SMMT News UK Manufacturing

Positive first quarter for UK engine production as strong domestic demand drives output

28 April 2016 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • Positive first quarter, with overall production volumes up 3.5% to 667,888 units.
  • UK demand for British-built engines grows 24.6% in March, with 97,326 units produced.
  • Total engine output steady in March, down -1.5% on last year.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “Significant growth in domestic demand for British-built engines in March helped the sector achieve a steady performance for the month, down marginally by -1.5%. New UK facilities this year have catered predominantly for the growing home market, with manufacturing for export down -9.3%. However, overseas demand remains strong, with customers in international territories continuing to take the bulk of output, and accounting for 56.7% of overall production.”

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Engine Manufacturing table _Mar16


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