UK car production posts best H1 since 2021


UK automobile manufacturing rose 11.7% within the H1 to 450,168 models.

June was up 16.2% making it the fifth consecutive month of progress, in response to the most recent figures printed by the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT).

The efficiency represented the most effective first half since 2021.

Since January, factories have produced an extra 47,037 models, the uplift having been pushed by exports which have surged 13.6% to 359,940 models, representing eight-in-ten vehicles made.

Volumes for the UK are up too, rising 4.5% to 90,228 models.

Nonetheless, year-to-date output stays -32.5% under 2019 ranges.

Manufacturing of hybrid electrical (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery electrical autos (BEVs) is up 71.6% from January to June to a document whole of 170,231 models. This represents greater than a 3rd (37.8%) of all vehicles produced thus far this 12 months.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief government, stated, “UK automobile manufacturing is rising once more, with manufacturing – particularly of electrified fashions – growing and main funding bulletins making headlines. That is testomony to the resilience of the sector and its undoubted strengths – a talented and productive workforce, world-class R&D, and environment friendly, productive vegetation. However we should construct on this momentum, maintain progress and appeal to additional investments with a method that focuses on competitiveness and which strengthens the UK’s distinctive automotive providing.”


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