UK CAR MANUFACTURING UP IN NOVEMBER
17th December 2015
UK car manufacturing up 9.3% in November
UK car manufacturing output continued to rise last month, helped by strong export demand.
Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that total UK car manufacturing was up 9.3% in November, with 150,084 cars built. Production for export was up 10.8% in the month with domestic production up 3.4%.
The latest figures put year-to-date volumes 3.8% ahead of the same period in 2014.
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: "November's manufacturing gains are encouraging, and put the car industry in a strong position with one month left in the year. Particularly pleasing is the recent pick-up in export production, which is proof that despite challenges in some global markets, the UK continues to build cars that appeal to consumers across the world."
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