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UK engine output sees “exceptional rise” due to COVID-19 comparison

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A locked down April 2020 British isles resulted in an “exceptional rise” for April 2021 British isles motor output, according to the Culture of Motor Companies and Traders (SMMT).

British isles factories designed 129,691 engines past month, up on just one,147 in April 2020.

12 months to day 2021 output was down 22.9{ed0b873b90f1b87a4f3b347f1646a477c6eee9bccb9dcbe5ac9cb67a3d16495a} on the five yr common for the month.

None the much less, yr to day output rose ten.four{ed0b873b90f1b87a4f3b347f1646a477c6eee9bccb9dcbe5ac9cb67a3d16495a} yr on yr to 665,195 models, driven by greater output for the domestic marketplace, but was continue to down on the five-yr common.

Mike Hawes, SMMT main executive, said: “April motor output was usually heading to be up, as past yr factory functions ceased amidst the height of the to start with lockdown. The sector, however, is a long way off a complete recovery and motor output levels stay drastically reduce than right before the pandemic. It is now essential that a strategy is executed to guidance British isles motor production competitiveness, like measures to support providers changeover to producing following era powertrains.”

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