Big increase in UK car production

Big increase in UK car production

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Car production accelerated ahead last year, making a big recovery after a slump in 2009

Car production accelerated ahead last year, making a big recovery after a slump in 2009, new figures have revealed.

A total of 1.27 million cars were produced in the UK – a 27.1% increase on the 2009 figure, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.

Commercial vehicle (CV) production also rose sharply, rising 35.7% last year to 123,019.

Despite a slip last month, UK engine output for 2010 – at 2.39 million units – was 16.2% up on 2009.

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