• Car manufacturing rose 4.9% in November and 9.2% year to date
  • CV output fell 3.6% in the month and 5.9% in the first 11 months of 2012
  • Engine production stable in November, down 1.4% and 0.3% year to date

UK car manufacturing rose 4.9% in November to 142,825 units and 9.2% year to date to 1,363,129.

Commercial vehicle output fell 3.6% last month to 10,974 and 5.9% over the first 11 months of 2012 to 105,188.

Engine production was flat in November, down 1.4% to 223,853 and 0.3% to 2,345,167 YTD.

“UK car manufacturing has gone from strength to strength in 2012, growing almost 10% for the year and 5% in November,” said SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt.

“This is good news, but there can be no room for complacency; the development of a long-term industrial strategy and consistent support by government is essential to secure future success and more opportunities for the UK-based supply chain.”

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UK vehicle output climbs again in November

Thursday 13 December 2012

  • UK car manufacturing rose 4.9% in November and 9.2% over the year-to-date.
  • CV output fell by 3.6% in the month and 5.9% over the first 11 months of 2012.
  • UK engine production remained stable in November, down just 1.4% and 0.3% for the year-to-date.

“UK car manufacturing has gone from strength to strength in 2012, growing almost 10% for the year and 5% in November,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The global appeal of UK-built products is a key factor in the strength of our manufacturing sector, supported by world leading productivity and a dedicated and flexible workforce. This is good news, but there can be no room for complacency; the development of a long-term industrial strategy and consistent support by government is essential to secure future success and more opportunities for the UK-based supply chain.”

Original source: http://www.smmt.co.uk/2012/12/uk-vehicle-output-climbs-again-in-november/