Volvo has reported an 11 per cent upturn in commercial vehicle deliveries western Europe in April, although year-to-date figures are still 22 per cent lower than 2008-9.
Western Europe truck sales were particularly hard hit by the recession, so even this modest improvement will be seen as evidence that the market is reviving.
Globally, during April deliveries of Volvo Trucks, at 5,127, were 51 per cent higher than in the corresponding month last year. Deliveries in South America increased by 105 per cent and Asia, including the Middle East, increased by 200 per cent.
For the year to date, Volvo’s total global deliveries were up 12 per cent at 19,108.