UK vehicle output climbs again in November

  • UK car manufacturing rose 4.9% in November and 9.2% over the year-to-date.
  • CV output fell by 3.6% in the month and 5.9% over the first 11 months of 2012.
  • UK engine production remained stable in November, down just 1.4% and 0.3% for the year-to-date.

“UK car manufacturing has gone from strength to strength in 2012, growing almost 10% for the year and 5% in November,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The global appeal of UK-built products is a key factor in the strength of our manufacturing sector, supported by world leading productivity and a dedicated and flexible workforce. This is good news, but there can be no room for complacency; the development of a long-term industrial strategy and consistent support by government is essential to secure future success and more opportunities for the UK-based supply chain.”

Click through to download the full UK automotive manufacturing news release for November 2012.

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