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Strong growth for UK engine production in May

30 June 2016 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK engine production rises 14.6% in May to 218,674 units as major plant investments are realised.
  • Domestic demand grows 41.4% to 98,076 units, offsetting a small -0.7% fall in production for export.
  • Overseas markets take lion’s share of output, with 631,782 engines exported in the year to date.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “It’s pleasing to see the billion pound investments made into new UK engine facilities last year delivering results in 2016, with another strong month of growth for the sector, particularly in the domestic market. As May’s figures show, exports still make up the lion’s share of manufacturing volumes so it is important we maintain favourable trade conditions for future investment and growth.”

Engine Manufacturing table _May16

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