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Flash report, June 2018

1 Aug. 2018

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

UK vehicle production decrease 5.0% to 136,568 units in June
On July 31, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that the number of UK vehicle production for June decreased 5.0% over the previous year to 136,568 units. Passenger car production was down 5.5% to 128,799 units and commercial vehicle production was up 6.1% to 7,769 units year over year (y/y). Production of engines was down by 3.5% to 228,324 units.
Vehicle exports increased 6.1% (y/y) to 117,865 units and domestic sales decreased 42.6% (y/y) to 18,703 units. The percentage of export was 86.3%.
In the first half of 2018, total vehicle production decreased 3.4% (y/y) to 875,864 units. The passenger car production was down 3.3% to 834,402 units, commercial vehicle was down 5.3% to 41,462 units and engines were up 5.7% to 1,490,122 units.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "June’s results demonstrate the risks of judging automotive performance one month in isolation, with numerous and varied factors creating a perfect storm for home market output. Looking at the longer-term picture, the sector is performing as expected in the context of market conditions at home and abroad. First half figures are a reminder of the exports-led nature of UK Automotive, the integrated EU supply chain and our mutual dependency on free and frictionless trade. The UK government’s latest Brexit proposals are a step in the right direction to safeguard future growth, jobs and consumer choice - not just in Britain but right across Europe. We now look to negotiators on both sides to recognise the needs of the whole European automotive industry which, combined, employs more than 12 million people. Any disruption risks undermining one of our most valuable shared economic assets."

UK vehicle production figures
   Jun. 2018 Jan.-Jun. 2018
Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine
Total 128,799 7,769 136,568 228,324 834,402 41,462 875,864 1,490,122
Y-o-Y(%) -5.5% 6.1% -5.0% -3.5% -3.3% -5.3% -3.4% 5.7%
Breakdown Export 113,152 4,713 117,865 138,314 675,187 27,873 703,060 918,219
Y-o-Y(%) 6.0% 8.1% 6.1% 5.6% -0.8% 0.2% -0.7% 14.7%
% of Total 87.9% 60.7% 86.3% 60.6% 80.9% 67.2% 80.3% 61.6%
Sales 15,647 3,056 18,703 90,010 159,215 13,589 172,804 571,903
Y-o-Y(%) -47.2% 3.1% -42.6% -14.9% -12.9% -14.9% -13.1% -6.1%
% of Total 12.1% 39.3% 13.7% 39.4% 19.1% 32.8% 19.7% 38.4%
Source:Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)



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Flash report, May 2018

29 Jun. 2018

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


UK vehicle production increase 1.2% to 144,058 units in May
On June 28, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that the number of UK vehicle production for May increased 1.2% over the previous year to 144,058 units. Passenger car production was up 1.3% to 137,225 units and commercial vehicle production was down 0.6% to 6,833 units year over year (y/y). Production of engines was up by 5.1% to 242,391 units.
Vehicle exports down 1.0% (y/y) to 112,186 units and domestic sales increased 9.8% (y/y) to 31,872 units. The percentage of export was 77.9%.
In the first five months of 2018, total vehicle production decreased 3.2% (y/y) to 738,987 units. The passenger car production was down 2.9% to 705,603 units, commercial vehicle was down 8.4% to 33,384 units and engines were up 7.1% to 1,255,847 units.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "Following the significant decline in output in May last year as several manufacturers geared up to deliver new models, growth this month was to be expected. For this to continue, we need to ensure UK car plants are able to attract future investment, and this will depend upon maintaining the competitive conditions that have helped drive the industry’s success in recent years. Given our dependency on the EU as our biggest customer and supplier, that means retaining the benefits of the single market and membership of the customs union - the minimum requirement for frictionless trade."

UK vehicle production figures
   May 2018 Jan.-May 2018
Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine
Total 137,225 6,833 144,058 242,391 705,603 33,384 738,987 1,255,847
Y-o-Y(%) 1.3% -0.6% 1.2% 5.1% -2.9% -8.4% -3.2% 7.1%
Breakdown Export 107,307 4,879 112,186 154,177 562,035 23,149 585,184 779,809
Y-o-Y(%) -1.5% 11.6% -1.0% 18.7% -2.0% -1.3% -2.0% 16.4%
% of Total 78.2% 71.4% 77.9% 63.6% 79.7% 69.3% 79.2% 62.1%
Sales 29,918 1,954 31,872 88,214 143,568 10,235 153,803 476,038
Y-o-Y(%) 12.8% -21.9% 9.8% -12.4% -6.3% -21.3% -7.5% -5.4%
% of Total 21.8% 28.6% 22.1% 36.4% 20.3% 30.7% 20.8% 37.9%
Source:Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)



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Flash report, April 2018

1 Jun. 2018

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


UK vehicle production increase 5.9% to 135,251 units in April
On May 31, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that the number of UK vehicle production for April increased 5.9% over the previous year to 135,251 units. Passenger car production was up 5.2% to 127,952 units and commercial vehicle production was up 19.0% to 7,299 units year over year (y/y). Production of engines was up by 17.3% to 232,400 units.
Vehicle exports up 5.7% (y/y) to 108,837 units and domestic sales increased 6.7% (y/y) to 26,414 units. The percentage of export was 80.5%.
In the first four months of 2018, total vehicle production decreased 4.2% (y/y) to 594,929 units. The passenger car production was down 3.9% to 568,378 units, commercial vehicle was down 10.2% to 26,551 units and engines were up 7.5% to 1,013,456 units.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "While April’s growth isn’t altogether surprising given the significant decline in output this time last year, it is good to see earlier planned investment into new models delivering results. However, given such investment was made on the basis of the free and frictionless trade afforded by our EU membership, the ability of UK plants to attract the next wave of new models and drive future growth depends upon maintaining these competitive conditions after Brexit. That’s why it is critical that government acts to safeguard our participation in the EU customs union and single market."

UK vehicle production figures
   Apr. 2018 Jan.-Apr. 2018
Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine
Total 127,952 7,299 135,251 232,400 568,378 26,551 594,929 1,013,456
Y-o-Y(%) 5.2% 19.0% 5.9% 17.3% -3.9% -10.2% -4.2% 7.5%
Breakdown Export 103,662 5,175 108,837 145,019 454,728 18,270 472,998 625,632
Y-o-Y(%) 4.7% 28.5% 5.7% 30.5% -2.2% -4.3% -2.2% 15.9%
% of Total 81.0% 70.9% 80.5% 62.4% 80.0% 68.8% 79.5% 61.7%
Sales 24,290 2,124 26,414 87,381 113,650 8,281 121,931 387,824
Y-o-Y(%) 7.3% 0.9% 6.7% 0.4% -10.3% -21.1% -11.1% -3.6%
% of Total 19.0% 29.1% 19.5% 37.6% 20.0% 31.2% 20.5% 38.3%
Source:Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)



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Flash report, March 2018

27 Apr. 2018

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


UK vehicle production decrease 13.2% to 154,616 units in March
On April 26, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that the number of UK vehicle production for March decreased 13.2% over the previous year to 154,616 units. Passenger car production was down 13.3% to 147,471 units and commercial vehicle production was down 10.8% to 7,145 units year over year (y/y). Production of engines was down by 3.7% to 260,649 units.
Vehicle exports down 11.6% (y/y) to 119,449 units and domestic sales decreased 18.2% (y/y) to 35,167 units. The percentage of export was 77.3%.
In the first quarter of 2018, total vehicle production decreased 6.8% (y/y) to 459,678 units. The passenger car production was down 6.3% to 440,426 units, commercial vehicle was down 17.9% to 19,252 units and engines were up 5.0% to 781,056 units.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "A double digit decline in car manufacturing for both home and overseas markets is of considerable concern. Following recent announcements on jobs cutbacks in the sector, it’s vitally important that the industry and consumers receive greater certainty, both about future policies towards diesel and other low emission technologies, and our post-Brexit trading relationships and customs arrangements. Maintaining free and frictionless trade is an absolute priority - it has been fundamental to our past success and is key to our future growth."

UK vehicle production figures
   Mar. 2018 Jan.-Mar. 2018
Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine
Total 147,471 7,145 154,616 260,649 440,426 19,252 459,678 781,056
Y-o-Y(%) -13.3% -10.8% -13.2% -3.7% -6.3% -17.9% -6.8% 5.0%
Breakdown Export 114,675 4,774 119,449 160,517 351,066 13,095 364,161 480,613
Y-o-Y(%) -11.9% -1.6% -11.6% 4.8% -4.0% -13.0% -4.4% 12.1%
% of Total 77.8% 66.8% 77.3% 61.6% 79.7% 68.0% 79.2% 61.5%
Sales 32,796 2,371 35,167 100,132 89,360 6,157 95,517 300,443
Y-o-Y(%) -17.7% -24.9% -18.2% -14.8% -14.1% -26.6% -15.0% -4.5%
% of Total 22.2% 33.2% 22.7% 38.4% 20.3% 32.0% 20.8% 38.5%
Source:Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)




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Flash report, February 2018

30 Mar. 2018

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


UK vehicle production decrease 5.4% to 151,494 units in February
On March 29, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that the number of UK vehicle production for February decreased 5.4% over the previous year to 151,494 units. Passenger car production was down 4.4% to 145,475 units and commercial vehicle production was down 24.2% to 6,019 units year over year (y/y). Production of engines was up by 7.1% to 254,607 units.
Vehicle exports down 1.5% (y/y) to 121,334 units and domestic sales decreased 18.3% (y/y) to 30,160 units. The percentage of export was 80.1%.
In the first two months of 2018, total vehicle production decreased 3.2% (y/y) to 305,063 units. The passenger car production was down 2.3% to 292,956 units, commercial vehicle was down 21.6% to 12,107 units and engines were up 10.3% to 521,667 units.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "Another month of double digit decline in production for the UK is of considerable concern, but we hope that the degree of certainty provided by last week’s Brexit transition agreement will help stimulate business and consumer confidence over the coming months.These figures also highlight the scale of our sector’s dependency on exports, so a final deal that keeps our frictionless trade links with our biggest market, the EU, after December 2020 is now a pressing priority."


UK vehicle production figures
   Feb. 2018 Jan.-Feb. 2018
Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine
Total 145,475 6,019 151,494 254,607 292,956 12,107 305,063 521,667
Y-o-Y(%) -4.4% -24.2% -5.4% 7.1% -2.3% -21.6% -3.2% 10.3%
Breakdown Export 117,139 4,195 121,334 157,880 236,391 8,321 244,712 309,674
Y-o-Y(%) -0.8% -18.5% -1.5% 16.1% 0.3% -18.5% -0.5% 12.3%
% of Total 80.5% 69.7% 80.1% 62.0% 80.7% 68.7% 80.2% 59.4%
Sales 28,336 1,824 30,160 96,727 56,565 3,786 60,351 211,993
Y-o-Y(%) -17.0% -34.7% -18.3% -5.0% -11.9% -27.7% -13.0% 7.5%
% of Total 19.5% 30.3% 19.9% 38.0% 19.3% 31.3% 19.8% 40.6%
Source:Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)




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Flash report, January 2018

1 Mar. 2018

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


UK vehicle production decrease 1.0% to 153,569 units in January
On February 28, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) announced that the number of UK vehicle production for January decreased 1.0% over the previous year to 153,569 units. Passenger car production was basically flat to 147,481 units and commercial vehicle production was down 18.8% to 6,088 units year over year (y/y). Production of engines was up by 13.6% to 267,060 units.
Vehicle exports up 0.6% (y/y) to 123,378 units and domestic sales decreased 7.0% (y/y) to 30,191 units. The percentage of export was 80.3%.
Mike Hawes, CEO of SMMT said "While it is good to see global appetite for British-built cars reach record levels in January, this only reinforces the industry’s increasing reliance on overseas demand. Future growth will therefore depend on maintaining our current open trade links not just with Europe but with key international markets. A transitional deal will be an important first step but, in the long term, a seamless relationship between the UK and Europe must be maintained. The EU remains the third largest new car market in the world and, given it is on our doorstep, it is not surprising it accounts for more than half of our global exports."

UK vehicle production figures
   Jan. 2018
Passenger Cars Commercial Vehicles Total Engine
Total 147,481 6,088 153,569 267,060
Y-o-Y(%) 0.0% -18.8% -1.0% 13.6%
Breakdown Export 119,252 4,126 123,378 151,794
Y-o-Y(%) 1.5% -18.5% 0.6% 8.7%
% of Total 80.9% 67.8% 80.3% 56.8%
Sales 28,229 1,962 30,191 115,266
Y-o-Y(%) -6.0% -19.7% -7.0% 20.9%
% of Total 19.1% 32.2% 19.7% 43.2%
Source:Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)



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