UK Manufacturing

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

26 May 2022 #UK Manufacturing

British CV production rises 27.6% in best performing April since 2016.
Output grows 58.0% for export markets but declines by -1.0% for domestic.

The proportion of CVs built for export during the month increases to 59.9%.

26 May 2022 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

UK car production falls -11.3% in April with 60,554 units leaving factory gates.
Decline driven by multiple factors, including chip shortage, model and structural changes.
Sector calls for renewed policy focus on industrial and market competitiveness.

28 April 2022 #UK Manufacturing

March engine output declines -22.7%, to 152,250 units. Production for UK and overseas markets falls -27.2% and -19.0% respectively in the month. 411,273 engines built in first quarter, down -23.2% on Q1 2021. Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, While

28 April 2022 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

British CV production rises 57.0% in the first quarter of 2022. Q1 production for domestic and overseas markets grows by 42.6% and 70.5% respectively. Last month marks best March since 2011 with output up 64.3% to 10,130 units. UK commercial

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