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UK Car Production Increases


Car production in the UK shot up by 37% in August compared with the same period last year. This figure has boosted the country's manufacturing recovery after it had been so heavily affected by the economic recession.

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, nearly 78,000 cars were manufactured in the country last month, highlighting a 41% rise in production over the year to date.

In the midst of the recession in 2009 only 999,460 new cars were produced in Britain in the entire year, the lowest annual output since 1984. Its been a difficult time for the car industry, with slow sales temporarily aided by the governments scrappage scheme, although the end of this also marked another slump for sales. The new 60 reg is currently helping boost sales, but quite how long this will last remains to be seen, although it appears the car industry is much better positioned than 12 months ago, which is good news for manufacturers.