The UK car production has released a July output steep rise of 22.2% and an increase of 15.1% in the year-to-date.
“Car manufacturing continued to perform well, with output up more than 22% for the month and 15% for the year to date,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive.
If last year auto production was severely affected by the natural disasters in Japan, this year the economy saw an impressive recovery and growth. Exports in July increased 15.3% and 13.9% in the year-to-date, while domestic sales were up 57.4% in July and 21.2% year-to-date. Figures show that almost 80% of the vehicles manufactured in UK are exported.
“While uncertainty in Europe remains a challenge, the Stg6 billion investment committed to the UK in the last two years delivers long-term growth opportunities and the latest figures show that our products have enormous global appeal,” said Paul Everitt.
Last month 119,882 cars were manufactured in the UK, and 875,998 units year-to-date, up 15%, including 9,004 commercial vehicles, down 1.3%, and 180,109 engines, down 1.9%. in the first seven months of the year commercial vehicle production decreased 7.7%, while engine production was up 0.3%. This year showed a significant increase compared with last year, with auto production up 23% in February and over 40% in March.