UK engine manufacturing fells 13.9% in November 2019, according to a report by The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).

Year-to-date performance was 7.9% behind 2018 with 2.4 million new engines produced, the report said. More than six out of 10 UK-built engines were shipped overseas.

‘As with UK cars and vans, UK engine production is export-led, so it is vital that certainty is provided on the nature of our future overseas trading relationships,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘We look forward to working with the new government to secure an ambitious future trade deal with the EU that ensures the future competitiveness of UK automotive.’

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