UK car production up for sixth month in November

Car production in the UK rose for the sixth straight month in November according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).UK car production up for sixth month in NovemberA total of 136,111 cars were made last month, up 8.5% from the same point last year.

UK engine production rose by 1.7% in November.

“UK vehicle and engine production continues to lead a manufacturing recovery,” said SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt.

“Despite the challenges in the eurozone, the UK motor industry expects further growth in 2012.”

For the first 11 months of the year, the total number of cars made was about 1.25 million – 6.1% more than was made in the same period in 2010.

Premium manufacturers are performing well at present, notably JLR and Rolls-Royce both of whom are enjoying record years fuelled by Chinese demand for British exports.

In November, Toyota said it would be investing more than £100 million at the firm’s Derbyshire factory to make it the sole European centre for making its next hatchback, creating up to 1,500 jobs.

December 23, 2011  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Building Businesses, Business Development, Business Growth, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business

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