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VOLVO TRUCKS’ DELIVERIES : DECEMBER 2011

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Volvo Trucks 2011Volvo Trucks’ December deliveries increased 27% year-on-year to 11,882 trucks. For the full year 2011, deliveries rose 53% to 115,346 trucks.

In total, deliveries in Europe amounted to 4,394 trucks in December, an increase of 8% over the corresponding period of 2010. However, the uncertain macro-economic situation continued to affect truck customers, who have become slightly more cautious.

In Russia deliveries remained positive and increased by 90% to 878 trucks, compared with December 2010. A strong Russian economy contributed to a solid demand for trucks. As a whole, deliveries in Eastern Europe increased by 41% in December. In addition, the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) had a positive trend regarding deliveries in December.

In Brazil, deliveries rose 22% in December, compared with the corresponding period of 2010. For all of South America in general deliveries rose 32% to 2,618 trucks.

In North America, December deliveries rose 62% compared with December 2010 to 2,690 trucks. The low fuel consumption through the combination of proprietary engines and the I-Shift automated transmission continued to have a very strong customer impact.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units Volvo Trucks Change Year-to- Date Change
Volvo Trucks 2011 2010 2011 2010
Europe 4,394 4,083   8% 46,088 29,635 56%
– Western Europe 2,816 2,964 -5% 31,879 23,009 39%
– Eastern Europe 1,578 1,119 41% 14,209 6,626   114%
North America 2,690 1,659 62% 25,229 12,749 98%
South America 2,618 1,981 32% 25,213 18,639 35%
Asia 1,826 1,316 39% 14,224 10,071 41%
Other markets 354 281 26% 4,592 4,135 11%
Total Volvo Trucks 11,882 9,320 27% 115,346 75,229 53%
Medium duty (7-16t) 150 156 -4% 1,888 1,758   7%
Heavy duty (>16t) 11,732 9,164 28% 113,458 73,471 54%
Total Volvo Trucks 11,882 9,320 27% 115,346 75,229 53%

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