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SMMT: UK car sales rise in August

SMMT: UK car sales rise in August

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have revealed UK car sales saw their first rise in 14 months in August. According to the trade body, car sales rose by 7.3% in August compared with the same month in 2010, with sales of smaller cars rising by more than 30%. The Ford Fiesta remained [...]

September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales continue downward trend in June

UK car sales continue downward trend in June

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have revealed UK car sales fell by 6.2% in June compared with the same month in 2010. The SMMT said the number of new cars sold in the month was 183,125 – representing the twelfth consecutive monthly fall in sales. Meanwhile, registrations in the first six months [...]

July 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales continue downward trend

UK car sales continue downward trend

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed UK car sales fell by 7.7% in February compared with the same month in 2010. However, traditionally February is a quiet month for the car industry, with many waiting for the new number plate in March. The continuous fall in sales was expected due to [...]

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UK car sales down for seventh straight month

UK car sales down for seventh straight month

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales fell by 11.5% in January compared with the same month in 2010. It represents the seventh consecutive monthly fall. The SMMT said the number of new cars sold in the month was 128,811. However, the fall was in line with the [...]

February 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK car production up 27% in 2010

UK car production up 27% in 2010

Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed a strong rise in UK car production for the 2010 year. UK car production grew by 27.1% during 2010 to 1.27 million cars compared with 2009, with growth up 10.6% in December alone. In addition, commercial vehicles (vans and trucks) also saw [...]

January 20, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales continue downward trend in November

UK car sales continue downward trend in November

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales fell by 11.5% in November compared with the same month in 2009. It represents the fifth consecutive monthly fall and came despite the forthcoming VAT hike, which was expected to boost sales towards the end of the year. The SMMT said [...]

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UK car production up in October

UK car production up in October

Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed a rise in UK car production for the month of October. UK car production rose 6% versus the same month a year ago, the SMMT said with the total number of cars produced at 112,798. For the year-to-date, car production is 31% [...]

November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales continue downward trend

UK car sales continue downward trend

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales fell by 22.2% in October compared with the same month in 2009. It represents the fourth consecutive monthly fall but was expected due to the withdrawal of the scrappage scheme. The SMMT said the number of new cars sold in the [...]

November 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car production up in September

UK car production up in September

Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed a rise in UK car production for the month of September. UK car production rose 5.8% against the same month a year ago, the SMMT said. For the year-to-date, car production is 35% higher than in the same period last year, the [...]

October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales continue downward trend

UK car sales continue downward trend

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales fell by 8.9% in September compared with the same month in 2009. It represents the third consecutive monthly fall but was expected due to the withdrawal of the scrappage scheme. It follows a 17.5% fall in August. The SMMT said the [...]

October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car production falls in July

UK car production falls in July

Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed a sharp fall in UK car production for the month of July. Car production plummeted by 8.9% against the same month a year ago - the first such fall since October last year. The SMMT said there were 98,000 cars produced in [...]

August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales fall 13% on year in July

UK car sales fall 13% on year in July

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales fell by 13.2% in July compared with the same month in 2009. It was the first fall in a year following the withdrawal of the scrappage scheme and sales are expected to continue their downward trend in the next few months. [...]

August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments More
German car sales continue to fall, exports up

German car sales continue to fall, exports up

Official figures from the VDA car group have revealed a further fall in German car sales. According to the VDA, domestic sales plummeted by 30% in July compared with a year earlier with a total of 237,500 cars registered in Europe’s largest car market. However, the fall was expected due to a slump in demand [...]

August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car production jumps in June

UK car production jumps in June

Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed a sharp rise in UK car production for the month of June. Car production surged 28.6% against the same month a year ago, while production for the first half of 2010 is 55% higher than the same period last year, The SMMT [...]

July 22, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales up 10.8% in June

UK car sales up 10.8% in June

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales grew by 10.8% in June compared with the same month in 2009. The SMMT said the number of new cars sold in the month was 195,226 - representing the 12th consecutive monthly rise and exceeded expectations. However, the Society warns that [...]

July 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Government withdraws investment for UK car industry

Government withdraws investment for UK car industry

Business Secretary Vince Cable has warned that the UK’s car industry will not receive any further funding from the Government. Mr Cable was speaking at a conference in London organised by trade body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, he said the industry is “incredibly important to the UK economy” and insisted [...]

July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments More
UK car sales up 13.5% in May

UK car sales up 13.5% in May

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales grew by 13.5% in May compared with the same month in 2009. The SMMT said the number of new cars sold in the month was 153,095 compared with 134,858 in May 2009 - this represented the 11th consecutive monthly rise. However, [...]

June 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More
German car sales continue to fall, exports up

German car sales continue to fall, exports up

Official figures from the VDA car group have revealed a further fall in German car sales. According to the VDA, domestic sales plummeted by 32% in April compared with a year earlier with a total of 259,500 cars registered in Europe’s largest car market. However, the fall was expected due to a slump in demand [...]

May 4, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Car sales up 26.6% in March on year

Car sales up 26.6% in March on year

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today announced UK car sales grew by 26.6% in March compared with the same month in 2009, yet again boosted by the Government’s scrappage scheme. The £400 million initiative, which was launched last May to boost the ailing car industry, paid drivers of cars at least [...]

April 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More
German car sales dive 27% in March

German car sales dive 27% in March

Official figures from the VDA car group have revealed a sharp fall in German car sales. According to the VDA, domestic sales plummeted by 27% in March compared with a year earlier with a total of 294,500 cars registered in Europe’s largest car market. However, the fall was expected due to a slump in demand [...]

April 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More