UK car production rose 9.3% in November

Car production in the UK increased 9.3 percent in November on a year-on-year basis, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

A total of 150,084 cars were built in November compared to 137,347 in the same month last year.

The rise was driven by a robust increase in exports. There was a 10.8 percent increase in the number of vehicles exported last month (120,484 vehicles), while the number of cars built for the domestic market rose 3.4 percent (29,600 vehicles).

UK car manufacturing growth

Source: SMMT

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “November’s manufacturing gains are encouraging, and put the car industry in a strong position with one month left in the year.

Hawes added: “Particularly pleasing is the recent pick-up in export production, which is proof that despite challenges in some global markets, the UK continues to build cars that appeal to consumers across the world.”

Around 80% of cars produced in November were for export.

In the 11 months to November output was up 3.8% up on 2014 with 1,472,835 cars produced.