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UK car manufacturing industry reaches major milestone in July

The increase comes on the back of total production of 132,570 cars in July – a rise of 2.8% – as 2014's steady growth continues.

‘The UK automotive industry continued its renaissance in July, with the month marking five million car exports since 2010,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘This is a major milestone and testament to the burgeoning reputation of UK automotive excellence and demand for British-made cars. Significantly, UK car export values have doubled over the past decade – reflecting the diversity of the products we make and proving the sector's worth as a global investment opportunity.’

The SMMT added that the average car exported today is worth over £20,600, compared to just £10,200 in 2004. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.