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  1. Number Of New Cars Built In UK Falls

    April 30, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    There is yet more bad news for the new car market here in the UK with the announcement that there has been another fall in the number of new cars built in March 2019. This is the tenth month in succession that this has happened and is a concerning fact for many in the motor trade industry- in particular motor traders. .........read more »


  2. Number Of New Cars Built In UK Falls In 2018

    January 31, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    There has recently been more disappointing news for the UK car manufacturing industry with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) publication of the figures for the number of new cars built here in the UK last year. The figures will no doubt disappoint motor traders and other sectors of the motor trade industry but may not come as much of a surprise to some of you. .........read more »


  3. August Sees Drop In Car Manufacturing

    September 30, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    Those of you in the motor trade industry will be disappointed to hear that the number of cars built here in the UK in August of this year fell by a significant amount when looking at the figures produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This could have a negative effect upon various sectors of the motoring sector.

    For instance, those involved in the buying and selling of new and used cars are not going to have as many vehicles passing through their showrooms. This is not good news.

    In August of 2017 there were 103,232 new cars built compared to August 2016 when there were 109,004 new cars manufactured. That is a fall of 5.3% that is a large percentage. Of those cars built in August of this year 26,594 were for the home market with the remainder of 76,638 being built for export. That means 74.2% of cars built last month were for the overseas market. There were 4.4% less cars built for the home market and 5.6% less cars manufactured for the export market in August 2017 when compared with August 2016.

    On a year-to-date basis to August 2017 there were 1,106,285 new cars built whereas I the 8 months to August of last year there were 1,127,954 new cars built. That is a reduction of 1.9% in the 8 months to August 2017 in comparison to the same period to August 2016. The number of new cars built for the home market in the 8 months to August of this year was 239,294 whereas for the same period to August last year there were 255,204 new cars built for the home market – that is a fall of 6.2% in the 8 months to August of this year in comparison to the 8 months to August of last year. The export market witnessed a fall of 0.7% in the 8 months to August 2017 when comparing the same period to August 2016.

    It is to be hoped that the situation improves in the coming months as the UK car manufacturing market is very important to the economy especially when you consider that so many vehicles are built for the export market. We will continue to keep our readers updated as the year progresses so do come back to our website in the coming weeks and months in this respect.


  4. Ten-Month Car Manufacturing Figures Look Good

    November 25, 2015 by Logan Biggs

    The UK car manufacturing industry appears to be doing well based upon the latest figures provided by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In fact, over the last 10 years since 2005, the industry has produced a record performance for a ten-month period.

    The number of new cars being built here in the UK is pleasing to see

    New car manufacturing in the UK appears to have a positive future.

    For the 10 months to October 2015, there were 1,318,452 new cars built in the UK that has not been bettered since 2005. That is an increase of 2.8% when compared with the same period in 2014 when 1,282,080 cars were built.

    Of the cars built in the first 10 months of this year, 309,076 were for the home market that is a 9.7% increase on the same period last year when 281,791 cars were manufactured for sale in the UK. There were 1,009,376 new cars built for export in the first 10 months of 2015 with this being an increase of 0.9% when compared with the same period last year when 1,000,289 cars were produced for export. This is excellent news for those companies selling overseas.

    Looking at the number of new cars built in October 2015, there was a slight drop in comparison to October last year. Last month, 148,976 cars were manufactured with this being a slight drop of 0.7% in comparison to October 2014 when 150,060 cars were built. Interestingly, the number of cars built for the home market in October 2015 was 31,078 with this being a drop of 8.3% in comparison to October last year. However, there was an increase of 1.5% to 117,898 new cars manufactured for export in October 2015 compared to the same month last year. The drop in car production for October 2015 was due to manufacturers focusing on introducing new models.

    If you are in the motor trade, we are sure that you will agree that the figures for the number of new cars produced in the ten months to October 2015 make for good reading. Let us hope that as manufacturers introduce new models that we see good figures going forward into next year.


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