UK engine production down again

UK engine production down again

‘UK Auto’ factories generated 138,059 engines in September 2021, a decrease of 36.3% year on year.

Output for equally domestic and export markets fell forty two% to 49,013 and 32.six%  to 89,046 respectively.

Year to day, engine production fell 2.eight% to 1,278,117 models in comparison to 2020 and remained 33.9% beneath the five year common.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief govt, mentioned: “During September the selection of engines generated declined by more than a third, continuing this worrying trend for the fourth consecutive thirty day period.

“The world-wide shortage of semiconductors carries on to stall the manufacturing of engines as nicely as finished motor vehicles, with the circumstance not likely to simplicity until 2022.”

He included the government finances unveiled this 7 days was “a missed prospect to give a great deal needed limited-term aid in light of pandemic similar provide contraints these kinds of as semiconductors”.