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Best ever January for British engine production

23 February 2017 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • Strong start for British engine production in 2017, with output rising 12.0% to 235,076 units – the best January on record. 1
  • UK demand continues to rise, with production for domestic market growing 6.0%.
  • Double-digit growth for exports as global demand increases 16.5%.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

A record month in January is certainly a great start to 2017, and it is encouraging to see last year’s success in the domestic market continue. Double-digit growth in global demand for British-built engines is also welcome, highlighting the importance of international trade for this sector – and, critically, the need to maintain international competitiveness.

  1. January records began in 2010, the next highest volume for January was 231,525 in 2012.

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