UK car manufacturing falls 11% in July
Topics: UK CAR MANUFACTURING
According to the trade association, July marked the fourteenth consecutive month of decline after car manufacturing dropped by 20% in June. SMMT said ongoing weakness in major EU and Asian markets, along with some key model changes, affected July production.
Production for export fell 15% in July, although overseas demand remained the main driver of overall volumes, accounting for eight in ten cars built, data showed. Output for the domestic market rose by 10%, or just fewer than 2,000 units, following a steep 35% fall in July last year, when multiple factors, including preparation for WLTP affected output. ■