SMMT News UK Manufacturing

CV manufacturing output down but light at the end of the tunnel

23 October 2014 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • Overall UK commercial vehicle production fell by 2,179 units year-on-year despite production of certain new models beginning to ramp up.
  • Output for year-to-date down by a quarter (25.2%) due to plant restructuring over the past year.
  • Exports increased for the first time in six months as the European commercial vehicle market gradually recovers.

“UK commercial vehicle production remained negative in September, while key manufacturing facilities adjusted to new models,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “We expect monthly output to level off in the coming months, with the restructuring of operations last year now only affecting the year-to-date figures.”

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing September 2014


CV manufacturing output rolling year total   

CV output rolling year total

 CV manufacturing output, year-to-date, 2012-2014 

 CV manufacturing output, year-to-date, 2012-2014


Click through to download the UK CV manufacturing news release for September 2014

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