UK car production plunged 41.5% year-on-year to 67,149 in September of 2021, the third consecutive month of decline and the worst-performing September since 1982, hampered by the production stoppages caused by the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors as well as the closure of one of the country’s largest plants. Despite the ongoing challenges, production of the latest battery-electric (BEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid (HEV) cars continues to break records, now representing almost a third (32.3%) of all cars made, equivalent to 21,679 units. It means UK car factories have turned out 158,710 alternatively fuelled cars since January. Production year-to-date remains marginally up, by 3.8%, with 656,776 cars, which has largely been driven by exports with 82.7% of production heading for markets abroad. However, the year-to-date total was down 33.5% over the 2019 performance and 44.1% – equivalent to 517,438 fewer units – less when compared to the five-year pre-pandemic average. source: The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT)

Car Production in the United Kingdom averaged 113255.42 Units from 1977 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 185157 Units in March of 2000 and a record low of 197 Units in April of 2020. This page provides - United Kingdom Car Production- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Car Production - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Car Production in the United Kingdom is expected to be 119200.00 Units by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Car Production is projected to trend around 99000.00 Units in 2022 and 110000.00 Units in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Car Production


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-30 08:00 AM Aug -27% -37.6% -22.3%
2021-10-28 08:00 AM Sep -41.5% -27% -17%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Car Registrations 215312.00 68033.00 Sep/21
Car Production 67149.00 37246.00 Units Sep/21