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.

Record September for new car registrations

Nearly 470,000 new cars were registered last month, giving the UK its best September on record, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

UK car manufacturing hits August high

The UK’s automotive factories recorded a 14-year high in August, with strong demand for cars both in the home and much larger overseas markets.

Dealers keep on selling in ‘quiet month’

The UK car market grew by 3.3 per cent in August, significantly more than in July. Strong fleet demand drove the market in traditionally a 'quiet month.'

UK new car market levels off in July

Registrations of new cars in the UK grew just 0.1 per cent in July as the SMMT, which had predicted the cooling off, urged Government to back the industry.

Brexit warning as Brit-built cars hit 18-year high

British factories produced more cars in June than in any month in 18 years, but there are fears that Brexit uncertainty could stall manufacturing growth.

June down but record 2016 for car sales

New car sales declined in June, for only the second month in more than four years. However the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), which compiles the figures, is indicating that the results are in line with expectations and pointing to a record first six months of 2016 for the market. Referendum uncertainty may be a factor Registrations of UK new cars were down 0.8 per cent in Jun...

Brexit fears as UK car production soars

New figures show that car manufacturing in the UK soared by more than a quarter in May, just as the industry faces great uncertainty following the vote to leave the European Union.

Motor industry reacts to Brexit vote

The UK’s vote to leave the European Union has sent shock waves through the motor industry, both inside and outside of the country.

Sales slowdown – stability or Brexit fears?

Car registrations in the UK grew 2.5 per cent in May, suggesting that the sales market has levelled out after strong growth in 2015.

Britain’s car plants ‘busiest in 12 years’

Car making in Britain is still soaring, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

UK motor industry sets records

Turnover in the UK automotive industry hit a record £69.5 billion in 2014, according to new figures released by the SMMT.

Industry battles ‘demon diesel’ slur

The UK motor industry is launching a campaign to battle what it describes as “the increasing demonization” of diesel-powered cars.

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