UK Manufacturing

30 September 2021 #UK Manufacturing

3,179 commercial vehicles produced during August, a decrease of -35.1% on 2020, as output remains -20.0% below the five-year average for the month.

30 September 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

British car production falls -27.0% in August with 37,246 units leaving factory gates.
Global chip shortage and some extended summer factory shutdowns dent overall performance.
Battery electric and hybrid car manufacturing output hits record 27.6% production share.

26 August 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK factories made 127,922 engines in July, a decline of -27.5% over the same month in 2020.

26 August 2021 #UK Manufacturing

Exports of commercial vehicles increased by 16.2%, while domestic demand saw a slight decline of -3.4%.

26 August 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

British car manufacturing output declines -37.6% in July with 53,438 units made.
Production volumes damaged by global chip shortages, ‘pingdemic’ and summer shutdown timings.
26.0% of all cars made in July were alternatively fuelled, their highest share on record.

29 July 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK factories made 157,623 engines in June, just 0.6% more than June 2020’s weak performance. June 2021 output down -30.9% on five-year average for the month.1 First-half production rises 15.3% yet remains -31.5% below pre-pandemic levels.2 Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief

29 July 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

5,808 units produced during June, up 39.6% on same month in 2020.

29 July 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

69,097 cars roll off production lines in June, weakest total since 1953, bar Covid hit June 2020.
UK factories turn out 498,923 cars in first half of year, down -38.4% on five-year average.
Latest forecast suggests global chip shortage could negatively impact planned UK production volumes by up to 100,000 units.
Industry calls for immediate action to mitigate impact of self-isolation or risk further blow to recovery.


UK’s unique low volume and specialist vehicle sector is world’s most diverse according to new report.
Companies nationwide make everything from 250mph hypercars to wheelchair accessible taxis.
Sector turns over some £4bn annually and employs more than 15,000 people in highly-skilled, well paid roles.
Industry calls for government to support specific needs of these manufacturers on Road to Zero.

25 June 2021 #UK Manufacturing

UK factories made 116,639 engines in May, more than double May 2020’s output. May 2021 output down -47.6% on five-year average for the month.1 Year-to-date output rises 18.8% with increased production for the domestic market. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive,

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