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UK car manufacturing falls 11% in July

Christian Fernsby |
British car manufacturing output declined 11% year-on-year in July to 108,239 units, data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed on Thursday.

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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.

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