Volvo Trucks’ December deliveries increased 27% year-on-year to 11,882 trucks. For the full year 2011, deliveries rose 53% to 115,346 trucks.
In total, deliveries in Europe amounted to 4,394 trucks in December, an increase of 8% over the corresponding period of 2010. However, the uncertain macro-economic situation continued to affect truck customers, who have become slightly more cautious.
In Russia deliveries remained positive and increased by 90% to 878 trucks, compared with December 2010. A strong Russian economy contributed to a solid demand for trucks. As a whole, deliveries in Eastern Europe increased by 41% in December.
Also, the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) had a positive trend regarding deliveries in December.
In Brazil, deliveries rose 22% in December, compared with the corresponding period of 2010. And for all of South America deliveries rose 32% to 2,618 trucks.
In North America, December deliveries rose 62% compared with December 2010 to 2,690 trucks. The low fuel consumption through the combination of proprietary engines and the I-shift transmission continued to have a very strong customer impact.