Net order intake continued to increase and exceeded deliveries in all markets. During the first quarter order intake rose by 40% compared with the first quarter of 2010. Most notably order intake improved in North America, South America and Europe.
In North America, net order intake improved by 244% compared with the first quarter of 2010, in South America orders improved by 63% and in Europe by 46%.
Orders in Asia and Other markets declined somewhat compared to the first quarter of 2010.