SMMT News UK Manufacturing

UK engine manufacturing rallies in August as plants reopen after summer shutdown

22 September 2016 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK engine manufacturing output rises 19.8% in August to 135,063 units.
  • Home demand grows 49.1% in the month and 33.9% YTD to 737,673 units, as exports dip -1.1%.
  • Overall year-to-date performance remains steady, growing 6.7% to reach 1.7 million units.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “UK engine manufacturing volumes returned to growth in August as production lines came back online following the summer shutdown, which this year reduced July output. Domestic demand was particularly strong thanks to billions invested last year in supply for UK car factories. Production for export dipped slightly, although it retains the lion’s share of output, underlining the need to safeguard the global trading conditions that have kept this sector competitive in recent years.”


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