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SMMT UK automotive manufacturing: November 2011

15 December 2011 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

Sixth monthly rise in output underpins strong long-term prospects for industry

  • Car production rose by 8.5% in November and was up 6.1% over the first eleven months of 2011.
  • CV output rose by 2.2% in November, but was down 2.3% over the January-November period.
  • UK engine production rose by 1.7% in November and was up 5.3% over the year-to-date.

“UK vehicle and engine production continues to lead a manufacturing recovery,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “UK car production increased 8.5% in November and there was also growth in engine and commercial vehicle output. Despite the challenges in the Euro-zone, the UK motor industry expects further growth in 2012. Global vehicle manufacturers have committed more than £4bn of investment into the UK motor industry, boosting confidence in the sector and securing high value jobs for the long-term.”

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