UK Manufacturing

25 August 2022 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production rises 43.9% to 8,097 units in the best July since 2016 and eleventh consecutive month of growth. Overseas demand increases by 34.2%, while production for Britain’s CV market grows by 58.5%. UK manufacturing is up

25 August 2022 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car manufacturing output rises 8.6% in July, the third consecutive month of growth. Production of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles surges 24.7% in the month. Volumes year-to-date down -16.5% to 461,174, driven by falling exports and structural changes.

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

30 June 2022 #UK Manufacturing

May engine production increases 12.3%, the first growth since June 2021. Output for export grows 26.1% while production for the UK decreases marginally, by -2.1%. Industry calls for measures to help alleviate energy costs, drive investment, and futureproof jobs and

30 June 2022 #UK Manufacturing

British CV production rises 26.5% as industry records best May and year to date performance in a decade. Growth driven by exports, up 91.6%, while production for UK declines -26.3% against significant economic headwinds. May success brings fifth consecutive month

30 June 2022 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car production up 13.3% in May, the first growth after 10 consecutive months of decline. Battery electric car production more than doubles, increasing by 108.3%, with 4,525 built. Sector calls for urgent action to mitigate £90 million uplift in


New analysis reveals UK auto manufacturers face £90m uplift in energy bills this year as costs surge 50%.
Sector already spends £50m more per annum for energy than EU counterparts, with the UK having some of the highest electricity costs in Europe.
Industry calls for urgent action as UK’s £21.2bn auto supply chain races to meet accelerated timelines for zero emission powertrain transformation.
New roadmap, ‘From Full Throttle to Full Charge’, sets out measures on energy, skills and funding to drive large-scale investment and support competitiveness.

26 May 2022 #UK Manufacturing

April engine output falls -2.7%, with 126,082 units built. Production for UK and overseas markets declines -1.3% and -3.9% respectively. 537,355 engines produced this year, down -19.2% on same period in 2021. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, Another month

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