Slowdown in UK Car Production Decline Seen in October
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders report a total of 114,335 new vehicles produced in the UK in October, a 10.1 per cent year-on-year decline. Of this total, 106,400 passenger cars were manufactured, 6.7 per cent less than a year ago, and 7,935 commercial vehicles, a 39.5 per cent decrease compared with October 2008. These figures represent a slowdown in the pace of car output decline, with the month’s shortfall the smallest this year. Commercial vehicle output, however, continues to decline sharply.