- UK engine production falls -10.1% in May, the ninth successive month of decline.
- Demand from home and international markets down -7.8% and -11.5% respectively.
- Six in 10 engines shipped to overseas factories, highlighting importance of frictionless trade.
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,
May’s engine figures show the ninth successive month of decline in output, reflecting a similar downward trend in UK car and van production. To preserve the future of the UK’s critical engine manufacturing industry, we urgently need a ‘no deal’ Brexit to be ruled out once and for all and to secure a future relationship that maintains free and frictionless trade with our key export markets.