The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders reports that 230,868 engines were manufactured in the UK in February, up 11.1% on the same month last year.

Production for the UK market rose 44% with 101,967 units produced, while output for export falls 5.9%, while year-to-date production up 6.3% on 2015.

 ‘February’s 11.1% growth in British engine production was the sector’s biggest in six months, led by a sharp rise in output for the domestic market,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive.’ This was in contrast to a moderate fall in units built for export, which still accounts for more than half of overall production. We anticipate a positive year for engine manufacturing, as new facilities continue to ramp up volumes.’

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