Truck deliveries in February 2012


Total deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in February amounted to 18 395 vehicles. This was an increase of 3% compared with the year-earlier period.

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

Delivered Units February Change Year-to-date Change
Volvo Group 2012 2011 2012 2011
Europe 6 099 7 665 -20% 12 333 13 671 -10%
   Western Europe 4 876 6 243 -22% 10 024 11 418 -12%
   Eastern Europe 1 223 1 422 -14% 2 309 2 253 2%
North America 4 668 2 827 65% 7 812 5 414 44%
South America 1 728 2 175 -21% 2 911 3 589 -19%
Asia 4 295 3 985 8% 8 350 8 341 0%
Other markets 1 605 1 210 33% 2 636 2 123 24%
Total Volvo Group 18 395 17 862 3% 34 042 33 138 3%
Light duty (< 7t) 1 424 1 846 -23% 3 157 4 179 -24%
Medium duty (7-16t) 3 024 2 863 6% 5 678 5 311 7%
Heavy duty (>16t) 13 948 13 153 6% 25 207 23 649 7%
Total Volvo Group 18 395 17 862 3% 34 042 33 138 3%

Volvo Trucks

Deliveries from Volvo Trucks reached 8,238 trucks in February, down by 2% compared with the year-earlier period. In Europe, deliveries amounted to 3,077 trucks in February, down 18% compared with the corresponding period in 2011. While continued uncertainty concerning economic development in Southern Europe continued to impact truck customers in certain markets, the picture is mixed, with favorable demand in many areas. Countries such as Germany, Poland and Turkey noted significant delivery increases in February, compared with January 2012.

The Russian market has also continued to demonstrate healthy demand for trucks to date this year.

Deliveries in South America declined due to planned production reductions in the wake of new emission requirements, which were introduced on January 1, 2012. In February, deliveries declined by 24% to 1,480 trucks compared with the same period last year.

In North America, February deliveries increased 45% to 2,364 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year. The increase was primarily a result of continued replacement demand.
 
Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units February Change Year-to-date Change
Volvo Trucks 2012 2011 2012 2011
Europe 3 077 3 771 -18% 6 038 6 576 -8%
   Western Europe 2 206 2 807 -21% 4 374 5 040 -13%
   Eastern Europe 871 964 -10% 1 664 1 536 8%
North America 2 364 1 627 45% 3 946 3 003 31%
South America 1 480 1 942 -24% 2 522 3 206 -21%
Asia 838 761 10% 1 752 1 635 7%
Other markets 479 335 43% 802 519 55%
Total Volvo Trucks 8 238 8 436 -2% 15 060 14 939 1%
Medium duty (7-16t) 139 132 5% 278 262 6%
Heavy duty (>16t) 8 099 8 304 -2% 14 782 14 677 1%
Total Volvo Trucks 8 238 8 436 -2% 15 060 14 939 1%

Mack

February deliveries for Mack totaled 2,583 vehicles, a 97% increase compared with February 2011. Though construction spending in the U.S. economy began to improve, the vocational truck market remains weak.  To balance this, Mack continues to focus its sales efforts on the Pinnacle, its on-highway product, as well as the popular mDRIVE automated manual transmission.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units February Change Year-to-date Change
Mack 2012 2011 2012 2011
North America 2 240 1 096 104% 3 707 2 245 65%
South America 192 152 26% 258 257 0%
Asia 1 1
Other markets 150 66 127% 210 88 139%
Total Mack 2 583 1 314 97% 4 176 2 590 61%
Heavy duty (>16t) 2 583 1 314 97% 4 176 2 590 61%
Total Mack 2 583 1 314 97% 4 176 2 590 61%

Renault Trucks

In February, Renault Trucks delivered a total of 3,868 trucks, down by 19% compared to the corresponding period last year. Deliveries of light commercial vehicles declined by -31%. In Europe 3,022 trucks were delivered in total, a decrease of 22% compared with the year-earlier-period.

Deliveries in other markets rose by 28% due to increased deliveries to markets in Northern Africa.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units February Change Year-to-date Change
Renault Trucks 2012 2011 2012 2011
Europe 3 022 3 894 -22% 6 295 7 095 -11%
   Western Europe 2 670 3 436 -22% 5 650 6 378 -11%
   Eastern Europe 352 458 -23% 645 717 -10%
North America 8 3 167% 25 7 257%
South America 47 57 -18% 104 97 7%
Asia 236 378 -38% 493 569 -13%
Other markets 555 434 28% 801 766 5%
Total Renault Trucks 3 868 4 766 -19% 7 718 8 534 -10%
Light duty (< 7t) 1 033 1 482 -30% 2 315 2 683 -14%
Medium duty (7-16t) 662 805 -18% 1 198 1 347 -11%
Heavy duty (>16t) 2 173 2 479 -12% 4 205 4 504 -7%
Total Renault Trucks 3 868 4 766 -19% 7 718 8 534 -10%

UD Trucks

Deliveries from UD Trucks in February totaled 1,811 units, an increase of 14%.

In Asia, the number of deliveries was 1,325 units, an increase of 22%. In Japan, the number of deliveries was 722 units, an increase of 18% compared with the year-earlier period.

Deliveries in South East Asia continued to develop favorably and in Indonesia the number of deliveries rose by more than 100%.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units February Change Year-to-date Change
UD Trucks 2012 2011 2012 2011
North America 56 101 -45% 134 159 -16%
South America 9 24 -63% 27 29 -7%
Asia 1 325 1 088 22% 2 553 2 723 -6%
Other markets 421 375 12% 823 750 10%
Total UD Trucks 1 811 1 588 14% 3 537 3 661 -3%
Light duty (< 7t) 155 111 40% 338 1 103 -69%
Medium duty (7-16t) 873 763 14% 1 758 1 295 36%
Heavy duty (>16t) 783 714 10% 1 441 1 263 14%
Total UD Trucks 1 811 1 588 14% 3 537 3 661 -3%

Eicher

Deliveries from Eicher in February totaled 1,895 trucks, up 8% compared to the year earlier period.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units February Change Year-to-date Change
Eicher 2012 2011 2012 2011
Asia 1 895 1 758 8% 3 551 3 415 4%
Total Eicher 1 895 1 758 8% 3 551 3 415 4%
Light duty (< 7t) 236 253 -7% 504 393 28%
Medium duty (7-16t) 1 350 1 163 16% 2 444 2 407 2%
Heavy duty (>16t) 310 343 -10% 603 616 -2%
Total Eicher 1 895 1 758 8% 3 551 3 415 4%

Volvo Group represents 50% of the total production volume for Eicher.

March 16, 2012

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Media Relations:
Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, +33 (0)4 72 96 58 89
John Mies, Mack Trucks, +1 336 39 34 300
Jenny Björsne, Volvo Trucks, +46 31 66 45 23
Hiroshi Nakamura, UD Trucks, +81 48 72 67 601

Investor Relations:
Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 13 36
Anders Christensson, AB Volvo, tel +46 31 66 11 91
John Hartwell, Volvo Group North America, tel +1 212 418 7432

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