Car output falls in August, but is up overall in 2012
- Car output fell 8.9% in low-volume August, but remains up 12.7% over the year-to-date.
- CV output rose 18.3% in the month, but fell 5.5% during the first eight months of 2012.
- UK engine production increased 12.5% in August and 1.5% during the January-August period.
“UK vehicle production is 11.2% up this year, but down 7% in August. Volumes are traditionally low and variable in August as manufacturers use the holiday period to undertake important maintenance and facility upgrades,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Continued weak demand in Europe is a concern, although significant new investment and stronger demand from better performing global markets will ensure UK output continues on an upward trend.”
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