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UK car production rises for sixth successive month

25 March 2004 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

Production figures released today by the Office for National Statistics/SMMT show:

  • February UK car output climbed 3.5 per cent to 141,093 units
  • Production for export led February’s growth, up eight per cent

Commenting on February’s car production, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘The positive trend in UK manufacturing continued in February as car output saw its sixth consecutive month of growth. Lifted by the success of a number of key models, production for export remained strong – accounting for nearly two thirds of the total volume. While domestic demand is robust, production for the export market is expected to be the focus for growth throughout 2004.’

CV production growth continues in February

Provisional output data released today by the Office for National Statistics show that:

  • UK CV production climbed 6.4 per cent in February
  • Year-to-date CV production grew 18 per cent to 37,877 units
  • Output for the three months to February 2004 climbed 20.6 per cent year-on-year

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