Car production falls by 22%

CAR production declined more than 22% in the UK during August as many of the major car manufacturers took their annual holiday shutdown.

The figures while initially startling are nothing really significant – August is typically the quietest month of the year in terms of production volumes.

Even taking into account the shutdown, 994,949 cars have been manufactured in the UK so far in 2014 – up 1% on January-August 2013.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said that UK car produ... For the full story register now for free or login below...