2013-02-20

Truck deliveries in January 2013



by Press release - AB Volvo

Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in January 2013 amounted to 10,791 vehicles. This was a decrease of 23% compared with the year-earlier month.

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

Delivered Units

January

Change

Volvo Group

2013

2012*

 

Europe

4 375

6 234

-30%

    Western Europe

3 623

5 148

-30%

    Eastern Europe

752

1 086

-31%

North America

1 962

3 144

-38%

South America

1 611

1 183

36%

Asia

1 827

2 367

-23%

Other markets

1 016

1 031

-1%

Total Volvo Group

10 791

13 959

-23%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

895

1 465

-39%

Medium duty (7-16t)

1 066

1 560

-32%

Heavy duty (>16t)

8 830

10 934

-19%

Total Volvo Group

10 791

13 959

-23%

 

 

 

 

Non-consolidated operations

 

 

 

  Eicher (100%)

3 209

3 311

-3%

  DND (100%)

21

64

-67%

Total Volumes

14 021

17 334

-19%


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

Volvo
In January 5,575 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 18% compared with the same month last year.

In Europe, deliveries decreased to 2,195 trucks as a result of low production levels in December 2012 and January 2013 and a sluggish economic environment. 

January deliveries in North America decreased 50% to 788 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year.  The decline in deliveries can be attributed to the adjustment of production levels, including two down-weeks in January 2013.

Deliveries in South America increased 38% to 1,437 trucks, where Brazil increased by 46% in January compared with the same month last year. The increase in industrial activity combined with favorable financing rates contributed to an uptick in the Brazilian market. 

January deliveries in Asia amounted to 819 units in total, a decrease of 10% compared to the same month last year.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Volvo

2013

2012

 

Europe

2 195

2 961

-26%

    Western Europe

1 607

2 168

-26%

    Eastern Europe

588

793

-26%

North America

788

1 582

-50%

South America

1 437

1 042

38%

Asia

819

914

-10%

Other markets

336

323

5%

Total Volvo

5 575

6 822

-18%

 

 

 

 

Medium duty (7-16t)

119

139

-14%

Heavy duty (>16t)

5 456

6 683

-18%

Total Volvo

5 575

6 822

-18%



Mack
Deliveries for Mack in January totaled 1,305 vehicles, an 18% decrease compared with January 2012.  The decline was the result of an industry-wide softening in North American demand, due to which Mack began adjusting production levels in Q4 2012.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Mack

2013

2012

 

North America

1 129

1 467

-23%

South America

125

66

89%

Other markets

51

60

-15%

Total Mack

1 305

1 593

-18%

 

 

 

 

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 305

1 593

-18%

Total Mack

1 305

1 593

-18%

Renault Trucks
In January, 2,742 Renault trucks were delivered, a decrease of 29% compared with January 2012. The lower deliveries were mainly due to the slowing of demand in southern Europe at the end of last year, which imposed on us to reduce the pace of production as well as to lower deliveries of light duty trucks.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Renault Trucks

2013

2012

 

Europe

2 180

3 273

-33%

    Western Europe

2 016

2 980

-32%

    Eastern Europe

164

293

-44%

North America

1

17

-94%

South America

40

57

-30%

Asia

180

257

-30%

Other markets

341

246

39%

Total Renault Trucks

2 742

3 850

-29%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

793

1 282

-38%

Medium duty (7-16t)

462

536

-14%

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 487

2 032

-27%

Total Renault Trucks

2 742

3 850

-29%


UD
Deliveries from UD Trucks in January 2013 decreased to 1,169 vehicles. The 31% decrease was primarily due to a strong demand last year from reconstruction, following the natural disaster in Japan.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

UD

2013

2012*

 

North America

44

78

-44%

South America

9

18

-50%

Asia

828

1 196

-31%

Other markets

288

402

-28%

Total UD

1 169

1 694

-31%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

102

183

-44%

Medium duty (7-16t)

485

885

-45%

Heavy duty (>16t)

582

626

-7%

Total UD

1 169

1 694

-31%

 

Non-consolidated operations

  DND (100%)

21

64

-67%

Total volumes

1 190

1 758

-32%


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

Eicher*
Deliveries of Eicher trucks in January decreased by 3% to 3,209 trucks compared to the same month last year.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Eicher (100%)

2013

2012

 

Asia

3 209

3 311

-3%

Total Eicher

3 209

3 311

-3%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

411

536

-23%

Medium duty (7-16t)

2 093

2 189

-4%

Heavy duty (>16t)

705

586

20%

Total Eicher

3 209

3 311

-3%


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

February 20, 2013

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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 31 322 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
John Hartwell, Volvo Group North America, +1 201-252-8844

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