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Exports provide February lift for UK engine manufacturing

23 March 2017 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • Upward trend for UK engine manufacturing continues in February, with 3.0% growth in a second record month for 2017.1
  • 237,803 engines produced, driven by overseas demand, up by 5.5%.
  • Stability in output for the home market, with -0.1% contraction in shorter February.
  • Overall production grows 7.3% in the year to date to 472,879 units.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

As overseas demand for British-built engines continues to grow in 2017, these figures tell a positive story about recent investments in the sector. The majority of engines made here are exported so, like much of UK automotive manufacturing, future success will be predicated on maintaining the industry’s competitiveness and securing tariff-free trade with the EU and key international markets.

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