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Truck deliveries January-November 2005

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s three truck companies increased 13% through November this year, compared with the year-earlier period.
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Deliveries from Mack rose 46%, while deliveries from Renault Trucks were up 6%. Deliveries from Volvo Trucks increased 9% during the period.

Total deliveries by market for the Volvo Group’s truck companies (Mack, Renault Trucks and Volvo Trucks):

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Group

2005

2004

 

Europe

92 936

92 181

1%

    Western Europe

81 809

81 439

0%

    Eastern Europe

11 127

10 742

4%

North America

59 900

44 292

35%

South America

10 490

8 236

27%

Asia

23 455

21 454

9%

    Middle East

20 026

17 824

12%

    Other Asia

3 429

3 630

-6%

Other markets

7 828

6 490

21%

Total Volvo Group

194 609

172 653

13%


Mack
Deliveries from Mack through November totaled 33,384 units, up 46% from the same period a year ago. The deliveries figures continue to reflect the strong gains in order intake seen through much of the first three quarters of this year as compared to 2004.
 
Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Mack

2005

2004

 

Europe

1

1

 

    Western Europe

1

1

 

    Eastern Europe

 

 

 

North America

29 843

20 630

45%

South America

2 278

962

137%

Asia

121

119

2%

    Middle East

119

115

3%

    Other Asia

2

4

-50%

Other markets

1 141

1 089

5%

Total Mack

33 384

22 801

46%



Renault Trucks
Deliveries through November totaled 66,532 trucks, a rise of 6% compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries in Europe rose by 2%, including France, where 3% more trucks were delivered. Deliveries outside Europe amounted to 11,876, a gain of 23%.
In the heavy duty ranges, Renault Kerax increased 24% and Renault Premium 11%.

Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Renault Trucks

2005

2004

 

Europe

54 656

53 382

2%

    Western Europe

49 796

48 601

2%

    Eastern Europe

4 860

4 781

2%

North America

437

228

92%

South America

947

443

114%

Asia

6 841

6 495

5%

    Middle East

6 570

6 215

6%

    Other Asia

271

280

-3%

Other markets

3 651

2 494

46%

Total Renault Trucks

66 532

63 042

6%



Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks’ deliveries during the period January-November amounted to 94,693 vehicles, an increase of 9% compared with the year-earlier period. The number of trucks delivered in Europe was on a par with the same period last year. In France and Britain, deliveries increased by 12 and 4% respectively.
On the North American market, the demand for heavy trucks continued to remain strong, with 29,620 trucks delivered during this period, corresponding to an increase of 26%.
In South America, deliveries rose by 6%, totalling 7,265 trucks.

Deliveries by market area: 

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2005

2004

 

Europe

38 279

38 798

-1%

    Western Europe

32 012

32 837

-3%

    Eastern Europe

6 267

5 961

5%

North America

29 620

23 434

26%

South America

7 265

6 831

6%

Asia

16 493

14 840

11%

    Middle East

13 337

11 494

16%

    Other Asia

3 156

3 346

-6%

Other markets

3 036

2 907

4%

Total Volvo Trucks

94 693

86 810

9%



December 20, 2005

For further information, please contact:

Media Relations:
Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, +33 4 72 96 27 59
Bob Martin, Mack, +1 (610) 709-2670
Claes Claeson, Volvo Trucks, +46 31-66 39 08

Investor Relations:
 Christer Johansson, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 13 34

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