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Global truck deliveries climb 3% for Volvo

Jason Cannon August 30, 2013

Volvo announced on Friday shipments of its trucks climbed 3 percent year-over-year in July largely on increased deliveries in Western Europe and South America.

Volvo said deliveries in Europe, the company’s largest market, jumped 10 percent but fell 11 percent in North America.

Shipments increased 45 percent in South America but decreased 8 percent in Asia.

Deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in July 2013 amounted to 16,899 vehicles, the company says.

Deliveries for Mack in July totaled 1,715 vehicles, a 25 percent decrease compared with July 2012.

In North America, deliveries of Volvo-branded trucks dropped 1 percent to 2,350 trucks. Mack’s dipped 22 percent to 1,564 units.

Deliveries of both UD Trucks and Renault both moderately declined.

Year-to-date North American deliveries of Volvo Group trucks are 24,853 units, 20 percent below a year ago.

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