UK Car production up 8.5 percent in November image

UK car production rose by 8.5 percent in November and was up 6.1 percent over the first eleven months of 2011, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said on Thursday.

In addition, according to the report, commercial vehicles output rose 2.2 percent in November, but was down 2.3 percent over the January-November period. UK engine production rose by 1.7 percent in November and was up 5.3 percent over the year-to-date.

UK vehicle and engine production continues to lead a manufacturing recovery,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive.

“UK car production increased 8.5% in November and there was also growth in engine and commercial vehicle output. Despite the challenges in the Euro-zone, the UK motor industry expects further growth in 2012.

Global vehicle manufacturers have committed more than £4bn of investment into the UK motor industry, boosting confidence in the sector and securing high value jobs for the long-term.”

A total of 1,359,755 million vehicles were produced in Britain from the beginning of the year.

SMMT Ltd

Cars

Commercial Vehicles

Total Vehicles

Total Engines

Data:

Nov-11

YTD-11

Nov-11

YTD-11

Nov-11

YTD-11

Nov-11

YTD-11

Total

136,111

1,248,012

11,380

111,743

147,491

1,359,755

227,018

2,352,642

% change

8.5%

6.1%

2.2%

-2.3%

8.0%

5.4%

1.7%

5.3%

Export

119,847

1,043,134

6,173

64,535

126,020

1,107,669

145,224

1,659,686

% change

12.2%

18.5%

-18.9%

-17.9%

10.1%

15.5%

-5.5%

3.3%

% of total

88.1%

83.6%

54.2%

57.8%

85.4%

81.5%

64.0%

70.5%

Home

16,264

204,878

5,207

47,208

21,471

252,086

81,794

692,956

% change

-12.5%

-30.7%

47.7%

32.1%

-2.9%

-24.0%

17.6%

10.7%

% of total

11.9%

16.4%

45.8%

42.2%

14.6%

18.5%

36.0%

29.5%