UK new vehicle production – May 2007

% of total19.8%23.8%37.8%39.2%21.9%25.8%Car production ‘Overall, UK car production figures continue to reflect the loss of Peugeot, with over 9,000 units missing compared to May last year’, said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘However, this month was just 3,833 down and so we remain optimistic that production in 2007 will hit, at the very least, the same volume as last year.’ Commercial vehicle production ‘It is the sheer diversity of the British automotive sector that helps keep it on an even keel’, said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Trucks and vans – diverse products themselves – continue to add value to UK plc, with 60.8 per cent of production so far this year heading for export markets.’Full details are included in the attached document.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Source:CarsCommercial VehiclesTotal vehicles SMMT LtdMay-07YTD 2007May-07YTD 2007May-07YTD 2007 Home25,438149,1846,41535,64731,853184,831 -2.9%-5.1%12.3%2.0%-1.3%-4.2% % of total80.2%76.2%62.2%60.8%78.1%74.2% -2.3%-4.9%2.3%-7.7%-1.9%-5.2% Export103,045477,59310,54055,206113,585532,799 -5.4%-5.7%34.0%21.9%0.6%-1.4% Total128,483626,77716,95590,853145,438717,630