UK engine production rose 2.3% to 2,553,316 units in 2013 – the best tally since 2008.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said growth was due to a 9% increase in demand for the UK domestic market (1,026,050) though exports dipped 1.7% to 1,527,266.

Output rose 3.6% in the fourth quarter, despite a 0.7% fall in December to 149,170.

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Engine manufacturing powers ahead in 2013

  • UK engine production rose 2.3% to 2,553,316 units in 2013 – the best total since 2008.
  • Growth supported by 9.0% increase in output for domestic market, while exports fell 1.7%.
  • Output rose 3.6% in Q4, despite December dip.

 

Engine manufacturing Dec-12 Dec-13 % Change YTD-12 YTD-13 % Change
Total 150,204 149,170 -0.7% 2,495,371 2,553,316 2.3%
Home 53,271 49,677 -6.7% 941,163 1,026,050 9.0%
Export 96,933 99,493 2.6% 1,554,208 1,527,266 -1.7%
% export 64.5% 66.7%   62.3% 59.8%  

Original source: SMMT