Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

New and premium models boost UK car exports to July record

Aug. 21, 2014 10:44 CET
The UK has reported record car exports for July as production rose by nearly 3 percent year-on-year last month because of new models and strong sales of top-end vehicles....
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UK car output boosted by new models in first half

July 24, 2014 10:41 CET
UK car production grew by 4 percent in the first six months thanks to new models, but the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders warned that further growth must be backed by bolstering the UK's parts supply chain....
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UK car sales increase to a nine-year high

July 4, 2014 11:47 CET
UK new-car sales reached a nine-year high in the first six months, rising 11 percent although growth slowed in June as consumer demand started to level off....
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UK car sales rise to 10-year monthly record in May

June 5, 2014 12:04 CET
UK car sales rose nearly 8 percent in May to hit a 10-year record for the month, but future demand is likely to slow, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said....
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UK new-car sales rise 8% in April

May 7, 2014 13:56 CET
Demand for new cars in the UK slowed last month after hitting a 10-year high in March, but deliveries still rose 8 percent, the 26th consecutive month of growth in the market....
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UK car production returns to growth, boosted by increased European demand

April 24, 2014 08:40 CET
British car production returned to growth in March, boosted by increased demand in Europe and by automakers completing retooling to build new models. Output increased 12 percent last month....
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British car industry overwhelmingly backs EU membership, SMMT survey says

April 2, 2014 11:24 CET
More than 90 percent of companies operating in the British car industry want the UK to stay in the European Union, a survey commissioned by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed....
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UK car sales rose 11% last year; best result since 2007

Jan. 7, 2014 11:05 CET
UK new-car sales rose 11 percent last year to the highest level since 2007, bucking a gloomy trend in most of the rest of Europe....
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UK October car output rises at fastest pace this year on domestic demand

Nov. 21, 2013 11:25 CET
UK car production rose 17 percent last month, its fastest rate so far this year, with most of the growth destined for domestic consumption rather than export....
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UK car sales surge to 5-year monthly high in September

Oct. 4, 2013 11:08 CET
UK car sales rose 12 percent in September to the highest monthly total in more than five years, reflecting growing economic confidence....
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