SMMT: UK CV manufacturing up in finest September since 2011


UK industrial car (CV) manufacturing grew by 53.6% in September, with 11,979 vans, buses, vehicles, coaches and taxis rolling off British manufacturing facility strains, in keeping with the newest figures launched at the moment by the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT)

UK industrial car (CV) manufacturing grew by 53.6% in September, with 11,979 vans, buses, vehicles, coaches and taxis rolling off British manufacturing facility strains, in keeping with the newest figures launched at the moment by the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT). September output ranges reached their highest since 2011, marking 9 months of consecutive progress in response to strong demand for UK-made vans at dwelling and in key export markets.1

September’s output is the best of any month to date this 12 months, pushed by robust orders from abroad markets, rising considerably by 70.4% to 7,333 models, with 95% of those destined for the EU. Manufacturing for the UK additionally grew, up 32.9% on the identical month final 12 months, to 4,646 models.

Yr-to-date, total manufacturing volumes are up 50.8% establishing the most effective first 9 months efficiency since 2012, with 76,807 models manufactured in Britain since January. That is 21.5% increased than the pre-pandemic five-year common and 44.6% above efficiency in 2019,2 testomony to British CV producers who’ve labored laborious within the face of a number of challenges, together with semiconductor provide shortages and financial headwinds, to ship throughout markets.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Government, stated,

In a sector that continues to face vital challenges, Britain’s industrial car producers have reacted with willpower to ship the most effective September in additional than a decade. Vital demand from abroad markets not solely demonstrates the enchantment of UK-built CVs, however exhibits the crucial function this sector performs in powering the UK economic system. Lengthy-term progress, nevertheless, will rely on operator confidence and a aggressive enterprise framework for producers, so the brand new authorities should take a long-term strategy, addressing excessive power costs and different value impacts that maintain again funding.

1 September 2011: 12,046
2 Pre-pandemic five-year common CV manufacturing (2015-19): 63,237 models; 2019: 53,103.

SOURCE: SMMT


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