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Truck deliveries January-April 2007

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies decreased 17% through April this year, compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries from Mack were down 54%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were down 10%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks decreased 8% compared with the year-earlier period.
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Total deliveries by market for the Volvo Group’s truck companies (Mack, Renault Trucks andVolvo Trucks):

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Group

2007

2006

 

Europe

39 101

38 839

1%

    Western Europe

31 508

33 549

-6%

    Eastern Europe

7 593

5 290

44%

North America

9 964

23 268

-57%

South America

3 936

3 542

11%

Asia

4 176

3 821

9%

    Middle East

2 758

2 498

10%

    Other Asia

1 418

1 323

7%

Other markets

3 359

3 191

5%

Total Volvo Group

60 536

72 661

-17%

Mack
Deliveries through April totaled 5,823, down 54% compared with the year-earlier period. As expected, demand continues to be significantly lower compared with the very high level a year ago.  The pre-buy that took place in advance of the new emissions regulations has saturated the market with pre-US’07 products. Mack’s deliveries also reflect production-related disturbances experienced by the Group’s North American truck operations in transitioning to US’07 products.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Mack Trucks, Inc.

2007

2006

 

Europé

 

 

 

    Western Europe

 

 

 

    Eastern Europe

 

 

 

North America

4 518

11 441

-61%

South America

840

851

-1%

Asia

39

21

86%

    Middle East

39

21

86%

    Other Asia

 

 

 

Other markets

426

320

33%

Total Mack Trucks, Inc.

5 823

12 633

-54%

Renault Trucks
Deliveries through April totalled 24,290 trucks, down 10% compared with the year-earlier period. This takes into account the non availability of the Renault Mascott Euro 4 which is due for deliveries at mid year. Deliveries of the Masccott during the year-earlier period amounted to almost 4,700 vehicles.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Renault Trucks

2007

2006

 

Europé

20 873

23 118

-10%

    Western Europe

18 353

20 862

-12%

    Eastern Europe

2 520

2 256

12%

North America

138

180

-23%

South America

344

614

-44%

Asia

1 446

1 360

6%

    Middle East

1 302

1 251

4%

    Other Asia

144

109

32%

Other markets

1 489

1 749

-15%

Total Renault Trucks

24 290

27 021

-10%

Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during the period January-April amounted to 30,423 vehicles, down 8% compared with the year-earlier period. The decrease in deliveries is fully attributable to North America where the new emission legislation continues to be visible in the delivery statistics. All other regions are showing higher deliveries. Europe (+16%), and especially Eastern Europe (+67%), continues to show strong delivery figures. Deliveries in South America (+32%) are also strong.

Deliveries by market area: 


Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2007

2006

 

Europé

18 228

15 721

16%

    Western Europe

13 155

12 687

4%

    Eastern Europe

5 073

3 034

67%

North America

5 308

11 647

-54%

South America

2 752

2 077

32%

Asia

2 691

2 440

10%

    Middle East

1 417

1 226

16%

    Other Asia

1 274

1 214

5%

Other markets

1 444

1 122

29%

Total Volvo Trucks

30 423

33 007

-8%

May 24, 2007

For further information, please contact:

Media Relations:
Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, +33 (0)4 72 96 58 89
John Walsh, Mack, +1 610 7092560
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