Vehicle production – February 2007

Source:

Cars

Commercial vehicles

Total vehicles

SMMT Ltd

Feb-07

YTD 2007

Feb-07

YTD 2007

Feb-07

YTD 2007

Total

115,651

239,841

17,491

37,085

133,142

276,926

-11.8%

-4.2%

-4.0%

2.0%

-10.9%

-3.4%

Export

84,895

179,787

10,037

21,456

94,932

201,243

-10.8%

-1.0%

-17.3%

-10.4%

-11.6%

-2.1%

% of total

73.4%

75.0%

57.4%

57.9%

71.3%

72.7%

Home

30,756

60,054

7,454

15,629

38,210

75,683

-14.5%

-12.5%

22.6%

25.7%

-9.2%

-6.6%

% of total

26.6%

25.0%

42.6%

42.1%

28.7%

27.3%


Cars:

‘With car production ceased at Peugeot and a model changeover at Toyota’s facility, it comes as no surprise that we have seen a fall in volume during February,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Exports continue to form the majority of vehicles produced and all indications are that the full year forecast is still on course to achieve greater output than last year.’

Commercial vehicles:

‘Although down slightly compared to February 2006, UK commercial vehicle production remains robust and in good shape’, said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Light commercial volumes continue to make up the lion’s share of the output and with the new model Land Rover Defender coming on stream shortly, we anticipate continued strength in this area.’

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