The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says that engine production in the UK decreased 7% in February, with 235,595 units built.

The proportion of engines built for export grew however, highlighting the importance of frictionless trade, the organization added.

‘February’s figures reflect the uncertainty in the industry among buyers and manufacturers alike,’ said Mike Hawes, chief executive. ‘Progress needs to be made in securing a relationship with the EU that safeguards international trade and frictionless access to overseas markets.’

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.