UK engine manufacturing was down 1.9% in September, due to decreased demand.
UK engine manufacturing was down 1.9% in September, due to decreased demand.

UK engine manufacturing was down 1.9% in September, due to decreased demand, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Year to date performance is reportedly 7.4% lower than 2018. More than six out of 10 UK-built engines were shipped overseas, the SMMT says.

‘Continuing Brexit uncertainty and the ongoing threat of ‘no deal’ – a threat that will remain until we have our new trading relationship with the EU agreed and implemented – have left automotive manufacturers unable to plan for the long term,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘Securing an ambitious future relationship with the EU that maintains free and frictionless trade with our key export markets remains critical to provide stability and ensure the future competitiveness and success of this vital sector.’

This story uses material from the SMMT, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.