UK VEHICLE MANUFACTURING SOARS 20% IN JULY 2012







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: August 16, 2012
Categories: General News

SMMT AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING

16 August 2012 (data for July 2012)

  • Car output rose for the 13th consecutive month, up 22.2% in July and 15.1% for the year-to-date.
  • CV output stabilised down 1.3% in the month with a 7.7% fall for the first seven months.
  • UK engine production was up 0.3% over the year, with a narrow 1.9% downturn in the month.

"Car manufacturing continued to perform well, with output up more than 22% for the month and 15% for the year-to-date," said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. "While uncertainty in Europe remains a challenge, the £6 billion investment committed to the UK in the last two years delivers long-term growth opportunities and the latest figures show that our products have enormous global appeal."

SMMT Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Vehicles Total Engines
Data. Jul-12 YTD-12 Jul-12 YTD-12 Jul-12 YTD-12 Jul-12 YTD-12
Total 119,882 875,998 9,004 65,100 128,886 941,098 180,109 1,516,388
% change 22.2% 15.1% -1.3% -7.7% 20.2% 13.2% -1.9% 0.3%
Export 94,490 719,804 4,642 38,830 99,132 758,634 111,416 963,418
% change 15.3% 13.9% -13.5% -6.0% 13.5% 12.7% -17.6% -12.9%
% of total 78.8% 82.2% 51.6% 59.6% 76.9% 80.6% 61.9% 63.5%
Home 25,392 156,194 4,362 26,270 29,754 182,464 68,693 552,970
% change 57.4% 21.2% 16.0% -10.2% 49.6% 15.4% 43.2% 35.9%
% of total 21.2% 17.8% 48.4% 40.4% 23.1% 19.4% 38.1% 36.5%

UK Motor Vehicle Sales

 

*Independent forecast based on current investment and output levels and sustained stability in Europe