Total production falls in the 3 months to Dec
Car production seasonally adjusted
Total car production, seasonally adjusted, in the three months to December fell by 8.2 per cent compared with the previous three months. Home production decreased by 12.2 per cent in this period, while export production fell by 7.0 per cent.
In comparison with the same three months a year ago, total production fell by 6.8 per cent. Home production decreased by 18.4 per cent, while export production fell by 2.6 per cent.
An average of approx 123,000 cars a month were produced in the three months to December. Of these, approx 99,000 cars were for the export market and approx 24,000 were for the home market.
Seasonally adjusted, UK production of commercial vehicles in the three months to December fell by 7.1 per cent compared with the previous three months, and fell 5.4 per cent compared with the same period a year earlier.