UK car manufacturing reaches YtD level in a decade
Total new car production for October fell 0.7% to 148,976 units with domestic demand down 8.3% but exports up 1.5%
YtD new car production was up 2.8% to 1,318,452 new cars, with domestic demand up 9.7% and exports up 0.9%.
Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: “Despite a small drop in overall output last month, the industry has delivered a robust performance so far this year, particularly in terms of exports. Given the slowdown we've seen in several key global markets in recent months, UK automotive manufacturing still remains in a strong position.”