Deliveries from Volvo Trucks in December decreased by 18% to 9,798 vehicles compared with the same month last year. For the full year 2012, deliveries decreased by 8% to 105,888 trucks.

In Europe, deliveries decreased by 8% to 4,026 trucks in total compared to December last year, due to the continued economic uncertainty.

December deliveries in Asia amounted to 1,520 units in total, a decrease of 17% compared to the same month last year.

December deliveries in North America decreased 13% to 2,338 vehicles in comparison with the same period in 2011. Customers continued to delay purchases as a result of ongoing economic uncertainty both in the U.S. and globally.

In Brazil, the weak economy continued to impact deliveries. Overall deliveries in South America decreased 39% to 1,587 vehicles.

Deliveries by market area:

Delivered Units

December

Change

Year-to-date

Change

Volvo Trucks

2012

2011

 

2012

2011

 

Europe

4,026

4,394

-8%

43,129

46,088

-6%

Western Europe

2,333

2,816

-17%

27,568

31,879

-14%

Eastern Europe

1,693

1,578

7%

15,561

14,209

10%

North America

2,338

2,690

-13%

26,222

25,229

4%

South America

1,587

2,618

-39%

19,158

25,213

-24%

Asia

1,520

1,826

-17%

11,636

14,224

-18%

Other markets

327

354

-8%

5,743

4,592

25%

Total Volvo Trucks

9,798

11,882

-18%

105,888

115,346

-8%

             

Medium duty (7-16t)

205

150

37%

1,781

1,888

-6%

Heavy duty (>16t)

9,593

11,732

-18%

104,107

113,458

-8%

Total Volvo Trucks

9,798

11,882

-18%

105,888

115,346

-8%