UK Vehicle Production Output Goes Up in November

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has announced that the total vehicle production output, in the UK, has gone up by 4.9% in November, while engine production went down by a small margin - 1.4%. The year-to-date numbers are also pretty good, with a 9.2% increase in car production, and a 0.3% decrease for engine production.
Dagenham Engine Plant 1 photo
According to Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive, “UK car manufacturing has gone from strength to strength in 2012, growing almost 10% for the year and 5% in November [ . . . ] The global appeal of UK-built products is a key factor in the strength of our manufacturing sector, supported by world leading productivity and a dedicated and flexible workforce. This is good news, but there can be no room for complacency; the development of a long-term industrial strategy and consistent support by government is essential to secure future success and more opportunities for the UK-based supply chain."

The UK seems to be bucking the trend present throughout the rest of Europe, as they have maintained a steady production output, while sales have not gone down at all, in recent months, with November being a particularly good month, with a total increase of 11.3%.
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