Strong September sets scene for 2012
- Car manufacturing rose by 7.5% in September and is up 4.8% over the first nine months of 2011.
- CV output rose by 6.2% in September, but was down 2.7% over the January-September period.
- UK engine production rose by 6.6% in September and is up 5.0% over the year-to-date.
‘September saw a 7.4% increase in UK vehicle manufacturing, confirming a positive trend we expect to continue into 2012,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. ‘Major new investment by vehicle manufacturers is opening up opportunities for UK-based suppliers, helping to drive the economic recovery and private sector investment.”
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