Tag: Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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UK car sales continue to fall in May

UK car sales continue to fall in May

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today revealed UK car sales fell by 1.7% in May compared with the same month in 2010. The SMMT said the number of new cars sold in the month was 150,431 – representing the eleventh consecutive monthly fall in sales. Meanwhile, registrations in the first five [...]

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UK car production down in April

UK car production down in April

Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed a sharp fall in UK car production for the month of April, disrupted by supply shortages, resulting from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s three major carmakers (Toyota, Nissan and Honda) all have operations in the UK, with the latter halving its [...]

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UK car sales continue to fall in March

UK car sales continue to fall in March

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today revealed UK car sales fell by 7.9% in March compared with the same month in 2010. March saw the introduction of the new 11-plate cars. The continuous fall in sales was expected due to the withdrawal of the scrappage scheme. The SMMT said the number [...]

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Budget may see freeze in fuel duty

Budget may see freeze in fuel duty

There is speculation that the Government may delay the 1p rise in fuel duty - planned for next month. The move is believed to be announced in this week’s Budget and comes as the price of petrol has surged to more than £1.30 a litre, due to concerns about the ongoing civil unrest in Libya [...]

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UK car production up in February

UK car production up in February

Figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed a rise in UK car production for the month of February. UK car production rose 15.1% versus the same month a year ago, the SMMT said, with the total number of cars produced at 111,983. For the year-to-date, car production is 12% [...]

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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 [...]

March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More
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 motor industry set for a challenging few months

UK motor industry set for a challenging few months

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is expecting the UK’s motor industry to face a challenging few months amid “difficult conditions”. The comments from the industry body come shortly after it announced sales of new cars in the UK rose by 1.8% in 2010, although volumes were still at their second-lowest in the [...]

January 10, 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 [...]

December 6, 2010 | 0 Comments More
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
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