UK commercial vehicle production down in November

UK commercial vehicle production down in November

Uk industrial motor vehicle (CV) generation diminished to 7,940 units in November, in accordance to the Society of Motor Brands and Traders (SMMT). The drop of 7.8%, the weakest November general performance considering the fact that 2017, displays the difficulties confronted by the wider business, with the worldwide shortage of semiconductors – alone a by-item of the pandemic – continuing to stymie generation.

November’s drop was driven by a 16.four% fall in the variety of CVs crafted for export, whilst the domestic marketplace grew four.five%.

In the course of 2021, the share of exported CVs has diminished by virtually five%, from fifty six.four% to 51.five%.

At the same time, domestic demand has grown – albeit towards weak demand in 2020 – presented gradual economic restoration and higher demand for on the web deliveries.

12 months to day, 66,753 units have been crafted, an enhance of 12.two% on the pandemic ravaged 2020, many thanks to an enhance in output previously in the 12 months. Having said that, output continues to be 16.six% down towards the 5 12 months pre pandemic average.

Mike Hawes, SMMT main executive, explained: “After the considerable development viewed in the sector in Oct, November’s drop in mild industrial motor vehicle output is disappointing. The impression of the worldwide shortage of semiconductors cannot be overstated, and coupled with escalating uncertainty above the pandemic, the months forward will be challenging.”