Volvo Trucks Deliveries Down 17% in November

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Volvo Trucks 2012 Sales Figures
While selling 9,446 vehicles in one month may seem like an impressive feat for Volvo Trucks, it isn`t and it represents a 17% drop in sales and deliveries, compared to the same month of 2011. Oddly enough, all regions they sell their trucks in recorded drops, some as steep as 24%, such as North America, where thye only sold 2,243 vehicles.
South America didn`t fare any better, and their deliveries in the area went down by 21%. In Asia, Volvo Trucks managed to sell 1,132 units in November, which represents a 19% drop, compared to last year’s figures.

The European market, the truck maker’s most important global market, also went down in November, but by less than all the others - 13%. This means Volvo sold 3,835 trucks, and while the same economic problems that affect the makers of passenger cars are still present and very evident, there is still demand for their trucks.

However, they have had to reduce the production output, by cutting some of the shifts, throughout their European factories, and they will be brought back to full capacity once demand increases again.

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