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01 Jun 2009

UK vehicle production drops

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders just issued UK vehicle production data for this April.


These showed another fall.  Car production was down 55.3% and commercial vehicles down 65.2%.  Over the first four months of the year, total vehicle production is down 57.2%.


"The launch of scrappage incentive schemes in the UK and Europe should help to shore-up volumes but recovery will take time," says the SMMT's boss, Paul Everitt.