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30/07/2020

UK car industry posts worst production figures since 1954

The British car industry has endured a “grim” six months, its worst since 1954, the year that postwar rationing ended.

According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the main industry body, some 381,357 vehicles were churned out of British factories between January and the end of June, about 40 per cent lower than the equivalent period last year. The industry is now in its fourth successive year of decline.

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(Source The Independent)