UK car production increase 5.6% to 142,896 units in July

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On August 24, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that the number of UK car production for July increased 5.6% over the previous year to 142,896 units. Passenger car production was up 7.8% to 136,397 units and commercial vehicle production was down 26.1% to 6,499 units year over year(y/y). Production of engines was up by 12.0% to 192,963 units.
Vehicle exports up 3.9% (y/y) to 110,126 units and domestic sales increased 11.6% (y/y) to 32,770 units. The percentage of export was 77.1%.
In the first seven months of 2017, total vehicle production decreased 2.0% (y/y) to 1,053,334 units. The passenger car production was down 1.6% to 1,003,053 units, commercial vehicle was down 10.9% to 50,281 units and engines were up 4.5% to 1,601,994 units.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "UK car production lines stepped up a gear in July, as usual bringing forward some production to help manage demand ahead of September and routine summer factory shutdowns. As the timing and length of these manufacturing pauses can shift each year, market performance comparisons for July and August should always be treated with caution, but as long as the economic conditions at home and abroad stay broadly stable we expect new car production to remain in line with expectations for the rest of 2017."

(SMMT press releases on August 24, 2017) 1 / 2 / 3

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