Compared with the year-earlier period, deliveries of trucks from the Volvo Group in January increased 11%. Mack Trucks was up 5% and Renault Trucks increased by 4%. Volvo Trucks posted an increase of 19% during the period.

"Generally, we have had a highly satisfactory start on the year for our three brands in our truck operations. This is particularly the case in North and South America. In addition, Asia market area continues to be very strong, primarily driven by a strong development in the Middle East,'' said Leif Johansson, CEO and president of the Volvo Group.

On a 12-month rolling basis, total order bookings for the truck brands were up 8% compared with the preceding year, with Europe 4% lower and North America up 21%.