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AUTO NEWS – UK automobile manufacturing declined 20.8 per cent in July

UK automobile manufacturing declined 20.8 per cent in July


UK automobile manufacturing declined 20.8 per cent year-on-year in July 2020, as social distancing measures and ongoing financial uncertainty hampered efforts to ramp up output.

A complete of 85,696 vehicles have been constructed within the UK in July 2020, down from 108,239 in the identical month final 12 months. Manufacturing for the house market took the worst hit, declining 37.1 per cent. Manufacturing for the export market fell 16.8 per cent.

For the year-to-date, UK automobile manufacturing is now down 39.7 per cent, representing a manufacturing lack of 307,707 vehicles. Exports are down 38.5 per cent thus far in 2020, whereas dwelling market manufacturing has declined 44.5 per cent, in accordance with the most recent figures from the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT).

Mike Hawes, chief government of the SMMT, mentioned: “As key world markets proceed to reopen and UK automobile crops regularly get again to enterprise, these figures are a marked enchancment on the earlier three months, however the outlook stays deeply unsure.

“With the sector now battling financial recession in addition to a worldwide pandemic, it has neither the time nor capability to cope with the additional shock of a no deal Brexit.

“The affect of tariffs on the sector and the  tons of of hundreds of livelihoods it helps could be devastating, so we want negotiators on either side to tug out all the stops to make sure a complete free commerce deal is agreed and in place earlier than the tip of 2020.”

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AUTO NEWS – UK automobile manufacturing declined 20.8 per cent in July
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