UK new vehicle production – January 2008

Total148,644148,64420,83620,836169,480169,480 SMMT LtdJan-08YTD 2008Jan-08YTD 2008Jan-08YTD 2008 Export111,738111,73812,29512,295124,033124,033 % of total24.8%24.8%41.0%41.0%26.8%26.8% Cars“January’s increase of 19.7% car production was the seventh month of double digit growth and the highest January total since 2002,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “This good news is hot-on-the-heels of Honda’s announcement of a further £80 million investment in its Swindon plant, from where the two-millionth car has just rolled off its production lines and Nissan’s 800 jobs boost to the North East announced in January.” Source:CarsCommercial Vehicles Total vehicles  % of total75.2%75.2%59.0%59.0%73.2%73.2% CVs“UK bus, truck, and van production hit its best January since 1990, following a strong performance through 2007.   The rolling-year total was the highest since 1998 and is forecast to continue throughout 2008,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.   “Environmental issues remain a priority and Leyland Trucks factory’s recent ‘Zero waste to Landfill’ achievement is an example of sustainable production in action.” 17.8%17.8%7.7%7.7%16.7%16.7% Home36,90636,9068,5418,54145,44745,447 26.0%26.0%4.5%4.5%21.3%21.3% 19.7%19.7%6.3%6.3%17.9%17.9% For more, please see the attached document. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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