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UK car manufacturing volume up says SMMT

Car manufacturing rose by 9.3% in April and was up 11.8% over the first four months of the year.

“UK manufacturing of cars, commercial vehicles and engines increased in April, boosted by strong export demand that is almost 10% ahead of last year,” said Paul Everitt, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

“Sustained investment is delivering desirable products to markets around the world and efforts by employees, trades unions and government are helping ensure the UK remains one of the most competitive locations for global automotive companies.”

CV output rose by 3.2% in April, but was down 9.2% over the January-April period and UK engine production rose by 1.2% in the same month and was up 1.7% over the year-to-date.

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