Total car production in September 2004 was 1.2% higher than in September 2003. Production for the home market in September 2004 was 2.1% higher than in September 2003, while production for the export market was 0.7% lower.
Seasonally adjusted total car production in the three months to September decreased by 0.3% compared with the previous three months. Home production also fell in this period, by 13.8%, but this was partially offset by a rise of 8.4% in export production.
In comparison with the same three months a year ago, total production fell by 4.5%. Home production fell by 14.8%, but this was partially offset by a rise in export production of 1.8%, caused mainly by the strong growth in production for the export market in July 2004.