UK auto making gearing up for strong year, says SMMT

ERJ staff report (BC)

London – The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has issued January output figures for UK car, commercial vehicle and engine production. Highlights for car output include:

• Car manufacturing rose 1.2 percent in January to 129,049 units.

• Strong domestic demand saw output of cars built for the UK market rise 26.1 percent.

• 79.1 percent of cars produced in January were exported.

• Independent analysts suggest that UK car manufacturing could grow a third bigger by 2016 with output…

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