16 August 2019 #CEO Update

There’s still a lot of hesitancy among car buyers – both new and used. This week’s numbers released by SMMT reveal a -2.8% drop in Q2 used car transactions, with the year-to-date market down -1.7% over the same period in

02 August 2019 #Uncategorised

SMMT continues to run its Brexit Readiness Programme, where you can access expert advice on how best to mitigate the business risks associated with ‘no deal’. We have collaborated with a range of consultancies and legal firms who are offering

02 August 2019 #CEO Update

Car manufacturing in the UK dropped 20% in the first half of the year, according to the latest figures we released this week. These numbers are in part the result of global instability and weakening demand in key markets but

SMMT’s July forecast for new car and van registrations in the UK for 2019 and 2020. Forecasts are prepared by SMMT’s Economics Team and are revised on a quarterly basis. Download the latest forecast here: July 2019.

31 July 2019 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK engine production falls -10.8% in first half of 2019 to 1.3 million units. Demand from home and international markets down -16.9% and -7.0% respectively. Decline in UK engine production mirrors drop in output at car and commercial vehicle plants.

31 July 2019 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

British commercial vehicle manufacturing declined by more than half in June, as model changeovers continue to affect output. Production for home market falls -44.7%, while exports decline -65.4%. Half-year manufacturing down -15.8%, with 35,345 units produced – but output is

31 July 2019 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car manufacturing falls by a fifth in first half of 2019, with June decline marking 13 consecutive months of negative growth. Downturns at home and in key global markets see YTD production for the UK and export fall -16.4%

26 July 2019 #CEO Update

It has been another seismic week in Westminster, with a new prime minister and cabinet who will have their own approach to Brexit. Our message, however, remains the same – we need a deal with the European Union that maintains

19 July 2019 #Uncategorised

SMMT has been confirmed to speak at the Advanced Engineering Show, which is set to take place from 30-31 October 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. SMMT will give an update on the latest industry issues and offer insight into

19 July 2019 #CEO Update

This week we were in Parliament to launch SMMT’s 20th annual Sustainability Report, which since 1999 has sought to highlight the efforts made by UK Automotive to live up to its social, economic and environmental responsibilities. What is remarkable about

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