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UK engine production up 6.5% in September with exports playing a key role

22 October 2015 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK engine production up 6.5% in September, with 224,917 units produced in the month.
  • Strongest month on month growth for exports this year, with overseas demand up 18.4%.
  • Overall engine output steady in year to date, down 1.9% on last year.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Engine production continues to paint a positive picture for UK manufacturing with overall production posting strong gains in September compared with the same month last year. Demand from overseas was particularly robust, with exports rising 18.4%. We welcome this growth and expect to see a continued rise in engine production in the UK for the rest of the year, reflecting the trend in the wider automotive manufacturing sector.”

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