Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in October 2014 amounted to 22,244 vehicles. This was a decrease of 5% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis October deliveries declined by 14% in South America, primarily due to lower deliveries in Brazil. Deliveries in Europe declined by 22%, mainly as a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation and lower deliveries in France due to general slow economic development in 2014. Deliveries in North America increased by 21% in October.
In October 11,460 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 5% compared with the same month last year.
In Europe 4,377 vehicles were delivered during October, down by 21% compared with October 2013. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation.
Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 23% to 3,544 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year.
Deliveries in South America decreased to 1,783 trucks in October, a decrease of 7% compared with October 2013.
Deliveries for Mack in October totaled 2,421 vehicles, a 11% increase compared with October 2013.
In October 3,917 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 30% to 2,014 trucks in October compared with the year-earlier month. The decline was mainly a result of high deliveries in 2013 during the pre-buy ahead of the EU6 emission legislation and lower deliveries in France due to general slow economic development. Deliveries of light duty trucks increased to 1,360 trucks, up by 5%.
In October 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,958 trucks, which was an increase by 9% compared to October last year.
Eicher delivered 2,486 trucks in October which is a decrease by 5% compared to the amount of trucks delivered in October 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 Trucks, Mansoor Ahmed, +86 10 65829122
Christer Johansson, AB Volvo +46 31 661334
Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo +46 31 661336
Anders Christensson, AB Volvo +46 31 661191
John Hartwell, +1 201-252-8844