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Sales growth for Volvo trucksWednesday, 22 February 2012
Volvo Group's total truck deliveries rose 2 percent in January compared to same period last year.
According to a press release, the European market saw delivery growth of +4 per cent to 6234 vehicles, after a -1 percent fall in Western Europe and +31 percent in Eastern Europe.
Deliveries in North America was also +22 per cent to 3144 vehicles, while deliveries in South America was 16 percent to 1183 vehicles. In Asia, deliveries were -7 percent to 4055 vehicles.
Looking at the company's various brands, Volvo Trucks' total deliveries rose by 5 percent in January. In the North American market, Volvo Trucks truck deliveries were by 15 percent to 1582 vehicles during the month. In Europe, deliveries rose by 6 per cent of Volvo Trucks. In Western Europe there was a decreased by 3 percent. In Eastern Europe, the upturn of Volvo Trucks was 39 percent.
On the Russian market, demand for trucks remained strong and deliveries in January rose to 285 trucks, compared with January 2011, when 125 trucks were delivered. Volvo Trucks' deliveries in South America fell by 18 percent.
Deliveries from Mack in January was 1594 vehicles, up 25 percent compared to same period last year.
"Although there are signs of improved activity in the energy sector, the overall demand for construction trucks is still weak. Mack has compensated for the weak demand through an increased focus on sales of trucks for long haulage.
Renault Trucks' total shipments increased 2 percent while the figure for Eicher was unchanged (?). UD Trucks (formerly Nissan Diesel) deliveries decreased by 17 percent.
NB: All comparisons are with the same month a year earlier unless stated otherwise.
By Scancomark.se Team
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