Commercial vehicle production in the UK saw a 24.6% uplift in November 2015.
Commercial vehicle production in the UK saw a 24.6% uplift in November 2015.

Commercial vehicle production in the UK saw a 24.6% uplift in November 2015 as it continues to recover strongly from a subdued 2014, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Production for export saw a 79.1% jump following growing demand in Europe, while output destined for the UK market remains strong in 2015 despite a dip in November. 88,214 comercial vehicles have been produced so far this year – up 35.6% over 2014 volumes.

‘The recovery in UK CV manufacturing this year has been good to see, with consistently strong growth in almost every month,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘November’s performance was driven principally by production for export, underlining the importance of the EU as the sector’s key overseas market.’

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