SMMT

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) is the body representing car, van, bus and truck manufacturers in the UK.  It publishes monthly registrations results for new cars and vans, and quarterly results for heavy vehicles.

Used car sales on the slide

Used car sales are following the new car market downwards – but at a much slower rate, sliding 2.1% in the third quarter of 2017.

‘No confidence’ as UK car sales slump again

UK car sales plummeted again in October, as industry figures blamed the slide on collapsing consumer confidence and an over-hyped campaign against diesel.

Collapsing car sales – is the car industry in crisis?

UK new car sales have slumped over the last six months Is an over-reliance on PCP car finance coming back to haunt us?

September new car sales slump to five-year low

Private new car sales slumped to a five-year low in September to cap off a horror six months for the industry, according to the latest industry figures.

Another slow month for new car sales in August

New car registrations fell by more than 6% in August compared to last year, with buyers shying away from showrooms and diesels having a disastrous time.

SMMT does a recount; everything’s fine in used car sales

A week after publishing disastrous used car sales results, the SMMT has now published corrected numbers and decided that things aren't so bad after all.

Used car sales record worst results in years

Used car sales for the second quarter of 2017 fell significantly and are the worst results in years, according to figures published by the SMMT today.

New car sales continue falling in July

UK new car registrations fell by more than 9% in July, with demand down across all buying sectors. Once again, it was a disastrous month for diesel sales.

June sees third month of decline for UK car production

Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that UK car manufacturing fell just under 14% in June.

More bad news for diesel in June sales results

Sales of new diesel cars have continued to fall, as highlighted by June's official registration results released today, with no end to the slump in sight.

UK car production continues to fall in May

UK car production fell year-on-year for the second month in a row in May, although the results were not as disappointing as for April.

Diesel sales slump dramatically in May

There has been a significant fall in the registrations of new diesel cars during May, down 20% on last year. Is this the beginning of the end for diesel?

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