Volvo reports decline in truck sales

Total deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group’s four truck companies, which now include Nissan Diesel, were down 10% through May, the company announced.

The decline was the result of a 59% drop in sales in North America. Outside of North America and Western Europe, deliveries were exceptionally strong: up 91% in Asia, 54% in Eastern Europe, 31% in South America, and 26% in the Middle East.

Deliveries from Nissan Diesel only include the period April to May 2007, since the company was consolidated as of April 1. Excluding Nissan Diesel, deliveries amounted to 76,635, a decrease by 17%, compared with the year-earlier period. The Volvo Group includes Mack, Nissan Diesel, Renault Trucks, and Volvo Trucks.

Delivered Units

Year-to-Date

Change

Volvo Group

2007

2006


Europe

50 099

49 795

1%

Western Europe

39 891

43 172

-8%

Eastern Europe

10 208

6 623

54%

North America

12 220

29 678

-59%

South America

5 398

4 123

31%

Asia

9 033

4 731

91%

Middle East

3 880

3 084

26%

Other Asia

5 153

1 647

213%

Other markets

6 115

4 054

51%

Total Volvo Group

82 865

92 381

-10%

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