More reports on: World economy
UK car production upbeat again in September news
22 October 2010

UK car production increased by 5.8 per cent in September compared with a year earlier, as the country's beleaguered industry shows continuous marginal signs of recovery after a drastic slump during the global recession.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) yesterday said that 126,548 cars were built, bringing the total car built this year to 937,891, an increase of 35 per cent on last year and a 5.8 per cent rise in September.

Commercial vehicle production rose 16.7 per cent in September to 11,339, taking the total to 91,527 this year an increase of 38 per cent.

Total vehicle production grew 6.6 per cent while engine production increased by 1.3 per cent in September to 229,209.

''UK vehicle production was up 6.6 per cent in September with rises across the car, commercial vehicle and engine sectors, signalling continued improvement in the market,'' said SMMT chief executive, Paul Everitt.

''In yesterday's spending review, government outlined some tough decisions, but also committed to a strong growth agenda. Support for low carbon vehicles, skills and R&D will all help to sustain and encourage investment in the UK motor industry,'' he added.

The SMMT believes that investment in the UK car industry will remain robust despite the government this week announcing massive public sector spending cuts.

Source: SMMT Ltd
Cars
Commercial Vehicles
Total Vehicles
Total Engines
Sep-10
YTD 2010
Sep-10
YTD 2010
Sep-10
YTD 2010
Sept-10
YTD 2010
Total
126,548
937,891
11,339
91,527
137,887
1,029,418
229,209
1,799,175
% change
5.8%
35.0%
16.7%
38.1%
6.6%
35.3%
1.3%
23.6%
Export
98,586
682,544
8,997
64,180
107,583
746,724
163,089
1,301,283
% change
30.9%
31.3%
38.2%
33.5%
31.5%
31.5%
-0.4%
19.5%
% of total
77.9%
72.8%
79.3%
70.1%
78.0%
72.5%
71.2%
72.3%
Home
27,962
255,347
2,342
27,367
30,304
282,694
66,120
497,892
% change
-36.9%
45.9%
-26.9%
50.4%
-36.2%
46.3%
5.9%
35.7%
% of total
22.1%
27.2%
20.7%
29.9%
22.0%
27.5%
28.8%
27.7%




 search domain-b
  go
 
UK car production upbeat again in September