Export growth sees healthy rise for UK car production in April

Car output_rolling year totals Apr 2016

UK car manufacturing continued to make significant gains in April, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Almost 150,000 cars were built in the month, a 16.4% increase on April 2015, and marking the ninth consecutive month of growth.

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Motor industry comes together to attract new female talent


The UK motor industry is on the search for the most influential British women in the sector this summer, after research by the Automotive Council found that women working in automotive manufacturing are outnumbered by men three to one.

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Stable growth for UK new car market in April

April new car registrations 2000 to present chart

New car registrations show steady increase of 2.0% in April to 189,505 units. Growth in fleet and business segments offsets small decline in private demand. Registrations of alternative fuel vehicles rise 26.8%, in line with the year so far. Friday 6 May, 2016 New car registrations in the UK made a modest gain of 2.0%

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Commercial vehicle output steady in Q1 following 2015 boom

CVs Q1 2016

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing saw a decline in March 2016, according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 8,398 CVs were built in Britain last month, down -13.0% compared with the previous year as the market rebalanced following a particularly strong performance in March 2015.

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Quarter of a billion pounds revives Welsh car manufacturing once again

The Welsh automotive industry kicked off 2016 in rude health as almost quarter of a billion pounds of fresh investment was announced for the sector in the first three months of the year, according to research revealed today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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New members – April 2016

Find out who has joined the premier automotive trade association and what they get from membership. New members – April 2016

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