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Double-digit growth for UK engine exports drives new records in February

29 March 2018 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • More than a quarter of a million engines produced by British factories in February.
  • Exports jump 16.1% in the month as 157,880 units head overseas – 62.0% of all output.
  • Engine manufacturing up 10.3% so far this year as strong start to 2018 continues.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

Record UK engine production in February is good news for the industry, a result of massive investment into high-tech factories, a productive workforce and a fully integrated and efficient supply chain. With six in every 10 engines built in the UK last month heading abroad, the importance of maintaining open trading links with Europe and other overseas markets is plain to see.

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