Production figures released by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics show that car production in July climbed 4.6% to 140,793 units from 134,549 in 2002. Output for the year-to-date was up 1.2% to 998,363 and export production rose by 9.5% in July to 92,916 units and 7.8% year-to-date (670,562).