In January 5,575 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 18% compared with the same month last year.

In Europe, deliveries decreased to 2,195 trucks as a result of low production levels in both December 2012 and January 2013 plus a sluggish economic environment. 

January deliveries in North America decreased 50% to 788 vehicles.  The decline in deliveries can be attributed to the adjustment of production levels, including two down-weeks in January 2013.

Deliveries in South America increased 38% to 1,437 trucks, where Brazil increased by 46% in January compared with the same month last year. The increase in industrial activity combined with favourable financing rates contributed to an uptick in the Brazilian market. 

January deliveries in Asia amounted to 819 units in total, a decrease of 10% compared to the same month last year.

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In January 5,575 Volvo trucks were delivered, a decrease of 18% compared with the same month last year.

In Europe, deliveries decreased to 2,195 trucks as a result of low production levels in both December 2012 and January 2013 plus a sluggish economic environment. 

January deliveries in North America decreased 50% to 788 vehicles in comparison with the same period last year.  The decline in deliveries can be attributed to the adjustment of production levels, including two down-weeks in January 2013.

Deliveries in South America increased 38% to 1,437 trucks, where Brazil increased by 46% in January compared with the same month last year. The increase in industrial activity combined with favourable financing rates contributed to an uptick in the Brazilian market. 

January deliveries in Asia amounted to 819 units in total, a decrease of 10% compared to the same month last year.

Deliveries by market area :

Delivered Units January Change
Volvo Trucks 2012 2011  
Europe 2,195 2,961 -26%
-      Western Europe 1,607 2,168 -26%
-      Eastern Europe 588 793 -26%
North America 788 1,582 -50%
South America 1,437 1,042 38%
Asia 819 914 -10%
Other markets 336 323 5%
Total Volvo Trucks 5,575 6,822 -18%
       
Medium duty (7-16t) 119 139 -14%
Heavy duty (>16t) 5,456 6,683 -18%
Total Volvo Trucks 5,575 6,822 -18%

Original source: Newspress