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UK car production reaches new highs

Exports of cars made in the UK are at the highest ever level.

July saw five million cars exported from UK since the beginning of 2010 – the best performance of any decade.

A total of 132,570 cars were manufactured in July – a rise of 2.8%, as 2014’s steady growth continues.

The average car exported today is worth over £20,600, compared to just £10,200 in 2004.

"The UK automotive industry continued its renaissance in July, with the month marking five million car exports since 2010," said Mike Hawes, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' chief executive.

"This is a major milestone and testament to the burgeoning reputation of UK automotive excellence and demand for British-made cars.

"Significantly, UK car export values have doubled over the past decade – reflecting the diversity of the products we make and proving the sector’s worth as a global investment opportunity."

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