UK car output increases by 11%

Around 11.1% more cars were produced year-on-year in the UK during the last month, figures have shown.

According to theSociety of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the country's output of cars rose to 125,458.

The rise was boosted by an increase in the production of commercial vehicles (CV), which went up by 21.2% to 11,316 in November, the SMMT said.

Vehicle output for the year so far is 28.7% higher than the corresponding period last year. CV production has also risen by 37.1% in the period.

SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: "UK vehicle production has increased in almost every month of 2010 and is driving a manufacturing-led recovery.

"The 11.1% rise in car production in November was almost twice the rate of growth recorded in October, with year-to-date production up by almost 30% on last year.

"Production of commercial vehicles was up 21.2% in November, whilst engine production also returned to growth after a dip in October.

"This year vehicle and engine production look set to better 2009 performance by some 300,000 units and while sales in 2011 will be challenging both domestically and in key export markets, we expect modest production growth across the board."

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