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UK car exports race to five million!

21st August 2014

  • July marks five million cars exported from UK since the beginning of 2010 – the best performance of any decade.
  • 132,570 cars manufactured in July – a rise of 2.8%, as 2014’s steady growth continues.
  • The average car exported today is worth over £20,600, compared to just £10,200 in 2004.

"The UK automotive industry continued its renaissance in July, with the month marking five million car exports since 2010," said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. "This is a major milestone and testament to the burgeoning reputation of UK automotive excellence and demand for British-made cars. Significantly, UK car export values have doubled over the past decade – reflecting the diversity of the products we make and proving the sector’s worth as a global investment opportunity."

Car manufacturing Jul-13 Jul-14 % Change YTD-13 YTD-14 % Change
Total 128,946 132,570 2.8% 893,336 923,884 3.4%
Home 28,895 29,589 2.4% 191,649 195,444 2.0%
Export 100,051 102,981 2.9% 701,687 728,440 3.8%
% export 77.6% 77.7%   78.5% 78.8%  


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