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Truck deliveries January-November 2006

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies increased 3% through November this year, compared with the year-earlier period.
Truck deliveries Jan-Nov 2006
Deliveries from Mack rose 2%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were up 7%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks were up 1% compared with the year-earlier period.

Total deliveries by market for the Volvo Group’s truck companies (Mack, Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks):

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Group

2006

2005

 

Europe

104 598

92 936

13%

    Western Europe

89 228

81 809

9%

    Eastern Europe

15 370

11 127

38%

North America

65 238

59 900

9%

South America

10 700

10 490

2%

Asia

11 160

23 455

-52%

    Middle East

7 336

20 026

-63%

    Other Asia

3 824

3 429

12%

Other markets

9 354

7 828

19%

Total Volvo Group

201 050

194 609

3%

Mack
Deliveries from Mack through November totalled 34,135 units, up 2% from the corresponding period a year ago.
The pace of Mack's deliveries has slowed from earlier in the year, due to challenges stemming from its product renewal efforts, as well as long lead times in production at truck body companies and some softening in the residential construction market.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Mack

2006

2005

 

Europe

 

1

 

    Western Europe

 

1

 

North America

30 346

29 843

2%

South America

2 474

2 278

9%

Asia

75

121

-38%

    Middle East

73

119

-39%

    Other Asia

2

2

 

Other markets

1 240

1 141

9%

Total Mack

34 135

33 384

2%

Renault Trucks
Deliveries through November totalled 71,457 trucks, a rise of 7% compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries in Europe increased by 10%. In the rest of the world the deliveries continued to increase. However, reduced deliveries to the Middle East held back the total number of deliveries. Excluding the Middle East, the deliveries of trucks improved by 12%.
The best sold models were the Renault Premium (+24%) and the Renault Mascott (+ 22%).

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Renault Trucks

2006

2005

 

Europe

60 268

54 656

10%

    Western Europe

53 794

49 796

8%

    Eastern Europe

6 474

4 860

33%

North America

842

437

93%

South America

1 112

947

17%

Asia

4 423

6 841

-35%

    Middle East

4 012

6 570

-39%

    Other Asia

411

271

52%

Other markets

4 812

3 651

32%

Total Renault Trucks

71 457

66 532

7%

Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during the period January-November amounted to 95,458 vehicles, up 1% compared with the year-earlier period. In Eastern Europe, the positive development continued, and deliveries increased by 42%, primarily in Russia and Poland. On the Russian market, the number of deliveries totalled 1,944 vehicles (1,071), which is an increase of 82%. There was also a 54% increase in Poland, where the number of delivered trucks was 1,918.
In North America, deliveries continued to rise. The number of delivered vehicles totalled 34,050, an increase of 15%.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2006

2005

 

Europe

44 330

38 279

16%

    Western Europe

35 434

32 012

11%

    Eastern Europe

8 896

6 267

42%

North America

34 050

29 620

15%

South America

7 114

7 265

-2%

Asia

6 662

16 493

-60%

    Middle East

3 251

13 337

-76%

    Other Asia

3 411

3 156

8%

Other markets

3 302

3 036

9%

Total Volvo Trucks

95 458

94 693

1%

December 19, 2006

For further information, please contact:

Media Relations:
Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, +33 4 72 96 27 59
Bob Martin, Mack, +1 (610) 709-2670
Claes Claeson, Volvo Trucks, +46 31-66 39 08

Investor Relations:
Joakim Wahlström, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 11 91
Christer Johansson, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 13 34