Facts about UK car manufacturing

6th August 2019 / NewsBits

Our automotive industry turns over more than £71 billion and employs more than 800,000 people including 169,000 directly in manufacturing.

There’s very strong foreign demand for British-built cars:

  • More than 1.6 million cars were produced here in the first 11 months of 2016
  • Almost four fifths (78%) was exported
  • UK car manufacturing output in November 2016 was higher than at any time since 1999
  • More than half of exports were to the European Union
  • More than 2 million engines were produced in the UK

More than 70 different models are built in the UK by more than 30 manufacturers.

Source – The AA

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