UK passenger car output suffers again in November

UK passenger car manufacturing output fell significantly again year-on-year in November as political and Brexit uncertainties continued to take their toll. Commercial vehicle (CV) output rose however, but production year-to-date remains down according to the latest data from SMMT monitored by Kallanish.

UK car production fell by -16.5% y-o-y in November with 107,753 units produced.

Output for both home and overseas markets both fell, by -26.6% and -14.2% respectively. Y-t-d car production dropped by -14.5%, and has now declined during 17 of the last 18 months, SMMT confirms.

UK CV production did rise by 9.8% in November, with 8,768 units built. Output for the overseas market grew by a significant 43.5%, but production for home consumption fell by -21.7%.

Year-to-date performance has fallen by -9.3% during a turbulent year for the sector, SMMT adds.