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September car production highest in five years

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics shows that car production was up 1.2 per cent in the highest September since 1999.

Output for the home market increased 2.1 per cent, but exports are still driving growth

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' chief executive Christopher Macgowan says: "September car production figures reflect positive results, achieving the highest output levels in five years. It is particularly encouraging to see output for the home market rise, although the focus remains export-based and seven out of 10 cars are destined for markets outside the UK. Year-to-date output remains up and we expect the full year total to be on a par with last year."

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