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UK engine production falls for sixth consecutive month

UK engine production falls for sixth consecutive month

United kingdom factories crafted 132,555 engines in November, down 30.2% year on year. Generation for the two domestic and export markets fell by 22.four% and 35.2% respectively and year to day output was off nine.five% to one,539,786 units compared to a weak 2020 and 36.3% below the five-year average.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief government, mentioned: “Engine output declining for the sixth consecutive month underscores the severity of the existing scenario. The global lack of semiconductors continues to devastate output of the two concluded automobiles and engines, with knock-on results into the offer chain threatening the viability of many providers.

“With ongoing uncertainty over the very likely impact of the pandemic and possible disruption to trade with the EU with the implementation of total border controls from one January, self-confidence is very lower, so authorities need to undertake all actions to keep the two the viability and global competitiveness of this worthwhile sector.”