November dip in UK car production

November dip in UK car production

The strong UK motor industry expects to do even better in 2015, despite a slight fall in production in November.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), some 137,347 cars were built in Britain last month, 0.2% less than in November 2013.

So far this year, some 1.42 million cars have rolled off UK production lines, which amounts to a 0.3% fall on the industry's performance in the first 11 months of 2013.

The chief executive of the SMMT, Mike Hawes, put the November dip in production down to economic uncertainty around the world, and several big product changes.

He insists that the UK car industry is still strong and he expects a further upturn in 2015.

This is because of continued global demand for cars made in Britain and significant investment in car plants in this country.

British technology is crucial in reducing carbon emissions around the world, Mr Hawes says.

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