Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in July 2014 amounted to 15,410 vehicles. This was a decrease of 9% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis July deliveries declined by 36% in South America and by 17% in Europe while deliveries increased by 21% in North America.
In July 8,616 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 13% compared with the same month last year.
In Europe 2,944 vehicles were delivered during July, down by 24% compared with July 2013. Deliveries in Eastern Europe were down by 27% mainly due to lower demand in Russia.
Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 25% to 2,941 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year.
Deliveries in South America decreased to 1,446 trucks in July, a decrease of 36% compared with July 2013. The decrease is a consequence of lower demand as well as inventory reduction in the dealer channel.
Deliveries for Mack in July totaled 1,988 vehicles, a 16% increase compared with July 2013.
In July 3,232 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 15% to 1,597 trucks in July compared with the year-earlier month while deliveries of light duty trucks increased to 1,344 trucks, up by 14%.
In July 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,574 trucks, which was a decrease by 1% compared to July last year.
Eicher delivered 2,469 trucks in July which is approximately the same amount of trucks delivered in July 2013.
*As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group.
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Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79
UD, Per Sundström, +81 80 40 64 92 33
Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334
Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336
Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191