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UK Manufacturing Hits Record Figure

By raccars Published

UK car manufacturing has hit an eight year high, according to the most recent SMMT figures. The stats suggest that the UK’s car manufacturing division managed to hit the highest output since 2004 during May – which is impressive considering the current financial situation.

Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive, said: “This boost, coupled with robust year-to-date results demonstrates the strength of UK automotive manufacturing and shows why it continues to attract high levels of international investment,” he said.

“While commercial vehicle output remains subdued, in line with restrained levels of demand, the year’s engine output volume passed one million in May and is more than 40,000 units ahead of last year,” he said.

May saw car production hit 141,146 units, which represents a year-on-year increase of 42.2%. Is this another sign that the UK’s car industry is in safe hands?

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