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Truck deliveries January 2007

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 were down 47%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were down 22%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks increased 30% compared with the year-earlier period.
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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

2007

2006

 

Europé

7 778

7 735

1%

    Western Europe

6 633

7 001

-5%

    Eastern Europe

1 145

734

56%

North America

4 078

5 197

-22%

South America

652

638

2%

Asia

707

722

-2%

    Middle East

434

479

-9%

    Other Asia

273

243

12%

Other markets

747

618

21%

Total Volvo Group

13 962

14 910

-6%

Mack
Deliveries from Mack in January totalled 1,623 units, down 47% from the corresponding period a year ago. The pace of Mack's deliveries has slowed due to the downward production adjustment made to meet lower demand in 2007. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Mack

2007

2006

 

North America

1 443

2 856

-49%

South America

111

170

-35%

Other markets

69

50

38%

Total Mack

1 623

3 076

-47%

Renault Trucks
Deliveries in January totalled 4,553 trucks, down 22% compared with the year-earlier period. The decrease in deliveries is mainly due to lower deliveries of the Renault Mascott. Deliveries of the new version of Renault Mascott is planned to start by mid-year 2007. The Renault Maxity, launched in the end of January, will see its first deliveries in the second quarter of 2007. Deliveries were also impacted negatively due to ramp-up isssues related to product- and production changeovers.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Renault Trucks

2007

2006

 

Europe

3 898

5 089

-23%

    Western Europe

3 630

4 715

-23%

    Eastern Europe

268

374

-28%

North America

31

34

-9%

South America

106

141

-25%

Asia

145

210

-31%

    Middle East

117

203

-42%

    Other Asia

28

7

300%

Other markets

373

385

-3%

Total Renault Trucks

4 553

5 859

-22%

Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during January amounted to 7,786 vehicles, up 30% compared with the year-earlier period. In Eastern Europe, the number of deliveries increased by 144%. A high rate of delivery was especially noted in Poland and Russia, where deliveries increased to 207 vehicles (79) and 157 vehicles (45), respectively. In Western Europe, deliveries increased by 31%.
In North America, the deliveries of heavy trucks increased by 13 % to 2,604 vehicles. The positive trend also continued in South America and the number of delivered vehicles totaled 435, a 33% increase. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2007

2006

 

Europe

3 880

2 646

47%

    Western Europe

3 003

2 286

31%

    Eastern Europe

877

360

144%

North America

2 604

2 307

13%

South America

435

327

33%

Asia

562

512

10%

    Middle East

317

276

15%

    Other Asia

245

236

4%

Other markets

305

183

67%

Total Volvo Trucks

7 786

5 975

30%

February 28, 2007

For further information, please contact:

Media Relations:
Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, +33 (0)4 72 96 58 89
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