Record exports drive manufacturing growth in 2011
- UK car manufacturing rose 5.8% to 1,343,810 in 2011 and ended the year with a 1.6% rise in December.
- CV output fell by just 1.4% to 121,312 in 2011 and was down 2.7% in December.
- UK engine production rose by 4.9% to 2,504,054 in 2011, despite a modest 1.3% fall in December.
“UK vehicle and engine production continues to lead the manufacturing recovery with increased output and exports taking a record-breaking share,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “In 2011, vehicle manufacturers renewed their commitment to the UK securing new model programmes, facilities and jobs for the long term. It is essential that industry and government continue to work in partnership to maximise the opportunities at all levels of the UK supply chain and encourage more investment in R&D, skills and new plant and machinery.”
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