Busi­ness is boom­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Bri­tish car man­u­fac­tur­ing de­liv­ered a su­perb per­for­mance in June with vol­umes up 5.4% over the same month last year, ac­cord­ing to new fig­ures from the So­ci­ety of Mo­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ers and Traders (SMMT). 143,759 cars were built in the month, with pro­duc­tion for ex­port (up 9.0%) out­per­form­ing that for the do­mes­tic mar­ket (down 7.1%) – a re­ver­sal of the trend seen in pre­vi­ous months.

June’s rise led the sec­tor to its best half-year out­put since 2008: Some 793,642 cars rolled off UK pro­duc­tion lines be­tween Jan­uary and June – up 0.3% on the same pe­riod last year, equat­ing to more than three ev­ery minute.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Ex­ec­u­tive, said,“The fig­ures are tes­ta­ment to the ever-in­creas­ing de­mand for the high-qual­ity range of cars we make in the UK.

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