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Truck deliveries in January 2012

Total deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in January amounted to 15 647 vehicles. This was an increase of 2% compared with the year-earlier period.
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Volvo Group
Total deliveries by market for the Volvo Group’s truck operations (Volvo Trucks, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD Trucks and Eicher):


Delivered Units

January

Change

Volvo Group

2012

2011

 

Europe

6 234

6 006

4%

    Western Europe

5 148

5 175

-1%

    Eastern Europe

1 086

831

31%

North America

3 144

2 587

22%

South America

1 183

1 414

-16%

Asia

4 055

4 357

-7%

Other markets

1 031

913

13%

Total Volvo Group

15 647

15 277

2%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 733

2 333

-26%

Medium duty (7-16t)

2 655

2 448

8%

Heavy duty (>16t)

11 259

10 496

7%

Total Volvo Group

15 647

15 277

2%

Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries for January rose 5% to 6,822 trucks, compared with the year-earlier period.

In total, deliveries in Europe amounted to 2,961 trucks in January, up 6%, year-on-year. In  western Europe the deliveries decreased 3% due to continued uncertainty in terms of economic development.

In the Russian market, demand for trucks remained favorable and deliveries in January rose to 285 trucks, compared with January 2011 when 125 trucks were delivered. As a whole, deliveries in Eastern Europe increased 39% in January.

Deliveries in South America declined 18% to 1,042 trucks in January due to tougher emission standards starting January 1 2012, followed by lower demand and need for adapting production levels as planned.

In North America, January deliveries rose 15% to 1,582 trucks, year-on-year, despite the postponement of some deliveries due to a defective component supplied  to Volvo and several other North American manufacturers.  This impact is expected to continue in February, with recovery thereafter.  Underlying demand remains at a good level, driven primarily by the need to replace the industry’s aging highway truck population.  Volvo is continuing to win over new customers with the fuel economy and performance of its proprietary engines and I-Shift automated manual transmission.

 
Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Volvo Trucks

2012

2011

 

Europe

2 961

2 805

6%

    Western Europe

2 168

2 233

-3%

    Eastern Europe

793

572

39%

North America

1 582

1 376

15%

South America

1 042

1 264

-18%

Asia

914

874

5%

Other markets

323

184

76%

Total Volvo Trucks

6 822

6 503

5%

 

 

 

 

Medium duty (7-16t)

139

130

7%

Heavy duty (>16t)

6 683

6 373

5%

Total Volvo Trucks

6 822

6 503

5%


Mack
Deliveries in January totaled 1,593 vehicles, up 25% compared with year-earlier period. Though there are signs of improvement in the energy sector, the overall vocational truck segment remains weak, and Mack has compensated with a strong focus on sales of its Pinnacle highway models.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Mack

2012

2011

 

North America

1 467

1 149

28%

South America

66

105

-37%

Other markets

60

22

173%

Total Mack

1 593

1 276

25%

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 593

1 276

25%

Total Mack

1 593

1 276

25%

Renault Trucks
Deliveries in January increased by 2% compared to the same period last year. The French assembly plants where the Renault Trucks are produced adapted their production rate to the market level without having to introduce any short time weeks.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Renault Trucks

2012

2011

 

Europe

3 273

3 201

2%

    Western Europe

2 980

2 942

1%

    Eastern Europe

293

259

13%

North America

17

4

 

South America

57

40

43%

Asia

257

191

35%

Other markets

246

332

-26%

Total Renault Trucks

3 850

3 768

2%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

1 282

1 201

7%

Medium duty (7-16t)

536

542

-1%

Heavy duty (>16t)

2 032

2 025

0%

Total Renault Trucks

3 850

3 768

2%

UD Trucks
In total 1,726 UD Trucks were delivered in January, down 17% compared with the year-earlier period.

In Japan, the number of deliveries including light-duty was 599 units, decreased by 49% compared with the year-earlier period. This is due to the end of contract manufacturing of light-duty trucks for Nissan Motor at the end of January, 2011.

Excluding the light-duty trucks produced for Nissan Motor within the collaboration framework, deliveries this year increased by 50%.

In South East Asia, deliveries to Indonesia rose by 102%.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

UD Trucks

2012

2011

 

North America

78

58

34%

South America

18

5

260%

Asia

1 228

1 635

-25%

Other markets

402

375

7%

Total UD Trucks

1 726

2 073

-17%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

183

992

-82%

Medium duty (7-16t)

885

532

66%

Heavy duty (>16t)

658

549

20%

Total UD Trucks

1 726

2 073

-17%


Eicher
Deliveries from Eicher in November totalled 1,656 trucks, flat compared to the year earlier period.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

January

Change

Eicher

2012

2011

 

Asia

1 656

1 657

0%

Total Eicher

1 656

1 657

0%

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

268

140

91%

Medium duty (7-16t)

1 095

1 244

-12%

Heavy duty (>16t)

293

273

7%

Total Eicher

1 656

1 657

0%

Volvo Group represents 50% of the total production volume for Eicher.

February 22, 2012

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