UK car production continues to climb

December CV output up 27.1 per cent on December 2002 For the whole of 2003 it was down, just 1.3 per cent on 2002 For further tables, analysis and information, please click on the link below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) UK car output rose 1.7 per cent to 1,657,558 million units in 2003 Production for export reaches record 69.2 per cent output share December’s output leaps 15.4 per cent boosting year-end total Commenting on car production last year, SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan said, ‘The UK is a major player in global car production and today’s figures confirm that. With nine key manufacturers and a strong specialist sports car industry, Britain boasts a wider production base than any other European country. This continued growth is therefore particularly encouraging against a backdrop of falling output across continental Europe.’ Best December production volume since 1997Provisional output data released today by the Office for National Statistics show that: Production figures released today by the Office for National Statistics/SMMT show: read more

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