29 July 2022 #CEO Update

The automotive sector is yet to break free from the supply disruptions and semiconductor shortages caused by the pandemic back in 2020 but there are signs that the situation may be beginning to ease. Results out this week show that

28 July 2022 #UK Manufacturing

Engine production declines -12.7% in first six months of 2022, totalling 812,397 units. Year to date output for export falls -9.7%, while production for the UK is down -16.4%. Measures to reduce business costs, including energy, must be a priority

28 July 2022 #UK Manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle production grows 64.4% in June, with 9,549 units leaving British factory lines. Year-to-date output increases 47.4%, resulting in best first six months to a year since 2012. CV manufacturers show resilience but urgent action is needed to

28 July 2022 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car manufacturing falls -19.2% to 403,131 units in turbulent first half year, but 5.6% June uplift, the second consecutive month of growth, cause for optimism. Battery electric vehicle production increases by 6.5% during first six months to record levels

22 July 2022 #CEO Update

For a technology revolution to befall an industry is not unusual. To experience two simultaneously is highly unusual. Yet that is the situation facing the automotive industry and this week has seen some developments on both. The most obvious and

15 July 2022 #CEO Update

The UK automotive industry’s production carbon footprint fell by -11.2% in 2021 to reach its lowest level since records began, according to the latest research from SMMT’s 23rd Sustainability Report, released this week at a reception in Westminster attended by

08 July 2022 #CEO Update

A tumultuous week in Government against a backdrop of continuing uncertainty and instability for the industry, is highlighted by the latest registration figures announced this week. The semiconductor shortage stifled the new car and van markets in June, even more

24 June 2022 #CEO Update

SMMT’s International Automotive Summit has embedded itself as a key date in the UK automotive calendar. Taking place on Tuesday 28 June at the IET in London, the Summit brings together attendees from across the entire industry, including vehicle manufacturers,

17 June 2022 #CEO Update

This week, Autocar’s Great Women in the British Car Industry 2022 awards took place with a record number of entries – congratulations to all the winners. SMMT is delighted to continue its support for this initiative which plays a vital

10 June 2022 #CEO Update

Last month was another challenging one for UK Automotive, with the new car market declining by a fifth (-20.6%), the second worst May in three decades. Similarly, registrations of LCVs also declined for the fifth consecutive month, down a quarter (-25.1%). The poor

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