Volvo Trucks has reported a big rise in deliveries in August as global heavy truck markets continue to recover sharply from year-ago levels.

Volvo Trucks’ deliveries in August rose by 59%, compared with the year-earlier period. Delivery increases were noted in all leading markets.

Deliveries in Europe totalled 1,787 trucks in August, up 54% compared with the preceding year. Traditionally, the delivery activity is somewhat lower in August due to the holiday season in Europe.

In Eastern Europe, truck deliveries in August rose by 100%. The development on the Russian market remained very strong and the number of deliveries in August were up 186% to 272 trucks, compared with August 2010. Year-to-date, deliveries in Russia are up a whole 214% compared with last year.

The high demand also continued in South America and Brazil reached an all-time high in August deliveries. Delivery increases were noted for Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo VM. Also, Volvo Trucks leading market position in the heavy segment in Brazil continued during August. In total, deliveries in South America rose by 65% to 2,471 trucks, compared with the year earlier period.

In North America, deliveries in August rose by 74% to 2,105 vehicles, despite some disruptions due to production component shortages being experienced industry-wide.

In South Africa, truck deliveries had a positive development in August and reached 170 trucks in total. Volvo Trucks service-and dealer network in the region has experienced a strong development recently.

Delivered Units Volvo Trucks Change Year-to-Date   Change
Volvo Trucks 2011 2010   2011 2010  
Europe 1787 1157 54% 28582 15619 83%
    Western Europe 1119 823 36% 20184 12335 64%
    Eastern Europe 668 334 100% 8398 3284 156%
North America 2105 1210 74% 14370 6758 113%
South America 2471 1500 65% 16381 11844 38%
Asia 722 593 22% 8050 5804 39%
Other markets 508 328 55% 2892 2684 8%
Total Volvo Trucks 7593 4788 59% 70275 42709 65%
Medium duty (7-16t) 87 50 74% 1165 1153 1%
Heavy duty (>16t) 7506 4738 58% 69110 41556 66%
Total Volvo Trucks 7593 4788 59% 70275 42709 65%