UK engine production falls for sixth consecutive month

British isles factories crafted 132,555 engines in November, down 30.two% calendar year on calendar year. Creation for both equally domestic and export marketplaces fell by 22.four% and 35.two% respectively and calendar year to date output was off 9.five% to one,539,786 models in comparison to a weak 2020 and 36.three% below the 5-calendar year average.

Mike Hawes, SMMT main govt, claimed: “Engine output declining for the sixth consecutive month underscores the severity of the latest condition. The world-wide shortage of semiconductors carries on to devastate manufacturing of both equally concluded cars and engines, with knock-on outcomes into the provide chain threatening the viability of numerous companies.

“With ongoing uncertainty more than the very likely impact of the pandemic and attainable disruption to trade with the EU with the implementation of total border controls from one January, self-assurance is exceptionally minimal, so authorities need to undertake all steps to keep both equally the viability and intercontinental competitiveness of this important sector.”