Scania’s net sales rose to a record high SEK (Swedish crown) 58.7 billion, in the first six months of 2017, an increase of 17 percent compared to last year (SEK 50,11 billion). The period was affected by a high investment level and increased production costs for double product ranges.
In the first half of 2017, Scania sold 47.490 units (trucks, buses and engines). In the same period of 2016, Scania sold 44.125 units.
Demand for trucks in Europe is holding up due to the favourable economic situation and Scania’s market share for trucks in Europe remains strong at 16.8 percent.
The trend in Latin America is positive. In Asia, demand increased thanks to a good sales performance, particularly in China and Iran.
The company delivered a very strong performance thanks to strong demand for the new truck range and a continued positive trend in services.