UK car production up by nearly thirty per cent

There was a sharp rise in car production last year, with 1.27 million cars being produced, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This was a rise of 27.8% on 2009. This is a major improvement for the industry, although output is not yet back up to the level it was before the recession. When we add … Continue reading

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UK car production – a tale in two parts

There was a fall in car production of 31.5% in August compared to the same month last year, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In fact, output is down 44.6% for the year to date. At the same time, commercial vehicle output fell by 48.5% in August compared to the previous year, but this was the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing declines at its slowest rate for six months

It’s a pity that the only good news says that things are still getting worse, but they are getting worse more slowly. But there we are. Between January and February, manufacturing output decreased by 0.9% compared to a 3% decline in January. Most forecasters were expecting a fall of about 1.5% so it appears that this really was good news. … Continue reading

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