SMMT News UK Manufacturing

1.9m engines roll off UK production lines in first three quarters as domestic demand drives higher production

27 October 2016 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • British engine manufacturing grows 6.3% in September, with 239,086 units built.
  • Domestic demand drives production, up 38.1%, countering a -10.9% fall in exports.
  • Year-to-date output remains strong, rising 6.7%, as 1.9 million engines roll off UK production lines.



Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

UK engine manufacturing continues to benefit from investments made in previous years into new plants and models. Output has increased significantly this year to meet demand for local production of vehicles which are exported globally. Although manufacturing for overseas factories has fallen recently, exports still account for the majority of engine demand, so it is crucial that government safeguards the conditions that will allow the industry to maintain its international competitiveness.

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