Car manufacturing tops one million units for 2013

By Made in the Midlands News
schedule23rd Oct 13

A strong September drove 2013 UK car production to 1,125,433 units, up 3.9% on 2012.

· 140,888 cars built in September, 9.9% ahead of 2012.

· Rolling 12-month output hits 1.5 million for first time since October 2008.

· Buoyant UK demand helps boost growth as exports rise 9.3% in the month.

"Boosted by strong domestic demand, September's 9.9% rise in car manufacturing reinforces how the sector is one of the UK’s biggest success stories of recent years," said
Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.

“This year alone, more than £2.6 billion has been committed across the UK automotive sector, from the supply chain to global car manufacturing brands. This long-term financial commitment and robust demand for UK-built products demonstrate the global appetite for high-quality,
desirable products borne of the UK’s world-class design, R&D and engineering.”

Made in the Midlands Director Charles Addison added: "This is more welcome news for our automotive industry and the supply chain in particular, much of which hails from the Midlands. Investment and exports are driving growth and we have seen this at first hand through our membership."


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