UK Manufacturing

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,

25 June 2021 #UK Manufacturing

6,243 units roll off production lines in May, up from 820 in pandemic-lockdown May 2020.

UK car manufacturing
25 June 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

54,962 cars leave factory gates in May, up on Covid-wrought 2020 but still down -52.6% on 2019.
Similar trend seen in production year to date, as some 127,469 fewer cars built since January than in the same period in 2019.
Alternatively fuelled vehicles account for more than 1 in 5 cars built in 2021, though only 1 in 16 are battery electric vehicles (BEVs).

27 May 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK factories made 129,691 engines in April, up on last year when just 1,147 were produced. April 2021 output is down -22.9% on five-year average for the month.1 Year-to-date output rises 10.4% to 665,195 units, driven by increased production for

27 May 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

6,177 units roll off production lines in April, up on the first full month of plant closures last year. British commercial vehicle output remains -6.1% down on pre-pandemic levels.1 Year-to-date production up 4.2%, driven by an increase in domestic demand,

27 May 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK factories turn out 68,306 cars in April, up dramatically on pandemic hit month in 2020 but still -3.8% below 2019 output.
374,864 cars made since January, up on 2020, but down -15.0% on same period in 2019.
So far this year some eight in ten cars exported to global markets including the EU, US and China.

29 April 2021 #UK Manufacturing

March UK engine production rises 31.7% in 2021, compared with Covid-hit month a year ago. Output for domestic and overseas markets increases 50.4% and 19.9% respectively. Performance in first quarter still down -11.1%, with 534,793 engines manufactured. Mike Hawes, SMMT

29 April 2021 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

6,166 vehicles manufactured in March, up 16.9% compared to lockdown-led factory shutdowns a year ago.

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