3/20/2013

Truck deliveries in February 2013



by Press release - AB Volvo

Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in February 2013 amounted to 12,272 vehicles. This was a decrease of 26% compared with the year-earlier month.

Volvo Group
Total deliveries by market for all brands (Volvo, Mack, Renault Trucks, UD and Eicher):

Delivered Units

February

Change

Year-to date

Change

Volvo Group

2013

2012*

                            

2013

2012

 

Europe

4 939

6 099

-19%

9 314

12 333

-24%

    Western Europe

3 757

4 876

-23%

7 380

10 024

-26%

    Eastern Europe

1 182

1 223

-3%

1 934

2 309

-16%

North America

2 519

4 668

-46%

4 481

7 812

-43%

South America

1 903

1 728

10%

3 514

2 911

21%

Asia

1 820

2 396

-24%

3 647

4 763

-23%

Other markets

1 091

1 605

-32%

2 107

2 636

-20%

Total Volvo Group

12 272

16 496

-26%

23 063

30 455

-24%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

840

1 188

-29%

1 735

2 653

-35%

Medium duty (7-16t)

1 241

1 674

-26%

2 307

3 234

-29%

Heavy duty (>16t)

10 191

13 634

-25%

19 021

24 568

-23%

Total Volvo Group

12 272

16 496

-26%

23 063

30 455

-24%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-consolidated operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Eicher (100%)

3 041

3 790

-20%

6 250

7 101

-12%

  DND (100%)

9

8

13%

30

72

-58%

Total Volumes

15 322

20 294

-24%

29 343

37 628

-22%


*Restated for new accounting rules, effective Januari 1, 2013, where 50/50 joint-ventures are consolidated using the equity method instead of the proportionate method.

Volvo

In February 6,807 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 17% compared with the same month last year.

In Europe 2,578 vehicles were delivered during February, down 16% compared with February 2012. This is a reflection of the relatively low order intake during second part of 2012 when truck customers in general were uncertain of the development of the European economy and thus delayed their decision to invest in new trucks.
 
February deliveries in North America decreased 40% to 1,426 vehicles in comparison with the same period in 2012.  The decrease was driven in part by the ongoing realignment of production to current industry demand that began in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Deliveries for South America increased 12% in February to 1,653 commercial vehicles. 
In Brazil, infrastructure investments continue to positively impact the overall market and deliveries of Volvo trucks increased 18% to 1,370 trucks in February. 

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

February

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

Europe

2 578

3 077

-16%

4 773

6 038

-21%

    Western Europe

1 625

2 206

-26%

3 232

4 374

-26%

    Eastern Europe

953

871

9%

1 541

1 664

-7%

North America

1 426

2 364

-40%

2 214

3 946

-44%

South America

1 653

1 480

12%

3 090

2 522

23%

Asia

787

838

-6%

1 606

1 752

-8%

Other markets

363

479

-24%

699

802

-13%

Total Volvo

6 807

8 238

-17%

12 382

15 060

-18%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium duty (7-16t)

111

139

-20%

230

278

-17%

Heavy duty (>16t)

6 696

8 099

-17%

12 152

14 782

-18%

Total Volvo

6 807

8 238

-17%

12 382

15 060

-18%


Mack
Deliveries for Mack in February totaled 1,298 vehicles, a 50% decrease compared with February 2012.  The decrease was driven in part by the impact of lingering economic uncertainty, and by steps to align production with current industry demand that began late last year.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

February

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Mack

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

North America

1 036

2 240

-54%

2 165

3 707

-42%

South America

181

192

-6%

306

258

19%

Other markets

2

1

100%

2

1

100%

Asia

79

150

-47%

130

210

-38%

Total Mack

1 298

2 583

-50%

2 603

4 176

-38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 298

2 583

-50%

2 603

4 176

-38%

Total Mack

1 298

2 583

-50%

2 603

4 176

-38%


Renault Trucks
In February, 2,885 Renault trucks were delivered, a decrease of 25% compared with February 2012. The decline in deliveries is a reflection of the relatively low order intake during second part of 2012 when truck customers in general were uncertain of the development of the European economy and thus delayed their decision to invest in new trucks.

Deliveries for Europe declined by 22% in February to 2,361 vehicles. In Western Europe, deliveries were down by 20% and in France 1,232 trucks were delivered, down 14% compared with the year-earlier period.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

February

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Renault Trucks

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

Europe

2 361

3 022

-22%

4 541

6 295

-28%

    Western Europe

2 132

2 670

-20%

4 148

5 650

-27%

    Eastern Europe

229

352

-35%

393

645

-39%

North America

13

8

63%

14

25

-44%

South America

62

47

32%

102

104

-2%

Asia

149

236

-37%

329

493

-33%

Other markets

300

555

-46%

641

801

-20%

Total Renault Trucks

2 885

3 868

-25%

5 627

7 718

-27%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

776

1 033

-25%

1 569

2 315

-32%

Medium duty (7-16t)

566

662

-15%

1 028

1 198

-14%

Heavy duty (>16t)

1 543

2 173

-29%

3 030

4 205

-28%

Total Renault Trucks

2 885

3 868

-25%

5 627

7 718

-27%


UD
Deliveries from UD Trucks in February 2013 decreased by 29% to 1,282 vehicles compared to February 2012.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

February

Change

Year-to-date

Change

UD

2013

2012*

 

2013

2012

 

North America

44

56

-21%

88

134

-34%

South America

7

9

-22%

16

27

-41%

Asia

882

1 321

-33%

1 710

2 517

-32%

Other markets

349

421

-17%

637

823

-23%

Total UD

1 282

1 807

-29%

2 451

3 501

-30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

64

155

-59%

166

338

-51%

Medium duty (7-16t)

564

873

-35%

1 049

1 758

-40%

Heavy duty (>16t)

654

779

-16%

1 236

1 405

-12%

Total UD

1 282

1 807

-29%

2 451

3 501

-30%

 

 

 

 

Non-consolidated operations

 

 

 

  DND (100%)

9

8

13%

30

72

-58%

Total volumes

1 291

1 815

-29%

2 481

3 573

-31%


*Restated for new accounting rules, effective Januari 1, 2013, where 50/50 joint-ventures are consolidated using the equity method instead of the proportionate method.

Eicher*
Deliveries of Eicher trucks in February decreased by 20% to 3,041 trucks compared to the same month last year.

Deliveries by market area:


Delivered Units

February

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Eicher (100%)

2013

2012

 

2013

2012

 

Asia

3 041

3 790

-20%

6 250

7 101

-12%

Total Eicher

3 041

3 790

-20%

6 250

7 101

-12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light duty (< 7t)

325

472

-31%

736

1 008

-27%

Medium duty (7-16t)

2 091

2 699

-23%

4 184

4 888

-14%

Heavy duty (>16t)

625

619

1%

1 330

1 205

10%

Total Eicher

3 041

3 790

-20%

6 250

7 101

-12%


*As of 2013 Eicher is reported under the equity method and consequently sales and deliveries are not consolidated in to the Volvo Group.

March 20, 2013

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Reporters who would like more information, please contact:

Media Relations

Volvo Group
Kina Wileke, +46 765-53 72 29

Truck brands
Renault Trucks, Charlotte Roudovski, +33 4 72 96 29 76
Mack, Kim Pupillo, +1 336 393 2640
Volvo, Anders Vilhelmsson, +46 31 322 38 79
UD, Per Sundström, +81 80 40 64 92 33

Investor Relations
Christer Johansson, AB Volvo, +46 739 02 25 22
Patrik Stenberg, AB Volvo, +46 31 66 13 36
John Hartwell, Volvo Group North America, +1 201-252-8844

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