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British CV production doubles in September

22 October 2015 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK commercial vehicle manufacturing doubles in September, with 9,811 units produced.
  • Year-to-date production now above 70,000, compared with 50,000 at the same point last year.
  • Exports particularly strong with 113.9% upturn after EU market records eighth consecutive month of growth.

The UK commercial vehicle industry more than doubled its output in September, latest figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show. With key new models now up to full production – and buoyed by the ongoing recovery in European market – output in the month increased 103.6% over September last year with 9,811 commercial vehicles built. Manufacturing for both domestic and export markets made strong gains, with volumes up 94.3% and 113.9% respectively.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said, “The British commercial vehicle industry’s continued recovery is great to see, with significant investments into new models reaping benefits and helping overcome structural changes. Manufacturers are capitalising on increasing demand for CVs across the rest of the EU – the sector’s principal export market – as well as in the UK, where registrations have grown consistently throughout this year.”

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