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British commercial vehicle manufacturing declined in April 2017 as the late Easter bank holiday resulted in fewer working days for UK plants.

25 May 2017 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car manufacturing fell in April, according to figures released by SMMT. 122,116 cars were made in the month, a 18.2% decrease on April 2016, as the late Easter bank holiday affected production.
Despite the decline, year-to-date production remains strong with 593,796 cars made so far in 2017 – a 1.0% increase on the same period last year – reaching its highest level for the first four months of the year since 2000.

27 April 2017 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK engine manufacturing output rises a fifth in March (19.5%) to 271,359 units. Home market delivers 21.4% increase in production for the month – exceeding overseas growth in a reversal of the year-to-date trend.


UK commercial vehicle manufacturing slipped in March, as a surge in demand from overseas customers just failed to counteract a drop in production for the domestic market. 8,041 units were produced in the month, down -4.3% year-on-year.

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