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Rising truck sales point to increased economic activity

In an indication that the pickup in economic activity is likely to be sustained, commercial vehicle sales rose for the third straight month in September.

Led by Tata Motors Ltd and Ashok Leyland Ltd, auto makers sold 45,451 trucks and buses in September, up 6.4% from a year ago, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

Significantly, sales of large multi-axle trucks capable of carrying 25 tonnes of cargo more than tripled to 1,559 units in September, compared with the same month last year.

“This is a classic sign of an economic revival,” said Ramnath S., vice-president of research at financial services firm IDFC-SSKI Securities Ltd, referring to the rise in sales of large multi-axle trucks.

Ramnath said that this is just the beginning of a revival for the commercial vehicle sector. “Domestic demand is up and the decline in exports has been reduced,” he added.

Makers of cars and two-wheelers also reported a rise in sales.

Car sales, which have risen for the past eight months, increased sharply to 129,683 units, up 20.6% from the year-ago period. Still, car makers are wary of how demand will hold up after the festive season. The impact of scanty monsoon rains is also an unknown.

For now, sales have been held up in part by new model launches. Nine new cars have been launched in the past year. Siam does not release individual model sales.

Two-wheeler sales registered a modest 7.6% increase to 778,424 units. The relatively lower growth was partly due to labour problems at Honda Scooters and Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. It registered a 10% drop in production to 81,505 units.

Siam, which reports dispatches to dealers and not retail sales, said it would increase its annual sales forecast in November for the fiscal year to 31 March.

“We have reached the upper end of the forecast we had given in April. So we would need to revise this,” Siam director general Dilip Chenoy told the media.

Siam had forecast a growth rate of 3-5% for cars for the year that began on 1 April.

In the first six months of the year, car sales have risen 14% and two-wheeler sales have grown 15%.

Easier availability of financing and low interest rates have played a key role in getting the sales back on track. The average rate for auto loans has fallen by 4% to 10% in the past year, according to Siam.

State Bank of India, the country’s largest lender, has moved aggressively to cut rates. It now offers loans at 8% for the first year and 10% for the second and third years.

Volvo trucks runs into loss but sees strength ahead

Volvo Group, a leading global truck maker, reported a big switch into quarterly loss on Friday, but the outcome was better than expected and the company said prospects were looking up, notably in Asia.

The group, the world's second-biggest producer of trucks, reported a net loss of 2.92 billion kronor (285 million euros, 429 million dollars) for July to September, down from profits of two billion kronor in the same period of last year.

"There are some positive signs indicating that the decline in demand has bottomed out and that we are now beginning a gradual recovery," the company's chief executive Leif Johansson said in an earnings statement.

"These signs are the most obvious in the group's second-largest region in terms of sales, Asia, where the economic growth is also reflected in demand for the group's products."

Johansson said that demand for trucks, spare parts and servicing "continued to stabilise" overall in Europe, where signs of recovery had appeared in recent months with major economies France and Germany emerging from recession. Russia and Spain remained weak, however, he said.

"We also see that demand for used trucks is steadily improving in Europe, which indicates that the market has bottomed out and that our customers' businesses are moving in the right direction," he said.

Volvo Group -- which makes trucks, buses and boat and aircraft equipment, but does not include the Volvo Cars brand -- posted its biggest-ever quarterly net loss, 5.57 billion kronor, in April to June this year.

The economic crisis has sharply reduced auto demand, prompting massive job cuts and losses by some of the biggest companies in the sector.

Volvo's third-quarter results were better than expected however, after analysts polled by Dow Jones Newswires had forecast a net loss of 3.3 billion kronor. Net truck sales were 48.5 billion kroner, slightly less than expected.

The group also "significantly reduced" its operating loss -- a measure of profits before tax and interest -- to 3.3 billion kronor from 6.8 billion in the second quarter, it said, "as a result of cost cutting measures."

Johansson said that tighter environmental standards due to come into force in North America next year had prompted Volvo to develop new trucks with ultra-low gas emissions, and that this new technology would push prices up.

"Price increases may... have a delaying impact on the recovery of demand in 2010," he said.

Volvo's shares surged 3.8 percent to 69 kronor in morning trading on the Stockholm stock exchange, which was up by 0.8 percent overall.

Truck maker Volvo posts Q3 loss as sales fall

Swedish truck maker AB Volvo on Friday reported a third-quarter net loss of 2.9 billion kronor ($423 million), due to a steep drop in sales, and said demand was still "far below" normal levels.

It was the fourth consecutive quarterly loss for the company and compares with a previous profit of almost 2 billion in the same three months a year ago.

Revenue in the period plunged more than 30 percent to 48.5 billion kronor from 69.8 billion kronor in the third quarter in 2008.

Volvo CEO Leif Johansson said that although markets seem to have stabilized, his company "is not relying on our profitability being boosted by a substantial recovery in sales of new products," saying it is still "far below" the long-term trend for sales of new trucks and machines. The company will therefore continue to keep sharp control of costs, he said.

Volvo, headquartered in Goteborg, also makes buses, engines and construction equipment. It sold its car division to U.S.-based Ford Motor Co. in 1999, which now has announced that the car unit is for sale.

Mack, Volvo Trucks to Merge

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will merge next month into a single corporate entity, the Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) reported.

Mack spokesman John Mies told the newspaper the change is only an organizational change within Volvo AB, and that it will not affect either brand.

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks will keep separate sales organizations and vehicle lines, the newspaper reported Thursday.

The move comes as Volvo tries to increase efficiency and profitability within Mack and Volvo Trucks.

The new entity will be called North American Trucks, the Morning Call said.

Dennis Slagle, chief executive officer of Mack, will lead the new company. Per Carlsson, president of VTNA, will be chief operating officer.

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