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Truck deliveries January 2006

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies decreased 6% in January this year, compared with the year-earlier period.
Deliveries from Mack rose 18%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were up 3%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks decreased 21% during the 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

7 735

7 834

-1%

    Western Europe

7 001

7 368

-5%

    Eastern Europe

734

466

58%

North America

5 197

4 877

7%

South America

638

715

-11%

Asia

722

2 034

-65%

    Middle East

479

1 824

-74%

    Other Asia

243

210

16%

Other markets

618

409

51%

Total Volvo Group

14 910

15 869

-6%


Mack

Deliveries from Mack in January totaled 3,076 units, up 18% from the same period a year ago. The deliveries results continue to reflect the high order intake through much of 2005 in the North American market. Order intake in January continued to run significantly higher than normal. The strong demand indicates that customers now are factoring the upcoming 2007 emissions regulations, and the additional costs related to complying with those regulations, into their truck buying plans for 2006.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Mack

2006

2005

 

North America

2 856

2 372

20%

South America

170

170

 

Asia

 

20

-

    Middle East

 

18

-

    Other Asia

 

2

-

Other markets

50

36

39%

Total Mack

3 076

2 598

18%

Renault Trucks

Deliveries through January totaled 5,859 trucks, a rise of 3% compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries in Europe rose by 4%, including France, where 6% less trucks were delivered. Deliveries outside Europe amounted to 770 units, which is down 8% compared to last January.
In the heavy duty ranges, Renault Kerax increased 32% and Renault Premium16% while deliveries of Renault Midlum declined by 28%.

Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Renault Trucks

2006

2005

 

Europe

5 089

4 873

4%

    Western Europe

4 715

4 615

2%

    Eastern Europe

374

258

45%

North America

34

18

89%

South America

141

34

315%

Asia

210

564

-63%

    Middle East

203

545

-63%

    Other Asia

7

19

-63%

Other markets

385

222

73%

Total Renault Trucks

5 859

5 711

3%

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during January amounted to 5,975 vehicles, a decrease of 21% compared with the year-earlier period. In Western Europe, deliveries decreased by 17%, totalling 2,286 trucks. Eastern Europe, however, saw an increase of 73% to 360 trucks. In North America, deliveries decreased by 7% to 2,307 trucks. In South America and Asia, there was a decrease of 36% and 65% respectively.
The decline is partly a result of lower demand in Middle East and partly a consequence of the production changeover in the European industrial system for the new Volvo FH and Volvo FM.

Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2006

2005

 

Europe

2 646

2 961

-11%

    Western Europe

2 286

2 753

-17%

    Eastern Europe

360

208

73%

North America

2 307

2 487

-7%

South America

327

511

-36%

Asia

512

1 450

-65%

    Middle East

276

1 261

-78%

    Other Asia

236

189

25%

Other markets

183

151

21%

Total Volvo Trucks

5 975

7 560

-21%

March 7, 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:
Christer Johansson, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 13 34

 

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