

86 076

-11%

    Western Europe

5 697

6 693

-15%

58 214

68 737

-15%

    Eastern Europe

1 709

1 859

-8%

18 521

17 339

7%

North America

3 510

4 839

-27%

44 142

37 824

17%

South America

2 252

2 545

-12%

21 500

26 355

-18%

Asia

4 357

5 153

-15%

46 537

50 071

-7%

Other markets

1 579

1 351

17%

15 834

13 904

14%

Total Volvo Group

19 104

22 440

-15%

204 748

214 230

-4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 519

1 801

-16%

16 751

22 022

-24%

Medium duty (7-16t)

2 634

3 120

-16%

30 245

31 159

-3%

Heavy duty (>16t)

14 952

17 520

-15%

157 753

161 050

-2%

Total Volvo Group

19 104

22 440

-15%

204 748

214 230

-4%


Volvo
Deliveries of Volvo branded trucks in November decreased by 17% to 9,446 vehicles compared with the same month last year.

In Europe, deliveries decreased by 13% to 3,835 trucks in total compared to November 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. Production of Volvo trucks in Europe has been lowered by removing shifts and using stop days for the remainder of the year to meet the lower demand.

November deliveries in Asia amounted to 1,132 units in total, a decrease of 19% compared to the same month last year.

November deliveries in North America decreased 24% to 2,243 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year.  Concerns about the economy continued to affect the market, and a combination of stop days and rate reduction is being implemented to align production with demand.

Deliveries for South America decreased 21% in November compared with the same month last year. The decrease was primarily driven by lagging effects of the sluggish economy, but government stimulus efforts in Brazil are having an impact, and demand continues to improve.   

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

November

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

3 835

4 418

-13%

39 103

41 694

-6%

    Western Europe

2 530

3 059

-17%

25 235

29 063

-13%

    Eastern Europe

1 305

1 359

-4%

13 868

12 631

10%

North America

2 243

2 959

-24%

23 884

22 539

6%

South America

1 712

2 159

-21%

17 571

22 595

-22%

Asia

1 132

1 406

-19%

10 116

12 398

-18%

Other markets

524

407

29%

5 416

4 238

28%

Total Volvo

9 446

11 349

-17%

96 090

103 464

-7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium duty (7-16t)

137

217

-37%

1 576

1 738

-9%

Heavy duty (>16t)

9 309

11 132

-16%

94 514

101 726

-7%

Total Volvo

9 446

11 349

-17%

96 090

103 464

-7%


Mack
Deliveries for Mack in November totaled 1,712 vehicles, a 24% decrease compared with November 2011.  North American delivery volumes were impacted by fewer production days, and ongoing market concerns about the potential for a “fiscal cliff.”

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

November

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Mack

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

1

52

-98%

45

99

-55%

    Western Europe

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Eastern Europe

1

52

-98%

45

99

-55%

North America

1 243

1 774

-30%

19 697

14 092

40%

South America

387

315

23%

2 669

2 654

1%

Asia

 

 

 

30

7

329%

Other markets

81

113

-28%

1 029

1 000

3%

Total Mack

1 712

2 254

-24%

23 470

17 852

31%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 712

2 254

-24%

23 470

17 852

31%

Total Mack

1 712

2 254

-24%

23 470

17 852

31%


Renault Trucks
In November, 4,609 Renault branded trucks were delivered, a decrease of 11% compared to the year-earlier month.

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 has been adjusted downwards to meet the lower demand and, in addition, as from November 22 short-term weeks have been introduced in plants producing Renault trucks. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

November

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Renault Trucks

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

3 570

4 082

-13%

37 587

44 283

-15%

    Western Europe

3 167

3 634

-13%

32 979

39 674

-17%

    Eastern Europe

403

448

-10%

4 608

4 609

0%

North America

21

43

-51%

129

164

-21%

South America

153

61

151%

1 127

855

32%

Asia

357

527

-32%

3 551

4 247

-16%

Other markets

508

444

14%

5 112

4 067

26%

Total Renault Trucks

4 609

5 157

-11%

47 506

53 616

-11%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 142

1 482

-23%

12 741

17 071

-25%

Medium duty (7-16t)

621

802

-23%

6 682

7 194

-7%

Heavy duty (>16t)

2 846

2 873

-1%

28 083

29 351

-4%

Total Renault Trucks

4 609

5 157

-11%

47 506

53 616

-11%


UD
Deliveries from UD Trucks in November totaled 1,777 units, a decline of 19%.
The decline is mainly a consequence of a 21% weakening in the Japanese market after the incentives to buy new trucks were ended in July. However, Other markets improved by 20% mainly due to increased demand for construction trucks in South Africa.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

November

Change

Year-to-date

Change

UD

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

North America

3

63

-95%

432

1 029

-58%

South America

 

10

-100%

133

251

-47%

Asia

1 308

1 730

-24%

15 080

14 977

1%

Other markets

466

387

20%

4 277

4 599

-7%

Total UD

1 777

2 190

-19%

19 922

20 856

-4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

187

147

27%

1 865

2 521

-26%

Medium duty (7-16t)

782

1 068

-27%

10 010

9 757

3%

Heavy duty (>16t)

808

975

-17%

8 047

8 578

-6%

Total UD

1 777

2 190

-19%

19 922

20 856

-4%


Eicher
Deliveries of Eicher branded trucks in November increased by 5% to 1,560 trucks compared to the same month last year.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

November

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Eicher

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Asia

1 560

1 491

5%

17 760

18 443

-4%

Total Eicher

1 560

1 491

5%

17 760

18 443

-4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

190

172

10%

2 145

2 430

-12%

Medium duty (7-16t)

1 094

1 033

6%

11 977

12 470

-4%

Heavy duty (>16t)

277

286

-3%

3 639

3 544

3%

Total Eicher

1 560

1 491

5%

17 760

18 443

-4%

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

December 19, 2012

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Reporters who would like more information, please contact:

Media Relations

Volvo Group:
Kina Wileke, +46 739-02 55 44

Truck brands:
Renault Trucks, Charlotte Roudovski, +33 4 72 96 29 76
Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640
Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 3223879
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
John Hartwell, Volvo Group North America, +1 201-252-8844

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