The largest individual increase was noted for Volvo Trucks in Eastern Europe, where deliveries during the period rose by a full 83% to 6,935 trucks (3,793).
The South American market for heavy trucks is displaying an ascending trend and deliveries rose 30%. Asia, including the Middle East, also showed strong demand and truck deliveries there rose by 14%.
Volvo Trucks'deliveries during the period January-May amounted to 38,799 vehicles, down 9% compared with the year-earlier period. However, deliveries increased in all markets, with the exception of North America, where the total decrease was fully attributable to the expected temporary decline in North America, where new emission regulations became effective on January 1st 2007. During the first five months of the year, deliveries in North America declined by 60%.