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Motor industry facts at your fingertips

25 June 2008 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

Where would the discerning investigative journalist be likely to go for facts and figures about the motor industry? The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders of course! As the voice of the motor industry, SMMT provides comment about environmental and other key issues and the latest edition of Motor Industry Facts will give you sector information at your fingertips.


Taking key facts from leading SMMT publications, this gives an overview of the environmental performance of the automotive sector. It is also packed with car and commercial vehicle registration and production data, as well as highlighting key safety issues. The core data provided is from SMMT’s Data Services team. They’re the people who process the numbers every month to provide accurate and timely data for the monthly releases on car and commercial vehicle registrations.


“For more than three decades, the dedicated data department has supplied a range of authoritative reports and publications acknowledged as the most comprehensive, reliable and accurate source of automotive information in the industry,” said Paul Everitt SMMT chief executive. “The society is not only a source for people to find vehicle data though as each department has a wealth of knowledge about industry issues. We’re ready and willing to provide comment on a variety of topics.”


And, to whet your appetite for Motor Industry Facts 2008 here’s some of the information you can find on its pages:

* Registrations of alternatively fuelled vehicles nearly doubled in 2007 compared to the previous year.

* The number of new car registrations in VED band C (121-150g/km) increased to 32.7% in 2007 compared to just 7.8% in 1997.

* One in three cars registered in 2007 was from the supermini sector.

* There are 4,247,958 commercial vehicles on UK roads.


Motor industry Facts 2008 can be downloaded here.


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