SMMT News UK Manufacturing

Car manufacturing stable as home market outperforms exports

18 December 2014 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK car manufacturing output fell by 277 units in November, with 137,347 cars produced.
  • Year-to-date output stable at 1,419,427 units, a drop of 0.3%.
  • Exports remain subdued in contrast to continued growth for the home market.


“Model changes and economic uncertainty in export markets have flattened UK car production, but the industry remains in a strong position with growth expected to return next year,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Global demand for UK automotive engineering continues to be at a high level, and manufacturing plants are seeing the benefits of significant recent investments. UK-built cars offer a vast range of technologies to lower carbon emissions and improve air quality, underlining the country’s important role in the continuing drive to reduce all emissions.”


UK car manufacturing November 2014


UK car manufacturing - rolling year total




UK car manufacturing - January-November totals


Click through to download the UK car manufacturing news release for November 2014.

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