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UK car production to smash export record

UK car production is at its highest level since 2000, despite the loss of MG Rover, at 149,662 units.

Production for export is up by 4.4% in November and 0.9% year-to-date, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive, said: “Eight in every 10 cars made in the UK in November is destined for export markets and we expect the 2005 total to reach record volumes and market share. Overall car output in 2005 should hit 1.6 million units, a little down on 2004 but still a strong performance.”

Nov '05 Nov '04 % chg YTD '05 YTD '04 % chg
Total 149,662 149,280 0.3% 1,500,414 1,537,093 -2.4%
Home 30,272 34,871 -13.2% 393,784 440,151 -10.5%
% of total 20.2% 23.4% 26.2% 28.6%
Export 119,390 114,409 4.4% 1,106,630 1,096,942 0.9%
% of total 79.8% 76.6% 73.8% 71.4%

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