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British engine production falls in June but puts in record performance so far this year

31 July 2018 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • UK engine production falls -3.5% in June as demand from British car plants declines.
  • Exports counterbalance domestic decline, up 5.6% in the month and 14.7% YTD.
  • Production for the first six months highest on record, up 5.7% with almost 1.5 million engines built.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,

Despite domestic market challenges, British engine production remains strong. Thanks to increasing global demand for the high quality, low emission powertrains manufactured in the UK, output for the first six months is the highest on record, made possible by significant previous investment into a number of engine production facilities.

Britain is a world leader in automotive engine design and manufacturing, but to attract future investment and safeguard further growth we need to maintain free and frictionless trade with the EU and other global markets.

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