British car output grows in March as productivity hits all-time high


  • Stable March for car manufacturing with overall production volumes up 1.9%.
  • UK automotive industry more productive than ever before, according to new SMMT calculations.
  • Year-to-date output steady, but outlook positive with new models starting production.


SMMT figures released today show that the strong British car market drove domestic production up 1.9% in March with 144,893 cars built – the best March since 2006. Manufacturing output for the domestic market, meanwhile, rose almost a quarter, reflecting continuing strong demand for new cars in the UK.

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