The UK auto industry reportedly built 55,836 engines in May, down 75.0% on the same period of 2019.
The UK auto industry reportedly built 55,836 engines in May, down 75.0% on the same period of 2019.

The UK auto industry reportedly built 55,836 engines in May, up from 830 in April, but down 75.0% on the same period of 2019.

Year-to-date production was down by almost half a million units compared with 2019, a drop of 41.5%, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

‘As the world’s vehicle assembly lines start to roll again, it’s good to see the UK’s cutting-edge engine plants follow suit,’ said Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive. ‘However, subdued demand across key global markets means restart is tentative and it will be some time before full capacity resumes.’

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.