Some 106,398 auto engines were produced in the UK in August, with an output fall of 35.1%.
Some 106,398 auto engines were produced in the UK in August, with an output fall of 35.1%.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reports that 106,398 auto engines were produced in the UK in August, with an output fall of 35.1%.

Production for domestic and overseas markets declined 36.9% and 34.1% respectively, the society said. Year to date engine production is down 35.2%.

‘These figures come at an extremely worrying time for the sector as it braces for a second wave of coronavirus,’ said Mike Hawes, chief executive. ‘Further restrictions both here and in important export destinations will dent consumer and business confidence and inject yet more uncertainty into an already fragile market.’

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