Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in August 2014 amounted to 11,809 vehicles. This was a decrease of 8% compared with the year-earlier month. On a regional basis August deliveries declined by 42% in South America and by 19% in Europe as a result of lower deliveries in Brazil and France respectively. Deliveries in North America increased by 22% in August.
In August 6,939 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 9% compared with the same month last year.
In Europe 1,974 vehicles were delivered during August, down by 10% compared with August 2013.
Demand in North America continued to be good and deliveries increased by 31% to 2,246 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year.
Deliveries in South America decreased to 1,423 trucks in August, a decrease of 40% compared with August 2013. The decrease is a consequence of lower demand as well as inventory reduction in the dealer channel.
Deliveries for Mack in August totaled 1,793 vehicles, a 4% increase compared with August 2013.
In August 1,475 trucks were delivered by Renault Trucks. The deliveries of heavy duty trucks declined by 35% to 853 trucks in August compared with the year-earlier month. The decline was mainly a result of lower deliveries in France. Deliveries of light duty trucks increased to 446 trucks, up by 8%.
In August 2014, UD Trucks delivered 1,602 trucks, which was an increase by 4% compared to August last year.
Eicher delivered 2,448 trucks in August which is an increase by 3% compared to the amount of trucks delivered in August 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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Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640
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