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Strong UK demand boosts engine manufacturing as exports in July fall

25 August 2016 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK engine manufacturing falls -6.8% in July to 172,533 units, as production for export declines -23%
  • Home demand grows 28.6% in the month and 32.4% YTD to 667,761 – the highest on record.
  • Overall year-to-date performance remains steady, growing 5.7% to reach 1.5 million units.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “July’s acceleration in UK demand for British-built engines – the result of significant recent investment in new plants and models – is good news, and offsets the sharp downturn in manufacturing for export to keep the overall sector in growth for the year-to-date. However, overseas demand still accounts for more than half of engine production, underlining the importance of securing competitive international trading conditions in the months and years ahead.”

SMMT engine manufacturing table_Jul 16

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