- UK engine manufacturing stable in July, up 0.6% with 196,142 units produced.
- Home demand down -4.0% as UK car production falls, while export orders rise 4.0%.
- Almost two thirds of all output shipped overseas this year, highlighting the importance of frictionless trade.
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,
Today’s figures reflect the downward trend in UK car production and underline the importance of overseas business. Securing a Brexit deal that maintains frictionless trade with our key export markets, therefore, remains an absolute priority for the future competitiveness of this vital sector.