VOLVO TRUCKS DELIVERIES: MAY 2012







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: June 25, 2012
Categories: Volvo, Volvo Truck News

Deliveries of Volvo branded trucks in May decreased by 9% to 9,285 vehicles compared to the same period last year.

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The deliveries in Western Europe declined by 18%, as the markets in southern Europe are affected by the economic downturn. Given the current economic development in Europe, we are evaluating if the announced increases in production rates will be implemented as planned.

The deliveries to Eastern Europe increased by 13%. In Russia the economic growth is continuously strong and the expansion of the infrastructure increases the construction-related demand.

Deliveries in North America were flat in comparison with the same period last year as the supply pipeline, particularly for highway customers, has caught up with demand.

May deliveries in Latin America for Volvo Trucks decreased 21% to 1,681 trucks as compared with 2,118 trucks in May 2011. Deliveries continue to be impacted by the implementation of new emissions regulations requiring Euro-5 technology, as well as the slow economic growth in Brazil and Argentina.

Deliveries by market area :

Delivered Units Volvo Trucks Change Year-to-Date Change
Volvo Trucks May 2012 May 2011 2012 2011
Europe 3,987 4,391 -9% 17.487 19,650 -11%
- Western Europe 2,607 3,171 -18% 11.761 14,263 -18%
- Eastern Europe 1,380 1,220 13% 5.726 5,387 6%
North America 2,201 2,093 5% 11.130 8,753 27%
South America 1,681 2,118 -21% 7.355 9,495 -23%
Asia 843 1,260 -33% 4,315 5,501 -22%
Other markets 573 366 57% 2,461 1,594 54%
Total Volvo 9,285 10,228 -9% 42,748 44,993 -5%
Medium duty (7-16t) 165 168 -2% 731 766 -5%
Heavy duty (>16t) 9,120 10,060 -9% 42,017 44,227 -5%
Total Volvo 9,285 10,228 -9% 42,748 44,993 -5%