- UK car production fell 9.8% in May to 116,655 units, with days lost to spring shutdown at some plants.
- Year-to-date output still positive with 654,895 cars produced – a 3.5% growth.
- Demand for new cars in EU continues to grow, with May marking nine consecutive monthly rises.
“UK car manufacturing fell 9.8% in May, as some plants instigated spring shutdowns during the month,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The prospects for the coming months and years, however, are still bright; new UK-built models will benefit from growing demand across Europe, while significant investments in UK manufacturing operations are moving closer to production readiness.”
UK car manufacturing output rolling year total
UK car manufacturing output, year-to-date, 2012-2014
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