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UK car production up in May

Car production was up by 54% in May and was up by 62.6% over the year-to-date, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Commercial vehicle production saw a big leap, up by 129% in May and by 55.7% in the first five months of 2010.

Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive, said: “The recovery in UK vehicle and engine production continued for the seventh consecutive month, with commercial vehicle output more than doubling against a weak 2009.

“There is concern that fiscal consolidation across Europe may impact demand in the months ahead and it is important that next week’s Emergency Budget helps to sustain consumer and business confidence, as well as encouraging UK investment in new technology and advanced skills.”
 

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