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UK Car manufacturing up 3.5% in first half of 2014

Published 24 July 2014

The first half of 2014 has seen 3.5% growth in UK car manufacturing. Total car output from UK factories was 791,314. June alone saw 3.7% year-on-year growth, which the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders attributes to increased demand in the UK. Most UK produced cars are exported however – so far in 2014, 625,459 of the 791,314 cars built here were exported.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. "With several manufacturers having started assembly of new models this year and billions of pounds of investment still to reach production fruition, this is an exciting time for the UK automotive sector. However, with this growth comes a need to bolster the domestic supply chain and address major skills shortages; both of which the UK industry is committed to addressing."

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