GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group’s global markets are helping offset a decline in deliveries here in North America.
Worldwide, Volvo Group’s deliveries were up 22% (excluding Nissan, which wasn’t part of the group in 2007) in January compared to the previous year. However, in North America, the group’s deliveries dropped 13% compared to January, 2007.
Mack deliveries in North America dropped 19% compared to a year ago, totaling 1,168 units.
“The current demand is at a low level, and is being impacted by the sluggish economy, and continued downturn in the US housing market,” the company explained in a release.
Deliveries of Volvo trucks were also down, 15% in January compared to the same period a year earlier. Volvo truck deliveries totaled 2,204 in January of 2008.
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