UK car production fell to its lowest level in nearly 70 years last year. This is evident from figures from sector organization SMMT. Still, the sector hopes for a revival in 2023.
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“The auto industry has had a terrible three years,” said Mike Hawes, director general of industry organization SMMT. “Last year was the worst year since 1956. We are at about 40 percent of 2019 production levels,” he said.
The number of cars that rolled off the production line therefore fell by 9.8 percent last year compared to 2021, to 775,014 units in 2022. SMMT had already announced at the beginning of January that sales of new vehicles in the United Kingdom were the lowest last year. level in thirty years.
The sector hopes for a breakthrough next year when the shortages of semiconductors diminish. “We are entering 2023 with a little more optimism,” Hawes assured.
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