SMMT News UK Manufacturing

Exports drive UK car manufacturing growth in November

17 December 2015 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • British car manufacturing increases 9.3% in November, with 150,084 cars built.
  • Strong overseas demand continues to boost output, with production for export up 10.8% in the month.
  • Year-to-date output 3.8% up on 2014 with 1,472,835 cars produced.

Britain’s car makers delivered a strong performance in November as manufacturing output rose 9.3%, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 150,084 cars were built in the month, with growth fuelled by demand from overseas as export production increased 10.8%. The latest figures put year-to-date volumes 3.8% ahead of the same period in 2014.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “November’s manufacturing gains are encouraging, and put the car industry in a strong position with one month left in the year. Particularly pleasing is the recent pick-up in export production, which is proof that despite challenges in some global markets, the UK continues to build cars that appeal to consumers across the world.”

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