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UK automotive manufacturing gets back to business in August

SMMT figures released this week have shown that UK automotive manufacturing was back on track in August after summer shutdowns came to an end.

in SMMT, 25-09-2015

UK car manufacturing output increased 40.6% in August, according to latest figures from the SMMT. Some 99,910 cars were built in the month, taking year-to-date production volumes past one million – a gain of 1.6%. These are the highest year-to-date figures since 2008.

British CV manufacturing, meanwhile, continued its recovery, posting a seventh consecutive month of growth. Output for the month rose by 70.3% to 3,628 units, while year-to-date volumes were up 34.1% to 61,595.

UK engine output rose 15.8% last month, with 112,777 units produced. There were boosts for both the home and export markets, with demand up 15.1% and 16.3% respectively.

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