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UK car manufacturing rises in July

UK car output rebounded in July as carmakers ramped up production ahead of summer factory shutdowns.

UK car manufacturing rises in July

UK car manufacturing rises in July

Overall output rose 7.8% last month according to the figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with 136,397 new units rolling off UK production lines. Production for the UK rose 17.7%, following seven successive months of decline, while exports grew by 5.3%.

Year-to-date new car production stands at just over one million units, down 1.6% compared with 2016, and the SMMT said it expects output to remain in line with expectations for the rest of 2017.

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Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 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. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.


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