UK car production hits two-year high

Time 8 years ago

SMMT_Master_Brandline_(RGB)UK car production hit a two-year high in April, with a rise by 21.3 per cent to 133,437 units.

This is the highest monthly increase in production since July 2012.

Year-to-date volumes increased 6.9 per cent and January-April exports rose by 8.7 per cent.

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Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive commented: ‘The thriving nature of the UK car manufacturing industry was evident in April as output grew at its highest rate for almost two years

‘New model introductions are fuelling growth, while Europe – which currently accounts for around half of exports – is now seeing an upturn in demand.

‘As investments continue to be realised, we expect further rises in the coming months; good news for the thousands of suppliers and employees across the country that rely on this industry.’

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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