UK car production up 9.3% in November

UK car production up 9.3% in November

More than 150,000 cars rolled off production lines in the UK last month, fuelled by demand from overseas.

Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows the car industry continues to go from strength to strength nationwide, with production up 9.3% year on year in November.

Manufacturers produced a grand total of 150,084 cars, compared to 137,347 in the same month in 2014.

SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes describes the latest figures as "encouraging".

He says the recent pick-up in export production - up 10.8% in November - is particularly pleasing as it is proof that despite challenges in some global markets, the UK continues to build cars that appeal to consumers around the world.

The UK has enjoyed a productive year so far, with 1,472,835 cars built by manufacturers across the country. Production is up 3.8% on the first 11 months of last year, with December's figures yet to come.

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