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Around 5,300 cars were produced by UK factories in May compared to 116,000 in the same month a year ago, latest industry figures have confirmed

por Alfie Barrios (02/07/2020)


Around 5,300 cars were produced by UK factories in May compared to 116,000 in the same month a year ago, combo du lịch sapa latest industry figures have confirmed.

Motor combo du lịch sapa manufacturing fell by 95.4 per cent last month, with vehicle plants 'severely held back by social distancing requirements and reduced demand', said trade body, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

With car outputs dwindling, motor sales in Britain well behind the rest of Europe and one in six sector jobs at risk, the industry has been calling on a support package from ministers. 

However, government officials say a scrappage scheme - which reduced the price of new vehicles when a motorists trades in an old one - won't be launched to reinvigorate the automotive industry.

Production slump continues: Just over 5,000 new cars were build in UK factories last month, as social distancing measures and lower demand hammered outputs to their lowest level in 74 years

A lowly 5,314 vehicles rolling off production lines in May 2020, according to figures released last week by the SMMT. 

While outputs were higher than in April - when only 197 cars were built but with factories still closed or running at reduced capacity - it still marked the worst May since 1946, records show.

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While the majority of UK car manufacturers - around two thirds - had resumed outputs last month, necessary measures put in place following coronavirus meant production was limited.

Demand also remained relatively low as key global markets had only just reopened from lockdown.

Car manufacturing in May fell by a massive 95%, despite two thirds of UK car factories restarting production during the month.

It's the worst performance in May since 1946