UK car production rose 9.1% in 2002, to 1,628,020 units, fuelled by a 17.1% jump in exports, or more than 150,000 additional cars, compared to 2001. December output fell by 8.1% reflecting a slowdown in output for the domestic market. Commercial vehicle output in December rose 2.8% to 13, 396 units compared to 13,033 in December 2001. The year to date total of 191,315 was 0.8% lower than last year.