UK car production jumped 34% to 49,901 units in August 2022 from a year ago, gaining for the fourth straight month, although that compared to a weak period last year and volumes remained significantly lower from pre-pandemic levels. Production for the UK market surged 33.1% in YoY in August to 10,709 units,while the number of cars built for export gained 34.2% to 39,192 units. Battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicle production also grew, accounting for about a third of all cars made in the UK in August. Meanwhile, SMMT flagged staggering energy costs as the single biggest concern among British car manufacturers. There is also significant concern about the future, with 38% worried about business growth, 42% about their international competitiveness and 49% about their ability to recruit staff as companies strive to transition their workforces to zero emission technologies and processes. source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT)

Car Production in the United Kingdom averaged 112314.52 Units from 1977 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 185157 Units in March of 2000 and a record low of 197 Units in April of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Car Production- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Car Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2022.

Car Production in the United Kingdom is expected to be 68000.00 Units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Car Production is projected to trend around 99000.00 Units in 2023 and 109000.00 Units in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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UK Car Production Up for Fourth Straight Month
UK car production jumped 34% to 49,901 units in August 2022 from a year ago, gaining for the fourth straight month, although that compared to a weak period last year and volumes remained significantly lower from pre-pandemic levels. Production for the UK market surged 33.1% in YoY in August to 10,709 units,while the number of cars built for export gained 34.2% to 39,192 units. Battery electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicle production also grew, accounting for about a third of all cars made in the UK in August. Meanwhile, SMMT flagged staggering energy costs as the single biggest concern among British car manufacturers. There is also significant concern about the future, with 38% worried about business growth, 42% about their international competitiveness and 49% about their ability to recruit staff as companies strive to transition their workforces to zero emission technologies and processes.
2022-09-29
UK Car Production Rises for Third Straight Month
UK car production increased 8.6% to 58,043 units YoY in July 2022 for the third straight month of growth, although that compared to a weak period last year when car makers faced global chip shortages and Covid-related staff absences. July’s growth signals that component shortages may finally be beginning to ease, but output remains -46.4% below pre-pandemic levels, illustrating that full recovery is some way off. Production for the UK market surged 40.7% to 11,583 units with exports also up, but by a more modest 2.8%, in part reflecting the structural and model changes at play. Shipments continue to drive the sector, accounting for 80% cars made, though exports to top markets the EU and US fell, down -7.3% and -22.8% respectively, while orders from China and Japan rose 54.0% and 40.1%. Almost a third (29.9%) of all cars made in July, meanwhile, were either battery electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid electric amounting to 17,356 units, with BEV volumes doing particularly well, up 65.9%.
2022-08-24
UK Car Production Rises in June as Shortages Ease
UK car production increased 5.6% to 72,946 units YoY in June 2022, rising for the second straight month amid signs that supply chain shortages are beginning to ease, although output remains 33.2% below 2019 levels. Meanwhile, car manufacturing declined 19.2% in the first half of the year compared with the same period last year, representing the weakest first half since the pandemic-ravaged 2020 and worse than 2009 when the global financial crisis decimated demand. Production of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) has again proven to be a bright spot for the sector, with 32,282 produced in the first half of the year, an increase of 6.5%. This was bolstered by a 44.2% rise during June resulting in a record output of zero emission vehicles for the month. Output of hybrid, petrol and diesel cars, meanwhile, declined 19.9%, 8.0% and 60.2%, respectively, in the first half of the year.
2022-07-27