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UK car manufacturing achieves 14 year high

UK car manufacturing
UK car manufacturing is showing healthy growth, year on year with both home sales and exports growing.

This August, UK car manufacturing achieves 14 year high. Although, the exports the big drive, UK home sales also saw healthy growth which can only be good for all our futures.


The recent figures put out by SMMT showed a UK car production rise of 9.1% in August, with 109,004 vehicles manufactured, which represents a 12% increase in output in the year-to-date figures to 1,132,727 units.

Demand for UK cars rose both at home and overseas, with production for the domestic market up 6.2% last month to 27,804 units, while export volumes grew 10.2% to 81,200. In the year-to-date, more than 877,523 cars have been built for international customers – 13.3% more than in the same period last year, demonstrating the ongoing international appeal of British-built vehicles, which can only be described as healthy,

UK manufactured cars only show part of the picture, More important for the dismantler is the overall, new sales in the UK and what is selling. With sales to date in the UK at 1,680,799 vehicles, the market continues to grow from the lows back in 2009. The best sellers so far in 2016 are:
  • Ford Fiesta 76,370
  • Vauxhall Corsa (50,355)
  • Ford Focus (46,145)
  • Volkwagen Golf (43,951)
  • Nissan Qashqai (39,674)
  • Vauxhall Astra (35,276)
  • Volkswagen Polo (33,877)
  • Mini (27,713)
  • Vauxhall Mokka (27,545)
  • Mecedes C Class (26,391)
More cars now means more ELVs in the future and that can only be a plus for the auto recycler!

October 2016

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