SMMT: CV manufacturing down 23% in first half of year

Commercial vehicle production continued to decline in June, reflecting 2013 structural changes. Volumes fell 25.4% in June and 23% over the first half of the year, with production for both home and export markets affected. Output expected to stabilise in second half of the year. “UK commercial vehicle manufacturing figures continue to be swayed by …

  • Commercial vehicle production continued to decline in June, reflecting 2013 structural changes.
  • Volumes fell 25.4% in June and 23% over the first half of the year, with production for both home and export markets affected.
  • Output expected to stabilise in second half of the year.

“UK commercial vehicle manufacturing figures continue to be swayed by operational restructuring in 2013 and the pull-forward of demand in the heavy commercial sector,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.

There are signs of optimism, however, with double-digit growth in European commercial vehicle registrations, and the emergence of new products and investments across the sector.”

UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing June 2014

UK CV manufacturing output rolling year total

UK CV manufacturing output rolling year total

UK CV manufacturing output, year-to-date, 2012-2014
UK CV manufacturing output, year-to-date, 2012-2014

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